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What is the best forklift for heavy lifting?

Forklifts have a wide range of capabilities, which is why you’re here, and probably love the machines as much as we do (or, at least, what they can do for your project). It’s why they have been long relied upon across multiple industry worksites for copious jobs. Some jobs, however, require a machine with more grit - challenging, heavy lifting and manoeuvring operations that leave the worksite and operators at risk if the machine isn’t designed for it. With a greater focus on mass-production, wholesale and constant construction of large residential and commercial spaces, we are seeing a big rise in the hire and sale of forklifts with this level of capability. 

With that, what forklift types are best for these kinds of heavy duty jobs?

Heavy Lifting Forklifts

Not just a clever name, heavy lifting forklifts do just that. Heavy lifting or heavy duty forklifts typically have lift capacities ranging from 16 to 50 tonne and are designed with a substantial load centre to ensure no tipping or instability while in operation, or still. They make otherwise incredibly difficult lifting and moving jobs easy, efficient and time effective. Heavy duty forklifts are also known to be far more stable on rough, soft, muddy or icy terrain in precarious environments.  

We offer several heavy duty forklifts for these jobs, but most notably is the heavy duty forklift trucks CVS Ferrari. Cleverly, they are fit with powertrains, hydraulics and electrics that are perfectly suited to oversized load lifting and moving, with a high mounted engine for working in even the most difficult conditions. 

The Liugong 16.0T Diesel are also incredibly strong and reliable heavy lifting forklifts for all high capacity jobs. 

Reach Stackers

Reach stackers are used for heavy load operations that also have height requirements for ports and container handling. These machines are the safest, most effective and reliable way to manoeuvre loads at a height, without risking the safety of anyone onsite, nor potentially ruin, drop or break the materials being moved. These are typically used in wholesale warehouse operations, but are equally effective on rougher terrains in outside environments. These jobs would be difficult at best and impossible at worst if not for these machine’s having such a niche, but vital, capability to not only lift some of the heaviest materials, but also reach heights not possible by any other forklift type. 

Our new CVS Ferrari RSE models have a dedicated design for handling large loads that require significant height capabilities, with in-built durability that is widely considered the very best in the industry. 

Heavy lifting work is growing in popularity and our machine offering represents the industry’s need for them. As local production, construction, distribution and wholesale get stronger, so too does the need for forklifts with heavy duty capabilities (that are safe, reliable and effective). 

If your next project or job requires a heavy lifting forklift, talk to us today about our fleet of options to find the perfect one for your specific needs.

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