When choosing a new or used forklift, you will need to consider your lifting requirements. For example, how high do you need to lift your heaviest load?
Diesel forklifts are generally more powerful and therefore more popular in the larger forklifts or in the rough terrain and four-wheel drive forklifts; while diesel or LPG/petrol forklifts generally have a larger load capacity than electric forklifts.
If you have a small warehouse with narrow aisles, then an electric reach truck may be your best option as they have good manoeuvrability and operate well in tighter areas. Electric forklifts are quiet and ideal for small spaces.
Gas/petrol forklifts generally have lower maintenance costs, a longer life span and can be refuelled quickly.
If you need a forklift for a few hours per week, then a used forklift could be just right for you. If you plan to use a forklift daily, then we may recommend you purchase a new forklift or enter into a long-term lease for a new forklift.
A forklift is a large investment and there are a number of things to consider when purchasing a forklift. The friendly and professional team at Fork Force can help you assess your specific needs to ensure you buy the right equipment for your requirements, no matter where you are in Australia.
Phone 1300 4A FORK today and speak to one of my friendly staff.