If you are looking to purchase a new forklift, you have three ways to buy. You can buy, lease, or rent. Each option has it’s own benefits so you will need to decide which will fit your company’s needs. Purchasing a used forklift is also a great option. Read our used forklift guide to get a better understanding of the topic.
Having the right forklift for your company’s unique application and work environment is crucial. Choosing the right forklift will allow you to work safely and productively. Our sales representatives are all qualified to conduct a site survey that will identify the proper forklift for your business.
Your forklift supplier is your best resource to figure this out. Before contacting your supplier you should know the dimensions and weight of your normal loads as well as your largest. You should also know the normal and greatest heights you will need these loads to be lifted to. These measurements will help your supplier determine the capacity they’d recommend for your business. Read more about forklift capacity.
For indoor use, electric will be the best option. Electric forklifts offer clean emissions, longer life spans, better maneuverability, and are quieter when running. Typically for outdoor use, most businesses will use a propane or diesel forklift. They offer the ability to quickly refuel and get back on the job. They offer greater torque that is required on most outdoor jobs as well.
This is a tough decision as your forklift can be repaired and kept running for a long time, but you need to be careful that it doesn’t start costing too much to keep running. Toyota developed an economic calculator to help you measure the approximate economic life of your forklift.
You have the option to purchase a planned maintenance agreement that will ensure your forklift will be maintained at the proper times by our qualified Toyota Technicians.
No, forklifts are designed to run one or the other and can’t be interchanged.
Every employer is required by law to have their forklift operators trained by a qualified instructor. Every three years an operator needs to be retrained. ToyotaLift Northeast offers training courses that can be set up by employers.
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