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Lift Trucks Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of lift truck manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source lift truck manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate lift truck companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture lift trucks for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading lift truck manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for forklift suppliers, pallet forklift trucks, or used forklift trucks.

Leading Companies:

  • Marysville, KS 785-562-5381

    Landoll Corp. manufactures Bendi and Drexel Very Narrow Aisle forklifts which stack in aisles as narrow as 56", from 2500 to 12000 lb. capacities, electric and ICE powered. These versatile narrow aisles trucks also work in trailer loading and unloading operations, bulk storage and push back racking.

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  • Addison, IL 877-628-9705

    Since 1960, Associated-Allied has been a distribution leader in material handling lifts. We are forklift and industrial truck dealers able to provide productivity solutions for all your special application requirements. We offer side loaders and narrow aisle trucks, and have over 1,200 forklift trucks for rent.

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  • East Point, GA 877-475-5438

    We are your one-stop-shop for all of your forklift needs. We maintain a large supply of forklifts and forklift parts which means we will quickly respond to all of your requests. As an international supplier of forklift parts we work hard to provide you with the best products in a timely manner. Please give one of our representatives a call today!

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  • Coraopolis, PA 412-490-5300

    As a dealer with exceptional knowledge of industrial equipment, H&K Equipment strives to provide each customer with the best equipment available. We have a professional, factory-trained service team ready to help with your company's heavy material needs. With 25 years of experience, we carry dozens of new and used models to insure that we have the equipment that can meet your needs.

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  • Lexington, KY 859-422-6400

    Since 1917, CLARK has been one of the forklift industry`s most progressive manufacturers, continuously seeking to improve product, expand service and provide value to its customers. A full line of varying precision manufactured equipment ranging from 1,500 to 18,000 pound capacities serve the needs of industrial clients around the world. Please call CLARK today with any questions you may have.

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Lift Trucks Industry Information

Lift Trucks

Lift trucks, also known as forklift trucks, are industrial vehicles used to lift, retrieve, and move heavy products, items, and loaded pallets. These vehicles 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.

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Applications of Lift Trucks

Electric forklift trucks are used in almost every industry that handles heavy items or large quantities, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and distribution. Lift trucks are particularly useful in storerooms, construction sites, and loading docks. They 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, reduces risk of injury, and cuts stocking time, allowing the operations of a facility to be more efficient.

Lift Truck Design and Customization

Lift trucks typically have a power operated forked platform attached to the front of the vehicle. 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 that help keep co-workers aware of the vehicles' movement and presence 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 Classifications

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.