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Forklifts are lightweight industrial vehicles primarily used to lift pallets and other stacked materials across short distances. A forklift has a pronged “fork” on the end that can be customized to lift heavier loads to higher heights as needed.
Types of Forklifts
In general, forklifts are classified in two different ways . . .
By forklift use:
Or, by forklift tire type:
- Pneumatic forklifts – Tires made of solid rubber or filled with foam.
- Forklifts used for outdoors.
- Cushion tire forklifts – Extra thick rubber tires molded around a solid steel band.
- Forklifts for indoor and (limited) outdoor use.
Finding the Right Forklift for Sale
Before you buy a forklift, know . . .
- If the forklift is used indoors or outdoors (or both).
- If the floor surface is rough or smooth.
- What the average load-size is (weight and width).
- What the average lifting height is.
- Any height restrictions and obstacles.
- The type of materials being handled (you could need additional attachments).
- Fuel type (electric, diesel or gas).
Buying Used Forklifts
When buying a used forklift, always check the . . .
- Forks – Are they cracked, bent, or otherwise distorted from overloading?
- Mast – Are the rollers and lifting chains okay? Welding repairs are generally a red flag.
- Hydraulics – The used forklift should have no leaks, cracked covers, or kinks.
- Engine – The forklift should make no worrisome noises and smoothly shift.
- Tires – Look for missing rubber chunks, slashes, and damage to the sidewalls.
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