Before discussing forklift types or looking at a particular forklift for sale, let’s first give a definition of a it.
WHAT IS A FORKLIFT?
Forklift is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials in warehouses and yards. Different forklifts are made for different loading capacity and height of pallet racks. All the important information about it (like forklift types, load capacity, lift height, battery type, etc.) is located on a nameplate provided by a manufacturer.
There are different forklift types which serve different purposes: manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, shipping/receiving, trailer loading/unloading, transfer/stacking, order picking, narrow aisle, applications, recycling, beverage/bottling, lumberyards, brickyards, garden centers, pharmacy, etc. General types are:
Rough Terrain Forklift
Reach Fork Truck
The most important things to know when you choose a forklift are its size, lift and load capacity, and configuration. Configurations include Sit Down Forklifts, Stand Up Reach, Pallet Jacks, Scissor Lifts and many others. Forklifts work on fuel (gas, diesel) or from battery. Tire composition varies depending on the main usage of it (indoor or outdoor).
Only a licensed person can operate a lift truck. To obtain a license he needs to go through a training. Golden Gate Rack offers training services. Contact us if you have any questions about the training.
Read: How to choose a forklift
If you are looking for a forklift for sale - search no longer, we are here for you! As a forklift dealer, Golden Gate Rack works with forklift companies and forklift suppliers. You can easily find a forklift for sale that you will like, because we stack most of the forklift types. However, if you don’t see something on our website - give us a call and we will get it for you or will provide you with the information of a closest dealership to you which has this particular type you are looking for.
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Sit down forklift has a seat for a rider which faces the mast. In this position operator can see the lifting process while comfortably seated, which increases productivity.
Pallet jacks are cheap, small in size, and good for small loads. Pallet jacks are commonly used in storage facilities for easy transportation of pallets at ground level.
There is a variety of designs of pallet jacks available. One of the most popular is a rider jack. Rider jack is a pallet truck that has a small platform for an operator to stand on during the transportation, which excludes walking.
Straddle stackers have long forks to slide under the load, and additional legs for stability. This forklift type is mainly for stacking and good for work in tight areas.
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts are for lifting workers (usually one or two people) and are excellent for indoor and outdoor construction, maintenance and installation applications. Rough terrain option is for surfaces other than concrete.
Telehandlers are four-wheel drive trucks with long attachments with forks in the end for lifting pallets and other equipment.