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When it comes to finding forklifts for sale in Oregon, the options are endless! So, how do you know which one is the best? Industrial Forklift Truck can help. Find answers to commonly asked questions below and make a purchase with confidence.

1. How do I know if I’m getting a good deal on an Oregon forklift?

Oregon is home to hundreds of forklift dealers. To find the best prices, turn to Industrial Forklift Truck.

Our free price comparison tool helps you review your options before you make a purchase. Compare new and used forklifts for sale in Oregon from your computer. Browse equipment from industry-leading manufacturers today.

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

Don’t want to take the time to visit forklift dealers across the state? We don’t blame you. Instead, compare your options online with Industrial Forklift Truck. Industrial Forklift Truck partners with pre-screened dealers to collect a huge selection of high-quality equipment for you to choose from.

Get instant, transparent pricing on forklifts for sale in Oregon. Eliminate the hassle of shopping around. Compare all of your options online today.

3. Which forklift type do I need?

The forklift type you choose will depend on your intended applications. Knowing which forklift type is best for your operation is critical to efficiency and productivity. Before browsing forklifts for sale in Oregon, here’s what you should know.

OSHA classifies forklifts into seven categories. Four of these categories cover various types of warehouse forklifts, including counterbalance forklifts, order pickers, and narrow aisle reach trucks.

Counterbalance forklifts are the most common forklift type. This equipment is used to transport pallets indoors or outdoors, depending on tire type. Order pickers are used for case picking and piece-part orders. Narrow aisle reach trucks can turn their forks without turning their base. These forklifts are designed for use in warehouses with aisles less than 12 feet wide.

The last three categories cover outdoor forklifts. This includes telehandlers, container handlers, and rough terrain forklifts. Consider the reach, lift height, and load capacity you need before choosing one of these options.

Select an equipment type from the navigation bar at the top of the page to learn more about it. Or, check out our free resources. Then, fill out this short form to browse new or used forklifts for sale in Oregon.

4. How frequently does my equipment need maintenance?

Experts recommend preventative servicing every 90 days. Scheduling routine maintenance is a great way to prevent expensive repairs in the future.

OSHA standards require a daily pre-operational check on all forklift equipment. This check is intended to assess the functionality of the equipment, including the condition of the forks and chains. If any issues are found, take the equipment out of service until all problems are addressed.

Forklifts aren’t cheap. Take care of your equipment to ensure smooth operation for years to come. Once maintenance costs exceed the financial benefit of ownership, turn to Industrial Forklift Truck to find new or used forklifts for sale in Oregon.

5. Should I buy a new or used forklift?

Both new and used forklifts can be a great investment. If you want to spend less money upfront, a used forklift is a good option. On the other hand, if you’re willing to pay more initially, you might want the reliability and longevity that a new forklift has to offer.

Industrial Forklift Truck carries a huge selection of both new and used forklifts. If new equipment just isn’t in your budget, browse our inventory of pre-screened used forklifts for sale in Oregon.

Whether you choose new or used, find quality equipment with Industrial Forklift Truck. Skip the scams and find a forklift that exceeds your standards. Compare pricing on new and used forklifts for sale in Oregon to find the best deal in your area.

Keep in mind that we offer financing options to help make equipment more affordable. Don’t compromise. Pay for the equipment your business needs over time with forklift financing.

6. Does Industrial Forklift Truck offer equipment rental?

Yes, we offer a huge selection of Oregon forklifts for rent. To rent a forklift, select your equipment type and desired time frame. We’ll do the rest. Receive pricing and information on available rentals that match your specifications.

Rent a forklift in Oregon today.

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

Yes! That’s what we’re here for. Industrial Forklift Truck provides free, upfront pricing on every single forklift in our inventory. Compare your options before you choose.

To get started, select your equipment specifications from this short form to help us better understand what you’re looking for. Our experts will match you with forklifts for sale in Oregon that fit your needs. It’s that simple.

Receive pricing on each match to find the best deal on new or used forklifts for sale in Oregon.

8. How often should I replace my equipment?

On average, a forklift will function reliably for about 10,000 hours of total use, or seven years of daily use. These numbers will vary depending on how well the equipment is cared for.

It’s time to replace your equipment when your maintenance costs surpass the financial benefit of ownership. In other words, replace your forklift if it’s in the shop more than it’s in use.

Time for an upgrade? Let us help. Industrial Forklift Truck carries thousands of new and used forklifts for sale in Oregon. Browse your options here.

9. What load capacity do I need?

Choosing the right load capacity is essential to productivity. Load capacity is the maximum weight a forklift can handle. This number varies depending on the load center, which is the distance between the face of the forks and the load’s center of gravity.

The shape, size, and weight of your typical load will help you choose the capacity you need. To find equipment that meets your needs, select load capacity from this form. We’ll match you with new or used forklifts for sale in Oregon that fit your specifications.

10. What lift height do I need?

Lift height is another important factor to consider before investing in an Oregon forklift. This indicates how high a forklift’s forks can reach when the mast is fully extended.

How accessible is your work environment? If you operate indoors, how tall is your tallest rack shelving? Add six inches to that number to determine the lift height you need. If you operate outdoors, consider your typical applications. Construction sites likely require more reach than industrial factory sites.

Select the lift height you’re looking for from the form at the top of the page to request free quotes on equipment that fits your needs. Get pricing on new or used forklifts for sale in Oregon today.

11. When should I replace my forklift forks?

The forks of a forklift are responsible for carrying the bulk of the load weight. That’s why it is critical to ensure that your forklift forks are in proper working condition before operation. Check fork condition each day during your pre-operational check.

Be sure to measure wear on the heel and blade. Replace the forklift forks when they reach 10% wear. 10% wear is equivalent to a 20% loss of forklift capacity.

Do not operate if you discover cracks, bends, or any other surface defects on your forks. Instead, replace your forklift forks as soon as possible. Do not try to manually straighten your forklift blades. Even if you successfully straighten them, they will never function at their original capacity.

12. Who are the best forklift dealers in Oregon?

With so many options for forklift dealers in Oregon, it’s hard to know which is best. After all, it seems that every dealer claims to offer the best prices in the state. Luckily, we’ve sorted through all of the options for you.

Industrial Forklift Truck partners with top dealers in the state to provide an inventory of trustworthy equipment. Browse all of your Oregon forklift options in one place. Save time and money just by using our free price comparison tool. Get started today.

13. Which forklift fuel type do I need?

First, determine whether you want an electric or internal combustion forklift. Electric forklifts run on a rechargeable battery and are emissions-free. They also eliminate fuel costs but take eight hours to recharge. On the other hand, internal combustion forklifts run on fuel.

If you choose to purchase an internal combustion forklift, you’ll need to choose a fuel type. Common fuel types include propane, diesel, and gasoline.

Propane forklifts are easy to refuel and can be used indoors or outdoors. Diesel forklifts provide the most torque, but are also the loudest. Gasoline forklifts are the least common but are very powerful and quick. Gas-powered forklifts are only used outdoors.

Learn more about each fuel type here.

14. Should I buy or rent a forklift?

Purchasing a forklift is the best investment if you plan to use it daily. However, if you don’t have the budget to purchase or plan to use your equipment intermittently, renting is ideal.

Some businesses operate equipment in increments or complete a variety of short-term projects. For these operations, renting is the best option. Renting a forklift allows you to change forklift types as needed and operate in a variety of locations. It also eliminates the high upfront cost of purchasing. If renting sounds right for your business, get started here.

15. Do I need pneumatic or cushion tires?

The tire type you choose will dictate where you can operate. Consider where you will be using your equipment. Pneumatic tires are air-filled and have deep treads. Use these tires outside for added traction on uneven surfaces.

Cushion tires are made of smooth, solid rubber. Use these tires inside on flat flooring. Get more information on both pneumatic and cushion forklifts here.

16. What if I don’t want to pay for my equipment upfront?

Consider forklift financing. Industrial Forklift Truck offers financing options to help businesses keep their cash flow open and free up funds.

Learn more about forklift financing options when you request your free forklift quotes.

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