Rough Terrain Forklifts for Rent

United Rentals has the largest fleet of rough terrain forklift rentals available below. 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 forklifts for rent 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 feet and a ground-level lift capacity of 8,000 lbs.

FAQs About Rough Terrain Forklifts

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 jobsite. Not all truck or trailer-mounted forklifts are considered rough terrain, though.
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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
232-2210

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., 11-20 ft., 4WD

  • Four-wheel drive for traction on slippery or muddy sites
  • Maximum lifting capacity of 6,000 lbs., depending on attachment
  • Easy-to-operate controls and excellent operator field of vision
  • Manufacturers include Case and other reliable brands
  • Uses: Ideal for helping you with your lifting, moving, stacking, picking or handling needs on any terrain
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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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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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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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Forklifts and Material Handling
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
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