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Heavy Duty Forklift Rental (16)

A heavy duty forklift, also known as a high-capacity forklift, is a jumbo-sized piece of equipment designed to lift especially heavy loads — up to 100,000 pounds...Show More

A heavy duty forklift, also known as a high-capacity forklift, is a jumbo-sized piece of equipment designed to lift especially heavy loads — up to 100,000 pounds. Heavy duty forklifts use hydraulic levers to supply the power they need to lift substantial weights high into the air.

Like other forklifts, they’re used for material handling tasks like loading and unloading materials from trucks, placing pallets in warehouses, and moving them from place to place. They can operate indoors or outdoors, using pneumatic (air-filled) tires that enable them to work in places like lumberyards and construction sites with rough terrain. But because of their size, they’re not the best choice to use in cramped areas. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.

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Equipment ID: 11-230

30000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-233

33000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-236

36000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-240

40000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-150

50000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-255

55000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-160

60000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-260

60000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-170

70000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-270

70000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-180

80000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-280

80000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-190

90000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-290

90000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-200

100000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Cushion Tire

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Equipment ID: 11-300

100000 lbs Heavy Duty Forklift Pneumatic Tire

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The makes/models shown are examples only and equipment delivered may differ. Contact customer support to check on the availability of specific makes/models.

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FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a heavy duty forklift?

Since heavy duty forklifts are larger than standard lift trucks, they’re usually harder to source and have limited availability nationwide. If specific pricing is not available, request a quote online or call to speak to a representative. Prices may vary depending on availability, jobsite location, and other factors.

How much can a heavy duty forklift carry?

Heavy duty forklifts can carry much heavier loads than standard forklifts. Their lift capacities typically range from 30,000 to 100,000 pounds, although they can go even higher if they have enough counterweight to balance their loads. For instance, an extendable counterweight forklift model is available to handle loads as heavy as 140,000 pounds.

Note that the load capacity is the maximum load a forklift can carry at the given load center. If the load is not centered or at an angle, it will not be able to carry the same weight. Attachments will also change load capacity.

Which type of forklift tires will I need?

There are two types of forklift tires: pneumatic and cushion. What you’ll need will depend on where you’re operating your forklift.

  • Pneumatic tires: These are typically used outdoors or in rough outdoor conditions such as rain, dirt, or snow. Their tread allows them to maintain traction on rough terrain, which increases stability.
  • Cushion tires: These are best suited for indoor areas such as warehouses with smooth floor conditions. They also work well on ramps or loading docks.

What type of engine do I need?

  • Internal combustion (gas or diesel): IC forklifts are more common. They are cheaper to purchase and are easier to refuel, especially if being used in an outdoor environment. However, they have a higher maintenance cost and will cost more in fuel over a long period of time.
  • Electric: Battery-powered forklifts give off fewer emissions and are suitable for use indoors. They’re also quieter, but they’re the most expensive option and require more downtime to recharge.

Do I need a license to operate a forklift?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) specifies that all forklift drivers need to be professionally trained and certified before they can operate a powered industrial truck such as a forklift at a worksite.

OSHA offers 90-minute forklift safety classes for $79, and employers must evaluate workers’ performance at least every three years. OSHA standards can differ from state to state, so it’s important to be familiar with your state’s specific requirements.

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