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To move loads, forklift trucks insert the prongs underneath the pallet, which is then raised above the ground by a mast. Read More…

Forklift Trucks Forklift trucks are small vehicles used to lift and move large loads with a pronged attachment jutting out of the front or side. They are widely used in warehouses, construction sites and manufacturing facilities for loading, storage and transportation applications.

MHS Lift offers material handling equipment solutions, offering lift trucks, aerial equipment, personal carriers, floor cleaning equipment, parts, and integrated solutions. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, MHS Lift delivers reliable, efficient, and innovative equipment designed to enhance productivity and safety in various industrial and commercial applications. MHS Lift...

MHS Lift $$$

Our goal at Crown Equipment Corporation is to provide you with the very best forklift trucks. These items are extremely reliable and can handle the toughest loads. We are eager to work with your business. We offer competitive pricing for premium quality forklifts.

Crown Equipment Corporation $$$

Our solutions are guaranteed to help you save in operation costs. Our systems can easily be integrated with your facility and we strive to match your exact needs. Our engineers manufacture very powerful narrow aisle forklifts. It is our hope to create a long lasting business relationship with you. We engineer and fabricate a wide selection of heavy duty forklift trucks which are available new,...

Hyundai Forklift $$$

There are a number of innovations emerging in the lift truck industry and we are a front runner of these newer technologies. The operations and advantages of our forklifts are unsurpassed. You can visit our website to receive full readouts regarding the attributes and capabilities of our lift trucks. We are happy to say that we are industry leaders for sales of quality lift trucks! Feel free to...

Forklift Pro, Inc. $$$

We have been providing material handling lifts and forklift truck equipment since 1984. Our forklifts and used forklift trucks range from 3,000 - 100,000 pounds. At Alta Lift Truck Services we are Michigan's premier choice with 8 locations, ISO 9001:2000 certified, and 24/7 service.

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Forklift trucks are small industrial vehicles used in the lifting, moving and transferring of loads in material handling applications for warehouses, manufacturing facilities and construction locations. With a pronged attachment jutting out of the front or side of the vehicle to hold the load, forklifts can be used in a wide variety of functions and are critical elements of many industrial spaces and distribution centers. As the loads moved by these industrial trucks are often in excess of thousands of pounds, it is imperative that these machines be designed to accommodate efficient and safe handling according to their lift capacity and reach.

To move a load, the forklift truck inserts the prongs under the pallet which is then raised to the desired height. As loads requiring to be moved are often heavy, most forklifts are counterbalanced with a weight in order to prevent the vehicle from overturning as the load is raised. Forklift trucks are powered electrically, hydraulically or with internal combustion motors. Electric forklifts are becoming increasingly popular due to increased emphasis on minimizing fuel transmissions in the air of the working environment. They are configured for both indoor and outdoor applications and come with either pneumatic or solid tires.

As the spaces in which forklift trucks are used are often small and constricted, precise maneuvering of the vehicles and loads is imperative in order to prevent both material and vehicular damage. Often guide rails are inserted into the flooring of the aisles to lead the truck down a consistent and straight line. In other cases marking systems or laser guiding may be used.

It is important that the operators of forklift trucks be well trained in order to most safely operate the vehicles. Other safety features may include hand rails, bumper rails or an overhead cage of sorts to prevent damage from falling objects. The masts, or lifting systems of forklifts are most often hydraulically or pneumatically powered, with the ability to reach many feet into the air.

This is convenient for space conservation purposes as manufacturers are able to stock their goods and materials as high as the ceilings in their facilities, making the most of the available floor space. Narrow forklift trucks are a popular choice of vehicle as they are able to efficiently operate in much narrower aisles than regular forklift trucks, thus allowing the shelves to be closer together within a space, and creating more room.

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