Forklift Trucks Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of forklift truck manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top forklift truck manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find forklift truck companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture forklift trucks to your companies specifications. Then contact the forklift truck companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of multi fork lift trucks, high fork lifts, industrial truck lifts, or customized fork lift trucks of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • Jungheinrich Design & Engineering Pair with Mitsubishi Caterpillar Manufacturing in New Distribution Agreement

    by Marjorie Steele, Editor for IQS German-based forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich AG will have no trouble meeting the stricter emission standards laid out by the EPA and federal legislation. On the contrary; this company is already poised as one of the country's leading manufacturers of powerful, 100% electric material handling lift trucks, and a recent distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) will soon make Jungheinrich a household name in industrial material handling. Mitsubishi Caterpillar, including Cat and Mitsubishi lift truck brands, currently occupies more than 10% of the...

  • Konecranes Impress With Optima Ergonomic Cabin

    Over the course of 2016 Swedish company Gränges has taken delivery of no less than nine brand-new Konecranes forklift trucks; seven SMV 10-1200 C and two SMV 16-1200 C. All equipped with the order-winning cabin OPTIMA and Konecranes TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring. Gränges are expert manufacturers of rolled aluminium products specifically for brazed heat exchangers and they require lift trucks with special roll lifting attachments to transport the rolls from the manufacturing plant to the delivery facility where they are loaded, ready for shipment. On an average day the seven 10...

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

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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