The Counterbalance forklift features two forks at the front and
and can drive up close to a load to pick it up and move it.
The name comes from the counterweight in the rear of the vehicle, which compensates for the heavy load being lifted at the front.
Counterbalance forklift trucks can be used both indoors and outdoors. They come in both a three and four-wheel variety and can be powered by LPG, Diesel or Electric.
The Reach Truck
A battery powered truck that is designed to pick up loads high in racking or storage. Reach forklifts operate best inside, in environments such as warehouses and are perfectly suited to operating between narrow aisles. They can reach high loads high, extend to distances beyond their stabilizing legs.. A reach truck provides a range of features can include a tilt mechanism to help the driver gain a better view of the operation, an overhead guard to optimize the driver's view.
The Very Narrow Aisle
The Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) forklifts, also known as Turret trucks, come in 2 different types, the man-up or man-riser or Man down.
When operating the Man Down, the operator stays at ground floor level while the forks move up and down the racking.
While operating the Man Up, both the forks and the operator move up and down on a platform.
The Bendi Articulated Forklift
The Bendi / Flexi truck (also known as the pivot steer) is an articulated forklift truck (bends in the middle).
Similar in style to the counterbalance forklift trucks, the Bendi Flex uses an articulated mast system capable of steering through an arc of 180 degrees, and are the perfect solution for maneuvering in tight spaces.
The Powered Pallet
The PPT, LLOP, HLOP & MLOP, are varieties of electric pallet trucks, used for lifting and moving pallets stored at different heights in a racking system such as Low, High and Medium levels.
Some pallet trucks have a platform that the operator can stand on while moving pallets whilst others are walk behind or pedestrian trucks.
The Scissor Lift
The Scissor lift is a popular model of aerial platform lift which comes under the banner of MEWP of Mobile Elevated Work Platform.
Used for both interior and exterior work such as ceiling construction, sign hanging and other maintenance projects. Scissor lifts have a lower platform height than a boom lift or Cherry Picker, reaching up to around 50 feet maximum height.
Side loader forklifts are powerful industrial trucks which lift loads from the side, so they are well suited to carry wide or long loads.
Narrow aisles which may be a problem for regular forklift trucks can be easily navigated through in a side loader.
A telehandler, called a boom lift, telescopic handler or telescopic forklift is a machine which has an extending arm known as a boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle.
Often seen on construction sites or on farmland,
The operator can fit one of several attachments, like forks, a bucket, basket or a winch on to the boom to lift a variety of goods, such as pallets, sacks, rubble and construction goods to high levels,