Electric Forklift

Having the ability to move heavy materials quickly and safely, managing utilization, shipments, and pallet organization with ease, and having access to the maximum amount of storage space are all benefits of the right forklift for your business. When it comes to selecting the right electric forklift, there are a variety of metrics to consider.

While every brand, manufacturer, and model has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, the comparisons to be addressed in this article are the electric counterbalance forklift models available at both Mitsubishi and TCM

It’s important to take into consideration what the needs and application of the electric counterbalance forklift you select for your business will be. The load capacities you will regularly need to move, the lift height capacity expectations you will need to access the highest points in your storage facility, operator comfort and ease of use considerations, as well as a variety of other needs should be taken into consideration. 

All electric forklifts share the benefit of being the green option for any application when compared to their internal-combustion engine counterparts. While they may be capable of a lower overall capacity, they are compact, work well indoors, produce zero emissions, and have a lower cost per hour of operation thanks to their economical fuel source. For indoor applications, electric forklifts are a clear choice: they’re quieter, have excellent maneuverability, and a longer overall lifecycle due to having fewer moving parts that will need routine maintenance

Mitsubishi Models:

The EDiA EM FB16-20A(C)N Series

Mitsubishi describes their EDiA EM series as “the most intelligent truck on the market.” These durable electric counterbalance forklifts are capable of loads between 1.6-2 tons, come in both three and four wheel options, and have 48-volt batteries. They are equipped with software that allows for real-time analysis that shifts truck behavior for safe and efficient performance, as well as responsiveness to each individual operator.

Among the highlights of the EDiA EM series, you’ll find a lithium-ion battery option, which can offer 40% increased efficiency over traditional lead acid batteries. Mitsubishi’s Sensitive Drive System, or SDS, is also standard with this series, which provides smart driver-assist capability. SDS has graduated performance management based on steer angle and foot and finger actuator velocity, which enhances safety of both the operator and the equipment. 

Another feature of this series that seriously contributes to the comfort and safety of operators is the easy on and off access granted by the extra-large entry step and ergonomic design details. Easy-swaying access means less strain on the backs, knees, and heels of operators.

In addition, thanks to a high visibility design, including an optimized mast, dashboard, wheel, and counterweight system, operators can enjoy an unobstructed view of the load, forks, and wheels- maximizing safety and ease of operation in tighter spaces. 

This model series also includes Intelligent curve control or ICS that adjusts truck speed according to steer angle, hill hold- which prevents rollback even while fully loaded on steep ramps, fully electronic steering that can save up to 20% in energy, a tight turning radius for maximum maneuverability, a choice of performance modes, passive sway control, and what Mitsubishi calls an “ultra-comfortable operating space,” meant to accommodate operators of all sizes and natural, ergonomic position for longer shifts.

The EDiA EX FBN Series

The EDiA EX FBN Series has the ability to lift larger loads, and get them up to heights of 7 meters. This series was designed to give big truck performance, while doing it in tight spaces. With a load capacity of 2.5-3.5 tons, these trucks pack a punch. Featuring 80 volt AC power and four-wheel pneumatic tires, the EDiA EX series also boasts 100 degree rear-axle steering and dual drive motors. 

Safety is a big feature of these trucks. The four-wheel steering means extreme agility and maneuverability, and thanks to the Mitsubishi feature intelligent curve control, these trucks also automatically adjust the speed with the steering angle.

The EX series also features IPS2, or integrated presence system, which isolates hydraulic and drive functions whenever an operator is not present for a period of 2 seconds or longer. Oil-immersed wet disc brakes are always activated, and only deactivate when an operator is seated and the accelerator is pressed for maximum safety. In addition, these wet disc brakes have the benefit of being maintenance-free and create zero brake dust- a huge bonus in sensitive applications like the food industry, or other warehouses where contamination is a concern. 

Thanks to both dust and waterproof components, these trucks are specifically designed for both indoor and outdoor use, making them extremely versatile. They also feature the feather touch on-demand steering, hill hold rollback prevention, sensitive drive system, and selectable eco and pro modes featured in the EDiA EM series. Finally, the EDiA EX boasts high residual capacity, and offers capacities with stability at height, allowing for compact, cost-effective chassis usage. 

FB40-50 Series

Finally, there’s the FB40-50 Series. With a load capacity of 4.0-5.0 tons, 80 volt AC power, and 4 wheel pneumatic tires, these trucks are optimized to allow peak operating efficiency without reducing performance. With both Ecologic and Progressive models available, the FB series is designed to maximize operator potential.

The Ecologic (ECO) model configuration is designed to work naturally and efficiently in a variety of environments, while the Progressive (PRO) model design is focused on both higher travel and lifting speeds. Both versions are spacious, adjustable, and have a variety of comfort and safety features designed to maximize operator performance. 

Much like the other Mitsubishi models, the FB series also includes intelligent curve control, ergonomic access thanks to low and wide steps on both sides, hill hold rollback prevention, an operator presence system, and oil-immersed wet disc brakes. In addition, this series features precise drive and performance programming options that allow for safety and productivity increases while reducing product damage risks, an electronically activated parking brake, very high residual capacity, and an extremely quiet engine. In fact, the FB series boasts an engine that’s less than 70 dBA- keeping noise pollution at a minimum and maximizing operator comfort and experience. 

TCM Models:

The FB/FTB 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance

Among the many features to boast about on this TCM electric forklift model, the FB/FTB was nominated for FLTA Awards for Excellence in 2020 in both the Innovation and Ergonomics categories, so you know its operators will be comfortable during a long shift. These trucks feature 48 volts of power and 2.0 tons of load capacity, so roughly comparable to the EDiA EM series in power and scope. 

The FB/FTB counts among its ergonomic features both generous headroom and fingertip controls, along with unique features that earned them acclaim. Chief among them? A floating armrest and mini-steering wheel that each allow for a neutral body posture and minimal effort expenditure on the part of the operator. The purpose of the miniature steering wheel is to reduce arm strain thanks to its ability to be operated with the palm of the hand- a feature unique to TCM among material handling equipment manufacturers. 

In addition to other standard electric forklift features, the FB/FTB has an integrated diagnostics system that makes servicing, and troubleshooting solutions easy which substantially limits downtime. There is also an available roller battery option that speeds battery change time and increases safety. The FB/FTB also features excellent visibility thanks to a thin rear pillar, flat bar overhead guard, transparent panel that allows for fork-root visibility, and low instruments panel for increased fork-tip visibility. 

The FHB 4 Wheel Counterbalance

TCM describes their FHB model as one that is primarily focused on intelligence and efficiency. With innovations like a one-spoke steering wheel, cleverly angled counterweight, and more, the FHB model is designed to make operation comfortable and intuitive. This 80-volt power and 3.5-ton load capacity truck has high residual capacity- up to 7 meters- and has industry-leading height stability. 

In addition to sealed wet-disc brakes, steering intelligence, low energy consumption, and feather touch steering, the FHB also features a compact and cost-effective chassis that complements its dual-drive motors. TCM lists the ideal applications for this truck as manufacturing, cross-docking, general stillage, food and beverage, and chemical, among others. Much like the Mitsubishi FB40-50 series, the FHB features both ECO and PRO modes, intelligent curve control, and ergonomic access.

It also features fully adjustable driving positions, touch-sensitive fingertip controls, and unique four-wheel steering that uses intelligent software and counter-rotating drive wheels.

It all comes down to what you need

While there are clear similarities between the two brands and available models, the right fit for your operation can be as simple as a minor detail or design preference, price, or more favorable consumer review. If you’re having trouble deciding between similar models, some cursory research regarding similar consumers’ reviews may be all it takes to determine which electric forklift is the right one for your business.

Awards and recognition may be another deciding factor, and as previously mentioned, there is some advantage in being recognized for ergonomic and innovative leaps forward in an otherwise standard business. Seek out additional dealer information in regards to training and support if you’re taking on an unfamiliar brand or model to assure operators can perform at peak function, and you’re bound to make the right selection.

New FD 20-35 TCM Lift Truck

Lift trucks, or forklifts, are a vital component of any warehouse or storage facility, critical to safe and efficient movement of heavy goods. While we tend to think of them as a simple and practical tool, the new FD 20-35 Lift Truck from TCM goes beyond the utilitarian and has a variety of features that make it, along with the FD/FGE 40-55 model, premium assets that improve operator comfort, support increased efficiency, and promote operator safety.


Moving heavy goods and supplies with less effort, shifting loads from lower to higher locations with ease, and maneuvering throughout compact warehouses and storage facilities is standard for any well-made forklift. Diesel engine-driven technology is key in a variety of industries, and remains the technology of choice in a vast number of economy drivers, including 12% of all private-sector industrial activity. However, as with any heavy machinery that operates with a diesel engine, emissions are a concern.

Fortunately, the current generation of advanced diesel technologies, including the engines utilized in these new counterbalance forklifts, are more energy-efficient and lower in admissions than any previous technology available. Meeting regulations is important, but both the FD 20-35 and FD/FGE 40-55 Engine Counterbalance Forklifts go beyond this, meeting EU Stage V emissions regulations while making no sacrifices on performance. Featuring the most up-to-date engine technology, their low-emissions diesel engines are capable of high-performance standards while creating significantly lower CO2 emissions, allowing for a cleaner, greener operation that meets all European Stage V restrictions.


Among the many benefits of the FD 20-35 is in the design details that are specific to operator comfort. Operating a forklift can be an extremely demanding job, particularly in busy warehouses, and including ergonomic details that allow for peak comfort and flexibility throughout the day can make a huge difference in productivity, reduce strain, and maximize efficiency. The proactive focus on ergonomic design in the FD 20-35 can be found in places like the operator compartment, which includes features like three-point access, reduced step-height for less strain getting into the compartment, a more roomy and spacious truck floor. The compartment also features “through-the-floor” pedals, which provide an additional comfort.

Not only the compartment, but the seating is also designed for optimal comfort and ergonomic flexibility. Fully adjustable seating makes it simpler for operators to find the most comfortable position for themselves, a major benefit when working longer shifts. The Grammer seat is a standard feature in both the FD 20-35 and the FD/FGE 40-55 models, which includes adjustable movement, added side supports in the back cushions, and adjustable anti-cinch belts that can accommodate forklift operators that are a variety of heights. There is also an available option for a full-suspension seat that provides even more comfort and support- ideal for operators that need additional accommodations or for operators who frequently work longer shifts.   


The armrest includes a fingertip control option, which can provide operators low-effort levers and length/height adjustments, making the ability to control the lift more precise. The FD 20-35 also includes a memory tilt steering column, for a myriad of available adjustments to suit any operator and the ability to retain setting preferences for each, making switches between workers and shifts go more smoothly, and maximizing uptime between operators.

In addition to all these features, these models also include supreme visibility thanks to two forward work lights and a mast specifically designed for improved visual access in all directions. There is also the benefit of having removed crossbars from the overhead guard, a detail that makes visibility even better.

The engines in both trucks have a number of advances in technology. Not only are they energy-efficient and produce lower CO2 emissions, but the high-pressure common rail fuel injection system makes certain that the diesel burns cleanly while providing maximum power output. Part of what ensures that the diesel burns so cleanly is the exhaust gas recirculation system. This sends the exhaust gas back through the system after cooling it- limiting the harmful emissions, while a diesel oxidation catalyst captures and oxidizes particulate matter. This can all sound rather technical, which it is- but it’s revolutionary as well.


Maintenance is a breeze on these trucks, as they are designed and built to last. With a cool and quiet engine thanks to the horizontal cross-flow cooling system and fan, the engine isn’t likely to overheat and stays functioning at optimal performance levels. The engine also features an aluminum core that prevents corrosion and a direct drive fan that keeps noise down and reduces maintenance frequency. With an advanced engine protection system that monitors fluid levels and automatically reduces RPMs when fluids are low, the risks for damage are significantly reduced. The warning system allows for replenishment at ideal points, preventing critical issues, and saving money on potential repairs. Both trucks also feature an ECO-driving fuel saver mode. In addition to reducing fuel consumption by about 18%, this option also reduces noise, which operators will surely appreciate.

Safety measures are vital in any heavy machinery, and the myriad of safety features built into both trucks are state-of-art and premium level. They prevent injury to not only the operators, but pedestrians and other assets in the vicinity of the operating vehicle as well. Chief among these is the OPS, or Operator Presence System which comes standard on both the FD 20-35 and the FD/FGE 40-55. This system provides both visual and audible reminders to the operator, and causes all powered travel and some hydraulic functions to disengage whenever the operator leaves the normal operating position. Warning alarms and dash indicators are activated if the operator leaves the compartment without applying the parking brake or fails to fasten their seatbelt while within the compartment. Load weights are automatically and prominently displayed on the dash as soon as the forks are lifted, keeping operators clearly informed.

In addition, both models also offer added safety measures, such as rear grab bars, rear work lights, alarm packages, ground speed controls, an overhead guard cover, and swing-down LP tank brackets. In fact, there are numerous customizable safety options available when purchasing, so buyers can be certain to include every safety feature necessary for their specific needs based on operation and application.

With customizable safety features, premium engine technology, reduced noise and emissions, and peak ergonomic design, these trucks are designed with all the bells and whistles that will guarantee an improvement in operator comfort, increased efficiency, and enhanced safety while meeting strict guidelines that reduce pollution and emissions. A win all around.

Used Komatsu Forklift Parts

If 2020 has taught us anything – it’s that money and financial resources are tighter than ever. While each US State has unique challenges due to COVID-19 to combat, one hurdle that exists in virtually every industry is a significant loss of revenue. Nonetheless, warehouse and commercial facilities still have equipment that allows them to serve customers – including forklifts. As budgets continue to be cut, the question about buying used Komatsu forklift parts is being asked throughout the USA.

Let’s be clear – a fully functioning forklift without mechanical fault is vital – regardless of fiscal restrictions. In fact, beyond operator error, mechanical failure of moving parts is a leading cause of workplace accidents and fatalities involving liftrucks. This reality drives home the importance of being smart when buying replacement parts. 

While routine service and maintenance can bypass many mechanical failures with your Komatsu forklift, there are some situations that require parts replacement. This is when buying used Komatsu forklift parts is something any business should consider. Let’s review some of the pros and cons of purchasing major parts and components for your Komatsu equipment online. 

What Are the Benefits of Buying Used Komatsu Parts Online?

With several Komatsu forklifts on the market, finding the right used part to fit your exact make and model can be a challenge. However, when you work with a professional online forklift parts supplier, locating the correct parts is easier than you’d think. Experienced salvage companies design their online platforms for ease of use, allow you to search for parts by serial number, make, model, and part type. 

Buying used parts for your Komatsu forklift provides a slew of benefits including:

  • Lower Overhead Expense: Arguably the best reason to opt for used replacement parts is the cost savings. This is especially true with Komatsu forklift parts. Atlanta Liftruck Salvage maintains an ample inventory of commonly purchased replacement parts used on Komatsu brands. Whether you’re in need of a mast or forks for your electric forklift, or specialty tires for your indoor facility, you’ll save a lot of money by choosing refurbished parts vs new OEM replacements. 
  • Get Replacement Parts Quicker: Forklift salvage companies that sell their parts online take pride in maintaining a large inventory of common parts. Frequently damaged parts like hydraulic pumps, forks, tires, and electrical controls are easily removed from used forklifts – and often in great condition initially. The best forklift salvage companies fully inspect them, refurbish them, repaint them, and package them – ready to ship to customers. This allows you to receive them sooner than many third-party distributors. 
  • Faster Repair Time: When your Komatsu forklift has a damaged part – it’s more than likely that it’s cycled out of circulation and use. At that point – to keep up with consumer demand, you’ll likely have to either rent a lift (until yours is repaired) or operate short-handed. In both situations, you’re losing money. To receive parts quicker and make repairs faster, used replacement parts is typically the best way to accomplish this goal. 
  • Keep Replacement Parts On-Hand: Used parts for forklifts are much cheaper than new. Even those hard to find replacement parts are likely less expensive than their OEM new counterparts. If you’re blessed with an operational budget for forklift maintenance, it might be a good idea to stock up on common replacement parts – and have them on-hand in case of failure with other forklifts in your inventory. 

Are There Cons to Buying Used Komatsu Parts?

Not all used forklift parts are identical – and neither are those who sell those. There are many online or e-commerce platforms that sell used Komatsu parts. Some of them are legit, and others are not so reputable. 

Any time you’re going to buy used forklift parts online, there are some important things to consider. 

First – Always Verify they are US-Based

If you operate a business in North America, it’s important to buy parts from companies based in the USA. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the evolving global trade debate, it might be difficult to receive parts being shipped from foreign entities. If you work with US-based companies, this risk is a moot point. 

Second – Verify they Offer Returns

Komatsu forklifts have dozens of moving parts. Combine that fact with more than 100 individual SKUS of lift trucks – and the different individual parts associated with that unique SKUS, it’s quite possible you’ll receive or order the wrong part. 

Third – Buy Your Komatsu Forklift Parts from Atlanta Liftruck Salvage

With over 25 years of experience and thousands of high-quality replacement forklifts and parts in our inventory, you can feel confident in buying your used forklift parts from Atlanta Liftruck Salvage. Each part we sell is clean, inspected, and refurbished by our professional team prior to shipping to customers. 

We use a state-of-the-art parts documentation system that ensures you receive the correct part ordered. Plus, our 30-day No Hassle return policy gives you peace of mind knowing you’ll never be stuck with the wrong part. 

Komatsu Forklift Parts

Komatsu is a leading provider of durable, high-capacity forklifts, liftrucks, and commercial equipment. As they approach their 100-year anniversary, the company continues to build on their reputation for staying ahead of competitors by infusing modern technology. Although they have 25 manufacturing plants located across the globe, sometimes warehouse and fulfillment center managers struggle to find the right Komatsu Forklift Parts locally. 

This raises an interesting question – can you buy Komatsu forklift replacement parts online? Even further, is it OK to purchase used Komatsu replacement parts – or do you have to buy new? The answer to the first question is YES – finding Komatsu parts online is simple. The trick is knowing how to find the right parts, supplied by companies you can trust. 

This is what we’ll explore below. This article will focus on explaining what you should do when you’re in the process of buying your Komatsu replacement parts on the internet. We will provide a few important tips that will help to ensure you’re receive the right parts, in the right condition, and at the right price.

First – Start with Your Komatsu Forklift Specifics

Komatsu offers four primary types of commercial liftrucks:

  • IC-Cushion Tire Forklifts (mainly for warehouses with concrete or manufacturing/fulfillment centers with stringent policies on materials used in the facility).
  • IC Pneumatic Forklifts (a pneumatic tire that can be used inside or outside). These liftrucks are combustion engines. 
  • Electric Forklifts (these are battery powered forklifts that typically work in manufacturing or industrial fulfillment centers). 
  • Narrow Aisle Forklifts (you’ll find these in fulfillment centers and likewise – wholesale and retail locations)

Anytime you are planning on ordering replacement parts online, the first step is knowing the details that matter most. For Komatsu forklift parts, you’ll need the serial number, make, model, and preferably – the year of manufacturing. 

This will help you navigate the parts through an online portal, as you’ll have to enter at least the basic information to narrow your search. 

Second – Determine if You Need New or Used Komatsu Forklift Parts

The next question to ask yourself is whether the replacement parts you need should be purchased new or if used parts will be acceptable. This is not always the easiest thing to determine – but it’s crucial to narrow this down initially before you start to search online. 

There are several components on a forklift that should always be purchased new – such as lubricants, gaskets, and some hydraulic components – as they are prone to wearing out due to simple exposure or constant movement. However, many of the larger parts or vehicle systems such as engines, brakes, even tires can be purchased used. 

Most of the professional online forklift part fulfillment centers are salvage companies – who purchase used forklifts, break them down, refurbish parts in good condition, and sell them to companies who need quality replacement parts. 

For example – let’s say that you have a Komatsu AE50 Series forklift that was damaged due to unloading a cargo container. If the forks themselves were bent, there is no need to purchase a new set of forks. If the used parts are straight, in great condition, and are designed for your Komatsu, you can save more than 70% by choosing the salvage parts option. 

Third – When Will the Parts Be Shipped – and From Where?

The next item to determine before buying any replacement parts online is the shipping mode and location of the fulfillment center. An online business can operate from any location across the globe. In fact, you’ll find several used forklift parts websites that appear to be based in the US, but upon further inspection are in the APAC (Asian Pacific) region. 

Before you purchase parts, do some research about the company. Are they located in the United States? If so, in which state – and further, do they offer shipping to your location? Once you determine this important information, calculate the shipping charges vs the amount of time it’ll take to receive the parts. 

Here is a practical example. Let’s say you’re ordering a replacement set of tires for your lift that is currently unusable due to damage. One online company in Mexico can ship you the parts for $500 out the door (including shipping). However, the shipping window is between 10 to 30 business days. 

Meanwhile, a professional forklift salvage company like Atlanta Liftruck Salvage has the same parts for $600 out the door (including shipping) – with a shipping receiving window of 5 business days. While the parts might be a $100 more – you’ll have them sooner – meaning repairs can be made faster and allow you to return the rental forklift costing you $50 per day. 

In the end – you’ll be saving money by choosing the closer source. Therefore, many forklift customers choose to work with Atlanta Liftruck Salvage. For more than two decades, the team at Atlanta Liftruck Salvage has served customers across North America, providing high-quality used forklift parts, and complete units. Our customer service is top-notch, and you can have peace of mind knowing that the parts will be shipped quickly to your location. 

When you follow these three simple tips for buying Komatsu forklift parts online, you’ll be in a better position to get the parts you need, in the right condition, and with a no-hassle 30-day return policy. 

Hyster Forklift Parts Online

For years, Hyster forklifts have been associated with quality, durability, and precision manufacturing. With more than 130 unique lift trucks in their product line-up and multiple years of production, finding replacement Hyster forklift parts can be a time-consuming challenge. The search gets even more complicated when you’re searching online

Whether you’re seeking Hyster stand-up trucks, high-capacity lift trucks, or order pickers, online used parts searches can challenge even the savviest shopper. The truth is – the internet is filled with multiple websites that claim to offer “the lowest prices” or “fast-easy shipping”. But many of these websites serve as drop-shippers, who simply relay your order to a distributor or fulfillment center, where eventually they will be sent to you – hopefully undamaged, and the right fit. 

When you depend on your forklift to keep your warehouse, manufacturing, or retail service center operational, you can guess with the quality or dependability of the Hyster parts being shipped to your location. 

Therefore, we’ve assembled this simple list of four key components you should verify before clicking on that ORDER button – when you’re shopping for Hyster forklift parts online

Key #1 – Where are They Located?

It’s amazing how often you search on a website in the About section – or Contact Us section – and really don’t learn anything about the actual company. This is done on purpose – as there is no rule or regulation that requires an online merchant to disclose their location – on the website. HOWEVER, one general regulation that international banking agencies have is disclosing the location on a financial statement. 

But, before you click that BUY button, do you research first. Verify where the company is located. If they don’t have their company location posted on their website, or easy to verify contact information – skip them. 

Key #2 – Do they Offer Free Returns?

Nobody is perfect – even Hyster forklift part suppliers or those ordering them. Sometimes, the wrong part will show up on your receiving dock. When this occurs, it’s important to have peace of mind knowing that the business you allocated your funds will honor a return policy. 

If an online forklift salvage company is credible, they will offer you at least a 10-day return policy from the time you receive the parts. If that’s not in writing, again – verify with the parts supplier personally. If you’re spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on replacement parts – you should have a right to return them if needed. 

Key #3 – Do They Offer a Wide Selection of Hyster Parts?

This one is specific for Hyster forklifts. As we noted earlier, there are more than 130 different makes and models of Hyster forklifts. Moreover, there are different powerplant options – including those that are electric or internal-combustion variants. 

When you search for Hyster replacement parts online, make sure to verify with the company that they offer a wide-selection of salvaged and reconditioned replacement parts. If they don’t have the part in their current inventory, see if they’re able to find it for you. That’s a bonus that will save you a lot of time, hassle, and likely money. 

Key #4 – Do They Offer Aftermarket Equivalent? 

Sometimes it’s more than acceptable to bypass the OEM – and opt for an aftermarket equivalent. If there are components that you can select that are not OEM certified, that is something to consider. While this is rare with major systems like engines, gears, and hydraulics, there are some parts like forks, masts, or others that are more than fine to be aftermarket. 

Working with a professional forklift salvage company like Atlanta Liftruck Salvage will remove the guess work from each of these four keys. Our Atlanta-based company has served Hyster forklift owners for more than 25 years. We always inspect, recondition, repaint, and verify every replacement part is fit for duty. 

Whether you own a Hyster electric truck, combustion engine lift, or order picker, you can find the parts you need at an affordable price. More than that – we also are willing to help you locate those hard to find parts, supplied by manufacturers you can trust. 

Our No Hassle 30-day return policy gives you the peace of mind knowing that if you happen to order the wrong part, we’ll take care of it. We are dedicated to surpassing the expectations of our customers and strive for perfection with each transaction. 

If you need replacement parts for your Hyster forklift, contact us today.

Money is tight – especially as our global economy struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. For those in the supply chain, the need to maintain the efficient movement of freight, supplies, raw materials, and equipment is more critical than ever before to keep up with demand. A Hyster forklift is one of the critical tools used to accomplish this task in warehouses and fulfillment centers across the US. While they are durable, reliable, and professionally-built lift trucks, even Hyster lifts require maintenance.

As warehouse equipment managers struggle with restricted budgets, the question of whether using used Hyster forklift parts is a good idea is being asked more frequently than in years past. The simple answer is – it depends on the provider.

There are some professional ecommerce forklift salvage companies that are trustworthy – and some that should be avoided like the plague. The key is to work with an established forklift salvage company, that fully inspects, refurbishes, and repaints all Hyster replacement parts – ships them quickly, and offers a no hassle return policy.

In the information below, we’ll outline a few handy tips for determining which Hyster parts can be purchased used, and which should be new OEM replacement options.

The Guide to Used Hyster Replacement Parts

If you’re going to opt for buying used Hyster forklift parts, it’s important to know which ones are better or safer than other components. The main item to consider is the application or use of the part, and whether it’s a component that’s intended or engineered to wear out progressively over time. This would include parts and operating systems such as:

  • Differentials and Housings
  • Forklift Mast
  • Forklift Gears – like Ring & Pinion
  • Linkage and Levers
  • Wheels, Axels, Pumps, and Engine Components
  • Solid frames, support brackets, and hydraulic equipment

The systems and components above are typically salvaged from forklifts that are traded in, or damaged in some capacity – but still have high-quality sections that are in great shape. This is what a professional salvage company does – they completely disassemble a liftruck that might have some damage, scrap those malfunctioning components, and completely refurbish and inspect the other non-impacted parts.

Here is a great example of this. Let’s say that you have a Hyster order picker, that suffered a complete engine malfunction. The cost of a replacement engine might be more than the value of the forklift, which may cause a company to defer to a newer, updated forklift order picker.

A professional forklift salvage company will remove all non-damaged components and systems – then inspect each part for quality, refurbish them, and restore them to near new condition. However, there are some parts – like gaskets, lubricants, and some brake or engine components that should be purchased new. The general rule of thumb – if you replace them during a routine service inspection, it’s best to defer to new.

What to Look for with Online Used Hyster Forklift Parts Suppliers

Anytime you work with an online salvage company, it’s important to do your research first. Like any online business, there are some forklift parts suppliers you can trust – and those who shouldn’t be used. Here are a few ways you can verify the Hyster forklift parts supplier is trustworthy.

Are they Linked with a Brick and Mortar Location?

There are many e-commerce websites that are simply drop-shipping businesses, meaning you order online, and the parts are fulfilled by somewhere else. Typically, this type of business ships products from overseas locations – which is why the parts appear so ‘cheap’ and inexpensive. Anytime you are going to order parts from an online supplier – make sure they are simply the website for a legitimate business. If you operate in the USA or North America, it’s best to order parts from a company based in your country of origin.

Do They Offer a Return Policy?

There are times when the parts you order are not correct. Whether it’s due to accidentally ordering the wrong part or it was shipped with the wrong one, you shouldn’t have to worry about a return. It’s also important to verify that the company ships their parts in good packaging materials, which will reduce damage while in transit.

These two simple, yet important factors are going to provide you with peace of mind when shopping and purchasing used Hyster forklift parts. A trusted company like Atlanta Liftruck Salvage has been in business for 25 years, providing liftruck owners with high-quality replacement parts for all makes, models, and types of equipment. We offer a no hassle 30-day return policy, and always ship our parts with dependable carriers and in solid, safe packaging.

If you’re looking for a great deal on used Hyster forklift parts, contact us today to inquire about our line-up of replacement parts.

Hyster Forklifts

With a line-up of more than 130 unique forklifts in their production, Hyster forklifts are well-known for their superior performance, efficiency, and durability. Their forklifts are configured for diesel, gasoline, LPG, and electric power and have a diverse capacity ranging from 2,000 to 115,000 pounds and offer a configuration to suit any business type. The plethora of Hyster forklift parts to service these lift trucks is just as diverse.

The Hyster brand offers a forklift configuration that ranges from internal combustion stand-up trucks, to order picking, high-capacity monsters. With that said, ordering replacement parts for Hyster trucks can be complex – simply due to the expansive line-up, individual part numbers, and applications.

As such, we’ve decided to provide an overview of the different types of Hyster forklifts offered in 2020, many of which have been in production for many years.

Internal Combustion Forklift Trucks

Hyster’s flagship liftrucks are their expansive line-up of internal combustion-powered forklifts. They are well-regarded for their durability, longevity, and ability to navigate the toughest of working conditions. These trucks are powered by LPG and Diesel – with select models powered by gasoline. Power is sent to drive wheels via a proprietary Hyster® Duramatch transmission – which helps to improve operational efficiency with reduced costs of service and maintenance.

Within the line-up of the internal combustion-powered lifts are multiple variants – mainly based on the tire type or load capacity.

  • Pneumatic Tire Trucks: This is the traditional air-filled forklift tire. It’s a solid rubber casing that is reinforced for maximum weight and uses air to provide additional strength and support.
  • Cushion Tire Truck: There are some situations where the cushioned tire is best suited. Most of the time, it’s for warehouses with high storage steel, built-in confined areas.

High Capacity Forklifts

When you need a liftruck that can hoist up to 105,821 pounds, the high-capacity line-up is best suited. These robust liftrucks are signed for heavy-duty applications, with a plethora of customizable options for unique warehousing and facility lift tasks. Most of the high capacity trucks are used in industrial capacity, with LP, electric, and diesel-powered options.

Container Handlers

Container handlers serve an important function to expedite modern logistics. The Hyster range of ReachStackers and dedicated container handlers can carry loads up to 101,000-pounds. They are designed for superior reliability, performance, and engineered for optimal efficiency. The cost of maintenance and repairs is also reduced due to the superior construction, and of course, using precision fit components.

Electric Trucks

Moving pallets through the warehouse or facility is easy with Hyster electric trucks. They offer three and four-wheel variants, as well as a line of Hyster electric pallet trucks – that deliver superior horizontal pallet transportation. They are diverse, energy-efficient, and designed for easy driving and operation – with reduced maintenance costs.

There are additional Hyster liftrucks that serve customers across the globe including pallet stackers, reach trucks, tow tractors, and order pickers. The range of applications within each product offering is expansive, allowing you to find the perfect Hyster forklift for your specific needs, applications, and budgets.

The Best Resource for Hyster Forklift Parts

While Hyster forklifts are built to last, like any other mechanical system – moving parts will eventually wear thin and require replacement. It’s commonly misunderstood that the only option for Hyster liftruck owners was to purchase new OEM parts directly from the factory. That’s not quite accurate.

In fact, you can find superior used Hyster forklift parts that have been fully inspected, cleaned, and optimized for seamless fitting and replacement. A professional salvage company like Atlanta Liftruck Salvage is your go-to source for Hyster forklift parts – from replacement wheels and tires to complete combustion engines or electric motors and more.

For more than 25 years, the salvage experts at Atlanta Liftruck Salvage have provided forklift owners with the highest-quality used forklift replacement parts for a wide-variety of commercial equipment. Whether you own a Hyster electric truck, combustion engine lift, or order picker, you can find the parts you need at an affordable price.

Our No Hassle 30-day return policy gives you the peace of mind knowing that if you happen to order the wrong part, we’ll take care of it. We are dedicated to surpassing the expectations of our customers and strive for perfection with each transaction.

If you need replacement parts for your Hyster forklift, contact us today.

Toyota Forklift parts

One of the most reliable and hardest working forklifts operating through a warehouse, depots, and fulfillment centers across the globe are Toyota lift trucks. Whether its propane powered, sit down, or stand up operated, Toyota forklifts are known for their longevity. But eventually, even Toyota forklift parts will wear out and require replacement.

The trick for many busy warehouse managers and maintenance supervisors, is finding the right replacement part for their specific lift truck. With most replacement parts online resources, it’s simple – enter the VIN, select the part location, and then the specific component. The issue many multitasking individuals who order the parts have – is knowing the lingo.

The modern forklift has more than 100 individual moving parts, each performing a vital task to keep occupants and those working in the area safe. But having a working knowledge about the parts being ordered, their location, and task – can help you find them on a website easier. Like most auto parts or replacement mechanical components, knowing the terminology of common forklift systems is a huge help.

If you have a Toyota forklift, the information below will be a huge help.

Common Forklift Terminology for Toyota Lift Truck Systems

When you search online for replacement parts, they are typically separated into multiple sections based on the location on the forklift. There are some parts that will have a unique VIN or identification number, but usually, these numbers are nearly impossible to read. Here are a few of the different components or sections that make up most Toyota forklifts.

Carriage: The carriage is basically the primary support structure of a modern forklift or lift truck. It mounts the forks to masts and provides support to help lift heavy objects safely.

Cab: The central portion of the forklift is the cab. It is where the driver sits (or stands) and contains multiple controls such as those for the mast, gas, and brake pedal(s) (or clutch if applicable), the steering wheel, and display gauges. The cab is also where the driver seat, safety belts, and some electrical emergency shut off devices are connected.

Mast: The long or tall portion of the forklift that is responsible for lifting objects is the mast. There are multiple types of masts, and each Toyota lift truck will have one of these:

  • Single Stage Mast: This type of mast is amazingly simple to identify. It has a single channel that is usually hand adjusted to lift loads higher. It’s a very tall mast and is usually used on forklifts that operate outside.
  • Two Stage Mast: This is a multiple-purpose mast on Toyota lift trucks. It can stack single or double pallets and is often used to unload or load cargo containers, trailers, or box cars.
  • Three Stage Mast: The most popular type of mast is the three stage. It’s a free lift and can extend to very tall heights. It’s commonly used in warehouse operations, when the operator needs to stack pallets and cargo in steel.
  • Quad Mast: You’ll find the quad mast in fulfillment centers or large warehouses that have extremely high storage steel. As described above, the four-stages allows the lift to extend its range.

The Load Backrest: To prevent the load from falling into the cab, a forklift must have a load backrest. This is connected to the mast and provides a flat surface to allow loads to sit against – for safer lifting. It also helps to balance the loads to reduce tipping.

load backrest is designed to keep the load from falling toward the driver. The load rests against a flat surface and allows for safe loading and unloading.

Forks: The forks handle all the dirty work. They are the long arm-like extensions that attach to the carriage and mast. They support the load from the bottom, come in multiple sizes and can be adjusted manually on most Toyota forklift trucks.

The Guard or Overhead Guard: The frame that is mounted around the cab is the overhead guard. This not only protects the occupant from accidental tip-overs, but also from falling debris or freight. Most of the guards on Toyota lift trucks are reinforced with steel or heavy-duty plastic.

Counterweights: A forklift requires counterweight to safely operate. It’s located in the rear of the lift and is a manufacturer-installed component. The amount of counterweight is something that needs to be maintained for correct and safe operation.

Power Supply: Most Toyota forklifts are powered by a fuel source – such as propane, gasoline, or diesel. There are electric powered lift trucks that use a large commercial sized and extremely heavy battery.

Most of the replacement parts you’ll order will fall into one of the main categories listed above. The best Toyota forklift parts are easier to buy when the company offering them simplifies the process. Atlanta Liftruck Salvage is a reliable provider of new and used replacement forklift parts. We maintain an ample inventory of refurbished parts in our inventory, offer fast and affordable shipping, and a 30-day No-Hassle return policy.