PALFINGER: Truck-mounted forklift simplifies narrow access to farms
EUREA Distribution in France counts on PALFINGER truck-mounted forklifts to deliver fertilizers, seeds and foodstuffs for agriculture to farms or stores where the access is often narrow. The concept of the powerful tool as well as the service convinced the company and their delivery driver Christophe Boyer.
The F3 253 forklift – a powerful tool
Christophe Boyer, delivery driver at EUREA DISTRIBUTION has been working with PALFINGER truck-mounted forklifts since 2019 and has now received his third F3 253 forklift. He is very satisfied with it: "I deliver our products, fertilizers, seeds and foodstuffs for agriculture to farms and our stores. The PALFINGER truck-mounted forklift is very manoeuvrable and stable, which is very handy for deliveries to farms where access is often narrow".
The F3 253 forklift has enormous lifting power and long reach. It’s lifting capacity at the front of the wheels is amazing 2.5 tons. These qualities simplify Christophe's work. "The stabilizers and fork extension enable the pick up of a load at the truck's end by just uncovering one side of it and then putting the load down further away," says Christophe enthusiastically by safing a lot of time at each delivery.
Ease of operation and visibility
PALFINGER truck-mounted forklifts also offer maximum operating comfort thanks to their highly ergonomic controls. They are designed to be easily operable with one hand, ensuring simple, comfortable and fatigue-free operation. The floor controls are ideally positioned at the rear to make loading and unloading quick and safe.
Christophe Boyer also appreciates the optimal visibility he has from behind oft the steering wheel. "Thanks to the central position, I have very good visibility. You can see perfectly to the right as well as to the left; the visibility is not hindered by the load. This is very practical, for example when entering farm barns."
Longevity and local service
PALFINGER forklifts are also distinguished by their long service life. Their steel structure is protected and finished with PALFINGER cataphoresis and all components are designed to leave no chance for corrosion. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, the housings provide additional protection for the forklift components.
Finally, PALFINGER's service makes the difference. "We have several service points nearby, which is important. It allows us to have greater responsiveness for our maintenance, repair or consulting needs," Christophe concludes.
Located in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France, the Eurea group covers the Agriculture, Animal Nutrition, Gardening and Food markets. The group is strongly rooted in the region, with more than a hundred facilities in nine departments (agricultural stores, garden centers, collection silos and factories).
Its subsidiary EUREA DISTRIBUTION handles all transport operations within the EUREA group and
simplifies its daily operations with the PALFINGER truck-mounted forklifts.
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,700 employees (without contingent workers.), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2022 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.23 billion.