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Forklift Forklift


Forklifts are industrial trucks that are used for internal transport and goods handling. They are self-propelled and have rear-wheel steering. Their uses include the quick and efficient transportation of pallets from A to B. There are many different types of forklifts.


The counterbalance forklift is the most essential and most frequently used industrial truck, especially in industry and trade. They can be given numerous extensions, which makes them very interesting to firms, especially from an economic point of view.

A telehandler has an additional hydraulically operated telescopic arm. This makes it possible to lift and lower loads. Container handlers are another important type of forklift.

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