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MANITOU MANISCOPIC MLT 627 TURBO Forklift Truck
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SIDE TRACKER SOW 30E Electric Side-Loader
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United Kingdom (Great Britain), SK11 0LR Macclesfield

SIDE TRACKER SOW 30E Electric Side-Loader

LINDE E14-02 Electric Forklift
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United Kingdom (Great Britain), SK11 0LR Macclesfield

LINDE E14-02 Electric Forklift

LINDE H50T-02 evo Gas Forklift
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Netherlands, 2222 AG Katwijk

LINDE H50T-02 evo Gas Forklift

LINDE E30-01 Electric Forklift
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Netherlands, 2222 AG Katwijk

LINDE E30-01 Electric Forklift

LINDE E 16-02 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE E 16-02 Forklift

LINDE E 18-02 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE E 18-02 Forklift

HYUNDAI 30D-9E Diesel forklift
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LINDE T 16 L Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE T 16 L Forklift

FREUTEK NNT0014 Electric Stacker 1500 Kg - 1600mm
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TOYOTA 8FBMT 20 Electric forklift
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Germany, 81829 München

TOYOTA 8FBMT 20 Electric forklift

HYSTER P2.0HL Electric High-Lift Pallet Truck
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LINDE E 18-02 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE E 18-02 Forklift

OM E30AC Electric Forklift
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Italy, 46100 Valdaro (MN)

OM E30AC Electric Forklift

OM E30AC Forklift
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Italy, 46100 Valdaro (MN)

OM E30AC Forklift

UNICARRIER U1D2A20LQ Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

UNICARRIER U1D2A20LQ Forklift

STILL CXS 20 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

STILL CXS 20 Forklift

STILL OPX-L20S Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

STILL OPX-L20S Forklift

JUNGHEINRICH ESD 220 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

JUNGHEINRICH ESD 220 Forklift

Truck-Mounted Forklift
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Germany, 04895 Falkenberg

Truck-Mounted Forklift

Truck-Mounted Forklift
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Germany, 04895 Falkenberg

Truck-Mounted Forklift

HYSTER H 2.50 XM gas forklift
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Netherlands, 3214 LH Zuidland

HYSTER H 2.50 XM gas forklift

HYSTER H 2,5 FT Diesel Stacker
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Netherlands, 3214 LH Zuidland

HYSTER H 2,5 FT Diesel Stacker

LINDE L 16 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE L 16 Forklift

LINDE E 12 Electric Forklift
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Germany, 72202 Nagold

LINDE E 12 Electric Forklift

KOMATSU FG25HT-16R Gas Forklift
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Poland, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry

KOMATSU FG25HT-16R Gas Forklift

RCM BYTE 461 CB UNIC Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

RCM BYTE 461 CB UNIC Forklift

RCM BYTE 461 CB UNIC Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

RCM BYTE 461 CB UNIC Forklift

FREUTEK NNT0016 Full Electric Stacker 1000 Kg - 2000mm
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FREUTEK HYD0002 Self-loading Pallet Stacker -1300 mm
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FREUTEK HYD0002 Self-loading Pallet Stacker -1300 mm
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LINDE N 20 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE N 20 Forklift

LINDE N 20 Li Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE N 20 Li Forklift

CARGO D 250 Diesel Forklift
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Germany, 49626 Bippen

CARGO D 250 Diesel Forklift

STILL EGV 12 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

STILL EGV 12 Forklift

FREUTEK NNT0019 Walking electric pallet truck 1500 Kg - 115mm
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LINDE T 16 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE T 16 Forklift

LI-ION Electric Pallet Truck
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Spain, 34190 Villamuriel de Cerrato

LI-ION Electric Pallet Truck

TCM FHD15Z8 Diesel forklift
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Switzerland, 2502 Biel/Bienne

TCM FHD15Z8 Diesel forklift

LINDE T 16 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE T 16 Forklift

FREUTEK NNT0020 Semi Electric Stacker 1000 Kg - 2000mm
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LINDE T 20 S Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

LINDE T 20 S Forklift

JUNGHEINRICH EFG 220 electric forklift
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Germany, 89567 Sontheim/Brenz

JUNGHEINRICH EFG 220 electric forklift

STILL CSX 16 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

STILL CSX 16 Forklift

STILL CSX 16 Forklift
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Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen

STILL CSX 16 Forklift

INCAB electric pallet truck
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Switzerland, 2555 Brügg

INCAB electric pallet truck

ATLET TLP / 200 Electric Pallet Truck
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Germany, 94124 Büchlberg

ATLET TLP / 200 Electric Pallet Truck

Work basket for forklift
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Netherlands, 3214 LH Zuidland

Work basket for forklift

JUNGHEINRICH HC 110/HH3000 Electric Pedestrian Pallet Truck
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STEINBOCK BOSS WP 10 C 250 ZT (K) electric pallet truck
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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!

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.

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.

JUNGHEINRICH forklift in use

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.

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.

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.

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.