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Used Large Capacity Forklifts

There are many forklift brands and a wide variety of capacities. However, when it comes to the rigging and heavy moving world, there are only a handful of fork truck companies.  Major brands are CAT, Royal, Taylor, Towmotor, Versa-Lift, Hoist, Riggers, Riggers Special and maybe a handful of others.  Hyster sold many air tired forklifts commonly used by riggers.  In fact, many from the 1970’s are still in use.  I recall using our Hyster 460 for years all the way until my father retired from the moving business.  Used large capcity forklifts for sale have become harder and harder to find because of the economy picking up.

Common rigging capacities for forklifts are 15,000lb to 120,000lb.  Right now, the most common size is 30,000lb to 60,000lb capacity.   The high demand for these machines has made the used market dry up.  Auctions for larger forklifts haven’t really been that good for those hoping to get a deal.  We’ve seen prices go sky high, when the reality of it is that the prices from a used forklift dealer would have been less.  The most sought after brand, at this point, is Versa-Lift forklift.  They can get around in tight  spots with high capacity abilities because of the extending rear counter weight.  Because of the popularity of Versa-Lift forklifts, they are very hard to find used. If you do find them used, they can sometimes be priced higher than new cost. This is because there is a 2 year waiting list for these machines at the date of this writing. Of course, there are other brands that now have extending counter weights. Hoist makes one now.

More forklifts can be found at: s3.amazonaws.com/used1/AM/affordable-machinery.com/index-2.html

30000lb Cat Forklift For Sale 2

Used Hydraulic Gantry Systems For Sale

Hydraulic Gantry Cranes are one of those things that nearly every rigging and moving company needs in stock.  On the flip side, they many not be used all of the time.  The fastest way around that is to rent the gantry system out to other riggers or companies.  Generally, it’s a good idea to have your company name and contact info on the lifting beams, power unit and each jack.  Frequently, companies take pictures of their projects and post them online.  This will give you a little bit of free advertising.  After all, you never know who might be looking at the picture.  One of the biggest hurdles to ownership is the up front cost to buy a system.  You may want to consider buying a used hydraulic gantry system.

In speaking with David Dimond of Affordable Machinery, LLC in Michigan, he says a used machine can cost 50% less than buying new.  However, he also reminded us that, 50% off new would likely be an older machine.  A newer locking system in good shape may run you 65% to 70% of new cost.  Still, that can equate to a huge discount.

(Do you want to contact Affordable Machinery?  affordable-machinery.com/)

There are several brands out there; J&R Engineering, Riggers Manufacturing, Lift Systems, Enerpac and even a few shop made systems.  They basically break down into two categories; exposed cylinder and locking system type.  The most desirable hydraulic gantry systems are the locking system type.  This also means they are harder to find used and much more expensive when you find one.  The open or exposed hydraulic cylinder type are more common and are therefore less money.

When looking a buying a used gantry, don’t be surprised if each tower has banged up and chipped paint.  Often times chains and lifting equipment get banged up against them.  While it doesn’t look good, chipped paint isn’t an indication of the units overall quality.  Of course, you may want to paint your gantry so it looks good when out on a job.

Be sure to get the specifications.  Make sure it will lift as high as you need and what weights at what heights.  You may also want to consider a dead section.  This will allow you to lift heavier loads higher by not having the gantry fully extended.  Or simply lift higher in total by having the dead section.  Also think about if it’s self powered.  Older units maybe fixed or need to be pushed or pulled by another vehicle.  This can make for a herky-jerky, if not stressful, procedure.  Some older units use a hydraulic push pull system to move the towers.  The most desirable are systems that each jack can move themselves.

Well, there it is.  Hopefully that gives you a little insight on buying a used hydraulic gantry system.

176 Ton Seyi Sutherland Gap Frame Press For Sale

176 Ton Seyi Sutherland Gap Frame Press

  • Year: 1997
  • Capacity: 176 Tons
  • Stroke: 7.9″
  • Shut Height: 14.2″
  • Slide Adjustment: 4″
  • Power: 20 HP
  • Bed Dimensions: 80.3″ Wide x 30″ Long
  • Speed: 50 SPM
  • Air Clutch

121 Ton Seyi Sutherland Gap Frame Press For Sale

121 Ton Seyi Sutherland Gap Frame Press

  • Capacity: 121 Tons
  • Stroke: 7.1″
  • Shut Height: 15.7″
  • Year: 1995
  • Slide Adjustment: 3.6″
  • Power: 16 HP
  • Bed Dimensions: 74″ Wide x 26.8″ Long
  • Speed: 65 SPM
  • Air Clutch

12″ Coe Press Mounted Servo Feed For Sale

12″ Coe Press Mounted Servo Feed

  • Model: CPRF-SM-312
  • Serial Number: 22342
  • Year: 1999
  • Max Width: 12″
  • Max Thickness: .125″
  • MTS Servo Motor MPA-320

30,000 lbs Elwell Parker Forklift For Sale

30,000 lbs Elwell Parker Forklift

  • Year: 2000
  • Capacity: 30,000 lbs
  • Fork Length: 5′
  • Fuel: Propane

​10,000 lbs Cat Solid Tire Forklift For Sale

​10,000 lbs Cat Solid Tire Forklift

  • Model: TC100D
  • Serial Number: 5KB01024
  • Year: 1986
  • Capacity: 10,000 at 24″ Load Center
  • Meter Reads: 2,773
  • Lifts: 178″
  • Triple Stage Mast
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Unit Weight: 14,300 lbs
  • Runs Good
  • No Leaks

100 Ton Capacity L & J Backgeared OBI Press For Sale

100 Ton Capacity L & J Backgeared OBI Press

  • Capacity: 100 Tons
  • Stroke: 7″
  • Slide Adjustment: 4″
  • Shut Height: 18″
  • Bed Area: 42″ x 28″

25,000 lbs Capacity Taylor Air Tire Forklift For Sale

25,000 lbs Capacity Taylor Air Tire Forklift

  • Model: TE-250S
  • Capacity: 25,000 lbs @ 24″ Load Center
  • Unit Weight: 32,750 lbs
  • Fuel: Propane

Huffman CNC Grinder Broach Sharpener For Sale

Huffman CNC Grinder Broach Sharpener

  • Model: HS136
  • Serial: HB-032594-588
  • Year: 1995
  • Complete Mechanical Rebuild in 2021 with Zero Hours
  • Y-Travel: 19″
  • X-Travel: 18″
  • Max. Grind Length: 90″
  • Max Between Centers: 120″
  • Max. Diameter: 13″

30,000lb Forklift For Sale – Hoist

Hoist Forklift For Sale
Model FKS15
Capacity 30,000 lbs at 24″
Fuel Propane
Forks 6′
Small Block Mopar Engine
No Hour Meter
Lift Cylinder and tilt cylinder have been rebuilt
Down Height 136″
Equipped with: Side Shift and Fork Positioning

30,000lb Taylor Hard Tire Forklift For Sale

Taylor Hard Tire Forklift

Model TC-300
Serial Number S-J2-15766
Capacity 30,000 lbs at 24″ load center
Fuel Propane
Overall Length 156″ without forks
Overall Width 55″
Overall Height 98″
Forks 96″ long
Equipped with: Powered Fork Positioning and Non Marking Tires
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