These powerhouses have nothing in common with off-the-shelf forklift trucks. They lift huge steel elements, fully loaded containers or entire ships. Machineseeker, the marketplace for used machinery, now published a ranking of the world’s 10 strongest forklifts.
Extreme tasks call for extreme machines. The 10 strongest forklift trucks work to the max in mining or harbours. Under the harshest operating conditions, these heavy-duty trucks effortlessly lift up to 72 tons to airy heights.
The strongest of them is wider (4.67 meters) than two SUVs, has the wheelbase (5.75 meters) of a stretch limousine and the weight (90 tons) of half a house. The Finnish forklift Kalmar DCG720-10LB takes first place in the ranking.
“Despite the massive weight and enormous load-bearing capacity of heavy-duty forklifts, they consume significantly less fuel than a Formula 1 car on the racetrack”, says Thorsten Muschler, Founder and Managing Director of Machineseeker.com.
“The investment for a new unit is in the high six figures. Purchasing a used forklift truck is a more economical alternative for many buyers. The increasing demand for used forklifts on our marketplace confirms this”, the second-hand machinery expert continues.