Forklifts for Sale Johannesburg

May 12, 2022

Forklifts for Sale Johannesburg

Find Top Quality Forklifts for Sale Johannesburg at Bidvest Forklifts

If you are shopping for forklifts for sale in Johannesburg, you are aware that no goods-handling business can do without one of these invaluable machines and that there are various benefits to investing in them. Firstly, forklifts with the right handling capacity will simplify loading and carrying and lifting processes for your workforce. This means that these tasks will be completed more quickly, freeing up staff members’ time so that they can do more or focus on other tasks.

The fact that these tasks can be handled with greater ease will not be lost on your personnel, who will certainly appreciate the convenience and efficiency. No one likes to spend the day suffering under the weight of a heavy load simply because the workplace is not equipped with the right tools and equipment for the job. You will find that the happier the workforce, the more productive they will be and the less likely that you will be liable for work-related injuries.

Speeding up the loading, carrying and lifting processes is a major concern for many commercial, warehouse and sometimes even construction businesses. While investing in a forklift it is the answer, it is important to realise that not all forklifts are suited to all job types. Making sure that you select just the right forklift for the job is part of the process, and several brands like Nissan and UniCarriers offer excellent products.

At Bidvest Forklifts we have both new and used forklifts for sale in Johannesburg. In our catalogue you will see that we have both engine-driven and electric forklifts for sale. In addition, we also have a warehouse series designed for use in commercial warehouses or similar places. Here is what you need to know about each:

Engine-powered Forklifts

These forklifts can produce more driveline torque at low engine speeds, which is a requirement in some applications. They offer great rearward visibility and ongoing planned maintenance is cost-effective if you keep it up to date. The engines in our forklifts are designed to offer a long service life. It is important to realise that these machines are best suited to outside working environments. If they are used inside, good ventilation must be ensured along with emission accessories.

You will also need to ensure that you have a bulk tank for fuel storage available so that your engine-powered forklift never runs out fuel. When opting for this type of forklift, take the cost of fuel into account as this should be included in the overall running costs of the machine when you are budgeting for it.

engine powered industrial forklift

Electric forklifts

These are great for indoor use and are a popular choice for their efficiency and zero emissions. While these forklifts do not require fuel or fuel storage areas, they will require a charging station to be set up as the battery will run down. Batteries included in our range offer many hours of service before a recharge is required. Sometimes it is best to invest in a backup battery so that you never experience downtime due to charging.

There are great advantages to owning an electric forklift. They produce no emissions, they operate quietly, they are easier and therefore more cost-effective to maintain – and the list goes on. They also offer automatic braking and a smaller turning radius, which makes them great for busy environments in small or awkward spaces.

warehouse forklift

Warehouse forklifts

Our range of warehouse forklifts for sale vary according to function. In this category you will find a variety of reach trucks, order pickets, pallet trucks and pallet stackers of well-known brands like UniCarriers. All of these units are designed specifically to carry out their function with efficiency and reliability. Varied handling capacities are available and we have no doubt that these machines will simplify logistics functions within your warehouse or storage facility.

Why You Should Buy your Forklifts from Bidvest Forklifts

We take accountability for our products. This means that weather you are buying a new or second hand forklift, we will ensure that it is in pristine operating condition and that you are receiving good value for money.

If you would like to test drive our forklifts for sale in Johannesburg or learn more about our extensive range and offers, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. We are available via email and telephone and look forward to assisting you with finding just the right forklift for your site, needs and budget.


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