Warehouse Forklifts

United Rentals' warehouse forklift rentals come in many different strengths and fuel types. Choose from gas/propane, diesel and electric forklifts with maximum lift heights up to 23' and maximum load capacities up to 50,000 lb. Models come with or without pneumatic tires for driving indoors or on smooth, outdoor surfaces. Smaller electric walk behinds are also available and can lift up to 4,000 lb.

 

FAQs

What types of forklifts are used in warehouses?

  • Forklifts are an indispensable piece of equipment for warehouse work, and there are many types to choose from, depending on your specific needs. Warehouse forklifts are the most recognizable with a golf cart-size body and two fork tongs sticking out of the front that are used to lift between one and five tons. Sideloaders are similar to the warehouse forklift, but the lift unloads objects on its side, making it a great choice for heavy, bulky or long items like lumber or pipes. Counterbalance forklifts have the weight in the back to "counterbalance" the weight of the load. Three wheeled versions make it easy to operate these lifts and make sharp turns. Pallet jacks, walkie stackers, order pickers and reach fork trucks are all great options for navigating narrow warehouse aisles, allowing the operator to lift and lower pallets to various heights.

How high can a warehouse forklift go?

  • United Rentals has a wide selection of warehouse forklifts for rent with maximum lift heights around 20' to 23' and load capacities up to 50,000 lb. For short lifts, we also provide pallet jacks for rent with a maximum lift height around 7.5".

What forklift capacity do I need?

  • The maximum forklift capacity needed depends on the application and size of the load. Every forklift includes a plate required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that states the maximum load capacity. Before you make a decision, determine the dimensions and weight of your heaviest load, how high you need to lift the load, how many hours you need to use the lift, and what the environment is like where you will use the lift. United Rentals provides forklifts for rent with load capacities up to 50,000 lb.
Cat Class Code
231-1455

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

  • 2-stage mast for high visibility
  • 36V, 48V, 80V power supply
  • Travel speed up to 9.4 mph under full load
  • Full lift load of up to 71 feet per minute
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1452

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

  • Travel speed up to 12.1 mph under full load
  • Diesel and gas options available
  • Hydrostatic steering, suspension seat and cushion tires
  • Up to 24" load center
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site; cushion tires are useful for low clearance
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Cat Class Code
231-1651

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

  • Travel speed up to 12.5 mph under full load
  • 24" load center
  • Hydraulic foot brakes and mechanical hand brakes
  • Cushion tires
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site; cushion tires are useful for low clearance
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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
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Cat Class Code
231-2215

Warehouse Forklift, 15,000-20,000 lbs.Warehouse Forklift, 15,000 lbs.-20,000 lbs., Gas/LP/Diesel Powered

  • Conveniently adjustable fork widths
  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Advanced hydraulic power steering
  • Gas, propane or diesel options available
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around an outdoor jobsite or large industrial plant or warehouse
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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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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 up to 83' per minute
  • Poly or cushion tires
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site; cushion tires are useful for low clearance
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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
  • High torque to drive wheels
  • Instrument display
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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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
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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 high visibility
  • Economy, standard and high-speed modes
  • Hydraulic motor and AC drive
  • Instrument display
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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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
  • Instrument display
  • Suspension seat
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1060

Warehouse Forklift, 3500 lbs., Electric

  • 24-inch load center
  • Cushion tires
  • Regenerative braking
  • Instrument display
Cat Class Code
231-1140

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs.

  • Up to 3-stage mast
  • Features include sideshift and hydrostatic steering
  • Full load lift up to 189"
  • Gas, electric or diesel options available
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site; cushion tires are useful for low clearance
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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
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Cat Class Code
231-1110

Warehouse Forklift, 4,000 lbs., Stand Up

  • Travel speed up to 7.3 mph under full load
  • 24" load center
  • Cushion tires
  • Space for a single standing operator
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1150

Warehouse Forklift, 4500 lbs., Electric

  • AC motor up to 36V
  • Long-life battery for up to 16 hours
  • Optional sideshift
Cat Class Code
231-2100

Warehouse Forklift, 5,000 lbs.

  • Wet or dry disc brakes
  • Easy-access maintenance
  • Steel chassis for solid strength
  • Pneumatic powered lift
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1208

Warehouse Forklift, 5,000 lbs., 15 ft., Gas/LP Powered

  • Up to 60.2 horsepower engine
  • Pneumatic tires
  • 88" turning radius
  • Travel speed up to 13.3 mph
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around an outdoor jobsite or large industrial plant or warehouse
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Cat Class Code
231-1204

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

  • Up to 24" load center
  • Travel speed up to 10.8 mph under full load
  • Gas- or propane-powered models available
  • Maximum lifting capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • 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
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
Cat Class Code
231-1251

Warehouse Forklift, 6,000 lbs., Electric Powered

  • Grade range up to 17% under full load
  • 36V and optional 48V power supply
  • Travel speed up to 10.73 mph under full load
  • Cushion tires
  • 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
231-1300

Warehouse Forklift, 7,000 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • Full load lift up to 92.4 feet per minute
  • Hydrostatic transmission and brakes
  • Up to 24" load center
  • Reliable diesel engine
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting materials, pallets and more around a warehouse or other industrial site
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Cat Class Code
231-1353

Warehouse Forklift, 8,000 lbs.

  • 2-stage mast for high visibility
  • Full load lift up to 20" per second
  • Pneumatic tires
  • 19" 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
231-1402

Warehouse Forklift, 9000 lbs., Diesel

  • Up to 3-stage mast
  • Turning radius as tight as 103.1"
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • 24-inch load center
Cat Class Code
231-1401

Warehouse Forklift, 9000 lbs., Pneumatic

  • Full load lift at up to 101 feet/minute
  • Grade range up to 39% under full load
  • Instrument display
  • Hydraulic steering
Cat Class Code
231-0100

Warehouse Forklift, Gas, Walkbehind

  • 3-wheel design for precise maneuvering
  • Fully enclosed hydrostati drive circuit
  • 8HP engine with electric start
Walk-Behind Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-0500

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

  • Full load lift at up to 27 feet per minute
  • Cushion tires for smooth traveling
  • Battery power supply 24V
  • Lift pallets to greater heights than a standard pallet jack
  • Add this stacker to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1850

Warehouse Forklift, 20000-22499 lbs., Pneumatic

  • Hydraulic control valve & levers
  • Auto-shift transmission
  • Oil-cooled disc brakes
Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1950

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

  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 45% under full load
  • Full load lift at up to 89 feet per minute
  • Ideal for maneuvering around a warehouse or other industrial site
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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"
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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
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Forklift Whse 6000 lbs
Cat Class Code
231-1221

Warehouse Forklift, 6,000 lbs., Diesel Powered

  • Tight outside turning radius of 92.5 degrees
  • Grade range up to 29% under full load
  • Full load lift at up to 98 feet per minute
  • Pneumatic tires
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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"
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift Pneumatic
Cat Class Code
231-2000

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 18 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 18 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 30% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 9'8"
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1252

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 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
Toyota Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1351

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 4 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 4 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 43% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 15'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Internal Combustion Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1202

Warehouse Forklift, Diesel Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 30% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 15'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Yellow Warehouse Forklift
Cat Class Code
231-1201

Warehouse Forklift, Electric Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 21% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 15'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1445

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 5 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • 9'4" turning radius
  • Maximum fork height 15'5"
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Toyota Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1450

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 5 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • 9'4" turning radius
  • Maximum fork height 15'5"
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Internal Combustion Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1801

Warehouse Forklift, Gas or Diesel Powered, 7.5 Ton

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 7.5 tons
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 30% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 10'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Yellow Warehouse Forklift 1
Cat Class Code
231-1200

Warehouse Forklift, Gas Powered, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Grade range up to 21% under full load
  • Maximum fork height 15'
  • Includes 4' forks
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Warehouse Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1250

Warehouse Forklift, Gas/LP Powered, 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
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'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
Forklift Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
231-1205

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

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Two-stage mast for visibility
  • Maximum fork height 12'
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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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Cat Class Code
231-1209

Warehouse Forklift, Quadmast, 5,000 lbs.

  • Maximum lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Four-stage mast for highest lifting/stacking
  • Maximum fork height 20'
  • Add this forklift to your cart now
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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