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Forklifts for Rent

See our entire fleet of forklifts for rent below, including telehandlers, rough terrain forklifts and warehouse forklifts. Our forklift rentals provide ample strength, lift height, versatility and the performance features needed for most applications.

For our full list of forklifts view the items below. For more information about forklifts, visit our resource section.

forklift forks attachment product shot
Cat Class Code
230-5110

4 ft. Pallet Forks for Forklift

  • 4' long forks
  • Fork attachment for moving pallets
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for handling pallets in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
Cat Class Code
230-5111

4 ft. Brick/Block Forks for Forklift

  • 4' long forks
  • Fork attachment for moving bricks and blocks
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for handling bricks and blocks in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
Cat Class Code
230-5120

5 ft. Forks for Forklift

  • 5' long forks
  • Forklift attachment for general material handling
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
forklift forks attachment product shot
Cat Class Code
230-5130

6 ft. Forks for Forklift

  • 6' long forks
  • Forklift attachment for general material handling
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
Cat Class Code
230-5131

6 ft. Forks for 6,000 lb. Forklift

  • 6' long forks
  • 6K forklift attachment for general material handling
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
Cat Class Code
230-5135

8 ft. Forks for Forklift

  • 8' long forks
  • Forklift attachment for general material handling
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications
Cat Class Code
230-5180

Double Fork Attachment for Forklift

  • Lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Secure fit ensures safety while moving heavy items
  • Easy to attach forks
  • Made of high-strength, heavy-duty steel
  • Uses: Ideal for general material handling in warehouses, plants and other industrial applications with extra security
Orange and black Toyota walk-behind pallet stacker

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
231-0500

1,000-4,000 lb. Electric Pallet Stacker, Walk Behind, Cushion or Poly Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 1,000-4,000 lbs. depending on model
  • 12-24V battery depending on model
  • Cushion or poly tires may be available for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation; models vary by location
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and stacking pallets in warehouses and other large indoor sites
Orange Doosan electric warehouse forklift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
231-1000

3,000-4,000 lb. Electric Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity 3,000-4,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Fume-free electric power
  • Cushion tires for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation
  • Maximum fork height 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota Warehouse Forklift with Cushion Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1004

3,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 3,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Cushion tires for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1005

3,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic or Cushion Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 3,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Cushion or pneumatic tires may be available; models vary by location
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1101

4,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 4,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 11'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota Stand-Up Electric Warehouse Forklift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
231-1110

4,000 lb. Stand-Up Electric Warehouse Forklift, Cushion or Poly Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 4,000 lbs. depending on model
  • 24V or 36V battery depending on model
  • Cushion or poly tires may be available for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation; models vary by location
  • Space for a single standing operator
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and stacking pallets in warehouses and other large indoor sites
Orange and black warehouse forklift with pneumatic tires
Cat Class Code
231-1200

5,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height 10'-15'9" depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking warehouse materials
Orange and black Doosan electric warehouse forklift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
231-1201

5,000 lb. Electric Warehouse Forklift, Cushion or Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • 48-80V battery depending on model
  • Cushion or pneumatic tires may be available; models vary by location
  • Maximum fork height of up to 11'
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, stacking and moving warehouse materials
Orange and black TOYOTA 5,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Cushion or Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1202

5,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Cushion or Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Cushion or pneumatic tires may be available; models vary by location
  • Maximum fork height 10'-15'9" depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Doosan warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1204

5,000 lb. Gas/LP or Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires

  • Maximum capacity up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel or diesel may be available; models vary by location
  • Cushion tires for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation
  • Maximum fork height 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1205

5,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Low Profile, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options
  • Pneumatic tires and low-profile chassis to fit through standard commercial doorways
  • Maximum fork height of up to 14'9” depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting with lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Toyota quad mast warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1209

5,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Quad Mast, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Four-stage mast for increased fork height of up to 20'
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs higher than a standard forklift
Orange and black Toyota warehouse forklift with scale
Cat Class Code
231-1210

5,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift With Scale, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of 15'
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs; scale included to weigh loads
Orange and black TOYOTA 6,000 lb. Gas/LP or Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Quad Mast, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1220

6,000 lb. Gas/LP or Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Quad Mast, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel or gas/LP dual-fuel options may be available; models vary by location
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Four-stage mast for increased fork height of 11'-15'9"
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1221

6,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Quad Mast, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift carrying capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Four-stage mast for increased fork height of up to 15'
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Toyota warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1250

6,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7"
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Doosan warehouse forklift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
231-1251

6,000 lb. Electric Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Fume-free electric power
  • Cushion tires for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'6"
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Toyota Diesel Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1252

6,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7”
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Doosan diesel warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1253

6,000 lb. Gas/LP or Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel or gas/LP dual-fuel options may be available; models vary by location
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'5"
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Toyota Diesel Warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1350

8,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 8,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and black Toyota Diesel Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1351

8,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 8,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7”
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy-duty materials
Orange and black Toyota Diesel Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1353

8,000 lb. Gas/LP or Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 8,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel or gas/LP dual-fuel may be available; models vary by location
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and black Doosan diesel warehouse forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1445

10,000-12,500 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 10,000-12,500 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7"
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy-duty warehouse materials
Orange and Black TOYOTA 10,000-12,500 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1450

10,000-12,500 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 10,000-12,500 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 15'7"
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and Black DOOSAN 12,500-15,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1650

12,500-15,000 lb. Gas/LP Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 12,500-15,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Gas/LP dual-fuel options depending on model
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 9'10"
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Yellow and Black and Red HYSTER 12,500-15,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1651

12,500-15,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Cushion Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 12,500-15,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Cushion tires for low-clearance areas and smooth indoor operation
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and Black TOYOTA 15,000-17,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1801

15,000-17,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 15,000-17,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 10'
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy materials
Warehouse Forklift, 20,000-22,499 lbs., Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1850

20,000-22,500 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 20,000-22,500 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Hydraulic control valve and levers
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and stacking heavy materials
Orange and Black DOOSAN 25,000-30,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1950

25,000-30,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 25,000-30,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 9'10"
  • Uses: Ideal for maneuvering around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and Black TOYOTA 30,000-35,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-1975

30,000-35,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 30,000-35,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 9'10"
  • Uses: Ideal for maneuvering around a warehouse or other industrial site
Orange and Black and White DOOSAN 35,000-50,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires
Cat Class Code
231-2000

35,000-50,000 lb. Diesel Warehouse Forklift, Pneumatic Tires

  • Maximum lift capacity of 35,000-50,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Diesel-powered forklift
  • Pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor use
  • Maximum fork height of up to 9'10"
  • Uses: Ideal for assisting you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs
Orange and Black CASE 6,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 11-20 ft., 2WD
Cat Class Code
232-2210

6,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 11-20 ft., 2WD

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 11-20 ft. depending on load
  • 2WD for increased agility
  • Features excellent field of vision and easy controls
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling materials on rough terrain
Orange and Black CASE 6,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 11-20 ft., 4WD
Cat Class Code
232-2211

6,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 11-20 ft., 4WD

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 11-20 ft. depending on load
  • 4WD for increased traction
  • Features excellent field of vision and easy controls
  • Uses: Ideal for helping you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs on any terrain
Orange and Black CASE 6,000 lb., Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 21-29 ft., 2WD or 4WD
Cat Class Code
232-2215

6,000 lb., Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 21-29 ft., 2WD or 4WD

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 21-29 ft. depending on load
  • 2WD or 4WD may be available, models vary by location
  • Diesel powered, a more reliable option
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting building materials to high elevations and transporting materials in lumberyards or construction sites
Orange and Black CASE 8,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 15-22 ft., 2WD
Cat Class Code
232-2305

8,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 15-22 ft., 2WD

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 8,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 15-22 ft. depending on load
  • 2WD for increased agility
  • Features diesel fuel, a more reliable option
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing materials on any terrain
Orange and Black CASE 8,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 15-22 ft., 4WD
Cat Class Code
232-2306

8,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 15-22 ft., 4WD

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 8,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 15-22 ft. depending on load
  • 4WD for increased traction
  • Features diesel fuel, a more reliable option
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling heavy-duty materials on rough terrain
Yellow and Black JCB 10,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 16-21 ft., 2WD or 4WD
Cat Class Code
232-2400

10,000 lb. Straight Mast Rough Terrain Forklift, 16-21 ft., 2WD or 4WD

  • Maximum lift capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. depending on lift height
  • Maximum fork height 16-21 ft. depending on load
  • 2WD or 4WD may be available, models vary by location
  • Features excellent field of vision and easy controls
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting heavy materials on the jobsite
Blue and black GENIE 5,000 lb. Telehandler, 16-20 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1025

5,000 lb. Telehandler, 16-20 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 16-20 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Blue Genie 6,000 lb. telehandler reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1155

6,000 lb. Telehandler, 15-34 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 15-34 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting heavy materials over various types of terrain
Yellow JCB 6,000 lb. Telehandler, 35-39 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1160

6,000 lb. Telehandler, 35-39 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 35-39 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, loading and unloading heavy-duty materials
Orange SKYTRAK 6,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1170

6,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 40-49 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Four-wheel drive for improved traction
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy loads around the jobsite
Yellow and black JCB 7,000 lb. Telehandler, 38-44 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1250

7,000 lb. Telehandler, 38-44 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 7,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 38-44 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Improved all-around visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and moving heavy-duty materials
Orange and Black SKYTRAK 8,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1370

8,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 8,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 40-49 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy-duty materials
Yellow and Black JCB 8,000-9,000 lb. Telehandler, 45 ft., Ground Engaging, Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1375

8,000-9,000 lb. Telehandler, 45 ft., Ground Engaging, Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity 8,000-9,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height up to 45'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Ground engaging telehandler for extra stability
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy-duty materials up and over obstacles
Yellow and Black JCB 9,000 lb. Telehandler, 30-45 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1470

9,000 lb. Telehandler, 30-45 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 9,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 30-45 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing heavy-duty materials
Orange SKYTRACK 10,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1600

10,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-49 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 10,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 40-49 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Yellow JCB 10,000 pound telehandler
Cat Class Code
233-1650

10,000 lb. Telehandler, 50 ft. and Up, Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 10,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 50 ft. or higher depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and moving heavy loads around a jobsite
Orange and yellow JLG 12,000 lb. Telehandler, 53-69 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1675

12,000 lb. Telehandler, 53-69 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 12,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 53-69 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Improved all-around visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for moving and lifting heavy loads in industrial settings
Yellow and black JCB 14,000 lb. Telehandler, 55 ft. and Up, Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1685

14,000 lb. Telehandler, 55 ft. and Up, Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 14,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 55' and over depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and handling heavy-duty materials
Orange and Black and Beige JLG 15,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-55 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1690

15,000 lb. Telehandler, 40-55 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity 15,000-16,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 40-55 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and loading heavy-duty materials
Red and black MAGNI 20,000 lb. Telehandler, 32-43 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1700

20,000 lb. Telehandler, 32-43 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 20,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 32-43 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Improved all-around visibility
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Orange and gray SKYJACK 20,000 lb. Telehandler, 44-50 ft., Variable
Cat Class Code
233-1732

20,000 lb. Telehandler, 44-50 ft., Variable

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 20,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 44-50 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • 4WD for tackling various terrain
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Red and black Magni 35,273 lb. variable reach forklift with fork upright
Cat Class Code
233-1850

35,000 lb. Telehandler, 31-33 ft., High Capacity, Variable

  • High capacity up to 35,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height up to 31-33 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Red and black MAGNI 11,200-13,200 lb. Telehandler, 112-115 ft., Rotating
Cat Class Code
233-2100

11,200-13,200 lb. Telehandler, 112-115 ft., Rotating

  • Maximum lift capacity 11,200- 13,200 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 112-115 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials such as lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Red and black MAGNI 11,000-13,200 lb. Telehandler, 82-85 ft., Rotating
Cat Class Code
233-2110

11,000-13,200 lb. Telehandler, 82-85 ft., Rotating

  • Maximum lift capacity 11,000- 13,200 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height 82-85 ft. depending on model
  • Telescopic rotating reach lift
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Red and black MAGNI 13,200 lb. Telehandler, 96 ft., Rotating
Cat Class Code
233-2140

13,200 lb. Telehandler, 96 ft., Rotating

  • Maximum lift capacity of 13,200 lbs. depending on model
  • Maximum lift height up to 96' depending on model
  • Telescopic rotating reach lift
  • Equipped with frame-leveling capabilities
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting, moving and placing construction materials like lumber, bricks, trusses and more
Black Starindus crane hook attachment
Cat Class Code
170-9009

Crane Hook Attachment for Forklift

  • Lift capacity up to 15,000 lbs.
  • Crane hook attachment for general material handling
  • Available for straight-mast and extendable-reach forklifts
  • Hoist and lift heavy loads easily and securely
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and hoisting heavy materials in construction, manufacturing and other industrial applications
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More About Forklifts

You can rely on United Rentals' forklift rentals for your site or facility. Whether you need to move or lift material on solid ground or on rough terrain, we have reliable forklifts to help. In addition to offering a wide selection of forklifts from trusted manufacturers like Case, SkyTrak, Toyota and others, United Rentals also provides valuable resources to help you choose the right forklift for your needs. If you're unsure about what type or size of forklift is best for your project, be sure to check out our Project Uptime article on Forklift Sizes: What to Know About Types, Capacities and Dimensions. This resource can help you make an informed decision and ensure that you have the right equipment for the job. Our fleet of forklift rentals includes reach forklifts, warehouse forklifts and rough terrain lifts, each available in electric, gas or diesel-powered configurations. Check out our Project Uptime article on effective fleet management.

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-pound capacity forklift can weigh up to 7,000 pounds with load and fuel. 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. Make sure you read our Project Uptime article, Forklift Safety 101.

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 115 feet, you’ll need a telescopic handler, aka telehandler forklift or reach forklift. Unlike a traditional forklift, a telehandler has a telescopic 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 telehandlers with maximum capacities of 10,000 lbs. and over have outriggers to stabilize the machine for heavier and higher lifts.

Straight mast 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 larger forklift rental. In the case of forklifts with telescopic booms, consult the load chart to figure out the forklift’s load capacity.

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.

Choose a forklift 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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