When you need reliable forklifts and aerial access equipment in Hazleton, PA, you will find a wide selection for sale at Royal Forklift.
Royal Forklift, headquartered in Pine Grove, PA, has served the material handling industry for over 35 years. We are an authorized dealer for new UniCarriers forklifts and Heli forklifts in Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania, as well as the Haulotte aerial equipment line for our customers in Schuylkill, Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Carbon, Luzerne, Northumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, York and Columbia Counties.
Royal Forklift also offers all makes and models of durable used forklifts throughout our service area, including Barrett, Cat, Crown, Daewoo, Doosan, Komatsu, Nissan, TCM, Toyota, UniCarriers and Yale, as well as used aerial lift equipment from Haulotte, JLG, MEC, Marklift, Genie, Skyjack, Upright and more.
Choosing the Right Lift Truck
Choosing the right forklift or aerial lift is important for your business. It can affect everything from productivity and stock management to operation costs. Here are several factors to consider:
Your business environment should influence your selection. Will the equipment be working on smooth or rough surfaces? Will it be used inside, outside, or both? How many hours per day will it be used?
Load Size / Capacity
It’s important not to make the mistake of choosing lift equipment with a maximum lift capacity that is below your requirements or that fails to meet your height restrictions. Consider:
- The type of stock the lift will handle
- Your average and heaviest load weights
- The typical height and width of your loads
- Warehouse height and aisle width requirements
- The highest point the lift must reach
- Height restrictions, e.g., low hanging lights, ceiling beams and fixed-height structures like garage or container doors
There are three types of fuel options: LPG, electric or diesel. Electric forklifts may cost more initially, but they generally have a longer lifespan, cost less to operate and produce no emissions, making them useful for working indoors and in cold climates. LPG or diesel forklifts can typically lift larger loads and move faster, and diesel lift trucks are recommended for heavy lifting and outdoor use.
Lift truck operators often sit in their machines for hours at a time, making adjustable seating another important consideration. High-quality ergonomics can reduce the likelihood of injuries, such as back pain that can be caused by performing repetitive tasks in uncomfortable seating.
New or Used?
If you plan to use your equipment daily for more than four hours per day, a new forklift or aerial lift may be the best option. If it will be used periodically for an hour or two at a time, used equipment is the most economical option. Royal Forklift can help you decide which option best suits your budget.
Royal Forklift has new and used forklifts and aerial access equipment for sale to meet your needs in Hazleton, PA. Call us today at (570) 915-4103 to learn more about our extensive range of products.