Rough Terrain Forklifts

Rough terrain forklifts have the ability to tackle a wide range of site conditions – from pavement and hills to mud and back again. United Rentals provides a variety of rough terrain forklift rentals to meet your particular jobsite needs. Forklifts come in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive models with easy-to-operate controls that help you load, unload and transport materials around the jobsite with ease. Lifts come with a maximum lift height of 22 ft. and a ground level lift capacity of 8,000 lb.

 

FAQs

What is a rough terrain forklift?

  • Also known as all-terrain forklifts, rough terrain forklifts are made for uneven surfaces, such as soft ground, mud, hills and rocks. These forklifts have larger, tractor tires with better traction and flotation, so they won't get stuck on soft or steep ground. They can also have four-wheel drive and are often fitted with a cage to protect the operator from debris. Rough terrain forklifts are used for construction, road maintenance, shipyards and more

What are the basic types of rough terrain forklifts?

  • Some of the basic types of rough terrain forklifts include vertical mast rough terrain forklifts, variable reach rough terrain forklifts and truck or trailer-mounted rough terrain forklifts. Vertical mast rough terrain forklifts have two large tires in the front to help support the load and two smaller tires in the rear to help with steering on uneven surfaces. Variable reach rough terrain forklifts are vehicle mounted and have a telescopic boom lift that allows the operator to reach directly in front and above the forklift. Truck/trailer-mounted rough terrain forklifts have a portable, self-propelled design to easily go to and from the worksite. Not all truck or trailer-mounted forklifts are considered rough terrain, though.

Can factory forklifts be given outdoor tires for outdoor use?

  • Indoor forklifts come with cushion tires to make it easier to maneuver on smooth warehouse floors. Outdoor forklifts use pneumatic tires with deep treads and more ground clearance to make them easier to drive on rough terrains. Generally, the forklift's wheels and frame are designed for a specific tire type, so check the forklift's manual before going with a different tire type than what is recommended. It is rare for the forklift to have the ability to switch from a cushion tire to a pneumatic tire.
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Cat Class Code
232-2475

Forklift, Rough Terrain, 12,000 lbs., 16', 4WD

  • 2-stage mast
  • Travel speed up to 18 mph
  • Sideshift available for better positioning
  • Pneumatic tires
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Cat Class Code
232-2700

Forklift, Rough Terrain, 20,000 lbs.

  • 2 or 3-stage mast
  • Sideshift available for better positioning
  • Three steering modes
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Cat Class Code
232-2100

Forklift, Rough Terrain, 5000 lbs., 15-20'

  • Wet or dry disc brakes
  • Easy-access maintenance
  • Steel chassis
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Cat Class Code
232-2105

Forklift, Rough Terrain, 5000 lbs., 21'

  • 2-stage telescopic boom
  • Diesel engine
  • Disc brakes
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Cat Class Code
232-2315

Forklift, Rough Terrain, 8000 lbs., 22-30'

  • Canopy for operator vision
  • 2 or 3-stage mast
  • 4 or 6 cylinder
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Cat Class Code
232-2400

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

  • Reliable diesel engine
  • Lift speed up to 72 feet per minute
  • Travel speed up to 19.5 mph
  • Lift up to 21' height
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials up to 10,000 lbs. to where you need them on the jobsite
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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
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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
  • 12V, 95 amp alternator, 1,000 CCA battery
  • Tilt steering column
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials up to 12,000 lbs. to where you need them on the jobsite
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Cat Class Code
232-2215

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

  • 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models available
  • Excellent operator visibility
  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Maximum lifting capacity 6,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting building materials to high elevations and transporting materials in lumberyards or construction sites
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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
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Cat Class Code
232-2210

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

  • 2-wheel drive for increased agility and lighter weight
  • Maximum lifting capacity 6,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Manufacturers include Case and other reliable brands
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Rough Terrain Forklift
Cat Class Code
232-2211

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

  • 4-wheel drive for traction on slippery or muddy sites
  • Maximum lifting capacity 6,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Manufacturers include Case and other reliable brands
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Rough Terrain Forklift
Cat Class Code
232-2306

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

  • 4-wheel drive
  • Maximum lifting capacity 8,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Optional attachments include brick forks, material buckets, crane hooks, hoppers, extendable jib and truss booms
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Cat Class Code
232-2305

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

  • 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models available
  • Maximum lifting capacity 8,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Manufacturers include Case and other reliable brands
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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 Side Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
233-1155

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 34'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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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
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Cat Class Code
233-1470

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 42'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Terex Forklifts Side Packshot
Cat Class Code
233-1370

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 41'11"
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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JCB Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
233-1250

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 42'
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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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
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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JCB Loadall Telescopic Handler Side Pack Shot
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
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1610

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

  • 4-section boom for variable reach
  • Up to 115 horsepower and 22 mph travel speed
  • 4 forward, 3 reverse gears
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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variable reach forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1000

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

  • Synchro shuttle transmission
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Variable Reach Forklift Side Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
233-1170

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 41'11"
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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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
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Reach Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
233-1650

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

  • Maximum lift height up to 53'2"
  • Telescopic variable reach lift
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Reduced-overhang chassis for improved visibility
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Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1175

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

  • 4 forward, 3 reverse gears
  • Dual-gear hydraulic pump
  • Torque up to 305.4 ft.-lbs.
  • Up to 99.2 horsepower motor
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Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1475

Telehandler Reach Forklift, 9,000 lbs., 42 ft.

  • Powershift transmission
  • 4 forward, 3 reverse gears
  • 4 cylinders
  • Torque up to 306 ft.-lbs.
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Variable Reach Forklift
Cat Class Code
233-1600

Variable Reach Forklift, 10,000 lbs., 40-49'

  • Single joystick control handles all boom functions
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability
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Cat Class Code
233-1025

Variable Reach Forklift, 5000 lbs., 16-20'

  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Multiple steering modes available
  • Tight turning radius, excellent maneuverability