Forklifts for commercial spaces are an integral part to ensure smooth functioning. However, not every forklift is the right one to invest in. Different types of forklifts offer varied functions and come in numerous specifications to ensure optimal handling of goods and materials within your commercial space.

Here are some of the commonly used forklifts and their functions to help you identify the right one for your business.

Container handler fork trucks

Container handler fork trucks are used to manoeuvre heavy containers from one place to another. Generally used to transport containers to or from commercial vehicles, these trucks are designed to lift and transport heavy-duty material weighing up to 50,000 kgs.

Order pickers

Order pickers are forklifts that help the operators pick materials to fill up incoming orders. The order picker forklifts are designed to help operators reach racks irrespective of whether there is a load. These forklifts help pick materials from shelves to have them packed and delivered.

Pallet jacks

Pallet jacks are forklifts or tools used to lift or manoeuvre pallets from one place to another.  These are ideally used in loading docks, warehouses, etc., where lifting and moving of heavy loads are done on a daily basis.

Counterbalance forklifts

Counterbalance forklifts are a type of forklift designed to carry heavy loads while balancing the weight at the back through its counterbalancing design. These trucks and forklifts are used to load, stack, or move heavy loads in warehouses and storage spaces. The counterbalancing design of the forklift makes it one of the safer equipment to use.

Reach trucks

Reach trucks are often used in narrow aisles where there is a space constraint. These forklifts have a single wheel-set at the back for easy manoeuvring in warehouses and other smaller spaces.


Telehandlers are a versatile machinery used to lift and move materials. These are designed to have various attachments added to the front in order to handle different materials, from bricks to lumbar.

Rough terrain forklifts

Rough terrain forklifts, as the name suggests, are used in construction sites and other such places where the ground or flooring may be uneven. These forklifts are designed to be robust and have a vertical mast. Rough terrain forklifts are equipped to carry all types of material, from pallets and concrete blocks to beams and stacks of plywood.


Stacker forklifts are much like pallet trucks used to stack and store pallets in areas that are at a higher level. The forklifts have a fork-type attachment at the front to lift pallets with ease and place them at high-reaching areas.

You can find all of these forklift types and more at A & K Forklifts from various brands. These forklifts and trucks can be found in multiple specifications to suit every need. You can purchase the forklifts, hire them, or lease them from us for your requirements at prices that fit your budget.

To know more about our range and the types of forklifts we have, you can contact us to speak to a representative or book an appointment to visit us.

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