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Tips and guides to help you find the right forklifts

Here's some tips and guides on how to find the right forklifts for your job

1. What is a forklift?

Forklifts are small and powerful vehicles used for lifting and transporting materials particularly in warehouses and factories. Forklifts operate with rear wheels and front raisable forks, and are usually powered by LPG gas, petrol, diesel or electricity. They have the ability to effortlessly raise heavy loads on the front forks to elevated ground which makes them ideal for constructing buildings. Forklifts are highly popular machinery for both wet and dry hire on projects.

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2. What is the right forklift for my job?

There are a range of forklifts available for wet and dry hire at iSeekplant to cover all lifting and transportation needs. The fuel power that a forklift uses to operate determines the weight a forklift can appropriately carry. Diesel forklifts for hire are capable of lifting the most weight up to 50 tonnes, although petrol forklifts for hire are still capable of lifting up to 20 tonnes. Electric forklifts for hire are better suited to smaller jobs that require 5 tonne lifting.

These forklifts are also available for hire in various types designed for different terrain and environments:

  • Warehouse forklift
  • Industrial forklift
  • Rough terrain forklift
  • Telehandler forklift
  • Pallet jack

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3. Do I need a ticket to operate a forklift?

It is essential for a forklift operator to hold a valid operating license except when operating a pedestrian forklift. Pedestrian forklift hire only requires an operator to walk and push the forklift. If a forklift operator is in training, they are not required to have a license until they are competent to be assessed. A forklift operator in training must be supervised by a licensed operator at all times.

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4. How much should I be paying to hire a forklift?

The cost of hiring forklifts depends on the fuel power used to operate the forklifts and the amount of weight it can carry. Diesel forklift hire ranges from 1.5 tonnes at $85 per day to 12 tonnes at $250 per day. Electric forklift hire ranges from 1.5 tonnes at $100 per day to 2.5 tonnes at $110 per day. Gas forklift hire ranges from 1.5 tonnes at $85 per day to 6 tonnes at $170 per day.

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5. What are the best forklift brands?

Australia has 5 top forklift brands that provide exceptional forklift hire for safe lifting and transportation projects. These brands include:

  1. Clark
  2. Yale
  3. Caterpillar
  4. Mitsubishi
  5. Hyster

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6. Where can I hire a forklift

iSeekplant has a nationwide network of quality forklift hire suppliers operating in all Australian capital cities from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne to Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. We also offer forklift hire solutions in all major towns and cities from Cairns to Townsville and Mackay down to the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Newcastle and Bendigo.

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