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Points to consider before buying a forklift

Supplier: Ultimate Trailers Australia
09 August, 2013

Forklifts can be known as lift trucks, fork trucks or tow motor.

Purchasing a forklift can be a trying task, if you do not know what points to consider before buying one. There is a wide array of forklift options available in the market each with their own set of advantages.

This post will help you understand the points you need to consider before making a purchase.

Size and capacity

Forklifts are available in different sizes and lifting capacities. To begin with, determine the size and capacity of the forklift you want to purchase.

Considering this aspect will help you narrow your search. This is just not confined to the size and capacity of the unit, but you also need to take into consideration required clearance; this becomes even more important if you are looking for forklifts with masts.

Indoor or outdoor lifting / fuel options

This is important not only from a money saving aspect, but also due to government regulations. According to government regulations, you cannot use a diesel engine indoors without smog filters.


Various attachments are used with forklifts such as fork positioners, side shifters, rotator, telescopic forks etc. There are so many options available depending upon your needs, however, you have to make sure that they comply with legal requirements.