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Before you buy a Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck in Uganda

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The Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck is mainly used for haul goods from the port in Mombasa to Uganda. Trailers are attached and containers loaded with goods for transit are loaded on them for transportation.

Before you buy a Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck in Uganda


The Foton Auman is the biggest truck built by the Chinese manufacturer. The truck’s main advantages are that it uses Mercedes-Benz technology for its chassis and is powered by a range of Cummins engines.
While the Chinese trucks are still seen with doubtful eyes by the truckers from all over the world, the Foton Auman could prove to be of a different breed thanks to its American engines and the German technology used for the chassis.

The Auman is offered with a wide choice of wheel base lengths which range from 3400 to 6000mm and has a gross combination mass of up to 45 tonnes. In order to meet a wide range of operational needs, the Foton Auman is offered in various models including tractor, platform, dump and others.

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Buying a Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck from a local Ugandan dealer or bond


Some of the big car bonds in Uganda can avail you this heavy duty truck. Since most of the cars and trucks used in Uganda come from Asian specifically Japan and china, it is too easy to access the Foton Auman EST (H5). These car bonds have them imported into the country both new and foreign used.

So all you have to do is to pay a visit to car bond and see if they can avail you a Foton Auman EST (H5). It is better to inspect the truck first before making the payment in case you are buying a foreign used as normally such trucks and cars may have detrimental damages that may again be so expensive for you to fix.
However, if you are buying a new one, then everything about the truck mechanics will be ok. No worries on that. I would recommend you to make your through research before you choose to buy your truck as this will give you more insight and knowledge about what your really need.

Importing a Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck in Uganda


Now this is different from buying from car from the car bond here in Kampala. Some people prefer to import their own forklift truck directly from Japan or from any other part of the world. You have to follow a procedure similar to the one stated below.

Search and select forklift truck to buy from Japanese Used Car Portal Websites or from any other part of the world. Send Inquiry for price, condition, etc of the truck. The dealers will respond you directly by Email.
Watch out for fake e-mails as many scams may con you for money. After that you negotiate with the Japanese dealer for a price that fits your budget.

Request for a proforma invoice, place your order and make payment which may be either through bank wire or VISA. The seller will inform you about the following things like the Payment Confirmation, Shipping Schedule, B/L copy, Original Document and then you receive the order in this case the truck.

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Alternatives of Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck in Uganda


We have the Isuzu dumpers, Fuso Dumpers as the most common ones here in Uganda. However of late, HOWO dumper truck has taken on the market and gaining recognition in the heavy-duty dumper trucks in Uganda.

Availability of the Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck spare parts in Uganda


Since Foton is new brand on the Ugandan roads, I can’t say that you will just go say Kiseka and look for the Foton spares and find readily. In most cases you will have just to get in touch with distributors to help in that regard.
This also explains why you will find new truck brands like Foton in government and not owned by ordinary people. However, it all depends on what you like and how big you budget is for truck.

Reasons why people buy the Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck in Uganda


The Foton Auman EST truck is bought basically used for felling sand from sand mines to construction sites, construction stones and bricks in Uganda. You can find these trucks in government institutions UNRA, Local governments among others.

Secondly, Foton Auman truck is both effective and light on the pocket. So, if you have a low budget, then you don’t have to look far because the Foton Auman EST (H5) truck is here to fix your trucking.

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Problems or shortcomings of the Foton Auman EST (H5) Truck faced by people in Uganda


The Foton Auman truck is new on the market in Uganda. This means very few people are familiar with the brand. You may hence find it hard to find local mechanics with adverse knowledge about your Foton Auman truck.

Secondly, the resell value is very low. This is majorly attributed to rare Foton brand in Uganda and not to mention it being new on the automobile market.
In general, there are not many complaints raised since the Foton Auman truck is still new on the market as we write this guide.

Our Conclusion


Well, we have to accept that new comers are always good for competition. Foton Auman comes to put a challenge to the old guards like the Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Scania, MAN, and FUSO in Uganda. With the tag of a low budget coupled with advanced technology, brilliant design we think it is worth a shoot for your trucking.

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