Sideloaders Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Dallas, TX 214-583-2478

    Sunbelt Material Handling is your source for new and used forklifts as well as service, parts and rentals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We represent Unicarriers, Flexi Narrow Aisle Forklift, and Big Joe Forklift Equipment and offer a wide selection of LPG, electric, diesel, and gasoline powered forklifts with lift capacities ranging from 3,000 to 36,000 lb., as well as manual pallet jacks, electric carts, scissor lifts, and various forklift attachments for rent.

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  • Green Bay, WI 844-432-4724

    Fairchild Equipment is a trusted provider of robust and reliable forklift solutions. As your dedicated forklift dealer, we offer a comprehensive selection of LPG and electric forklifts for sale. We proudly represent renowned brands such as Hyster, Yale, and other leading manufacturers. Our commitment is to provide you with high-quality equipment that meets your specific requirements, ensuring that you have the right tools to optimize your material handling operations.

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  • Greene, NY 800-235-7200

    We create used forklift solutions that are extremely powerful but also aesthetically pleasing. Our teams are highly trained to handle any challenge that arises. All of our used machinery is extensively tested to ensure the quality and usability of these items. You can trust us to supply you with fully functional items.

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  • South Plainfield, NJ 908-561-2100

    Distributing industrial forklift trucks, narrow aisle reach trucks, order pickers and rough terrain trucks for all kinds of warehousing and storage applications is what we do best. We offer complete material handling options for your lifttruck solution. In addition, we offer used fork lift trucks.

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  • Strongsville, OH 440-572-2811

    Looking for a forklift truck with proven performance? Try Sroka Incorporated. We are an industry worldwide manufacturing leader in custom engineered mobile material handling equipment. We offer large capacity forklifts from 12,000 to 60,000 pounds. Our forklifts are used by top manufacturers.

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Sideloaders Industry Information


A sideloader is a type of industrial truck with a lifting platform that extends from the side instead of the front or back, as in other types of forklift trucks. Sideloaders offer ease of movement in small spaces, such as narrow aisles, thus enhancing productivity and safety, as well as high stacking capabilities.

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Applications of Sideloaders

Sideloaders are capable of extending the lifting platforms to pick up or deposit long, bulky, and/or heavy loads.

These vehicles are utilized in many industries, including:

  • Automobile
  • Glass
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Steel
  • Textile
  • Timber
  • Paper
  • Construction

Designed for material handling applications, sideloaders are capable of handling a wide range of materials, such as bar stock, timber, glass and plywood sheets, building materials, and tubing laminates. They are typically manufactured from high strength materials and are ideal for heavy-duty applications.

Sideloader Design and Function

Sideloaders are vehicles equipped with a power-operated forked platform attached perpendicular to the drive direction of the forklift that must be inserted under loads to lift and move them. The lifting mechanism of the sideloader can be powered by hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, or mechanically-operated systems depending on the requirements of the operation. As with most types of forklift trucks, sideloaders can be designed with either man-up configurations, with the operator close to the load and standing on the machine, or man-down configurations, with the operator close to the base of the vehicle in an enclosed cab. Sideloaders are typically capable of extending the forks in a scissor-like motion in order to unload into the desired space.

Load capacity and reach height are variations to be considered in different types of industrial trucks. These vehicles can lift to a maximum height of 30 feet and are capable of carrying loads up to 10,000 pounds. Generally diesel, gas, or electrically-powered, sideloaders can be equipped with either internal combustion engines or electric motors. This variation will often be based on the intended load capacity of the sideloader with heavy-duty trucks typically being engine-powered. A few other common sideloader 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, such as with all-terrain sideloaders. The sideloaders themselves may have safety rails installed around the lifting fork to minimize the risk of a load sliding or falling off. Safety features, such as flashing lights or audible sirens, are common features that help keep co-workers aware of the vehicles' movement and presence in order to avoid injury and product loss.