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Industrial Uses of a Forklift

By Zasmain Callejon

Forklifts have now become an integral part of the industrial world as they are now considered ideal machines to move around heavy objects. Forklift got its name from its fork-like prongs that easily slide underneath the object that needs to be moved, lift it up and securely transfer it to the new location. Forklifts can be used for a variety of different purposes depending on the site that they are being used in.

Sites of Construction

Forklifts are most commonly used at construction sites to transfer building materials that are heavy, over long distances around the site. Forklifts have a combined function of a lifting tool and a vehicle. They are used to carry construction material such as steel girders or bricks from the trucks to the sites where other vehicles cannot reach easily. Many delivery trailers now carry a forklift which can be easily mounted on a trailer and can be easily offloaded and used to deliver the goods to the locations where they are needed.


Forklifts are absolutely necessary in large warehouses as they can be used for loading or unloading equipment from the trucks and for transporting tools and heavy objects around the warehouse. Forklifts in NJ come in variety of sizes and styles and you can buy a new or used forklift, or use a rental forklift in NJ to carry put operations that best suits your needs. You can find forklift ranging from driver operated, heavy duty trucks to pedestrian operated, small machines, which are ideal to access narrow aisles inside a warehouse.


Forklifts are also used to unload recycling goods from the containers or trucks and transporting them to the sorting bays. Forklift with cage attachments can also be used to transfer item such as tires, which might fall of the forks of the forklift otherwise.


They are also used to load and unload goods from barges and ships. They come in handy in transporting heavy and large containers from the truck to the storage areas at the dockside and from there to the ships.

Snow Plows

Forklifts come with an attachment that can be used to shovel snow during bad weathers. This is a onetime investment and is a much feasible option than renting a snow plow. Forklifts in NJ can be used to clear snow from the operating areas on constructions sites, from walkways and parking lots to ensure that the business is not interrupted due to bad weather.
You can buy new or used forklifts in NJ according to your needs. You can even rent one if you only need it for a short period of time. However, buying is always a better option because you can use a forklift for a variety of purposes on an industrial site during your day to day business activities.

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Callejon, Zasmain "Industrial Uses of a Forklift." Industrial Uses of a Forklift. 25 Jan. 2014. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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Callejon, Z (2014, January 25). Industrial Uses of a Forklift. Retrieved August 2, 2014, from

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Callejon, Zasmain "Industrial Uses of a Forklift"

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