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Extendable Counterweight Forklift Rental (4)

An extendable counterweight forklift is a type of forklift meant for handling large, heavy loads...Show More

An extendable counterweight forklift is a type of forklift meant for handling large, heavy loads. These forklifts have an adjustable wheelbase with an extendable counterweight, which allow them to handle a larger load capacity than a standard forklift. They also have a removable hydraulic boom. Material-handling and machinery movers are the most common types of companies that use these lifts, given their needs for lifting and moving heavy loads.

Also known as “hoist forklifts” or “Versa-Lifts,” extendable counterweight forklifts come in several types: 25/35, 40/60, 60/80, and 100/140. The 25/35 is the most compact and has the lowest capacity, while the 60/80 and 100/140 are designed for heavier loads. The 40/60 is the less-bulky, mid-range, original version. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.

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Equipment ID: 15-2535

25000-35000 lbs Extendable Counterweight Forklift

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Equipment ID: 15-4060

40000-60000 lbs Extendable Counterweight Forklift

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Equipment ID: 15-6080

60000-80000 lbs Extendable Counterweight Forklift

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Equipment ID: 15-1014

100000-140000 lbs Extendable Counterweight Forklift

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What are extendable counterweight forklifts used for?

Extendable counterweight forklifts are able to handle heavier loads than a typical forklift. Because of their relatively compact size, these forklifts can navigate smaller areas and confined spaces, making them ideal for moving heavy machinery in factories or on loading docks.

How much can counterweight forklifts carry?

The main difference between the forklift types is how much weight they can carry, and you can tell what their capacity is based on the type. The 25/35 can carry 25,000 to 35,000 pounds, the 40/60 can handle 40,000 to 60,000 pounds, and so on.

The exact amount the forklift will be able to carry depends on three factors: load center, counterweight extended or retracted, and counterweights used:

  • Load center: This is the distance from the center of the load to the face of the forks or boom.
  • Counterweight extended or retracted: Counterweight extensions come in different lengths, as measured in inches: 0, 12, 24, 36, and 48.
  • Counterweights used: Each type of forklift has a different number of counterweight slabs. The 60/80, for example, has six slabs, while the 100/140 has nine.

How does an extendable counterweight forklift differ from a standard forklift?

Standard or reach forklifts differ from extendable counterweight forklifts mainly in terms of how much weight they can handle and what kind of jobs they do. Reach trucks are typically seen in warehouses lifting relatively small items—usually no more than a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. Extendable counterweight forklifts lack the vertical reach of standard forklifts, but they can handle loads of 25,000 pounds up to 140,000 pounds.

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