Did you know that CARER electric forklifts are available in very high capacity, pneumatic style chassis? With increasing demands to have high-capacity forklifts adhere to Tier 4 compliance, the electric solution is a real alternative. No longer are electric forklifts tied to capacities focused on 3,000 to 10,000 lbs. With advancements in the electrical componentry and higher kilowatt hours, CARER can offer high-capacity forklifts with similar performance as their internal combustion counterparts. Now, mines, mills, manufacturers, ports, lumber, pulp, and paper companies are able to choose from 46 different chassis configurations between 12,000lbs and up to 60,000lbs capacity with the CARER electric forklift solution that best fits their capacity demand.

A80-300X series: Capacity ranging from 17,500lbs up to 60,000lbs at a 48-inch load center

Myth 2 – “The battery doesn’t output enough power for my application.”
Are you aware that not all electric forklifts are built the equal? Each electric forklift can be configured with very different power systems (battery & charger) to meet specific operational expectations. Carer offers varying energy consumption performance capabilities across 46 different chassis configurations over 12,000lb lift capacity. With over 40 years of experience, Carer Electric Forklifts continues to focus on the necessary engineering and design to maximize runtimes for various performance demands across a number of industries. Whether it is in a single shift operation or in a very demanding triple shift application, Carer offers the ideal model that will maximize the exact power supply to fit any and all operational requirements.

Z100-120 HD series: Capacity ranging from 21,800lbs-26,000lbs, with a 120 Volt operating system

Myth 3 – “Electric forklifts are much more expensive.”
The electric forklift is only more expensive if it costs you more and it doesn’t. When all operating costs are considered including adjusted life cycle depreciation, extended operating life, reduced maintenance & repair costs, energy consumption, labor costs, tire wear and downtime, Carer electric forklifts often show a return on investment in under 24 months. This gap becomes larger with high-capacity forklifts where maintenance costs & energy consumption exponentially increase as the size of machine increases. Carer Electric Forklifts assists in analyzing & measuring overall operating costs of an ICE forklift compared to an electric, proving the return of the initial capital investment of an electric forklift over a traditional ICE fleet. For example, Carer electric forklifts have approximately 90 parts, versus up to 1100 parts on an IC truck, which means many more moving parts to eventually fail and need replacing. In fact, the annual maintenance and repair costs for a Carer electric forklift are approximately one-third of what it costs to maintain and repair a similar internal combustion (IC) forklift. Furthermore, in almost all cases, the operating costs for a Carer electric forklift is 85-95 percent less than a diesel or LP forklift. Where an LP forklift might cost $6000 per year, a comparable Carer electric forklift will only cost $600 to $900 per year. When the math is done, what seems to be a premium on an electric truck, ends up being a savings.

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Myth 4 – “Electric forklifts won’t work in our environment.”
Did you know that electric forklifts can operate outdoors in all weather conditions? Much the same as their ICE forklift equivalent, electric forklifts can operate outdoors in rain and snow, even extreme hot and cold temperatures. Similar to the advances proven in the automotive industry, electric forklifts have progressed to a level where they can take the place of the majority of ICE forklifts, regardless of operating environment. At times, even adding additional performance advantages, especially in traction and acceleration. Carer Electric Forklifts offer models specific to each application’s specific environmental condition. Whether it is cold and snowy or an excessively hot foundry application, Carer Electric Forklifts has a model that will fit most environments

F60-100HD2 series capacity ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs

Myth 5 – Can My Forklift Fleet Contribute to Sustainability
The word Sustainability can invoke many differing views. At the foundation of sustainability, you will find the process of change, in which the use of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development all contributes to the resulting shift in organizational views proven in a group’s day-to-day decision making. Electric forklifts deliver changes in air quality, dependency on variable fossil fuels (and their unpredictable pricing), extended service life, increased tire life and less oil disposal. Carer Electric Forklifts is committed to assisting customers wanting to lead their industry in environmental sustainability one forklift at a time. Many incentive programs are currently available to influence the acquisition of machinery that eliminates carbon emissions. These can be up to 80% of the acquisition cost. Please let us help you navigate through some the programs available in your region.

R45-80H2 series including capacity ranging from 9,900lbs up to 17,500lbs

Myth 6 – Market Acceptance – “We don’t want to be the guinea pig for new technology.”
The first forklift manufactured was an electric driven unit. Fifteen years ago, 35% of the sit-down counterbalance forklifts sold into the North American market were electric driven units. Today, nearly 70% of these are now electric drive units. The key historical objections to acquiring electric forklifts are no longer valid. That is, performance, battery run time, all climate and weather operation, and acquisition price as the Carer electric forklifts meet all operating requirements for most applications. Once operators allow themselves the opportunity to become accustomed to operating an electric forklift it remains their preference going forward. No operators ever prefer to return to operating an internal combustion machine. So, no, you are not being the guinea pig…you are being a market leader and driving smart solutions into your organization. Please consider Carer electric forklifts when converting from your internal combustion, old forklifts.

Z60-100H series: capacities ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs with a 96-volt operating system.

 

Carer electric forklifts has the right machine for any heavy-duty application in the most aggressive operating environments. Please contact NovaLift Equipment at 1-833-NOVA-500 (1-833-668-2500) for information on how they can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility.

Know Your Tires: Your Guide to Understanding Forklift TiresYour Guide to Understanding Forklift Tires

 

When buying a new or used forklift it is important to keep in mind what you will be using the forklift for and what sort of capacities your facility requires. Forklifts come in a wide variety of sizes and many are designed for specific purposes, such as lifting in tight spaces or carrying heavy loads of goods.

It is important to recognize that it is not just the cab, forks, or counterweight that make a forklift well-suited for a specific purpose or environment. The forklift’s tires also play a key role in its function and performance. In this post, NovaLift Equipment will be exploring different types of tires for forklifts and explain which one is best suited for your needs.

Air & Solid Pneumatic Tires

A pneumatic tire on a forklift is similar to the tires on a car, which is great for indoor and outdoor versatility. Pneumatic tires can either be air filled or solid.  Air filled pneumatic tires are inflated with air which are slightly less durable because they can sustain punctures, similar to a car tire.

On the other hand, a solid pneumatic tire is more durable than an air filled tire and is suited to outdoor environments as well as indoor facilities without running the risk of punctures.

With this information it is also best to take into consideration that both types of pneumatic tires require maintenance and replacement, just like car tires.

Cushion Tires

 A cushion tire is built with a simple and sleek design of a metal band wrapped in a solid piece of flat rubber that does not require much maintenance. Cushion tires will not deflate or deform; however, these tires cannot withstand outdoor or rough terrain usage. This is due to their flat design which prevents them from gripping onto surfaces effectively, meaning they are only recommended for indoor use. However, cushion tires have a better turn radius and can handle tight spaces in warehouses with smooth even flooring.

Get Forklift Tires & Parts in Toronto & the GTA

When purchasing a forklift, it is recommended that you know the environment that the forklift will be mostly operating in. Knowing the type of terrain and the capacities that the forklift will be used with can not only extend the lifespan of your forklift, but also save you on maintenance and costly repairs.

Whether you are in need of pneumatic or cushion tires for your forklift or have any questions regarding forklift in general, we can help. At NovaLift Equipment, we provide sales, servicing, repair and replacement parts for your forklift so your facility and warehouse can operate at maximum efficiency. Contact our team today to learn more.

CARER’s Ultra-Compact Z series

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Ideal for the Steel, Aerospace, Automotive, Paper & Cement Industries.

We are now entering a period where anything once powered by fossil fuel is now becoming electrified. New mandates, incentives, and technological advancements are pushing industries such as the material handling industry, to develop more efficient, carbon friendly solutions, that represent significant cost savings. The result has not only had an impact on the reduction of industry emissions, but has also led to many additional benefits, such as reduced maintenance, fuel expenses and repairs, and an increase in cost savings, efficiencies, and availability. With close to 50 years as an electric forklift manufacturer, CARER has been a pioneer in developing high-capacity electric forklifts, with lift capacities ranging from 10,00lbs to 60,000lbs for every type of application and environment. The Z series model lineup from CARER for example, has a capacity range from 13,000lbs to 36,000lbs, and has been designed to operate in very confined operating environments, where minimal space is available. Furthermore, they have been designed to ensure high performance, long operating time, lower operating costs, as well as many other efficiencies, making it ideal for the steel distribution and processing, smelting, aerospace, automotive, paper & cement industries.

Reduced total cost of ownership – Although having a higher initial cost, CARER’s Z series electric forklifts offer a considerable reduction in the overall cost of ownership. There are several contributing factors including: efficient high voltage operating systems, low cost of electricity vs diesel or LP, and reduced service needs and costs.

Lower energy cost – The cost of electricity for one of the Z series forklifts, is typically between 12% and 15% of the cost of internal combustion fuel. A standard IC forklift can only operate up to eight hours, so constantly needing to purchase fuel can quickly increase an annual budget. Furthermore, most IC forklifts are made without a built-in gas gauge, making it harder to monitor tank levels for refueling. This leads to more labor costs associated with fueling and refueling the machine.

Lower maintenance costs – Where we would typically see an internal combustion forklift have1100 moving parts, we would see a Carer Z series forklift run on only 90 moving parts. This reduced number of components in the Carer electrical forklift, significantly reduces the need for parts replacement, technical support, and service costs, as well as the need for oil and filter replacements, which can represent up to a 40% reduction in cost.

Compact in size – By elevating the battery compartment, and positioning the rear steer axel under the battery, the CARER Z series can provide a very short overall length. Therefore, the amount of needed operating space is reduced, and provides better real estate utilization. The result is a high-capacity forklift, with extremely high lift capacity, able to maneuver through confined and challenging spaces.

Raised driving position – By shortening the length of the chassis to achieve an overall smaller footprint, and by repositioning the battery compartment, the position of the operator is elevated. With a higher operating position, and standard rearview camara, the CARER Z series offers 360-degree visibility, making it easier and safer in any application.

Ergonomics and comfort – With efficient high volt, AC motors, the CARER Z series, reduces vibrations and sound, and eliminates all emissions. This creates much safer conditions that the operator would otherwise have to endure, preventing fatigue, back and neck pain, and other long-term health risks. With the premium full suspension seat, spacious and comfortable cabin, and ergonomic steering configuration, operators not only find the Z series more comfortable, but also much safer to operate.

High voltage operating systems – The 96V and 120V operating systems used by the Z series, increases autonomy and efficiency, thanks to some of the most advanced technology available in the market. These highly efficient, high voltage systems, increase the forklift’s performance by allowing the use of lower currents, reducing battery stress, battery power, and overall temperatures. The result is longer battery life and autonomy, longer lasting electrical devices, and less maintenance and repairs. The use of high voltage operating systems also provides high performance and long autonomy of the battery. The power of the motor being electronically controlled, provides exceptional acceleration, high speed, and unmatched maneuverability. The acceleration is smooth and progressive, and is only used when needed, reducing energy consumption, and increasing the autonomy of work.

Electric braking – The new 100% electric braking system is mounted directly on the two front traction motors. This increases overall efficiency, and nearly eliminates the need to invest in brake repairs and maintenance. With a combination of the programable braking system, and the Automatic Speed Control System when cornering, the CARER Z series becomes a very safe, and efficient solution.

Tilt cylinders – The tilt cylinders on CARER’s Z series are mounted above the overhead guard. This not only ensures better stability and rigidity for the mast at high lift heights, but also reduces the cylinder’s exposure to debris and damage. CARER has uniquely positioned the exposed area of the tilt cylinder at the back, so that it is well protected from loose debris falling over the mast when lifting product.

Find the right forklift for your needs by contacting our team or browsing our collection of used forklifts.

The Advantages of Purchasing a Pre-Owned Forklift

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People often think that buying a new forklift for their business is the only option. Although this may be true in some instances, it is not true for everyone. The following list outlines some of things to think about when buying a forklift.

1. Used Forklifts are Ideal for Light Usage

For one thing, not all applications call for a forklift to be used for 8 hours per day. If your business requires the use of a forklift for less than 4 hours per day, you may want to seriously consider a used forklift. You do not have to spend $30,000 + on a new forklift when a good used forklift will give your business years of use for a fraction of the cost of a new one. If your need for a forklift is largely seasonal or temporary, you might also consider renting a forklift instead.

2. Used Forklifts are More Affordable

The price you pay for a brand-new forklift is oftentimes sufficient to cover the cost of two used forklifts. Used forklifts generally cost at least 50% less than a new one, investing in used forklifts actually increases the utilization of your budget. With the same amount of money, you are able to buy more used forklifts which will allow you to improve your workforce productivity.

3. Used Forklifts are Durable and Reliable

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When you purchase a used forklift from a reliable and trusted forklift dealer, you gain peace of mind knowing that the forklift you purchased has previously demonstrated its reliability. Even if a repair is necessary in the future, a slightly used forklift is cheaper to maintain than a new one as the parts are normally less expensive.

4. Used Forklifts Often Have a Faster Delivery Time

Often when buying a new forklift, lead times are normally between 8-12 weeks. When you purchase a used forklift from a reliable and reputable forklift dealer, it is normally in stock and can be delivered right away. Also, when you buy a forklift from a reputable forklift dealer, you gain the peace of mind knowing that the forklift you purchased has previously demonstrated its reliability. Even if a repair is necessary, a slightly used forklift is cheaper to maintain than a new one as the parts are normally less expensive.

Purchase Used Forklifts in Toronto & the Greater Toronto Area

So, when you are looking to purchase a forklift, you should seriously consider what the needs of your business are because often, a good quality used forklift may be the answer. If you are looking to purchase a used forklift for your business in the Greater Toronto Area, look no further than NovaLift Equipment Inc. Businesses across Toronto trust us to provide quality forklifts and other industrial material handling equipment they can rely on.

Find the right forklift for your needs by contacting our team or browsing our collection of used forklifts.

A80X Electric Forklifts

The newest series of Carer trucks, the A80X electric forklift has all the power of an internal combustion forklift with the added benefit of Carer’s electric forklift solutions. Designed specifically for outdoor environments, this new forklift series has fully protected electrical systems which prevent dirt and liquids from damaging important systems.

The A80X features unique independent drive units with two 15kw traction motors and planetary drives. Also, hydro-drives provide optimal power consumption, enhanced maneuverability and traction control.

Technical Features

Featuring a unique 96V operating system with two standard 48V batteries and a specifically designed hydraulic system, the A80X is perfect for multi-shift applications. This series easily replaces internal combustion trucks previously operating up to 4,200 hours per year without the need for additional spare batteries.

The future of material handling is here. The new Carer electric forklift with capacities from 16 to 20 tons is now able to directly compete for performance and autonomy with diesel machines.

For over 40 years, Carer has established itself internationally by designing, developing, and producing exclusively electric forklift trucks, and today it is ready for a new revolution in logistics. This epic shift in the material handling industry is aligned with global economic trends and confirms a transformation has been taking place for several years. It is an opinion shared by industry leaders that electric forklift trucks will inevitably replace internal combustion machines in all aspects of the material handling world.

By dominating the market with its high capacity electric forklifts, Carer can offer innovative solutions such as the AX series with capacities up to 20 tons, something that up until now were only available in the 8-12-ton range.

The new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric forklifts are extremely powerful machines. They have been specifically designed to replace internal combustion trucks in a multitude of applications where molds, containers, and large loads are handled, and where electric solutions had never previously been considered. The unique specifications coupled with its electric profile position it as the leading contender in challenging outdoor applications such as lumber facilities, steel mills, ports, cement factories, and the handling of heavy materials such as prefabricated buildings.

The notable performance features of the new A160-200 @ 1200X are its acceleration and travel speeds (20 km / h), accompanied by its long operating ranges. This new model can run through an entire shift, while maintaining speed and lift performance comparable to that of a diesel truck.

These results are guaranteed using 1720 Ah batteries with a 144 Volt operating system, a combination used for the first time on an electric forklift. Furthermore, this model is available with a lithium iron phosphate power solution. This ensures up to a 20% increase in efficiency, significantly longer run times, reduces the amount of time batteries need to be charged, and requires no maintenance.

The high performance of the Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric forklift has been achieved without sacrificing standards in terms of ergonomics, comfort, or safety, by ensuring that:

The dimensions of the trucks remain compact, allowing them to maneuver in narrow and confined environments, while continuing to maintain high capacities.

The driver’s seat is spacious, comfortable, and offers a wide view in all directions, eliminating blind spots that the operators would otherwise need to contend with.

The cabin is fully equipped, including heating and air conditioning, to guarantee comfortable working conditions for operators, and increasing operational efficiency.

When compared to diesel machines there is a guarantee for greater comfort and safety for operators and a significant reduction in vibrations and noise thanks to the elimination of harmful emissions.

A key aspect that must be considered is the considerable reduction in operating costs, guaranteed by the new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric trucks. The economic benefits are evident both from the standpoint of fuel costs savings and in relation to the lowered maintenance costs. In electric forklifts, there are significantly fewer moving parts. This decreases the frequency of intervals necessary for checking or replacing worn components when compared to an internal combustion machine.

The reduction in its carbon footprint is also a milestone regarding its environmental impact. This helps meet the green initiatives of most companies, which must comply with strict anti-pollution requirements to meet international regulations.

From the very beginning, Carer has been focused on delivering solutions that meet the needs and requests of their customers. For that reason, customization and tailor-made solutions have always been at the forefront of the Carer philosophy. It is precisely this philosophy that has enabled the company for all these years to respond to application needs in a timely manner.

The new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric trucks represent a great distinction in the material handling landscape, and are destined to revolutionize large sectors of logistics by virtue of their specific characteristics:
They are as powerful and efficient as combustion trucks.
They are economically advantageous.
They are safe, guaranteeing a healthy work environment free from emissions, vibrations and noise.
They are green, as they respect the environment.
They can be customized in accordance to the specific needs of international customers.

Poly Brush

Poly BrushThe Poly Brush is excellent for general scrubbing, more durable than plastic and highly resistant. If your cleaning bathroom floor and tile with grout lines or uneven surfaces, this is the right floor brush.

Nylon Brush

Nylon BrushThe Nylon Brush is highly resistant to abrasion with great bristle bend recovery makes this brush have a long wear life. Use this brush for rough surfaces, great for concrete floors and parking lots.

 

Scrub Grit Brush

Scrub Grit BrushThe Scrub Grit Brush is highly durable with minimum aggression. Use for general scrubbing of rough and resilient floors such as tile, terrazzo and non-slip epoxy finishes.

 

Strip Grit Brush

Strip Grit BrushUse the Strip Grit Brush for aggressive scrubbing on hard floors. Great for cleaning grease of concrete floors and stripping finishes off tile floors.

 

There are many different types of forklifts on the market—each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. When choosing the right forklift for your material handling needs, it’s important to consider factors such as the fuel type, capacity, and lift height.

In this article, we will discuss the different types of forklift fuel options, particularly internal combustion (IC) forklifts and electric forklifts. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each option and to determine which type is best suited for your business’s needs.

IC Forklifts

Internal combustion (IC) forklifts can be powered by a few different fuel sources such as compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel, gasoline, and liquid petroleum (e.g. propane). Although they only account for about 40% of the market, IC forklifts continue to be a viable solution for many indoor and outdoor applications.

One of the main advantages of this forklift fuel option is that they are designed to work in harsh weather environments, which makes them flexible for outdoor usage. IC forklifts have a low initial cost, and aside from purchasing propane tanks, they cost little to operate since the fuel is available locally. They are also easy to refuel compared to electric forklifts.

One of the downsides of IC forklifts is that they produce a lot of emissions and they are rather noisy to operate. Because of this, they should be operated in warehouses with proper ventilation, or if possible, outdoors. Also, if your business doesn’t have access to gasoline, diesel, or CNG nearby, you may be required to create your own infrastructure, which could end up costing you a lot of money in the long run.

Electric Forklifts

Electric forklifts have taken the industry by storm and are now one of the most popular forklift options available, accounting for roughly 60% of the market. They are powered by electrical energy, which means they are better for the environment because they don’t burn fossil fuels and therefore produce zero emissions.

Not only is this forklift fuel option safer and healthier for forklift operators and nearby warehouse workers, but electric forklifts are also quieter to operate and produce less vibrations, thus lowering operator fatigue. On top of that, electric forklifts are a lot more cost-effective to run because they have fewer moving parts to maintain compared to IC forklifts and they cost less in fuel because they are powered by a rechargeable battery.

That said, the initial cost of purchasing electric forklifts is higher and they don’t function very well in outdoor and/or damp environments. Electric forklifts are ideal for indoor use given their low emissions. Operators may also notice a longer downtime with electric forklifts as the batteries need to charge.

Choose NovaLift Equipment for All Your Forklift Needs

As one of the leading forklift dealers in Toronto and Vaughan, NovaLift Equipment is proud to keep your business moving with our variety of forklift fuel options. We provide extensive forklift repair, maintenance, and training services and all of our forklifts are professionally inspected and maintained by our experienced technicians. We take great pride in providing excellent customer service and will be more than happy to make product recommendations based on the specifications of your business. Contact us today to learn more about our new and used forklifts in Vaughan and Toronto.

Buying used forklifts in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, and anywhere else in the GTA is a great way to help your business save money while also fulfilling necessary warehousing and logistics applications. However, it’s important to make sure you know what you’re getting for your money. You need to do your due diligence when selecting the right equipment for your needs. To get the most out of your investment, you should perform thorough inspections of each piece of machinery and guarantee that they’re in excellent working condition.

Here’s a list of important factors to consider when buying used indoor or outdoor forklifts for sale in Toronto or the GTA.

Age of the Forklift

Age is an important factor to consider when it comes to buying any type of material handling equipment for a number of reasons. Safety and quality standards change over time, so you need to make sure that the forklift you’re buying is in compliance with current regulations to guarantee the safety of your operators as well as the functionality of the machine. Age and the amount of usage can also contribute to and accelerate machine wear and tear over time.

The older a piece of machinery is, the more maintenance and repairs it’s going to require so you need to be prepared to accommodate those needs.

Make Sure It’s Suitable for the Application

To the untrained eye, all forklifts might look similar, but that’s an extremely misguided assumption. Different types of forklifts are ideal for a variety of applications and it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor warehouse or both, your work environment has rough or smooth terrain, or you’re moving large or small loads, the type of equipment you’re using makes all the difference.

In fact, choosing the appropriate forklift could be the difference between promoting greater safety standards and boosting efficiency or slowing down your operations to make up for the pitfalls of using subpar equipment.

Conduct a Thorough Visual Inspection

Even if you’re purchasing a used forklift online, you should take the time to conduct a thorough in-person visual inspection of the product before forking over your cash. A visual inspection will help you identify any obvious potential issues with the forklift so that you can make a more informed decision and avoid getting a case of buyer’s remorse later on. If the forklift is in obvious disrepair (e.g. missing or damaged parts), you should determine whether it’s worth buying. While some parts can easily be replaced or repaired, others might not be easy to find depending on the age of the equipment.

Inspect the Tires

During your visual inspection, you should also check out the air pressure and traction of the tires. Make sure that the air in the tires isn’t depleted and that they still have ridges needed to perform indoor and outdoor work.

Take It for a Spin

The best way to determine whether a used forklift is still fully functional is to personally take it for a test drive. This gives you the opportunity to test the rigidity of the controls and see how all of the components handle in different conditions. At the end of the day, you need to make sure that the forklift is totally safe to use for yourself and your employees. You also want to make sure that it can efficiently fulfill all of the material handling tasks that you need it for.

Check if It’s Battery- or Gas-Operated

Forklifts can be either battery or gas operated. It’s important to know the difference when purchasing used forklifts from a dealer or individual. If the forklift is battery-operated, you should find out how much juice is left in it because batteries are one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace.

If the forklift is gas-operated, find out what kind of gas is required to make it run. Just like a car, putting the wrong gas in a forklift’s fuel tank can damage the engine and hinder its performance over time.

Make Sure It’ll Fit in Your Workspace

This point goes back to the suitability of the forklift for your specific operational applications. Before even going to view the forklift in person, you should measure the physical parameters of your warehouse or workspace and compare those to the dimensions of the forklift. Make sure that the forklift you’re considering buying is large or small enough to fit within your warehouse and can reach as high or as low as you need it to.

Check the Clock Reading on the Forklift

The clock reading on a forklift is also important because it determines how many hours of work the forklift has already put in. A high clock reading indicates that the forklift may be nearing the end of its lifecycle or that some of its parts are outdated or in disrepair. As mentioned, age and usage are essential to helping you figure out whether or not you should buy a used forklift.

Look into the Product Warranty

As with any big purchase related to your business, you should look into product warranty when buying a used forklift. Professional dealers in Toronto and the GTA typically offer a minimum warranty to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your purchase. Make sure that the used forklift you’re looking at has a minimum warranty period that allows you to fully test out the product.

Look for a Certificate of Examination

In addition to inspecting the forklift yourself, you should also make sure that it’s been professionally inspected. Ask for a certificate of examination. If the seller doesn’t have one, then ask if you can have it inspected by a professional before committing to buying it.

Are you looking for a used forklift for sale? As one of the leading new and used forklift dealers in Toronto, Markham, and Richmond Hill, NovaLift Equipment Inc. can help you choose the right product for your needs. All of our forklifts are professionally inspected and maintained by our experienced technicians. We can also make product recommendations based on the specifications of your business. Contact us today to learn more.

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We would like you to know that all of us at NovaLift Equipment are here to help of you need us. We services remain available for you our valued customer. You can reach us locally at 416-661-6262 or toll free at 1-833-NOVA-500. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated, visit our website at www.NovaLiftEquipment.com
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