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BuyerZone users' forklift truck requirements

We ask users of our quote request service to describe their forklift truck purchasing requirements in detail so the vendors we match them to can provide customised information in response. Now we're sharing these responses with you.

We hope these comments help you get a sense of what types of forklift trucks other users are choosing and what considerations are important to the average buyer. Take a look and you'll likley find some responses that are relevant to your business.

BuyerZone user comments: forklift truck purchasing requirements

"These are my special features. I want a great forklift!"
-- Office Manager, Information Services, Worcester, England

"That it has a loud horn so i can beep at people!"
-- Sales/Business Development, Government, Springfield, Notsure

"No special features. I just want to pick up those things."
-- Administrative Assistant, Computers - Hardware, Gwendlyn, Wales

"2000mm forks/extensions to lift metal frames sizes up to approx; 700mm deep6000mm long1750mm wide up to 1 tonne weight."
-- Purchasing Manager, Construction/General Contracting, Dunnington York, N Yorks

"I would like to purchase an all terrain forklift strait lift urgently."
-- Purchasing Manager, Construction/General Contracting, Dingwall, Ross-Shire

"Must be able to lift 12 ton or above. 9ft X 40ft Tank. 4.5ft Centre."
-- Buyer, Construction/General Contracting, Peterborough, Lincs

"I am looking to hire 2 x fork trucks for a minimum of 1 week. There after, a weekly hire rate. 1 is required in Longbridge, Birmingham & 1 is required in Bristol BS2.Please include for delivery cost to site and collection cost from site."
-- Consultant, Transportation/Logistics, Bristol, Avon

"This Forklift is to be shipped overseas...would also require you to handle the shipping and customs!"
-- Buyer, Other Business Services, London, Greater London

"We currently have a hyster h250xl lpg model and are looking to replace it with a second hand vehicle. essential points, tight turning circle and 4.5 mts lift minimum."
-- Purchasing Manager, Manufacturing, Oxford, England

"LPG counter balance free lift we are operating in an area with a 3 metre ceiling height; Pallet stacker and carpet pole required consider new or used."
-- Partner/Principal, Other Business Services, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

"2 x 2.5 ton counter balance trucks required. 1 x 2.0 ton counter balance, with a short mast."
-- Manufacturing, Other Business Services, Liverpool, Merseyside

"Please quote me good price."
-- Sales/Business Development, Other Business Services, London, London

"Looking for a used side loader open minded about what make and model must be around 4 grand mark."
-- Buyer, Other Business Services, Stanley, Durham

"We are looking at a few new trucks, over the next few months."
-- Facilities/Operations, Retail, Guernsey, Channel Islands

"I am interested in DP 25 STD Fork lift Mitsubishi CATARPILLER"
-- General Manager, Equipment Sales & Service, Lagos, Nigeria

"I am interested in a order picker with reach facility."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

"We require a used tractor with tow bar and fork lift. between 800.00 to 2000.00."
-- Administrative Assistant, Retail, Hull, Yorkshire

"Side shift essential + Free lift. To be used to work inside containers and trailers."
-- Partner/Principal, Transportation/Logistics, Portsmouth, Hampshire

"Diesel fork truck required for loading offloading loaded containers onto 40ft flatbed trucks weight of loaded container 6 ton, container size 8ft x 10ft 8ft x 8ft and 8ft x 20ft half height containers."
-- General Manager, Construction/General Contracting, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

"It needs to be small as it will be used in a warehouse"
-- CEO/President/Owner, Manufacturing, Blackpool, England

"The tooling we require to move is 7100 kg with a load centre of 1400mm."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Coleshill, Birmingham

"Manitou MSI 30G or equivalent (& 4 Fork arrangement) - initial req't of up to 10."
-- Purchasing Manager, Manufacturing, Bridgend, Glamorgan

"Needs to have a cab as will be used outside 6 days of the week in all weather conditions. Needs to be able to cope with heavy lifts, high reaches and working on carrying over ramps ( similar to jcb 930-2 model.)."
-- Purchasing Manager, Construction/General Contracting, Bracknell, Berkshire

"Require a mast of 6.1 m and tool fitted to lift 2 pallets at the same time."
-- General Manager, Transportation/Logistics, Newport, Gwent

"Looking for counter balance with 4.2 - 5m reach .must lift 2.5tonnes and must go through a door with head height of 2.3m. hire period 25 weeks for a job in portsmouth ,would like a cab if possible"
-- Buyer, Construction/General Contracting, Bristol, Uk

"Secondhand gas trucks to fill 40ft container - must be a good price."
-- Purchasing Manager, Equipment Sales & Service, Essex, England

"Sideloader 8tonne 1500 deck foam filled tyres spare front and rear tyres."
-- Purchasing Manager, Other Business Services, Tamworth, Staffs

"Must be able to go through doorways at 2m high."
-- Buyer, Construction/General Contracting, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

"This will be used in a low risk food environment with pedestrians present. the racking I have is only 2 pallets high but the ceiling is 4 metres. The truck would need to acces sliding doors of a width of 1.5 metres."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Leicester, Leicestershire

"I will be moving large rocks around in my factory. looking for 12 -13 tons."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Ilford, Essex

"The lift trucks are required for export overseas, therefore any assistance re preparation for shipping would be helpful."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Manufacturing, Waltham Abbey, Essex

"Cheap and cheerfull. Can pay cash for the right price."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Construction/General Contracting, Redditch, Worc'S

"Small carpet retail shop in Devon want to spend no more than 5k inc 3 -4m carpet pole to be stored and to be used in a container that has limited height. To be used 2-5 times a week."
-- Sales/Business Development, Retail, Exmouth, Devon

"2.7 mtr max turning circle side shift 1,000 kg minimum lift4 mtr free lift mast."
-- Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

"We are a timber and builders merchant. Require a truck to lift loads off upto 3.5 ton and to reach heights of 4 metres."
-- General Manager, Construction/General Contracting, Park Royal, London

"Hi i need forklifts for exports from 2 to 4 tonns diesel and electric not new thanks."
-- Buyer, Other Business Services, Edgware, London

"Too lift timber off trucks must be rufftrain as in farm yard."
-- Partner/Principal, Wholesale, Doncaster, Notts

"We need 20 forklifts reach around 4.5 meters side shift lpg or diesel toyota honda or nissan year around 2000 - 2003."
-- Administrative Assistant, Construction/General Contracting, London, London

"It would also need a new safety inspection certificate on it.Thanks."
-- Purchasing Manager, Other Business Services, Farnborough, Hampshire

"We need a 6mtr lift with side shift. The truck is for occasinal use we are not looking to spend lots of money on one."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Manufacturing, Luton, Beds.

"Must be flameproof (zone 2) and have a mast suitable for the loading of containers."
-- Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Knutsford, Cheshire

"We are interested in a "flexi" or "Bendi" fork lift truck up to 7 years contract hire."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Wholesale, Littlehampton, West Sussex

"Telescopic handler; Cambridge area; 20 week hire; to have a road sweeper attachment."
-- Facilities/Operations, Construction/General Contracting, Babraham, Cambridgeshire

"KALMAR DRF450-60S5 REACH STACKER LIFTING CAPACITY : 42,000kg preferbaly 1-5 years old "
-- Administrative Assistant, Transportation/Logistics, London, Greater London

"We are looking for a 4 wheel directional fork truck up to 3.5 tons. either diesel or gas.please contact Mr Davies."
-- Buyer, Retail, Cardiff, Vale Of Glamorgan

"A forklift truck prefebally with reverse beep reverse light side shift tilt is required."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Wholesale, Leicester, Leicestershire

"As above, however it must be able to load 1t at 3.0m height."
-- Engineer/Programmer, Transportation/Logistics, Glasgow, Scotland

"Looking for a 3ton diesel f/lift to send abroad. Makes prefered: Caterpillar or New Holland"
-- CIO, Agriculture, Yeovil, Somerset

"2.5 ton lpg forklifts, non marking tyres, 1x turn table, 2x side shift, 3 stage mast for low roof clearance."
-- Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

"Equipment is required to carry steel wire rod from outside storage to production area."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Newark, Notts

"Lift height of > 0.5m powered lift and travel, min 1.3T capacity."
-- Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Pontypridd, Pontypridd

"3 mast counterbalance to lift to 5 mast with a closed height of not more than 2.2mtr."
-- Buyer, Construction/General Contracting, Wallington, Surrey

"We require to reach a maximum of 5 metres and the pallets are usually no more than a 1000kg. Concrete floor in our depot, loading to racking but will need to load/unload vehicles outside also. No hills but slight camber at shutter entry."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Transportation/Logistics, Glasgow, Glasgow City

"Require flameproof truck secondhand but with current cat2 cert only"
-- CEO/President/Owner, Financial Services, Deeside Ind Estate, Northwales

"Mast type for farm use.Currently have Manitou would like same or similar.[JCB]."
-- Partner/Principal, Agriculture, Saffron Walden, Essex

"We are looking for s low capacity counterbalance with a turet,trilateral mast 4 meter lift.anything considered"
-- CEO/President/Owner, Other Business Services, Wednesbury, West Midlands

"We require a quote for a Fork Lift truck which can lift 1.5 tonnes to a height of 4 meters.The vehicle will need to work outside on concrete surfaces which are not flat."
-- Facilities/Operations, Other Business Services, Farnham, Surrey

"Compact truck with duplex mast and side shift if possible."
-- General Manager, Other Business Services, Warrington, Cheshire

"Looking for used 8tonn+ lifting for use in portable accommodation depot,needs side shift and long falk extentions."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Construction/General Contracting, Scunthorpe, N Lincolnshire

"Specifications and prices for new and second hand, high level order pickers."
-- Facilities/Operations, Manufacturing, Southwold, Suffolk

"Forklift must have 3rd and 4th hydraulics piped to carriage."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Manufacturing, Sheffield, South Yorks

"This is instead of a lift to move pallets of fruit & veg from a flat roof delivery point into the store room below."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Retail, Todmorden, West Yorkshire

"Must be fitted with paper clamp capable of handling 1150mm paper rolls."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Transportation/Logistics, Lincoln, Lincs

"I am looking for a Linde H16T but in diesel with a free mask and container spec."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Retail, Waterlooville, Hants

"We need to put someone on a training course to drive if you have any recommendations."
-- Office Manager, Retail, Greenwich, London

"CSE yard tyres. Lights. Beacon. Reverse alarm. Cesab Drago H250L preferred. Hydrostatic transmission. Warranty."
-- Buyer, Construction/General Contracting, Sudbury, Suffolk

"We are looking for a truck to load containers with card bales weighing approx 620kg and if possible have a clamp attachment."
-- Office Manager, Transportation/Logistics, Skelmersdale, Lancashire

"Our racking is double deep, so the forks need to extend on the reach trucks. We are potentially looking to replace our entire fleet of forklifts (4 reach trucks, 2 electric counter balances and 2 gas counter balances)to move from owned to leased, so this will need to be taken into consideration."
-- Buyer, Manufacturing, Guildford, Surrey

"We are looking for a fork lift truck which can move the forks to either the left or right for loading and unloading rather than having to turn the truck to face into the bay."
-- Accounting/Finance, Manufacturing, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

"Must be in good condition,and will be ready to sell immediately."
-- Office Manager, Transportation/Logistics, London, Greater London

"Must be below 8 feet tall and 7 feet wide."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Agriculture, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"Required for picking up 1m3 of carpet tiles/ 400 tiles per pallet.Location South Wales valleys eventually."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Other Business Services, Ferndale, Rct

"We need to pick pallets at a height of 5.2 m, but have a height restriction in the factory of 2.294 m so the truck must pass through that restricted height section."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Manufacturing, Radcliffe, Manchester

"Closed height of less than 2.5 metres; Free lift of 2 metres would be preferable."
-- R&D, Consulting, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

"Make, merlo, with side shift, lift height minimum 13 m."
-- CEO/President/Owner, Construction/General Contracting, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

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