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Large Forklift rentals

Considerations when renting a large forklift

To choose the correct forklift to rent, determine the weight of your material and specifications about its current and future locations.  You may want to consider the use of an attachment to aid in lifting your material or an all-terrain model for working on uneven ground.  The KWIPPED network of suppliers can help you determine if a regular or large forklift is best for your worksite.

Features of large forklifts

The standard components of forklifts are the frame, counterweight, cab, overhead guard, and the pronged fork and these remain for large forklifts.  The cab of the forklift will contain a space for the operator to sit.  Stick-like controls and buttons are used to operate the forklift.  The overhead guard is the roof of the cab, which protects the operator from accidental falling material.  The counterweight is attached the rear of the cab to balance the weight being lifted by the fork.  Forklifts have rear wheel steering for maneuverability.

How large forklifts work

Large forklifts are operated in the same manner as regular forklifts; however, they cannot maneuver in small spaces.  To move material with a forklift the operator drives forward and inserts the fork underneath the material to be moved.  The fork is then raised slightly and the lift can be driven to the new location.  Forklifts should be driven with their load near the ground to remain balanced.  Lifts will come with maximum load and center of gravity specifications on clearly marked labels.
There are a variety of attachments with specific uses that can be added to forklifts.  Large forklifts also have attachments that aid in the lifting of different shaped objects such as a heavy-duty tire handler attachment.

About large forklifts

Large forklifts have the same components and uses as regular forklifts, but are used for larger loads and work sites.  The cab portion of the lift will be much larger to balance the weight being transported and allow for a wider wheel base.  They have cushioned or pneumatic tires for easier maneuverability with heavy loads.  Large forklifts are also known as industrial forklifts or high/large capacity lifts; they are used to move heavy loads like equipment, machines, or large shipping containers.  Large forklifts are generally created to carry loads between 10 and 30 tons, and some models can lift up to 50 tons.

Large Forklift Applications

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouses
  • Construction
  • Industry
  • Dockyards

Large Forklift Manufacturers

  • Caterpillar
  • Crown
  • Hyster
  • Hyundai
  • Komatsu
  • Taylor
  • Toyota

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