Renting a forklift or warehouse equipment is a great way to complete your short or long-term projects efficiently, safely and timely. This is why we offer an easy-to-use forklift rental guide to help you determine which size of forklift will best fit your needs and whether you will need gas, LP, or electric for your application. 

Whether you’d like a quote or to learn more about a specific piece of forklift or warehouse equipment, we’re to help.

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How do I choose the right tires for my application?
Now that you have identified the type of forklift you need and its fork attachment length, there’s only more factor to consider – What is the terrain that the forklift needs to travel over?

Indoor applications with hard surfaces use cushion tires as they are smaller, made of hard rubber compound, and typically more compact and maneuverable. 

Outdoor or applications on softer terrain demand pneumatic tires. The pneumatic tires are larger and have deeper traction grooves allowing for travel over wet, rougher conditions.
How do I measure my lifting height?
Measure how high the forklift needs to lift – measure in inches, then add 6 inches. Lift trucks are a reliable way to improve products and materials onto a racking system, truck or other storage areas. However, keep in mind that some forklifts might not fit through standard doors or entryways. To be certain, measure doorways (width and height), aisles and any other overhead obstructions. 

Also, remember that the forklift will need to turn around – possibly in an aisle. Your application might require a 3-wheel sit-down forklift or a narrow aisle forklift truck.

Preparing yourself with each piece of this information will ensure a job well done by the truck that you rent.
Why is it important to know the forklift capacity?

It’s important to know the weight of what you’re picking up. This way, our rental team can place you with the right forklift truck. 

Also, be aware of the dimensions of the products to ensure proper fork attachment length – and remember – a load longer than 48” will reduce the capacity. 

Whatever the load, contact us and we can assist you in sizing the right forklift for your application.


Forklift and warehouse equipment rental service area includes Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio.

Not sure what kind of forklift you need? Our rental experts are here to help. Visit our contact page to get in touch.

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