These forklifts have a tighter turning radius that their pneumatic tire counterparts, but operation is limited to hard smooth surfaces. Internal combustion forklifts (propane, gasoline, and diesel) will generate more power than electric forklifts, and move quicker over long distances. Ease of refueling is also an advantage with I.C. forklifts. Propane forklifts can be used indoors where there is some ventilation. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs - 100,000 lbs.
Pneumatic forklifts are equipped with air filled pneumatic tires that are typically used outside on yard surfaces such as crushed concrete, packed gravel, or stabilized limestone. Pneumatic tire forklifts are not recommended to be used on loose dirt, except on a very limited basis, as long as it's well packed and not muddy. Pneumatic tire forklifts can also be used on hard, smooth surfaces such as concrete. Forklifts with pneumatic tires have a larger turning radius than cushion warehouse forklifts. Internal combustion pneumatic forklifts (propane, gasoline, and diesel) will generate more power than electric forklifts, and move quicker over long distances. Ease of refueling is also an advantage with I.C. forklifts. warehouse tire forklifts and liftrucks. Due to their capacity Internal combustion pneumatic liftrucks can be used in a wide variety of applications. Capacities from 3,000 lbs - 105,000 lbs.
Three-wheel electric forklifts primarily have cushion tires, and are used mainly indoors. These forklifts are sometimes preferred over four-wheel forklifts due to their tighter turning radius. Three-wheel forklifts are good for unloading trucks, and moving pallets and other loads throughout a warehouse or on smooth surfaces where maneuverability and space requirements make four-wheel forklifts inefficient. Electric forklifts have the lowest overall operating cost. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs – 5,000 lbs.
Four-wheel electric warehouse forklifts come with either cushion or pneumatic tires. Electric forklifts fitted with cushion tires are mainly indoor forklifts that run on smooth surfaces. Since electric forklifts do not release emissions they work well where ventilation is poor or in a sanitary environment. Electric forklifts have the lowest overall operating cost. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs - 30,000 lbs.
These electric forklifts are commonly referred to as narrow-aisle forklifts. These forklifts are designed to rack pallets on smooth surfaces. Single-reach forklifts can extend the distance of one pallet. Double-reach forklifts can extend the distance of two pallets. Outriggers on the front of the forklift support the weight of the load. Capacities range from 2,500 lbs – 5,500 lbs.
These electric forklifts are commonly referred to as order-pickers, stock-pickers or man-up forklifts. The rider stands on an elevating platform along with the forks, so they may rise with the forklift to select a load. These units can be used in very narrow aisles. Capacities are normally 3,500 lbs.
These forklifts can be used in very narrow aisles and employ a rotating mast. The masts of these forklifts rotate 90 degrees so that the operator can pick up a load from either side without turning the base of the forklift. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs – 8,000 lbs.
These electric forklifts are well-suited for the quick loading and unloading of trucks, in conditions where the rider might frequently need to mount and dismount from the forklift. These forklifts are used primarily indoors on smooth surfaces. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs – 5,500 lbs.
These large sized pneumatic tire lifts range in capacity from 33,000 lbs to 45,000 lbs capacity. Empty container handlers are designed to efficiently lift 20' and 40' empty ocean containers, or refrigerated containers, and stack them one on top of another. Empty container handlers have the ability to stack containers 3 to 7 high. Side pick empty container handlers have an attachment instead of forks that's hydraulically expandable from 20' to 40' depending on the container's length being handled. These integral spreader bar attachments have twist locks that lock the container to the attachment for handling purposes.
Very Large sized pneumatic tire lifts such as loaded container handlers range in capacity from 80,000 lbs to 105,000 lbs. Designed to efficiently lift 20 foot and 40 foot fully loaded ocean containers, or refrigerated containers, loaded container handlers can then stack the containers one on top of another. Depending on the loaded container handlers' lift height a loaded container handler may have the ability to stack containers 3 to 5 high, or more. Top-pick loaded container handlers have an attachment instead of forks. This attachment is hydraulically expandable from 20 feet to 40 feet depending on the container's length being handled. Integral spreader bar attachments such as these have twist locks that lock down the container for handling purposes.
Widely used in construction for loads from 3,000 - 15,000lbs. Telehandlers look and function like forklifts, but have a telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards for different attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, or muck grab.
Boom lifts allow full 360 degree rotation and lift up to 90’, even with the boom extended. Come in several different types, including articulated, telescopic, and articulated-telescopic, and can run on AC power, diesel and more, depending on manufacturer.
Scissor lifts provide access for people or equipment to height-restricted areas (up to 90’). Can be set up and operated by a single person. Designed to lift limited weights, usually less than a ton, and can run on AC power, diesel, and more, depending on manufacturer.
A Class 7 forklift (4,000 - 10,000lb capacity) for outdoor use on rough terrain (mud, gravel, ruts). Designed for terrain that pneumatic tire forklifts can’t handle. Many models of rough terrain forklifts are also 4-wheel drive; also available in 2-wheel.
Highly versatile low-lift pallet and/or skid handlers, primarily used on even, flat surfaces indoors to lift 3,000 - 8,000lbs. Ideal for areas where fumes may be harmful such as food operations and areas with little or no ventilation.