Tips For Buying Used Forklifts

If you are out looking at used forklifts to buy, there has never been a better time in the materials handling market.  There are plenty of bargains you can pick up, weather its a 2.5T Yale forklift or a 16T SMV Forklift, but as always there are some things you really need to be aware of when looking at used forklifts.


Does it have warranty.  It use to be very common to buy a used forklift with no warranty.  Well these days its fair and reasonable to expect some comfort in knowing that if you buy a used forklift you won't get it home and have the engine blow up in the first week. (more…)

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5 Tips for Getting What You Need for A 2.5T Forklift

2.5T (2 500kgs) forklifts generally are referred to, as the bread and butter of the forklift industry.  No it doesn’t mean someone puts butter on them and tries eating them.  It simply means that they have the greatest numbers of availability in the industry.

If you think that the majority of goods are moved on a CHEP pallet in Australia, and CHEP pallets are rated at 2.0T WLL. (Working Load Limit).  Its logically that the vast majority of forklifts used to move a 2.0T pallet will be a 2.5T forklift.  So great, what's the point you ask ?

If you are looking at either buying a forklift or selling a forklift,  the odds are you will fall in to the 2.5T forklift category.

Which means you will have a vast number to choose from, it can get a bit daunting.  Here are some tips for making sure you get what you need with a 2.5T (2 500 kg) forklift …

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Buying A Used Forklift

If you have decided to buy a used forklift, weather it be updating your existing unit, starting a new venture.  There are literally thousands out there in the market place. It can get a bit daunting buying a used forklift.  But here's a few tips that might make it easier for you to navigate.

Know what you need

This is simple, there is a wide range of different specifications, you need to be sure of the job you are doing and what you need to do it.  Ie. - Wanting to load and unload containers -  Its pointless trying to drive into a container if you have a 5 000 mm 2 stage mast with a lowered clearance of 2 500 mm.

You need a three stage 4 500 mm mast, that has a lowered overall height to go into a container.

If you are unsure what you need, try visiting a reputable forklift dealer, and explaining what work your are doing.  They will be…

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Is Buying a Cheap Forklift The Best option

When you say the word cheap, it can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some it can mean costing very little, or something is very low priced, it can even mean shoddy workmanship, as in that was cheap workmanship. But when it comes to a cheap forklift, you really need to give it some thought. The old adage is true " You Get what You Pay For".

At the end of the day, forklifts are mechanical, they will age, and parts will wear out due to wear and tear, they will break down.

Businesses that have a need to move materials will have a forklift to move their product from A to B.  There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right forklift and whether it is cheap or not.

Own V's Rent

Whether a business owns or rents their forklifts, is very specific to their own requirements. But whether it's a chea…

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If it's time to sell your forklift.   Weather its time to upgrade your forklift, or your business requirements have changed.  There are many ways you can sell your used forklift.  Selling a major asset can be a bit daunting, but here’s a few tips that might make it easier for you to navigate.

Know what your used forklift is worth

Its simple, everything has a value, but it is pointless if you are trying to sell a Hyster H2.50DX for $20 000 when they are being advertised for sale as a used forklift for $10 000 in your area.

To get a gauge of what it's worth, you can visit our listing page and search for similar makes and models of equipment, or even talk to your local forklift dealer to get an idea.

Set a budget for selling your forklift

Forklifts sell just like cars, but you will need to spend a little bit of money on either getting…

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