How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Forklift for your Needs

Whenever you invest in an asset for your business, you want to ensure that you take the time to do your research to ensure that you are making the right choice. When it comes to forklifts for sale, you certainly have a wide range of options available to you, so we don’t blame you if you find making the perfect choice to be somewhat overwhelming.In this article, the experts at First Forklifts aim to shed some light on how to make sure that you choose the right  forklift for your specific needs. Here are just a few things to take into consideration:

Indoor or Outdoor

Most forklifts are either designed for indoor use or outdoor use, but there are a few models that are suited to both uses. If you plan on using a forklift inside, you are going to want to ensure that it meets your height requirements as well as restrictions. Choosing between diesel, gas and electric forklifts is also crucial based on operating costs, products you handle/ move with the forklift, and the environment the forklift is operating in as the chosen forklift may produce fumes.


Brand certainly plays a role when looking for a right forklift for sale. You want to go with a brand that has a good reputation behind them. Some of the brands that we can happily recommend include Komatsu Forklifts, Toyota Forklifts, Doosan Forklifts, TCM Forklifts, Mitsubishi Forklifts.

New vs Used

One of the other big decisions you’ll have to make is choosing between buying new or buying used. While there is nothing better than owning a brand new piece of equipment, there are some amazing second-hand options out there that are in fantastic condition.

Lifting Capacity

What sort of items do you plan on lifting with your forklift? Checking a forklift’s load capacity is very important because overloading can be extremely dangerous. You’ll find that most forklifts are designed with certain types of loads in mind.

Searching for the perfect forklift for sale here in KZN? Here at First Forklifts, we are your trusted forklift experts and our knowledgeable team would be more than happy to tell you about the forklifts that we have in stock and which one may suit your needs best. We invite you to get in touch with us today to find out more about what we have to offer.

Have Questions?

If you have any further questions about First Forklifts or have any forklift related queries, feel free to contact us and one of our specialised technicians or staff will be more than happy to assist.

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