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Used Forklifts

North Star Forklift is the Vancouver and the Lower Mainland home of all your needs for used forklifts. We have all makes and models from propane forklifts, electric forklifts, pallet jacks and so much more. If you need a short or long term rental or need to purchase with or without financing North Star Forklift has the forklift for you. Call Roger today at 604-671-0430 Used Forklifts Vancouver

Forklift Rental Vancouver – Low Rates & Quick Delivery

Fork LiftWhether you are looking for the flexibility to rent forklift for a day, week, month or year, North Star Forklift offers the largest variety of  material handling, and construction equipment in the Vancouver, Lower Mainland. We offer extremely low rates and quick delivery anywhere in the Vancouver Area. Call Roger Today.

Used Forklifts

forklift leasing vancouverThe fundamental issue is that there are significant savings that are possible with a used forklift. For example, purchasing a brand new, electric warehouse forklift with standard capacity will run in today’s market about $15,000-$25,000. Add to this the $2,000 to $5,000 needed to purchase a battery and its charger. Finding a similar IC (internal combustion) forklift will run from $15,000 to $30,000. Either forklift can run much more based on how it is configured and its lift capacity.

Compare this to the cost of buying a well refurbished used electric forklift with a 3,000 pound capacity will cost between $5,000 and $10,000. A used IC forklift with a 5,000 pound capacity will run in today’s market from $10,000 to $15,000 or a 30% to 50% savings.

Advantages of Electric Forklifts

NissanForklift manufacturers have made substantial improvements to all models in recent years from diesel, propane, gasoline and electric. Each forklift type has definite advantages and should be used in the proper setting to ensure safety and longevity, and multiple forklift types will be required for larger operations with indoor and outdoor jobs that require lifting large loads. Electric forklifts fill a very distinct (and expanding) niche for warehouses and companies up and down the supply chain who are looking to avoid a loud, dirty environment that is often associated with industrial equipment. Electric forklift owners realize significant advantages in the areas of cost, operation and maintenance. Indoor use is essential for the electric forklift because the clean, dry environment is best for the battery and other systems on-board. 

Forklift Rentals

Senior mechanic hooking up the batteries of a forklift inside aIn the ever changing business environment, sometimes the best option for a short-term need is a short-term solution. With a full line rental fleet from 2,000 lb. to 10,000 lb. capacity and an inventory  North Star Forklift has the LP gas, cushion or pneumatic, electric sit-downs and stand-ups, reach trucks, order selectors, and electric pallet jacks in all capacities. Discover today how North Star Forklift of Vancouver can meet your rental equipment needs.

Forklifts Surrey British Columbia

Crown  RC Stand-Up North Star Forklift has one of the largest selection of used forklifts in the Surrey area. We have all types of forklifts to meet your needs from: propane, electric, gas, stand up, pallet and more. Come see us at North Star Forklifts Surrey BC and rent, lease or buy today.

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Forklift Types

Forklift Types

What is a Forklift?

Sometimes called a forklift truck, the forklift is a powerful industrial truck that is used to lift and transport material by steel forks that are inserted under the load.  Forklifts are commonly used to move loads and equipment that is stored on pallets,  developed in 1920, and has since become a valuable piece of equipment in many manufacturing and warehousing operations.

Forklift Types

The most common type of design with forklifts is the counter balance.  Other types of designs include the reach truck and side loader, both of which are used in environments where the space is at a minimum.

Forklift Control and Capability

Forklifts are available in many types and different load capacities.  In the average warehouse setting, most forklifts have load capacities of around five tons.

Along with the control to raise and lower the forks, you can also tilt the mast to compensate for the tendency of the load to angle the blades towards the ground and risk slipping it off the forks.  The tilt will also provide a limited ability to operate on ground that isn’t level.

There are some variations that allow you to move the forks and backrest laterally, which allows easier placement of a load.  In addition to this,there are some machines that offer hydraulic control to move the forks together or further apart, which removes the need for you to get out of the cab to manually adjust for a different size load.

Another forklift variation that is sometimes used in manufacturing facilities, will utilize forklifts with a clamp attachment that you can open and close around a load, instead of having to use forks.  Products such as boxes, cartons, etc., can be moved with the clamp attachment.


New Inventory of Used Forklifts Lower Mainland

all-forkliftsNorth Star Forklift just received a container of high quality used forklifts with brands like, Crown, Toyota, Nissan and Raymond. we at North Star Forklift can service all your warehouse and job site forklift needs with, electric, propane, pallet jacks and stand-up forklifts. We at North Star Forklift can deliver to your destination and can set you up with a rental or financing. Call Roger today 604-671-0423.

Forklifts Vancouver

North Star Forklift is pleased to service Vancouver with forklift rentals, sales and leasing. we have a large selection of used forklifts for any job, from electric, LPG, stand-up, pallet jacks and much much more. Call roger to come in a see this great selection of used forklifts today ……new inventory arriving everydayHYSTER-S55FTS

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