: Where does one go to buy a fork lift?



Jesda
10-16-06, 04:05 PM
Not really something my local Chevy dealer would have. I'm getting back into the book business and looking for office space, storage, and a fork lift. For now, I have full access to the Creepy Van (http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/van.jpg), so I can put off buying a van or pickup. Just need a quick and easy way to unload 1300lb boxes from the van.

Adam
10-16-06, 04:16 PM
forkyou.com









































:D seriously i dont know :D

nikon
10-16-06, 04:23 PM
any local heavy machinery place would have one...and if your looking for a deal Im sure a tool/equipment rental place would sell you one...might be beat up a little but it'll prolly work for what you need...and be a little easier on start-up costs.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-16-06, 04:25 PM
lift 1300 lb boxes huh

for 3 dollars an hour ill use my wang to move those boxes

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-16-06, 04:37 PM
Instead of buying a forklift, why don't you hire a bunch of..... oh wait I'm not gonna say it. ;)


Call the local Caterpillar/ Komatsu/ Toyota Commercial dealers. They should have something that you're looking for.

Eric Kahn
10-16-06, 05:19 PM
heavy equipment trader, like the auto trader magazine
you will also find them listed in hte classified adds in the paper

P-Funk
10-16-06, 05:41 PM
You can get this one from Amazon.com:

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0002CYQ7E.01-ATNZXPGRDB4F1._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V59594380_.gif

:D

P-Funk
10-16-06, 05:45 PM
Or you could try looking here:

Forklift and fork lift truck manufacturers of pallet, platform, and industrial trucks. (http://www.fork-lift-trucks.net/)

DILLIGAF
10-16-06, 06:10 PM
Try Granger or Hub Tool and look for a pallet mover or something like that.You don't need a fork Lift

Spyder
10-16-06, 06:26 PM
Just back your creepy van up to where you want them, at a very high rate of speed, of course, with the rear doors open, and hit the brakes. Hard. Then throw that sumbitch in first gear and stomp on the gas pedal for a few seconds. 'Tis how I unloaded the last couple of Mopar engines I brought home... :)

codewize
10-16-06, 06:34 PM
When I worked for the RV company we bought 2 on ebay.

Jesda
10-16-06, 07:10 PM
Just back your creepy van up to where you want them, at a very high rate of speed, of course, with the rear doors open, and hit the brakes. Hard. Then throw that sumbitch in first gear and stomp on the gas pedal for a few seconds. 'Tis how I unloaded the last couple of Mopar engines I brought home... :)

LOL!!! If the wheelchair lift wasnt in the way, I would try that. :D :D :D

Thanks for the tips guys!

Spyder
10-16-06, 07:25 PM
Hell...if you have a wheelchair lift, problem solved!!!

Jesda
10-17-06, 08:52 AM
Hell...if you have a wheelchair lift, problem solved!!!


The lift arms are wide enough apart for a person in a chair, but not enough for the boxes that have to be loaded in the swing-open side door.

http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/van.jpg

What a super useful van. And the radio isn't too shabby.

RobertCTS
10-17-06, 09:07 AM
I've bought 3. Two propane models and an Electric. I like the Electric much better. You just pray you never have to buy new batteries. Our Fork lifts are used in our warehouse and ventilation was always a problem so our Electric Cat was the answer.:yup: The optional side shifter is nice too. I recommend Fork Lift training too. Most dealers can provide it.

dp102288
10-17-06, 09:12 AM
The creepy van looks creepy. Like a mobile killing unit.

The tool rental place by me rents forklifts. Try there! :D

RobertCTS
10-17-06, 09:16 AM
I forgot to mention Mine were all purchased used and bought from dealers who could service them. Maintenance is not cheap!

CIWS
10-17-06, 09:18 AM
Try Granger or Hub Tool and look for a pallet mover or something like that.You don't need a fork Lift


:yeah:


Grainger Industrial Supply (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/productIndex.shtml?operator=breadCrumbSearch&searchIndexId=0&originalValue=lift)