Reconditioned Forklift FAQs
Q: Are all used forklifts "reconditioned forklifts"?
A: No. We offer "As Is" used forklifts and reconditioned forklifts in order to give our customers a full range of price and operating guarantee/warranty options. When you find a used fork lift for sale in our catalog, the level of inspection and reconditioning will be clearly indicated.
Q: Are reconditioned forklifts as good as new?
A: Our factory trained technicians perform extensive tests and make all necessary repairs to ensure that your reconditioned forklift will give you years of faithful service under normal working conditions. Often, purchasing a reconditioned lift truck is a wiser decision than buying a new lift truck.
Q: When a forklift is reconditioned, what is done to it?
A: Our reconditioned forklifts undergo thorough testing and repair. Aside from tests to ensure the lift truck operates to its full capacity, critical safety checks are also carried out. Repairs and part replacements are made wherever needed. We are also authorized to sell certified used Toyota forklifts. To receive this authorization, any used equipment dealer must adhere to Toyota's strict quality standards.
Q: What kinds of replacement parts do you use on your reconditioned forklifts?
A: Whenever possible, we use genuine OEM replacement parts. OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer." Generic parts may cost less, but are often of inferior quality.
Q: What is covered by your reconditioned forklift warranty?
A: Our warranty for reconditioned forklifts is as comprehensive as a new forklift warranty. We warrantee our reconditioned lift trucks to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.
Q: Do you sell all types of reconditioned forklifts?
A: Yes! We offer a full range of all classes of lift trucks.
Q: What are the "classes" of forklifts?
A: Forklift classifications distinguish the different types of forklifts and the jobs they do. There are 7 classes of forklifts. Briefly, these are the 7 classes of forklifts:
• Class I: Electric powered rider lift trucks
• Class II: Electric narrow aisle trucks
• Class III: Electric hand or hand/rider trucks
• Class IV: Internal combustion trucks with cushion tires
• Class V: Internal combustion with pneumatic tires
• Class VI: Electric and internal combustion tractor trucks
• Class VII: Rough Terrain trucks
Q: Is there a difference between a "forklift" and a "lift truck"?
A: The word "forklift" is often used interchangeably with "lift truck." Technically, "lift truck" is a more accurate term, since not all of these vehicles are equipped with forks. However, the word "forklift" is used so commonly, we use both terms interchangeably.
Q: What type of fuel do internal combustion lift trucks use?
A: Gasoline, diesel, LPG and natural gas engines are all used on lift trucks. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on circumstances. Our customer service representatives can help you make the right decision for you.
Q: Are all electric forklift batteries alike?
A: Standard and sealed, maintenance free batteries are available. In addition, DC to AC converter batteries, brake-charging and fast charging batteries are also available.
Q: What is the difference between cushion tires and pneumatic tires?
A: Pneumatic tires are either air filled tires similar to standard automobile tires or sold rubber tires that look like standard tires. Cushion tires are sometimes called "slide on" tires and are the rubber or polyurethane "cushion" between the wheel and the ground. Cushion tire lift trucks are for indoor use only.
Q: There are so many different forklifts to choose from. How do I know for sure which is the right reconditioned forklift for my needs?
A: We have been in the business of selling new and reconditioned forklifts for over thirty years. Our highly experienced customer representatives are more than happy to help you with your decision.