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They are capable of stacking, racking and otherwise manipulating loads into desired locations, thus reducing the need for manpower and improving the overall efficiency of an operation. Electric forklift trucks are used in almost every industry which handles heavy items or large quantities, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing and distribution. Read Moreā€¦

Lift Trucks Lift trucks, also known as forklift trucks, are industrial vehicles which are used to lift, retrieve and move heavy products, items and loaded pallets.
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Ottawa, KS  |  785-242-2200

Kalmar Industries is a manufacturer of forklift trucks. The various trucks we manufacture have 2,000-18,000 lb. capacities. Our product selection includes narrow aisle trucks, counterbalanced models and pallet trucks. We also service these trucks and supply a wide variety of parts for most forklifts.

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Kalmar Industries/Cargotec $$$

Lombard, IL  |  800-324-5438

If you are looking for forklift trucks then turn to Big Joe®. We offer competitive pricing and our staff is committed to your needs. If you have any specialized requests then please let our experts know. With over 65 years of combined experience we are ready to handle any of your requests.

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Big Joe® Manufacturing Company $$$

Suwanee, GA  |  800-323-9662

Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. is a manufacturer of industrial vehicles.We offer over 63 different fork lift truck models with internal combustion or electric-powered offerings. Our industrial trucks have load capacities varying from 3,000 to 36,000 pounds. Call for your fork lift trucks today!

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Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. $$$

Canton, MI  |  800-765-8214

We create forklifts that are ideal for rough terrain environments. These powerful machines offer superior lifting strength but they are also very easy to use. Our outstanding products are reinforced with the highest quality resources available. These units come with unmatched quality and the consistency is guaranteed. We will tailor our processes to adhere to your timetables.

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Fraza Forklifts $$$

Houston, TX  |  877-916-7600

If you are looking for dependable, reasonably priced material handling products, try Mighty Lift. We manufacture and custom design hydraulic lifts, pallet jacks, hydraulic lift tables, hand trucks, and much more. As an ISO 9002 company, our material handling equipment has the performance you seek.

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Mighty Lift, Inc. $$$
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Lift trucks are particularly useful in storerooms, construction sites and loading docks and can be constructed for wide aisle, narrow aisle and very narrow aisle use. Lift trucks are used both indoor and outdoor, in large cooling units or on factory floors. Using a forklift improves storage potential, optimizes labor, and reduces risk of injury and cuts stocking time, allowing the operations of a facility to be more efficient. Lift trucks typically have a power operated forked platform attached to the front of the vehicle.

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This is designed to be inserted under loads to lift and move them. The trucks themselves may have safety rails installed around the lifting fork to minimize the risk of a load sliding or falling off. Other additions, such as flashing lights or audible sirens, are common safety features which help keep co-workers aware of the vehicles' movement and presence in order to avoid injury and product loss.

Depending on the truck type and the application for which it is used, a truck can be powered with an internal combustion engine, using diesel, gas or liquid propane, or an electric motor, using AC motors, DC motors, regenerative braking motors or fast charging motors. Hydraulic systems are used for lifting power in most lift trucks, although some companies have developed electric actuator controlled lifts.

A few common lift truck features include tilting and rotating frames and wheels to increase the vehicles' overall maneuverability and efficiency. Some wheels also may be fitted with stabilizing outriggers. Lift truck manufacturers divide their products into specific classes of design and capacity. These classes primarily depend on the type of engine and tires that are used. Cushion or solid tires are designed for indoor use on smooth surfaces. Pneumatic tires are designed for outdoor use on uneven surfaces.

Another factor in the classification of lift trucks is the nature of counterbalance in the vehicle. Counterbalancing uses specifically placed weights to prevent the lift from toppling over under the weight of a load. This method is far more convenient than the other alternative of placing supports under the loads.