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What is the most common type of forklift?

Forklifts come in a variety of styles. They have been used for decades in warehouses, on construction sites, and in many other industries.

The basic forklift body can house a variety of accessories, such as forks or buckets, to help make it more suited for the job at hand. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of forklifts.


Counterbalance Forklift Trucks

This kind of forklift has forks that extend from the body of the lift. The lift itself is heavy because it is outfitted with a weight that keeps it from tipping over forward when something heavy is lifted. These come in gas and electric and can be used either indoors or out.

3-Wheel Electric Counterbalance Forklift Trucks.

Just like the regular counterbalance forklifts, this one also has a weight that allows it to stay on the ground in an upright position when a heavy weight is lifted. It is considered easier to maneuver, however, because the steering wheel is positioned in the center of the rear. This type of forklift is often used in warehouses that have narrow aisles.


Stand-Up Electric Reach Trucks

These are also found most often in warehouses where aisle space is at a minimum. These forklifts have a higher reaching capacity than most others, and they can reach deeper into stacks. These can be outfitted with a platform that allows a person to be lifted to help with inventory and to reach out-of-the-way items.


Electric Powered Pallet Jacks

These battery-operated pallet jacks normally come with two controls. One control moves the equipment forward and backward and the other lifts or lowers the load. They are most often used indoors. The battery that operates the forklift is quickly charged by plugging it into a common electrical outlet. The convenience of not having to purchase a separate charging unit is a big plus for warehouses that use this pallet jack.


Illinois Lift

Illinois Lift carries a wide variety of both new and used forklifts in all the major styles and brands.

Our commitment to quality products at affordable prices makes us one of the most popular places to buy your next forklift.

Contact us, and we can give you a quote based on what you are looking for.

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