Different Types Of Forklift Trucks And Their Uses

By: Tradeindia

Counterbalance Forklift

This is the most common type of forklift, featuring forks at the front and a weight at the back to counterbalance the load being lifted.

Reach Forklift

Designed for narrow aisles, reach trucks have extendable forks that can reach into racking to lift and retrieve loads.

Order Picker

Order pickers are used in warehouses for picking individual items from shelves at various heights. 

Pallet Jack

Also known as a pallet truck or pump truck, this type of forklift is used for moving palletized loads horizontally. It does not lift loads to high heights like other forklifts.

Telescopic Handler

These forklifts have a telescopic boom instead of traditional forks, making them suitable for lifting and placing loads at height, often used in construction and agricultural settings.

Rough Terrain Forklift

Designed for outdoor use on uneven terrain, rough terrain forklifts have large, thick tires and a sturdy frame for stability.

Side Loader

Side loaders have forks mounted on the side of the vehicle rather than the front, allowing them to lift long or bulky loads sideways.