Forklifts

207 Machines

Diesel, gas & electric forklift trucks from renowned manufacturers

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!

Name
Location
Current bid
Number of bids
Closing time
FENWICK H160D-1200 Diesel Four Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
25,200€
21/02/2019 10:12
0 Bids
21
STILL RX 60-35-600 Electric Forklift
Korschenbroich
19,000€
25/02/2019 10:34
3 Bids
25
HYSTER H7,00XL Diesel Four Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
7,400€
21/02/2019 10:15
0 Bids
21
KALMAR DC 12-600 Diesel Forklift
LLANERA
9,000€
21/02/2019 11:34
18 Bids
21
STILL R70-40T Gas Four Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
4,400€
21/02/2019 10:14
0 Bids
21
CATERPILLAR GP30N Gas Four Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
4,550€
21/02/2019 10:10
3 Bids
21
CATERPILLAR NR16N Electric Reach Truck
region Oise
4,100€
21/02/2019 10:38
1 Bid
21
CATERPILLAR EP18KT Electric Three Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
3,600€
21/02/2019 10:03
2 Bids
21
STILL RX70-16 Gas Four Wheel Counterbalanced Forklift
region Oise
3,250€
21/02/2019 10:13
0 Bids
21
HYSTER H 1.6 FT (FORTENS) Gas Forklift
Dinslaken
3,300€
21/02/2019 10:27
3 Bids
21
TOYOTA Diesel Forklift
Chiclana, Cadiz
1,300€
Not started
0 Bids
JUNGHEINRICH Swift Electric Pallet Truck
Lauffen
550€
20/02/2019 10:03
1 Bid
20
LINDE H70D Diesel Forklift 7 t
Wermelskirchen
31,500€
27/02/2019 12:11
0 Bids
27
LINDE H80D Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
19,900€
27/02/2019 11:25
0 Bids
27
TOYOTA 7FBMF30 3t Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
19,700€
27/02/2019 12:00
0 Bids
27
BAUMANN HX40/12/50 4,0t Side loader
Wermelskirchen
18,500€
27/02/2019 11:33
0 Bids
27
LINDE H30D 3,0t Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
18,150€
27/02/2019 12:06
0 Bids
27
SVETRUCK 1260/30 12t Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
17,500€
27/02/2019 12:05
0 Bids
27
LINDE H50D Diesel Forklift 5 t
Wermelskirchen
15,800€
27/02/2019 12:12
0 Bids
27
OM PIMESPO DI80C Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
15,500€
27/02/2019 10:53
0 Bids
27
LINDE H30D Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
15,500€
27/02/2019 11:27
0 Bids
27
COMBILIFT C4500GT Sideloader Forklift
Bucharest
14,500€
20/02/2019 10:22
0 Bids
20
MAST EXPLORER H30DA terrain diesel forklift
Wermelskirchen
14,500€
27/02/2019 12:16
0 Bids
27
LINDE H40D-02 Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
13,900€
27/02/2019 11:26
0 Bids
27
TOYOTA 02-8FDF25 2,5t Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
13,750€
27/02/2019 12:07
0 Bids
27
LINDE H30T LPG Forklift 3 t
Wermelskirchen
12,900€
27/02/2019 12:09
0 Bids
27
TOYOTA 8FBMT15 1,5t Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
12,500€
27/02/2019 11:30
0 Bids
27
LINDE H25D Diesel Forklift 2,5 t
Wermelskirchen
10,600€
27/02/2019 12:13
0 Bids
27
STILL RX20-18 Electric Forklift 1,8t
Wermelskirchen
9,900€
27/02/2019 11:20
0 Bids
27
LINDE E48 Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
9,800€
27/02/2019 11:29
0 Bids
27
HYSTER H 300 B Diesel Forklift
Simmozheim
9,500€
13/03/2019 10:17
1 Bid
13
LINDE E14-01 1,4t Elgtriplex hubgerüst mg E1ite7 e
Wermelskirchen
9,350€
27/02/2019 12:04
0 Bids
27
LINDE H16D Diesel Forklift 1,6t
Wermelskirchen
9,200€
27/02/2019 11:28
0 Bids
27
JUNGHEINRICH TFG435S Gas forklift
Mures
9,000€
07/03/2019 10:07
1 Bid
07
LINDE E25/600 2.5t Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
8,800€
27/02/2019 11:44
0 Bids
27
YALE GDP55MJ Diesel forklift
Mures
8,700€
07/03/2019 10:12
0 Bids
07
TOYOTA 7FBMF25 2.5t Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
8,500€
27/02/2019 11:43
0 Bids
27
LINDE E20L 2.0t Eletric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
8,500€
27/02/2019 12:01
0 Bids
27
STILL RX70-30T 3 t Gas Forklift
Wermelskirchen
7,900€
27/02/2019 12:15
0 Bids
27
LINDE E18.01 Electric Forklift 1,8t
Wermelskirchen
7,800€
27/02/2019 11:19
0 Bids
27
JUNGHEINRICH EFG216k Electric Forklift 1,6 t
Wermelskirchen
7,800€
27/02/2019 12:08
0 Bids
27
LINDE H40T LPG Forklift 4,0t
Wermelskirchen
7,700€
27/02/2019 11:23
0 Bids
27
LINDE E30 3t Electric Forklift
Wermelskirchen
7,500€
27/02/2019 11:42
0 Bids
27
LINDE H40 Gas forklift
Mures
7,400€
07/03/2019 10:10
0 Bids
07
JUNGHEINRICH TFG425S Gas forklift
Mures
7,400€
07/03/2019 10:09
0 Bids
07
JUNGHEINRICH TFG 50 Gas forklift
Mures
7,400€
07/03/2019 10:08
0 Bids
07
STILL RX20-15 Electric Forklift 1,5t
Wermelskirchen
7,300€
27/02/2019 10:49
0 Bids
27
LINDE H16D Diesel Forklift
Wermelskirchen
7,200€
27/02/2019 12:14
0 Bids
27

Buy & sell used industrial forklifts & trucks on Surplex

Index

  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
Used forklift outdoors

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.

JUNGHEINRICH forklift in use

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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