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Hi, I'm Charles Green, and this is my site. Forklifts are my life and where I spend most of my time during the day. I either am working directly on a forklift of repairing them. And so I figured, if I'm spending so much time on one, why not create a web site about them. And here we are. I hope to provide you with some interesting articles and good photos. And if you are so inclined, please leave a comment or post a question. I love feedback. I'll try to make this an interesting and informative site. Thanks and enjoy.

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The Top 20 Global Forklift Manufacturers

Each and every year, a popular magazine that goes by the name of ‘Modern Materials Handling’ ranks the ‘Top 20 Global Forklift Manufacturers” in the world.

In order to be qualified for the ranking, companies are required to manufacture and supply forklifts in at least one of the seven different truck classes of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). These classes include electric motor rider, internal combustion engine, electric and internal combustion engine tow tractors, electric motor hand trucks, pneumatic tire and rough terrain.

The rankings are awarded on the basis of worldwide revenues of the forklift manufacturers from their last financial year and are as follows:

1. Toyota Industries Corp.
2. Kion Group
3. Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.
4. Crown Equipment Corp.
5. NACCO Industries
6. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift
7. Komatsu Utility Co.
8. Nissan Forklift Corp
9 TCM Corp.
10. Anhui Forklift Group
11. Nippon Yusoki Co.
12. Clark Material Handling
13. Doosan Infracore
14. Zhejiang Hangcha Engineering Machinery Co.
15. Hyundai Heavy Industries
16. Tailift
17. Combilift
18. Hubtex
19. Hytsu
20. Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing

There are not many forklift manufacturers that produce each and every model that exists in the market and therefore, it is essential to comprehend what model or type will be most appropriate to meet one’s needs and then look for manufacturers that have that particular model available at a dealership in your locality. One must start with a thorough and in depth assessment of the application and from there, they can begin to identify the areas of opportunity.

Selecting the right forklift brand and model is not always easy. Nowadays, there are so many various options available in the market and each lift-truck model has its own set of advantages and disadvantages in relation to a specific application. By making the wrong decision, one will have to pay a heavy price if they are left with an unproductive or incompetent piece of equipment.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Used Forklift

We’re going to go over a few things that one needs to keep in mind when buying a used forklift. A used forklift or lift-truck is the most appropriate choice for one who is tight on finances as they are relatively cheaper than brand new forklifts. The used forklift market is thriving and machines that have been used for a certain period time are sold for a few thousands of dollars.

Purchasing a second-hand forklift, however, has drawbacks, for example, used parts may need replacement or might need to be fixed. One must always consider all their options before investing their money on the purchase of the equipment. If one is going to purchase a used forklift, it is essential for them to take into consideration a few things in order to ensure that they make the right choice. These include carrying out a thorough inspection of the equipment and checking to see if the tires, lights, safety parts such as seatbelts, reverse sensors, forks, belts and chains on the lift and other parts are functioning properly. One must not rely on the claims made by a used forklift dealer, these claims are often proved to be false. One must only have faith in their own eyes when it comes to purchasing a used forklift.

Used forklift dealers of good reputation also sell their products online. The internet is an extensive platform for buyers to locate such dealers and get in touch with them. However, buying products online has its own risks since the potential buyer is not able to check or verify the used forklift before making the purchase. It is always recommended to browse online and gather all the information required about the dealer and the products but make the purchase only after a physical visit to the dealership.