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Berg Equipment & Scaffolding Co Inc
We Provide Scaffolding, Aerial Lifts, Forklifts Parts & Supplies. Call
Miller's Equipment & Rent-All Inc.
The Local Equipment Rental Experts.
Image Crane Service
Serving Western Washington Since 1999. Call Us Today!
Cheyenne Scale Company, Inc.
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GK Industrial Refuse Systems
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Jim Adams Auto Clinic
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Mitsubishi Dealers
Hard-Working Forklifts, Great Value. Find Your Local Dealer.
Jungheinrich Lift Trucks
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Cat Forklifts
Quality Electric and IC Forklifts. Find a Cat Lift Truck Dealer Now.
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Popular Forklift and Fork Truck Terms

In many commercial or industrial warehouse type settings, heavy equipment such as forklifts, or fork trucks are commonplace. In order to have a better, more comprehensive understanding of the terminology associated with these pieces of heavy equipment, we must first understand the terms associated with this industry. Below are several terms one should be familiar with when purchasing or renting heavy duty equipment such as forklifts.

  • Forklift - Typically, a small, electric powered vehicle with two power operated prongs at the front. These prongs are capable of moving up or down and can reach products stored many feet above the ground. A forklift's primary purpose is to lift heavy loads which are usually stacked on pallets. Forklifts are capable of working in narrow aisles and are typically found in industrial settings such as warehouses. Some forklifts are manufactured so that the prongs can be removed and replaced by any number of attachments available for rent or purchase.
  • Pallet Jack - Also known as a pallet truck, or pump truck, a pallet jack is typically a manually operated, hydraulic lift. Here, a person rolls the jack under a pallet which is on the floor. Using a pumping action with the handle, the jack lifts the pallet just enough to clear the ground in order to move it. Most pallet jack models are manually operated though some, oftentimes larger, can be electric powered.
  • Crane - A device for lifting and moving heavy objects. Typically, the load is suspended from a boom, beam or gantry. Cranes can be mobile, movable by way of wheels or tracks, affixed to the roof of a warehouse, or stationary such as those that build large buildings or skyscrapers.
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    Mike's Performance Equipment LLC
    9805 Ne 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
    Mike's Performance Equipment LLC in Kirkland, WA, provides quality heavy equipment repair and maintenance. Contact us at (206) 489-4652 for forklift repair and service.
    (206) 489-4652
    Northwest Forlklift
    838 Seneca Ave Sw, Renton, WA 98057
    Northwest Forklift is a locally owned and operated material handling dealer in business since 1976, with experience in small to large material handling equipment. http://www.nwforklift.com/
    (425) 204-5000
    Grizzly Supplies
    17300 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188
    Grizzly Supplies provides seals & seal kits for all makes & models of equipment. View our Grizzly Seals Reference guides or ask about custom seal options.
    (877) 505-0155
    Washington Liftruck Inc
    700 S Chicago St, Seattle, WA 98108
    (206) 767-0266
    Hertz
    4233 Leary Way Nw, Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 782-4200
    Industrial Tire Service
    540 S Holden St, Seattle, WA 98108
    (206) 763-3833
    Pape Material Handling
    9892 40th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    (206) 722-5800
    Mike's Performance Equipment
    9805 Ne 124th St #107, Kirkland, WA 98034
    (206) 914-3498
    North West Handling Systems Inc
    1100 Sw 7th St, Renton, WA 98057
    (425) 255-0500
    Leavitt Machinery
    17300 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188
    (425) 251-0600
    Star Rentals
    5970 State Highway 303 Ne, Bremerton, WA 98311
    (360) 813-0104
    Bob Lift Truck and Equipment
    426 Naden Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
    (253) 872-0401
    Toyota Lift Northwest
    19305 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
    (253) 872-7114
    Premier Rentals
    8242 Ne State Highway 104, Kingston, WA 98346
    (360) 297-8320
    Premier Rentals
    3912 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312
    (360) 373-4700


    Forklifts are often utilized in warehouse or construction settings. These trucks feature a pronged platform used to lift and transfer pallet loads from one place to another. This works by inserting steel forks under the bundle, lifting the load, and moving it. Forklifts are used in various applications, most often for material handling, warehousing, manufacturing, and construction. Forklift action is achieved through hydraulics. This piece of machinery is integral for lifting and hauling heavy duty loads, such as pallets. Related accessories, such as portable dock ramps, are also used in the process. Forklifts have existed in this country for almost a century. Although they were first designed as tractors with platform attachments, the design changed shortly thereafter to incorporate a vertical lifting mast. Over the years, forklifts have changed as technology has emerged, allowing for increased productivity and safety. Forklifts, industrial trucks, and equipment are available to buy, lease, or rent, depending on the duration a particular user needs it for. Often times, warehouses will have these material handling machines on site for workers to easily reach high loads, pick them up, and bring them to another area of the warehouse or to a truck. Some are meant for narrow aisles, while others are larger and wider. Some are automatic and some are manual. Industrial truck dealers may offer several different types of forklifts, such as electric lift, stacker, turret, reach, and picking trucks. Contractors and other professionals may need to rent or buy forklifts and jacks if they don't already have one in their fleet. Also called high/low trucks, forklifts of all kinds have different industrial jobs to do. Head to the internet for guidance, as you'll find discussion forums, photos of forklifts in stock, and construction job listings, along with news on the latest safety precautions regarding equipment.
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