California Lift Trucks

Compare pricing on forklifts for sale in California.


Industrial Forklift Truck is here to help you find the best deal on forklifts for sale in California. Find answers to all your questions about California lift trucks below.

1. How do I know if I’m getting a good deal on a California lift truck?

The best way to make sure you’re getting a great price on a forklift is by comparing your options before you buy. Industrial Forklift Truck carries tons of equipment from pre-screened dealers. Get free pricing on a variety of California lift trucks to find the best deal in your area.

2. Where can I find forklifts for sale in California?

There are hundreds of forklift dealers across California. How will you know which ones you can trust? Industrial Forklift Truck partners with top sellers in the state. We also pre-screen each of our partners to verify the quality of their equipment.

Instead of visiting dozens of dealerships and websites, use Industrial Forklift Truck. Compare the best new and used forklifts for sale in California. Find out firsthand which dealer is offering the best prices. Get information on forklifts for sale in California today.

3. Which forklift type do I need?

There are many different types of forklifts available. Industrial Forklift Truck carries a huge inventory of every type. Check out our free resources to get more information and make a decision. To learn even more about each option, choose an equipment type from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Once you know what you need, answer a few questions to let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll send you information on California lift trucks that match.

4. How frequently does my equipment need maintenance?

Preventative maintenance can save you from expensive repairs down the road. OSHA requires a daily pre-operation inspection to catch any safety hazards before operating.

In addition to regular inspections, it’s a good idea to schedule professional servicing every 90 days.

5. Should I buy a new or used California lift truck?

If new equipment is outside of your budget, consider buying used. Quality used forklifts are as reliable and efficient as new options. We offer the largest inventory of used forklifts for sale in California. Every refurbished machine in our inventory is in good condition.

If a new forklift is within reach, Industrial Forklift Truck can make sure you get the lowest price. Compare equipment from industry-leading manufacturers. Browse forklifts for sale in California to find the best deal.

6. Does Industrial Forklift Truck offer equipment rental?

Yes, Industrial Forklift Truck offers a huge selection of forklifts for rent. Renting a forklift requires lower maintenance fees and upfront costs compared to purchasing. Many rental options even have service and repair fees built into the price. Also, if you need access to equipment across multiple locations, a forklift rental is a good option.

If you’re ready to rent a forklift, click here. Fill out the information and we’ll send you free pricing on options that fit your needs.

7. Can I get pricing on forklifts for sale in California before I choose?

Yes, Industrial Forklift Truck offers free pricing on the largest inventory of forklifts for sale in California. Fill out this form and our experts will match you with equipment that fits your needs. Receive quotes on a variety of listings instantly.

Compare California forklifts before purchasing. Get free pricing and information in minutes.

8. How often should I replace my equipment?

Once your forklift maintenance costs exceed the financial benefit of ownership, it’s time to replace your forklift. A forklift starts to lose its reliability after 10,000 hours of use. This averages out to around 7 years of daily use.

Operating your forklift beyond its lifetime is not only a waste of money but a serious safety hazard. When it’s time to invest in a new California lift truck, turn to Industrial Forklift Truck. We offer the largest inventory of equipment nationwide.

9. What load capacity do I need?

Forklift load capacity is the maximum amount of weight a forklift can handle. This number varies with the load center, which is the distance between the face of the forks and the load’s center of gravity.

To determine the load capacity you need, consider your typical load weight. Decide if you will be working mainly indoors or outdoors. Consider how often you will use your equipment and how much you want to rely on it.

Then, use Industrial Forklift Truck to browse California forklifts by specifications. Select the load capacity and lift height you need to find equipment that matches.

10. What lift height do I need?

Lift height is the maximum height a forklift’s forks can reach when its mast is fully extended. To determine the lift height you need, add at least six inches to the height of your highest rack shelving.

Browse California forklifts by lift height. Select the specifications you need to get started.

11. When should I replace my forklift forks?

Replace your forklift forks when they reach 10% wear on the heel. 10% wear is equivalent to a 20% reduction in the equipment’s rated capacity. This is a huge safety hazard.

You will also need to replace your forklift forks if they are bent. This means you’ll need to replace them once they reach an angle greater than 93 degrees. Do not try to straighten them.

If you invest in used equipment, be sure to check the forks before purchasing. Or, use Industrial Forklift Truck to browse used forklifts for sale in California. We only carry reliable used equipment that you can trust.

12. Who are the best California forklift dealers?

Industrial Forklift Truck works with top forklift dealers to collect a huge inventory of equipment from various manufacturers. We’ve compiled a huge selection of new and used forklifts for sale in California.

Don’t waste time visiting dozens of California forklift dealers. Instead, compare all your options online with Industrial Forklift Truck.

13. Which forklift fuel type do I need?

Choose a forklift fuel type based on your typical worksite and applications. First, you’ll have to choose between electric and internal combustion. Electric forklifts operate on a rechargeable battery. Internal combustion forklifts run on fuel, typically propane, diesel, or gasoline.

Electric forklifts offer zero-emission indoor use. They also eliminate fuel costs and are cheaper to maintain. Propane forklifts are the fastest to refuel and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Diesel and gas forklifts are generally only used outside for huge loads. Learn more about each fuel type here.

14. Should I buy or rent a forklift?

If you plan to use your equipment infrequently, forklift rental is a great option. Renting equipment also lowers initial and maintenance costs. Forklift rental is a good solution for businesses that operate at multiple locations or work on short-term projects.

Purchasing is better for businesses that operate from a home base facility with enough storage space for a forklift. If you have the budget and know exactly what you need, consider buying equipment. Owning a forklift will save you money overall, but cost more upfront. Of course, used equipment is always an option if money is the only issue.

Use our free online comparison tool to compare pricing on California lift trucks before you decide.

15. Do I need pneumatic or cushion tires?

If you plan to operate indoors only, cushion tires are the best option. Cushion tires are made of smooth rubber and are usually solid. Pneumatic tires are air-filled and offer traction on uneven surfaces. Choose pneumatic tires for outdoor applications.

Learn more about pneumatic and cushion forklifts here.

16. Do I have to pay for my forklift upfront?

Industrial Forklift Truck offers forklift financing options to help you pay for your equipment over time. Get the equipment you need without breaking the bank.

Learn more about forklift financing when you request free quotes.

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