Forklifts for Rent

See our entire fleet of forklifts for rent below. Also known as lift trucks, our forklift rentals range from small to heavy-duty models and provide ample strength, lift height, versatility and the performance features needed for most applications.

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Cat Class Code
232-2400

Rough Terrain Forklift, 10,000 lbs., 16 ft.-21 ft., Diesel Powered

  • Maximum lift height up to 21’
  • Lift speed up to 72 feet per minute
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Travel speeds up to 19.5 mph
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting heavy materials on the jobsite
  • Add this 10k forklift to your cart now
Yellow JCB 10,000 lb. rough terrain forklift side view
Cat Class Code
232-2405

Rough Terrain Forklift, 10,000 lbs., 30 ft., Diesel Powered

  • Up to 3-stage mast
  • Multi-disc brakes
  • Up to 84 horsepower diesel engine
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting building materials to high elevations and transporting materials in lumberyards or construction sites
  • Add this rough terrain forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
232-2500

Rough Terrain Forklift, 12,000 lbs., 30 ft., Diesel or Electric Powered

  • 74-horsepower diesel engine
  • Closed hydraulic system
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 6 tons
  • 12V, 95 amp alternator, 1,000 CCA battery
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting heavy-duty materials to where you need them on the jobsite
  • Add this 12k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
232-2210

Rough Terrain Forklift, 6,000 lbs., 11 ft.-20 ft., 2WD

  • Maximum lift height up to 20’
  • 2-wheel drive for increased agility and a lighter weight
  • Maximum lifting capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling materials on rough terrain
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Rough Terrain Forklift
Cat Class Code
232-2211

Rough Terrain Forklift, 6,000 lbs., 11-20 ft., 4WD

  • Maximum lift height up to 20’
  • 4-wheel drive for traction on slippery or muddy sites
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Uses: Ideal for helping you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs on any terrain
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
232-2215

Rough Terrain Forklift, 6,000 lbs., 21 ft.-29 ft., 4WD or 2WD

  • Maximum lift height of up to 29’
  • 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models available
  • Maximum lifting capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Four-wheel drive for maneuvering on rough terrain
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting building materials to high elevations and transporting materials in lumberyards or construction sites
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Rough Terrain Forklift
Cat Class Code
232-2306

Rough Terrain Forklift, 8,000 lbs., 15 ft.-22 ft., 4WD

  • Maximum lift height up to 22’
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Maximum lifting capacity up to 8,000 lbs.
  • Optional attachments include brick forks, material buckets, crane hooks, hoppers, extendable jib and truss booms
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling heavy-duty materials on rough terrain
  • Add this 8k forklift to your cart now
Rough Terrain Forklift 8000lbs yellow
Cat Class Code
232-2305

Rough Terrain Forklift, 8,000 lbs., 16 ft.-22 ft., 2WD or 4WD

  • Maximum fork height up to 22’
  • 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models available
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 8,000 lbs.
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing materials on any terrain
  • Add this 8k forklift to your cart now
8000 pound variable reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1375

Telehandler Forklift, 8,000 lbs., 43 ft.

  • Maximum lift height up to 43'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Variable Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1600

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 10,000 lbs., 40-49 ft.

  • Maximum lift height of up to 49'
  • Single joystick control handles all boom functions
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this 10k forklift to your cart now
Red and black Magni 13,200 lb. 114 ft. variable reach forklift with rotating boom
Cat Class Code
233-2100

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 13,200 lbs., 114 ft., Rotating Boom

  • Maximum capacity of 13,200 lbs.
  • Lift capacity of 6,600 lbs. at full height
  • Maximum lift height of 114'
  • Comes standard with automatic attachment recognition
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials such as lumber, bricks, trusses and more
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Blue Genie 36-49 ft. extended Scissor Lift with 4WD
Cat Class Code
233-1000

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 15 ft.-20 ft., 4,500 lbs.

  • Synchro shuttle transmission
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 4,500 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing heavy-duty materials on any terrain
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Blue Genie 6,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1155

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 15-34 ft., 6,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height of up to 34'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting heavy materials over various types of terrain
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Yellow and black JCB 6,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1160

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 30 ft.-39 ft., 6,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 36'4"
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, loading and unloading heavy-duty materials
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Blue Genie 6,000 lb. traverse telehandler reach forklift with fork lifted
Cat Class Code
233-1175

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 40 ft.-45 ft., 6,000 lbs., Traverse, Diesel Powered

  • Maximum lift height of up to 45’
  • Dual-gear hydraulic pump
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Up to 99.2 horsepower
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting heavy materials to elevated heights in construction and industrial spaces
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Material Handler Forklift Pack shot
Cat Class Code
233-1470

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 40 ft.-45 ft., 9,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 43'
  • Joystick boom control
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 9,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing heavy-duty materials
  • Add this 9k forklift to your cart now
Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1610

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 40 ft.-49 ft., 10,000 lbs., Traverse, Diesel Powered

  • Maximum lift height up to 49’
  • 4-section boom for variable reach
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting heavy materials to elevated heights in construction and industrial spaces
  • Add this 10k forklift to your cart now
Orange and gray 6,000 lbs. Skyjack Telehandler Reach with forklift lowered
Cat Class Code
233-1170

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 40 ft.-49 ft., 6,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 42'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy loads around the jobsite
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Blue Genie 8,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1370

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 40 ft.-49 ft., 8,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 43'10"
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 8,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy-duty materials
  • Add this 8k forklift to your cart now
Yellow and black JCB 42 ft. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1250

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 42 ft., 7,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 42'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 7,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and moving heavy-duty materials
  • Add this 7k forklift to your cart today
Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1475

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 42 ft., 9,000 lbs., Traverse, Diesel Powered

  • Maximum reach of up to 42’
  • Powershift transmission
  • Torque up to 306 ft.-lbs.
  • Several forward and reverse gears
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting heavy materials to elevated heights in construction and industrial spaces
  • Add this 9k forklift to your cart now
Orange JLG 15,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1690

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 45 ft.-55 ft., 15,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 55'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 15,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and loading heavy-duty materials
  • Add this 15k forklift to your cart now
Blue Genie 5,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift with fork lifted
Cat Class Code
233-1025

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 5,000 lbs., 16-20 ft.

  • Maximum lift height of up to 20'
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability
  • Carrying capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this 5k forklift to your cart now
Blue Genie 5,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1050

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 5,000 lbs., 21 ft.-35 ft.

  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Tight-turning radius
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Yellow and black JCB 10,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1650

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 50 ft.-56 ft., 10,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 56'10"
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 10K lbs.
  • Multiple steering modes available including all-wheel
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and moving heavy loads around a jobsite
  • Add this 10k forklift to your cart now
Yellow and black JCB 12,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1675

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 50 ft.-56 ft., 12,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 56'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 12,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy loads in industrial settings
  • Add this 12k forklift to your cart today
Yellow and black JCB 14,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1685

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 50 ft.-56 ft., 14,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 56'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 14,000 lbs.
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling heavy-duty materials
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Red and black Magni 11,000-13,200 lb. variable reach forklift with fork upright
Cat Class Code
233-2110

Variable Reach Forklift, 11,000-13,200 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • 36,595-39,680 lb. operating weight
  • 82' maximum lift height
  • 62-69 ft. maximum forward reach
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this variable reach forklift to your cart now
Red and black Magni 13,200 lb. variable reach forklift with fork upright
Cat Class Code
233-2140

Variable Reach Forklift, 13,200 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • 48,060 lb. operating weight
  • 97' maximum lift height
  • 85' maximum forward reach
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this variable reach forklift to your cart now
Red and black Magni 22,046 lb. variable reach forklift with fork upright
Cat Class Code
233-1700

Variable Reach Forklift, 22,046 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • 30,645 lb. operating weight
  • 31' maximum lift height
  • 16' maximum forward reach
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this variable reach forklift to your cart now
Red and black Magni 35,273 lb. variable reach forklift with fork upright
Cat Class Code
233-1850

Variable Reach Forklift, 35,273 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • 45,195 lb. operating weight
  • 31' maximum lift height
  • 16' maximum forward reach
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this variable reach forklift to your cart now
Orange Skyjack 44 ft. Variable Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1732

Variable Reach Forklift, 44 ft.

  • Single joystick control handles all boom functions
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability
  • Capable of tackling various terrain
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
  • Add this variable reach forklift to your cart now
Walk-Behind Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-0500

Walkie Stacker, 1,000-4,000 lbs., Electric Powered

  • Cushion tires for smooth traveling
  • Full load lift at up to 27 feet per minute
  • Lifting capacity 4,000 lbs.
  • Battery power supply 24V
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and stacking pallets
  • Add this walk-behind forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1455

Warehouse Forklift, 10,000 lbs.-12,500 lbs., Electric Powered

  • 2-stage mast for high visibility
  • 36V, 48V or 80V power supply
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 12,500 lbs.
  • Travel speed up to 9.4 mph under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 12k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1452

Warehouse Forklift, 10,000 lbs.-12,500 lbs., Gas/Diesel Powered

  • Travel speed of up to 12.1 mph under full load
  • Diesel and gas options available
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 12,500 lbs.
  • Hydrostatic steering, suspension seat and cushion tires
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 12k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1651

Warehouse Forklift, 12,501 lbs.-15,000 lbs.

  • Travel speeds up to 12.5 mph under full load
  • Cushion tires for low clearance areas
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 15,000 lbs.
  • Hydraulic foot brakes and mechanical hand brakes
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1650

Warehouse Forklift, 12,501 lbs.-15,000 lbs., Gas/LP/Diesel Powered

  • Full load lift of up to 104 feet per minute
  • Diesel, gas or liquid propane options available
  • Grade range up to 34% under full load
  • 24" load center
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this warehouse forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1810

Warehouse Forklift, 17,000 lbs.-19,000 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • 100 horsepower diesel engine
  • 24" load center
  • Disc brakes
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Warehouse Forklift, 20,000-22,499 lbs., Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1850

Warehouse Forklift, 20,000-22,499 lbs., Pneumatic Tires

  • Auto-shift transmission
  • Oil-cooled disc brakes
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 22,499 lbs.
  • Hydraulic control valve and levers
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy materials
  • Add this heavy-duty forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1950

Warehouse Forklift, 25,000-30,000 lbs., Gas or Diesel Powered

  • Maximum lift height up to 118”
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 30,000 lbs.
  • Operator Sensing System for increased safety
  • Uses: Ideal for maneuvering around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 30k forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1253

Warehouse Forklift, 3 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 3 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Two- or three-stage mast for visibility
  • Maximum fork height 15'5"
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1004

Warehouse Forklift, 3,000 lbs.

  • Conveniently adjustable fork widths
  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Advanced hydraulic power steering
  • Maximum lifting capacity up to 3,000 lbs.
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1001

Warehouse Forklift, 3,000 lbs., Double Reach, Electric Powered

  • 24" load center
  • Lift speed of up to 83' per minute
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 3,000 lbs.
  • Standing forklift for increased maneuverability
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 3k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1005

Warehouse Forklift, 3,000 lbs., Gas/LP Powered

  • Hydrostatic steering for faster response
  • Oil-cooled disc brakes
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 1.5 tons
  • High torque to drive wheels
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 3k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1003

Warehouse Forklift, 3,000 lbs., Gas/LP/Diesel Powered

  • Gas and propane or diesel options
  • Turning radius as tight as 76"
  • Full load lift at up to 131' per minute
  • Pneumatic powered lift
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this warehouse forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1000

Warehouse Forklift, 3,000 lbs.-4,000 lbs., Electric Powered

  • See-through mast and top for good visibility
  • Economy, standard and high-speed modes
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Hydraulic motor and AC drive
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 4k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1050

Warehouse Forklift, 3,500 lbs., 3-Wheel, Electric Powered

  • Turning radius as tight as 62.6"
  • Hydraulic motor and electric drive
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 3,500 lbs.
  • Suspension seat
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1140

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height up to 15’9”
  • Features include sideshift and hydrostatic steering
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Gas, electric or diesel options available
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 4k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1100

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs., Electric Powered

  • Full load lift at up to 67' per minute
  • Grade range up to 35% under full load
  • Instrument display
  • Cushion tires
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1101

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs., Gas/LP Powered

  • Full load lift up to 124 feet per minute
  • Turning radius as tight as 75.6"
  • Up to 24" load center
  • Pneumatic powered lift
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this warehouse forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1110

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs., Stand Up

  • Travel speed of up to 7.3 mph under full load
  • 24" load center
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Space for a single standing operator
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around warehouses or other industrial sites
  • Add this 4k forklift to your cart today
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Cat Class Code
231-2210

Warehouse Forklift, 5 Tons, Gas or Diesel Powered

  • Pneumatic tires for strong grip on outdoor sites
  • Safely transport stock and supplies indoors and outdoors
  • Maximum lifting capacity 10,000 lbs.
  • Ideal for loading and unloading shipments and organizing pallets
  • Add this warehouse forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-2100

Warehouse Forklift, 5,000 lbs.

  • Wet or dry disc brakes
  • Easy-access maintenance
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Steel chassis for solid strength
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 5k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1204

Warehouse Forklift, 5,000 lbs., Gas/Propane Powered

  • Up to 24" load center
  • Travel speed of up to 10.8 mph under full load
  • Cushion tires are useful for low-clearance areas
  • Maximum lifting capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 5k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1254

Warehouse Forklift, 6,000 lbs.

  • Hydrostatic steering for faster response and cushion tires
  • Diesel and gas options available
  • Up to 24" load center
  • Instrument display and optional sideshift
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site; cushion tires are useful for low clearance
  • Add this warehouse forklift to your cart now
Forklift Whse 6000 lbs
Cat Class Code
231-1221

Warehouse Forklift, 6,000 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • Tight outside turning radius of 92.5°
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Grade range of up to 29% under full load
  • Maximum height of up to 15’
  • Uses: Ideal to assist you in your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1251

Warehouse Forklift, 6,000 lbs., Electric Powered

  • Maximum lift height of up to 15.5’
  • Sit-down counterbalance forklift
  • 36V and optional 48V power supply
  • Travel speed of up to 10.73 mph under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 6k forklift to your cart now
Cat Class Code
231-1300

Warehouse Forklift, 7,000 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • Maximum lift height of up to 15’
  • Up to 24" load center
  • Hydrostatic transmission and brakes
  • Full load lift of up to 92.4 feet per minute
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 7k forklift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
231-1353

Warehouse Forklift, 8,000 lbs.

  • 2-stage mast for high visibility
  • Full load lift of up to 20" per second
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 8,000 lbs.
  • 19" load center
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 8k forklift to your cart now
Orange Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1975

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 15.5 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 15.5 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 30% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 9'8"
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Warehouse Forklift Pneumatic
Cat Class Code
231-2000

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 18 Ton

  • Maximum fork height of up to 9'10"
  • Diesel-powered forklift
  • Maximum carrying capacity up to 36,000 lbs.
  • Grade range up to 30% under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1252

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 3 Ton

  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7”
  • Two- or three-stage mast for visibility
  • Up to 6,000 lb. lift capacity
  • Includes a System of Active Stability for increased safety
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Toyota Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1351

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 4 Ton

  • Maximum fork height up to 15'7”
  • Includes a System of Active Stability for increased safety
  • Maximum lift capacity up to 4 tons
  • Grade range up to 43% under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy-duty materials
  • Add this straight mast forklift to your cart now
Internal Combustion Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1202

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum fork height of up to 15.7'
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Grade range of up to 30% under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
  • Add this 5k forklift to your cart now
Yellow Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1201

Warehouse Forklift, Electric Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum fork height up to 15'
  • Grade range up to 21% under full load
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Includes a System of Active Stability for increased safety
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, stacking and moving warehouse materials
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Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1445

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 5 Ton

  • Maximum fork height 15'5"
  • 9'4" turning radius
  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5 tons
  • Includes a System of Active Stability for increased safety
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy-duty warehouse materials
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Toyota Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1450

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 5 Ton

  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7"
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 5 tons
  • 9'4" turning radius
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Internal Combustion Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1801

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 7.5 Ton

  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Grade range of up to 30% under full load
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 7.5 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy materials
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Yellow Warehouse Forklift 1
Cat Class Code
231-1200

Warehouse Forklift, Gas Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum fork height up to 15'
  • Includes 4' forks
  • Maximum carrying capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Grade range up to 21% under full load
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking warehouse materials
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Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1250

Warehouse Forklift, Gas/LP Powered, 3 Ton

  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'9"
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 3 tons
  • Two- or three-stage mast for visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
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Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1350

Warehouse Forklift, Gas/LP Powered, 4 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 4 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 43% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 15'
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Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1205

Warehouse Forklift, Gas/LP Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift height of up to 14'3”
  • Two-stage mast for visibility
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • System of Active Stability for increased safety
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting with lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
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Internal Combustion Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1220

Warehouse Forklift, Gas/LP Powered, Quadmast, 3 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 3 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Four-stage mast for highest lifting/stacking
  • Maximum fork height 20'
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yellow 5000 lb warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1209

Warehouse Forklift, Quadmast, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum fork height of up to 20'
  • Four-stage mast for highest lifting/stacking
  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
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Warehouse Forklift 1
Cat Class Code
231-1210

Warehouse Forklift, With Scale, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Hydrostatic steering
  • Maximum fork height 15'
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crane hook forklift attachment
Cat Class Code
170-9009

Crane Hook Attachment for Forklift

  • Lift capacity up to 22,000 lbs.
  • Heavy-duty, rugged and durable
  • Available for straight-mast and extendable-reach forklifts
  • Lift heavy loads easily and securely
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Cat Class Code
230-5111

Forklift 4' Block Forks

Cat Class Code
230-5120

Forklift 5' Forks

Cat Class Code
230-5135

Forklift 8' Forks

Cat Class Code
230-5180

Forklift Double Fork Attachment

forklift forks attachment product shot
Cat Class Code
230-5130

Forklift Forks Attachment, 6 ft.

  • Fork attachment for forklifts
  • Easy to attach
  • 6' long, adjustable forklift spacing
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
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forklift forks attachment product shot
Cat Class Code
230-5110

Forklift Pallet Forks Attachment, 4 ft.

  • Fork attachment for forklifts
  • Easy to attach
  • 4' long, adjustable forklift spacing
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for moving pallets and other material handling in warehouses and plants
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More About Forklifts

You can rely on United Rentals' top-tier forklift rental service for your site or facility. Whether you need to move or lift material — on solid ground or mud, rocks, hillsides and other rough terrains — we have the reliable and rugged forklifts to help you get your construction or industrial job done right. When you rent a forklift from United Rentals, rest assured that our inventory is stocked with forklifts from trusted manufacturers like Case, Sky Trak, Toyota and others. Our fleet of forklift rentals includes reach forklifts, warehouse forklifts and rough terrain lifts, each of which comes in electric, gas, or diesel-powered configurations for whatever your worksite has in store. For more information on our selection of forklifts for rent, check out our FAQ section below.

FAQs
Can you use diesel forklifts indoors?

Diesel forklifts are best suited for outdoor projects and jobsites. Diesel engines have exhaust emissions that could be potentially hazardous and negatively impact the health of your workers. Diesel exhaust emissions are gases and vapors such as nitrous oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as fine particles known as diesel particulate matter (DPM).

How much does a forklift weigh?

The forklift weight greatly depends on the type, size and configuration. A 5,000-lb. capacity forklift can weigh up to 7,000 lbs. with load and fuel; forklifts typically start at 3,500 lb. capacity. United Rentals can help you select the right forklift for your site, facility and task needs.

Do you need a license to drive a forklift?

Yes, a forklift operator must have a valid license to use a forklift on any worksite in the U.S. United Rentals offers Equipment Operator Training and certifications to those who require them.

Tips for Choosing the Right Forklift
Understand the different types of forklifts

Warehouse forklifts

Warehouse forklifts are best for raising and transporting crates, pallets and other materials over short distances. As their name implies, they’re often used in warehouses for loading and unloading inventory as well as picking and stacking. They can handle heavy loads and operate on indoor surfaces or smooth outdoor surfaces.

Warehouse forklifts come in different types. If you need the ability to move loads to the side, look for a side loader or a warehouse forklift with an available side-shift attachment. A walkie stacker is a walk-behind forklift designed to move and stack pallets at greater heights than a standard pallet jack. For the highest reach, choose a quad mast forklift.

Telehandlers

For raising materials off the ground as high as 55 feet, you’ll need a telescopic handler, aka telehandler forklift or reach forklift. Unlike a traditional forklift, a telehandler has a telescopic or articulating boom for lifting materials and can be used to extend loads up and over obstacles. The boom can be fitted with various attachments, such as a crane hook attachment or material bucket. The larger 10,000-pound and 12,000-pound telehandlers have outriggers to stabilize the machine for heaver and higher lifts.

Rough terrain forklifts

If you’ll be moving materials over uneven surfaces or rough surfaces, you may need a rough terrain forklift, popular on outdoor construction and industrial sites. These machines are suitable for use on uneven, rough, soft, sandy or muddy surfaces. For extra traction on muddy jobsites, consider renting a 4-wheel drive rough terrain forklift.

Decide what forklift capacity you need

Choose a forklift with sufficient maximum capacity and make sure it can fit where you need it to go.

Think through what materials you plan to lift (single pallets? heavy containers? wood?) and the heaviest loads you’ll need to lift. It’s common for people to underestimate the capacity of the forklift they need, so when in doubt, go for a large forklift rental. In the case of forklifts with telescopic booms, consult the load chart to figure out the forklift’s load capacity.

United Rentals offers forklifts with a wide range of maximum capacities, including:

  • Small warehouse forklifts: A 3,000-pound warehouse forklift can handle light-duty to medium-duty jobs around a warehouse or other industrial site.

  • Medium warehouse forklifts: These have capacities ranging from 3,000 pounds to 15,500 pounds and are suitable for medium-duty to heavy-duty jobs. This 12,000-pound warehouse forklift can travel up to 12.1 mph under full load.

  • Large warehouse forklifts: With load capacities up to 55,000 pounds, large forklifts can handle heavy-duty applications.

In addition to capacity, you’ll also need to consider the forklift’s dimensions in relation to the space restrictions of the jobsite. For example, if you’re working in a warehouse, knowing the aisle width and/or common pallet dimensions will help to determine the size and type of forklift to rent. Pallet jacks and side loaders are ideal for narrow aisles.

Know your lift height

The height to which you need to lift materials will determine not only what type of forklift you need to rent but also the type of mast you need (straight or extending, and how many stages). Forklift masts are typically two-stage or three-stage, though some are four-stage (quad masts). Quad masts are designed for the highest stacking.

Remember to consider your overhead clearance, including doorways, and make sure the mast (or boom in the case of a telehandler) at its lowest height will fit. Four-stage masts collapse to a lower height than other masts.

Choose your fuel source

If you’ll be working indoors, an electric forklift, powered by rechargeable batteries, might be a good bet. They’re quiet and produce no emissions. They cost more than other models, but they also save you a considerable amount on fuel. Of course, you’ll have to take the time to recharge the battery. A liquid propane gas (LPG) forklift can operate indoors or outdoors. Diesel forklifts are typically reserved for outdoor use, though newer machines with Tier 4 engines can be used indoors because of their low emissions.

Get a truck with the right tires

Most forklifts are designed for a specific type of tire, so chances are, if you’re using the right forklift for the terrain, it will have the right tires.

Pneumatic tires, filled with compressed air, can handle rough terrain and uneven surfaces, including those found on construction sites and in lumberyards. Forklifts with pneumatic tires are typically intended for outdoor work, though they can also be useful in large warehouses. Cushion tires, made from solid rubber, provide less traction and lower ground clearance and are intended for indoor floors and smooth, level outdoor surfaces.

Forklift Glossary
Forklifts Glossary – Terminology, Parts, Classifications

See below for useful definitions of forklift terms, details about forklift parts and forklift specifications you should know to find the best forklift rental for your needs. 

Capacity

Forklift load capacity is a crucial specification for choosing the right forklift. Capacity is determined by the manufacturer, indicating the maximum amount of weight the forklift will lift to a pre-determined fork height at a specified load center. The most common load center is 24 inches. 

Classifications

Class I – Class I electric forklifts, or hand trucks, are optimal for general warehousing industries, including retail, food storage and factory, and are popular for indoor use.  

Class II – Class II forklifts allow for maneuverability in narrow, indoor spaces and are ideal for storing inventory. Types include order pickers, reach trucks and turret trucks.  

Class III – Commonly used to transfer pallets or carts to alternate forklifts, Class III forklifts include electric pallet jacks, stackers and tow tractors.  

Class IV – Also known as internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks, Class IV forklifts have puncture-proof solid/cushion tires that are designed for indoor use. These forklifts run on diesel or liquid petroleum gas.  

Class V – Similar to the Class IV ICE forklifts, Class V forklifts are more versatile, allowing for both indoor and outdoor use, fitted with pneumatic tires intended for rough surfaces and outdoor terrain.  

Class VI – Consisting of both electric and internal combustion tow tractors, Class VI forklifts tow product rather than lift it. They are commonly used at airports and in assembly lines.  

Class VII – Class VII forklifts are diesel fueled and designed for rough terrain. They are regularly used outdoors at lumber yards and construction sites. 

Counterweight or Counterbalance

A forklift counterweight leverages extra weight in the chassis (typically a counterweight or counterbalance is on the opposite end of the forks) to counterbalance a load against the center line of the drive wheels. On some types of forklifts, like telehandlers or reach forklifts, outriggers act as the counterweight/counterbalance. Outriggers are extendable "feet" that extend and make contact with the ground, providing stability for heavy loads. 

Data Plate or Rating Plate

The data plate or rating plate of a forklift is a sheet, mounted on the body of the lift, that lists vital forklift information, such as load capacity, fuel types, serial number and lift height. Most commonly, the data plate can be found on the instrument panel, near the hydraulic controls. It’s important for users of the forklift to be familiar with the data plate, as it lists important product limitations and maintenance requirements. The term data plate can often be used interchangeably with terms like capacity plate, weight plate and nameplate.   

Free Lift Height (FLH)

The free lift height is the maximum height you can raise forks to before changing mast height. This specification is good to know when working in a building with low ceilings or a trailer. 

Lift Cylinder

A forklift lift cylinder is the hydraulic mechanism that lifts and lowers the forks. It’s a single-acting mechanism, which means that it only moves in one direction.   

Lift Height or Maximum Fork Height (MFH)

Maximum fork height (MFH) — also called maximum lift height or mast height — is the maximum height the forks will reach when the mast has reached its full extension.  

Load Center

The load center of a forklift is between the base of the forks and the load’s center of gravity. It determines the amount and distribution of weight on the lift. The forklift’s center of gravity changes based on whether the lift is loaded, and the load center, when holding product, helps determine the pivot point of the lift. While the load center of a forklift varies, pallets most commonly have a 24-inch load center if the length of the pallet is 48 inches long.  

Masts – Single, Two-stage, Triple-stage and Quad Masts

There are multiple factors to consider when choosing between the different types of forklifts. Among those factors are the different types of masts and which forklift mast type best suits your needs. The mast is the vertical component that allows the forklift to lift and lower its load. Masts can have different numbers of extending sections, from single-stage to quad. Single-stage masts have one channel and lack free-lift capabilities. Free lift describes when the forks of the lift can be raised or lowered without manipulating the mast channels.  Two-stage (or duplex) masts allow for double stacking and can free lift. Three-stage masts, the most common, allow for higher reach because of their three stages. These are also called triple-stage or triplex masts. Quad-mast forklifts have four sets of moving rails, which allow for a reach of 22 feet.  

Tires – Cushion and Pneumatic

Cushion tires are made of solid rubber fitted around a metal ring. They are lower maintenance, tend to be cheaper and allow for smaller turning radiuses, which make them ideal for small spaces. Due to their smooth finish, cushion tires struggle on rough terrain but thrive on smoother surfaces inside and outside.   

Pneumatic tires are air-filled or solid tires. Pneumatic tires allow for stronger traction, which works best for rough, outdoor terrain. There are two different types of pneumatic tires: solid and air filled. Solid pneumatic tires are entirely made of rubber, while air-filled pneumatic tires have layers of rubber with air in between. While cushion tires are also entirely made of rubber, solid pneumatic tires have a higher clearance and deeper ridges.   

If you’re operating on smooth surfaces in small spaces, cushion tires are ideal. They allow for maneuverability within your site. If operating in a space with a lot of nails or metal, use solid pneumatic tires which cannot be punctured, thereby promoting higher productivity. If you’re working on uneven and rugged surfaces, air-filled pneumatics provide an easier ride with higher traction. Your work area will help determine the best fit for your needs.  

Tynes or Forks

The standard tynes, or forks, on forklifts are 4 feet, measuring from the end of the tip to the shank, but tynes can be 6 feet or 8 feet as well. The size of the forks depend on the classification and capacity of the forklift.  

 

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