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Common Types of Forklifts

Knowing what type of forklift you need can be a big struggle. Here are some basic descriptions of the most common types of material handling equipment available. Counterbalance Forklift Trucks Counterbalance forklift trucks are the most common type of forklift and the type that most people generally think of when renting a forklift. On counterbalance forklifts, the forks protrude from the front ...
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How Forklifts Work

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Forklifts have several main components that are common from manufacturer to manufacturer. They contain the same general assemblies that allow the machine to move forward and backward as well as lift and lower. The frame of a forklift is the base to which all key components attach, including the mast and counterweight. Sometimes the fuel and hydraulic tanks are included in the frame assembly. Th...
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