Fork Lift Association & Thorough Examination

Choosing the Right Forklift For You

Whether you work in the energy, industrial or infrastructure industries, you’ll know the importance of stable and reliable forklift to support your business to help you get the job done in often intense and tough applications.

Depending on your specific needs, many types of forklifts exist including counterbalance forklifts, sideloading forklifts and reach forklifts available in multiple power options.

Counterbalance Forklifts

Counterbalance forklift trucks are the most common type of forklift truck, and the type most people instinctively think of when thinking of forklifts. As the name suggests, counterbalance trucks operate a counterbalance weight design, with a weight at the rear of the truck off-setting the load to be lifted at the front. Counterbalance forklifts are very flexible and can be used in a variety of different locations and environments.

Reach Forklifts

Reach forklift trucks are designed predominantly for warehouse operation. The name refers to the ability of the fork carriage to ‘reach’ out beyond the stabilising legs and therefore ‘reach’ into racking. The combination of this reach capability and the stabilising legs means reach trucks can lift to great heights while still operating in very tight working environments. Whilst reach trucks are ideal for use indoors, they are not ideally suited to work outside.

Sideloading Forklifts

As the name suggests, sideloading forklifts are designed to pick up their load from the side, from the perspective of the operator. Sideloaders are excellent for handling lengthy materials such as timber, piping and sheets, which would be extremely difficult with a conventional lift.

New, Used & Rental Forklift Supplier

At Beds & Bucks Forktrucks, we have been supplying new, used and rental forklifts to businesses nationwide for more than three decades. Contact a member of our team to discuss your needs.

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