Call Toll Free - 888-670-1195
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Image
Stock Number: EQC012374
Make: Skyjack
Model: SJ1056
Year: 2018
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Details
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Image
Stock Number: 600017
Make: Terex
Model: CTT 121A-5 TS16
Year: 2015
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Details
2007 Potain HDT80 Image
Stock Number: 600194
Make: Potain
Model: HDT80
Year: 2007
2007 Potain HDT80 Details
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Image
Stock Number: EQU010604
Make: Hyundai
Model: 110D-7E
Year: 2013
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Details
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Image
Stock Number: 231276
Make: Miller
Model: Big Blue 400D
Year: 2012
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Details
2008 Combilift C12000SL Image
Stock Number: EQU008108
Make: Combilift
Model: C12000SL
Year: 2008
2008 Combilift C12000SL Details
 
Caterpillar Large Capacity Forklifts

Caterpillar Large Capacity Forklifts

History of Forklifts
The technology of forklifts provides the capacity to easily move bulky or heavy items across short distances. Forklifts are normally utilized in the every day operations of different kinds of businesses. Forklift design is always going through improvement as technology advances.

During the early part of the 20th century, at the start of the industrial era within America, the forklift was invented. A company referred to as Clark made the very first truck tracker in 1917. It was developed for use inside Clark's very own plant, but when other individuals saw it they were impressed with this lifting machine, even though it could just lift loads only a few centimeters off the ground. The following year, Clark began marketing the trucks widely.

The early models were really basic. By the year 1920, hydraulics was incorporated into the design. During the year 1923, Yale Baker developed an electric powered model with a pinion and ratchet system that cost less to operate. Pallets were developed as surfaces that are stackable on which to move materials. This permitted larger loads to be transported.

In order to handle the increased demand, more companies moved into the material handling industry during WWII. Businesses, such as Hyster, went from making other kinds of machines to making lift trucks. The United States Armed Forces increased demand for forklifts for the purpose of transporting military materials to the frontlines. The demand for longer lasting electric models resulted in the development of forklifts that can last for eight hours.

Forklifts have changed considerably over the course of their history. Industries around the globe require forklifts to increase production and lower costs. Modern trucks are safer, more comfortable and more productive than their predecessors.

  • Yale Outdoor Forklift
    Reach Assembly & Carriage Both the carriage and the reach assembly receive a lot of stress in a typical work shift. To be able to ensure that the truck keeps production levels high, high durability... More
  • Terex Empty Container Handlers
    Two of the key features of the Fantuzzi empty container handlers are low operating costs and exceptional productivity. In the year 1974, Fantuzzi made their very first empty handling truck. Ever since they started, Fantuzzi... More
  • Clark IC Forklifts
    The History of the Gas Forklift The Clark Equipment Company made the first gas powered forklift during the early 20th century. Ever since that time, Clark has led the industry in gas-powered forklifts. Beginning In... More
  • Raymond Double Reach Forklifts
    Raymond provides excellent material handling solutions for the food processing industry, which is amongst the most busy and important businesses in our world's infrastructure. The food processing business utilizes a wide variety of material handling... More
  • Crown Stand Up Forklift
    The Crown RC 5500 Series was built on a vision that focuses on realistic difficulties in the workplace. This ground-breaking model features best-in-class ergonomics and comfort and intelligent technology. Keeping the operator comfortable and safe... More