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Before you buy a Omega 7ECH Empty Container forklift truck in Uganda

by Edwin,+256704515368

Lately, we’ve been receiving a couple of messages from readers asking us to review a good forklift truck that they could add to their material handling operations. Well, as an enthusiast of such equipment, I say that choosing the right forklift type actually depends on the tasks that you have at hand. If, for instance, you will be tackling a wide range of empty container lifting jobs, then what’s ideal for you is a high-performance handler.

Basically, to most people, these container handlers appear to be all the same. But, if you’ll dig into the details, you’ll realise that they come with a huge variety of accessories, options, and loads and lift capabilities.

Now, in today’s review, we will be sharing with you a good container forklift that we guess can be a great addition to your operations. The model is the Omega 7ECH.

Buying foreign used Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler from a local car bond in Uganda

In case you choose to buy a foreign used Omega 7ECH Empty Container forklift truck from a car bond makes life a lot easier to acquire yourself a vehicle. There is basically no need to go to Japan or order for the vehicle from Japan or any other part of the world. In short one just walks to the car bond and arrange for a purchase and within a short time, the car is paid for and handled over to you as the owner.

However, you can also find that some trucks have only cleared the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) fees only. So it would mean that if you want a Omega 7ECH Empty Container forklift truck then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes.

However, the cost of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer. Now the Omega 7ECH Empty Container forklift truck is more expensive as compared to most the cars we have discussed. In general, the Omega 7ECH Empty Container forklift truck can cost you around UGX 350,000,000 or even more for a premium class.

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Importing a foreign used Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler truck from Japan or any other country

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/truck 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.

General Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler reviews/features in Uganda

It was just last month when we had the chance to get our hands on the 7ECH. And though our experience was quite similar to our previous Omega forklift truck tests, I was still impressed by its quality and performance. The model, particularly, provided us with unbeatable power in the most demanding applications, just like what we’ve expected.

Efficiency and performance
The 7ECH can definitely withstand the demanding working conditions in the country. Impressively, upon testing it, it was able to move and stack our empty shipping containers with utmost stability and speed. And I think I have to thank its twin pick attachment for that. This accessory enabled the vehicle to stack loads up to eight high.

Furthermore, the 7ECH was able to move materials very efficient, too. That’s because inside it is a Cummins QSB 6.7 electronic engine that can punch out up to 225 horsepower and a Dana TE17 Series Electronic control transmission. Also standard in the machine is a Kessler planetary axle with wet disc brake, a Can bus management, and a powerful hydraulic system.

Overall design
Honestly, there’s nothing much to brag about the overall look of the 7ECH. However, for an old model, I can say that it’s already ergonomic. It brings this fully enclosed cabin with large glass windows, giving you excellent visibility and comfort. It also boasts its luxurious suspension seat and a IQAN management system. On top of these, its robust mast that can lift up to 8,500kg at 1200mm load centre. Other design features of this Omega forklift truck are sight gauges, hydraulic multi-gauge, and remote monitoring.

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Yes, the Omega 7ECH is mainly made for container handling tasks alone. But basing from my observations, I find it suitable for other jobs as well. To be exact, it can also operate perfectly in furniture shops, warehouses, and other areas with narrow spaces. I also bet it’s ideal for steel mills, timber yards, and concrete plants.

Alternatives of Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler/forklift truck in Uganda

We have Toyota forklifts, Hyundai forklifts, Crown forklifts, Kamatsu forklifts as the predominant alternatives.

Availability of the Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler/forklift truck spare parts in Uganda

Spares are affordable and they can be accessed from local dealers of forklifts in Kampala. At least you will get the necessary help from them.

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Reasons why people buy the Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler/forklift truck in Uganda

Caterpillar GP35NT Empty Container forklift truck is a heavy-duty forklift mainly designed and used to lift and shift heavy containers like at ports, factories, warehouses, loading and loading containers on and off the trailers.

Our verdict

Will all these nice advantages, the Omega 7ECH can be a great inclusion in your material handling operations. It may be quite outdated and does not incorporate the market-leading features that we have today, but I still see it capable enough to meet the needs and demands of your business. Personally, what I loved about it is its strong engine and high-performance mast that can lift 8,500kg of loads up to 16400mm high. Overall, the 7ECH is a practical choice for your wide range of empty container lifting jobs.

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