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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 800 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 80 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
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Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 13:36
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100 €
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LINDE H35 D Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 1,000 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 09:45
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8,700 €
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GÜTHLE DILOS TRUCK 100x/100 Tool Change Stacker
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GÜTHLE DILOS TRUCK 100x/100 Tool Change Stacker Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,900 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Enkenbach, loaded on truck
Enkenbach Germany, 67677 Enkenbach
17/11/2021 10:03
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7,000 €
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TCM 700 Series Gas-powered Forklift
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TCM 700 Series Gas-powered Forklift LPG Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,450 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,890 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rietberg, loaded on truck
Rietberg Germany, 33397 Rietberg
25/10/2021 10:10
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5,100 €
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STEINBOCK BOSS KE 16 MK IV A-1 Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 950 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Radevormwald, loaded on truck
Radevormwald Germany, 42477 Radevormwald
02/12/2021 10:49
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2,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,400 x 1,200 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Baden-Württemberg Germany / Baden-Württemberg
30/11/2021 14:49
9 Bids
2,600 €
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TOYOTA 7 FBEF 15 Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 1,100 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 3,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bad Hersfeld, loaded on truck
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Bad Hersfeld Germany, 36251 Bad Hersfeld
28/10/2021 11:36
9 Bids
2,200 €
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LUGLI ETR 20 Electric forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 1,300 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
Item available from By Appointment
Delivery terms FCA Aosta, loaded on truck
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Aosta Italy, 11100 Aosta
05/11/2021 12:09
8 Bids
1,900 €
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JUNGHEINRICH EJC 112 Ant LPG Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 800 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 800 kg
Item available from End of october (maybe in week 47)
Delivery terms FCA Oberuzwil, loaded on truck
Oberuzwil Switzerland, 9242 Oberuzwil
03/11/2021 14:33
3 Bids
900 €
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JUNGHEINRICH EJD-20 G-201 ZT Lift Truck Hand Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 800 x 1,550 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bad Hersfeld, loaded on truck
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Bad Hersfeld Germany, 36251 Bad Hersfeld
28/10/2021 11:35
16 Bids
810 €
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HUBTEX MQ50 Side Loader Special Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 3,500 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2017
Weight approx. 7,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sękowo, loaded on truck
Sękowo Poland, 64-541 Sękowo
10/11/2021 11:04
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49,500 €
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JUNGHEINRICH HC 110 Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 750 x 2,070 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 260 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
27/10/2021 14:09
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320 €
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KALMAR DCE160-12 Forklift Forklifts & Pallet Trucks
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,550 x 2,520 x 3,550 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 21,260 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oiartzun, loaded on truck
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Oiartzun Spain, 20180 Oiartzun
18/11/2021 12:14
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25,000 €
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JUNGHEINRICH AMEISE Electric Pedestrian Stacker Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 690 x 1,330 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
27/10/2021 14:12
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160 €
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STOCKA 18-1200 Diesel Foklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 2,200 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 23,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 09:18
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22,700 €
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LINDE H80D Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 09:55
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18,700 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 1,400 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 10:22
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16,900 €
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LINDE H80D / 900 Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 1,800 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 09:14
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13,900 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,400 x 1,750 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 9,750 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS
12/11/2021 09:09
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11,700 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,600 x 2,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
Item available from By appointment
Delivery terms EXW Quincetto, ex foundation, unpackaged
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Quincetto Italy, 10010 Quincetto
26/11/2021 10:03
2 Bids
10,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,800 x 1,600 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 7,200 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Falkenberg, ex foundation, unpackaged
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
03/11/2021 10:09
4 Bids
11,050 €
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CAT DP40N Forklift Forklifts & Pallet Trucks
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 1,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 5,950 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oiartzun, loaded on truck
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Oiartzun Spain, 20180 Oiartzun
18/11/2021 12:10
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6,000 €
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LINDE H 35 T Propellant Gas Forklift LPG Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,030 x 1,150 x 2,130 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velbert, loaded on truck
Velbert Germany, 42551 Velbert
04/11/2021 10:29
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8,500 €
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CLARK C80D Forklift Forklifts & Pallet Trucks
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,900 x 2,100 x 3,350 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 10,438 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oiartzun, loaded on truck
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Oiartzun Spain, 20180 Oiartzun
18/11/2021 12:19
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CROWN SP3512 Electric Pallet Truck
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 3,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:14
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CROWN SP3512 Electric Pallet Truck Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 3,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:19
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3,800 €
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MONTINI & C 1803-H-CE Frontal Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 1,200 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 3,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:22
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3,500 €
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STILL Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 4,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:21
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3,000 €
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JUNGHEINRICH ETV-C 16 Reach Truck Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,350 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany / Nordrhein-Westfalen
03/11/2021 11:26
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CARER R40N Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,400 x 1,450 x 2,950 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Codognè (TV), loaded on truck
Codognè (TV) Italy, 31013 Codognè (TV)
08/11/2021 10:50
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3,900 €
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LINDE E20 Electric Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 3,800 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:15
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 1,100 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ingolstadt, loaded on truck
Ingolstadt Germany, 85053 Ingolstadt
04/11/2021 09:25
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LINDE L14AP High Lift Pallet Truck
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,170 x 1,000 x 1,915 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 1,150 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Carei, loaded on truck
Carei Romania, 445100 Carei
07/12/2021 10:02
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2,300 €
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OM PIMESPOXR14 AC Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 750 x 1,900 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:18
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HALLA HBF15 Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:17
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LINDE E15 Electric Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 3,800 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:12
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2,000 €
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BT TOYOTA RRE 160 Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,250 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany / Nordrhein-Westfalen
03/11/2021 11:27
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LINDE E16 C Electric Forklift Electric Forklifts
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,850 x 1,070 x 3,060 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immedaitly
Delivery terms FCA Stadthagen, loaded on truck
Stadthagen Germany, 31655 Stadthagen
04/11/2021 10:57
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3,800 €
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FIMSA ET20 Electric Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 3,800 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:02
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2,000 €
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CESAB C3E180 Electric Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 3,800 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:03
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2,800 €
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JUNGHEINRICH ETV214 Electric Forklift
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 3,800 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:01
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1,800 €
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CARREFFE CSP 10.30 Electric pallet truck Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 900 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 1,550 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:24
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 1,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Garbagnate Milanese, loaded on truck
Garbagnate Milanese Italy, 20024 Garbagnate Milanese
12/11/2021 14:00
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 1,100 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 4,275 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Codognè (TV), loaded on truck
Codognè (TV) Italy, 31013 Codognè (TV)
08/11/2021 10:48
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2,000 €
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CROWN WP2320 Electric Pallet Truck Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 800 x 1,900 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:10
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CROWN WP2320 Electric Pallet Truck Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 800 x 1,900 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Pozzo d'Adda (MI), loaded on truck
Pozzo d'Adda (MI) Italy, 20060 Pozzo d'Adda (MI)
02/11/2021 10:08
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LINDE L16 Electric Pallet Truck Electric Pallet Trucks
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 1,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hagen, free on truck
Hagen Germany, 58091 Hagen
03/11/2021 10:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 1,200 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
Item available from By appintment
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
12/11/2021 10:04
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Definition: Forklifts & Pallet Trucks

Forklifts are the masters of load transport. They differ in their drive type, area of application and design. The basic division is diesel, gas and electric forklifts. Nevertheless, there are also heavy diesel forklifts for outdoors (e.g. rough terrain forklifts) and easy to use electric forklifts for high bay warehouses (e.g. order pickers). Structural differences, like the forks, lead to further distinctions (e.g. front or side forklifts). At Surplex you can purchase by auction cheap second hand forklifts from leading manufacturers such as LINDE, STILL or JUNGHEINRICH. There are also modern models with few operating hours among them!

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  1. Explanation of what a forklift is
  2. How does a forklift work?
  3. Requirements for operating a forklift
  4. Varieties of forklifts
  5. Forklifts manufacturers
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Explanation of what a forklift is

Industrial forklifts are vehicles used to transport loads within a facility, and are a type of motor-driven industrial truck. Depending on the desired area of application, they are powered by a wide variety of different motors. The basic types are electric forklifts, diesel forklifts, and LPG forklifts. There are also various models tailored to special jobs and loads.

How does a forklift work?

A forklift is a vehicle operated by a driver. The basic forklift model is a truck with three or four wheels. Forklifts consist of a mast with moveable forks, a drive unit, a counterweight, and a driver's seat with control instruments. The stable chassis supports the driver's cabin and the motor. At the front, or in certain models on the side, is the lifting frame. The side opposite the lifting frame has a counterweight, which distributes the weight evenly when heavy loads are applied so that the truck doesn't tip over.

The forklift is operated using a steering wheel or joystick. The foot pedals are usually arranged similar to a passener car, so there is no need to relearn this when operating a forklift. The driver's cabin is constructed to give the driver maximum protection and good peripheral vision. Many models have a roof to protect against falling loads.

  • Used for stowing and transporting loads within a plant
  • Available in a variety of different forms
  • Simplex, duplex, or triplex masts depending on the job
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The forks are manually or hydraulically adjustable, so they can be adapted to the lifting points of various loads. In all forklifts, the lifting frame operates hydraulically. Various drive systems can be used. The main types are electric, LPG, and diesel drive units. With zero emissions, the electric motor is excellent for use indoors. Small forklifts, particularly those commonly used in supermarkets, have an electric motor. Medium forklifts are often driven by a gas motor because the particularly mild emissions are suitable for use in enclosed spaces. However, you still have to ensure adequate ventilation because gas motors do produce CO and CO2. Diesel-powered forklifts are used in heavy industry. They have a lifting force of several tons, so they can easily transport coils, steel pans, and slabs. In order to lift, forklifts always require a certain gap between the load and the floor.

In most cases, this is achieved using wooden pallets. In modern forklifts, the lifting frame is constructed to allow the driver a clear view of the load. It is powered by a hydraulic unit integrated into the vehicle. Various models of lifting frames are available for short transport heights, such as vehicle loading, as well as the great heights in warehouses with high shelves. The various types of lifting frames, simplex, duplex, and triplex, accommodate different hight requirements. In modern forklifts, the driver constantly receives information about the operating conditions shown in a display. With cutting-edge computer-controlled operation, motor power can be used very efficiently. In newer models, speed is automatically reduced when going around curves in order to avoid tipping over. Although forklifts are mainly used indoors, special models exist which are designed for outdoor use. These particularly robust machines are called rough-terrain forklifts.

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Requirements for operating a forklift

Operating a forklift is different from driving a passenger car due to the steering from the back wheels and the high centre of gravity. That's why it is necessary to have a forklift driving licence as a qualification for operating this kind of industrial truck. In addition to comprehensive theoretical training, including the physics of transporting loads, practical exercises in forklift driving are also part of the procedure.

The main difference when driving a forklift truck, in addition to the the limited frontal view due to the mast, is turning. Forklifts are generally steered by the back wheels. This makes driving and turning them significantly different from normal passenger vehicles. There is also a high centre of gravity on forklifts. This is built into the design of all forklifts due to the counterweight at the back. This increases the risk of tipping over when turns are taken too sharply or the speed is too high.

Varieties of forklifts

A wide range of models from the traditional lift truck to reach trucks are available for facility transport and loading/unloading. In warehouses, long and slab-shaped products can be transported most efficiently with a side loader. These special models have the lifting frame on the side, or sometimes a lateral driver's seat. They are used in high-shelf warehouses and for order picking, for example. Widely used for wood and composite panels, this type of forklift takes the load on the side. Their construction is more complex than normal forklifts, but their broad load-bearing surface allows for very safe and efficient transportation of goods.

Inside the cabin of a used forklift

Reach trucks are the forklifts typically used for operation in tight corridors. These particularly compact lifting vehicles can drive forwards and backwards, and they have a very small turning radius. They are often fitted with extra long lifting frames, so they are particularly suitable for shipping warehouses.

Forklifts manufacturers

Many companies have specialised in forklift manufacture. Some notable names in the field of electric forklifts and reach trucks are STILL, LINDE, JUNGHEINRICH, and NISSAN. We recommend LINDE, CROWN, YALE, and KOMATSU for medium-sized models. Large and special-purpose forklifts are available from RUDOLF MAXEIN, ZEPPELIN, and BULMOR. In addition, we highly recommend new and used forklifts from BAKA, BT, and CLARK.

On Surplex, you can regularly find used forklifts for sale. In our recurring industrial auctions, you can easily find a used forklift to meet your needs. The machines are often in very good condition and can be purchased for a low price. If you need assistance when looking for a used forklift for sale, our Surplex Customer Care employees are always happy to offer their expert help and advice.

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