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Let’s face it. Not every business in Toronto can afford to purchase a new lift truck, and frankly not every business needs to.  Used forklifts are a viable option and smart investment choice for many operations.

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While planned maintenance is always preferable to emergency repair, it is impossible to control this in all circumstances. When repair is needed, we are the trusted source for businesses who rely on their forklifts for their daily operations.


Need A Forklift?

We provide options to purchase, lease or rent the machine that is right for you. Some owners may require a bit of assistance in selecting the equipment that is right for them, that’s where our expertise can be a huge benefit to your company.

Keeping You Safe

Safety should always be top priority on any job site and operators need to be properly trained for every vehicle that they operate, that is why we provide lift trucks services.

Keeping You Up And Running

We understand that out-of-service vehicles can slow down your business and hurt profits – which is why we offer top quality maintenance service to help extend the life of your vehicles, and repair services to help get broken down machinery up and running and back on the job site.

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Lift trucks can greatly increase the productivity – and therefore the profits – of many types of businesses. But for maximum efficiency, safety, and cost effectiveness, you need to make sure that you make the right choices in model, purchase options, and maintenance schedules.

Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) and Diesel Powered Forklifts

The tougher the environment of your worksite, the more heavy duty your equipment will need to be. Diesel powered lift trucks are the largest of the vehicles with load capacities between 1500 kg and 16000 kg. They are suitable for outdoor use and they are a good choice for towing or working on gradient surfaces.

Liquid Propane Gas lift (LPG) trucks are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Smaller and more maneuverable than their diesel counterparts, their maximum load capacity ranges from about 1500 kg to 7000 kg.

LPG vehicles are able to accelerate faster than both diesel and electric vehicles however they also burn through fuel more quickly.

Electric Powered Forklifts

Electric powered lift trucks are quiet, suitable for indoor use and relatively easy to drive and maneuver. Depending on the model, these vehicles can lift anywhere between 1600 kg to 5500 kg and come equipped with advanced electronics for various applications.

If you are looking for new forklifts to purchase in or around Toronto, you’ve come to the right place. We carry all the major brands of forklifts, offer superior customer service, and we also offer a few different purchase options.

At Modern Forklift, we offer many styles that will handle the unique requirements of your work site.  We have a wide range of new forklifts and styles available for purchase that will provide you a great customer service experience. Between the styles and power types it can get confusing but one of our team members can steer you in the right direction. If your business demands the highest reliability, warranties, selection, and good customer service, in and around the Toronto area with different purchase options, then you really need to speak to one of our well trained team members so that they can assist you in making the right choice for your business and job. Not only will they assist you in choosing the right lift truck but will tell you about the purchase options we have available in order to better serve you and your businesses budget.

Contact us today and learn how we can help you select right new forklift for you.

New Forklifts


Looking for new forklifts Toronto to help you manage the unique requirements of your worksite? Welcome to Modern Fork Lift. We offer state of the art equipment designed to make your job safe and successful. Our new forklifts come in different styles to meet the demanding nature of your worksite. Our new forklifts can drive right up to the load and lift it offering better maneuverability and some come with an extended lift reach. Whatever your needs are when it comes to forklifts, we are happy to fulfill them. Our forklifts come in different power types including electric, diesel and liquid propane gas. They are designed to handle different terrains with systems that can be used indoors and outdoors. If you need a quiet forklift, we also have it in stock. We carry forklifts from major brands and promise to offer you a superior customer service. We’ll help you choose a style and power type that suits your application.

Used Forklifts


We offer used forklifts Toronto that are in good condition. Whether you need to buy or lease the forklift, be rest assured that we will offer a good product that will do the job. Depending on how old the forklift is, we may provide a manufacturer’s warranty. If you need to buy the used forklift, we will give you the maintenance records to show you that it has been well cared for and you shouldn’t expect any major difficulties when using it. Our technicians will even provide you with all the information you may need regarding the used forklift such as how long the forklift is required to last to help you make a more informed decision. We keep all repair records of our used forklifts to help clients keep track of minor repairs that may be required from time to time. We also offer expert advice and will help you to choose a suitable forklift for your application.

Forklift Parts


Find high quality forklift part Toronto from the number one dealer. You can rely on us to provide the best forklift parts in the area with extensive experience in repair and maintenance of forklifts. We know how important it is to get genuine parts whenever maintenance or repairs are done. That’s why our technicians will advise on top brands to prevent putting your machinery at risk of complete damage due to using low quality parts. We have extensive knowledge of different kinds of forklifts so it’s easy for us to detect problems and provide reliable solutions to keep your machinery in good working order. Get in touch with us for quality replacement parts and aftermarket parts.

Forklift Rentals


At Modern Fork Lift, we offer forklift rentals Toronto to a variety of businesses. Every machinery that we rent has been thoroughly inspected to ensure it’s safe and effective. Any forklift that requires repairs is not rented until all the maintenance and repairs are carried out. We also offer short and long term rentals to clients depending on their unique needs. We understand that you may need help choosing the right forklift for your application that’s why we offer knowledgeable technicians to help in the selection process. Our rentals will help you to save on costs and enjoy the safety and efficiency that comes with using a specialty equipment.

Forklift Leasing


If you are considering forklift leasing Toronto, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes leasing a forklift is a more sensible option since you have low monthly payments as opposed to purchasing the machinery where you have to pay the complete amount. With this option, you can choose to either buy the forklift or return it and get a newer model. At Modern Fork Lift, we can help you determine if leasing is a suitable option for your business. We will provide efficient systems that offer the best performance in your application. All our forklifts are well maintained and undergo regular repairs to keep them in tip top shape.

Forklift Repair


Modern Fork Lift offers all kinds of repairs whether you have an electric, diesel or gas model. We have just the right experts to offer reliable forklift repair Toronto. Whatever problem you have with your forklift, you can be rest assured that our team will help you resolve it and ensure the machinery serves you for an extended period. We offer a very fast and reliable repair service. No need to have a forklift lying around in your business when you can have it repaired and use it. Get in touch with our expert technicians to find out what kind of repairs will keep the system up and running again.

Forklift Service/Forklift Maintenance


Forklifts require regular checkups and tune ups in order to ensure they perform their best. At Modern Fork Lift, we offer reliable forklift service Toronto. We have over 40 years of experience in maintenance and servicing of forklifts. We can offer you cost effective forklift servicing whenever you need it. Our experts will help you to determine the amount of maintenance your forklift requires depending on its age, type and how often it’s used. Other than the daily checks and visual inspections the driver conducts, your forklift needs to be assessed by a certified trained mechanic from time to time. We can help by offering dependable forklift maintenance.

Types of Forklifts: Selecting the Right Equipment for the Job

Class I: Electric Motor Rider Trucks

  • They are counterbalanced by the battery which serves as the counterweight for added stability
  • Perfect for indoor work – they are quiet and have no emissions
  • Weight capacity is between 3,000 and 12,000 lbs

These are electric powered trucks built for sit-down operations; standing models are available. The key feature of these trucks is that they are counterbalanced by the battery which acts as a counterweight. Being electric means the trucks are quieter and have no emissions. They are ideal for indoor use.

Although the initial purchase cost is high, you will save a lot more on fuel and maintenance. The typical weight capacity is 3,000 to 8,000 lbs.

Class II: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks

  • Ideal for narrow aisles thanks to their maneuverability and size
  • Perfect for picking and putting inventory away
  • Weight capacity ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 lbs

Thanks to their size and maneuverability, these trucks are designed for use in tight spaces. They are perfect for racking space without having to expand the existing footprint of the warehouse. The Class II forklifts are mostly standup units although sit-down models are available.

The Class II have reach trucks which allow the operator to guide the fork to reach up and grab pallets and order pickers that raise the operator’s platform to grab items. These trucks are ideal for picking and putting away inventory. Options include turret trucks and side-loaders.

Class III: Electric Motor Hand Trucks or Hand/Rider Trucks

  • Available in walk behind (walkie) and rider models
  • Perfect for short runs and small warehouses
  • Ideal for unloading deliveries off tractor-trailers and moving the load to the staging area.

The trucks are operated using a handle at the back. They come either as walked (hand trucks) or have a seat. These are basically low lift units also known as pallet jacks. They lift loads a few inches above ground. They are perfect for unloading deliveries fast and moving them to the next destination.

Class III forklifts are best for small warehouses and for short runs. Their average weight capacity is 8,000 lbs. The walk-behind stackers also belong to Class III.

Class IV: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Solid/Cushion Tires)

  • Low acquisition cost
  • Less downtime refueling
  • Ideal for moving pallets between the docks and storage
  • Weight capacity of 3,000 to 80,000 lbs

These are sit-down forklifts powered by an internal combustion engine and have solid tires for indoor use. They have a lower clearance area than pneumatic-tired forklifts thus ideal for low-clearance conditions. The engine may use diesel, gasoline or LP gas. The forklifts are perfect for moving pallets from storage to the docks and vice versa.

Internal combustion forklifts are preferred over electric models because of their low acquisition cost, less downtime when refueling/recharging and no charging station needed. They have a weight capacity of between 3,000 and 15,000 lbs. Powerful models have a capacity of 80,000 lbs.

Class V: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Pneumatic Tires)

  • Built for outdoor use but can also be used in big warehouses.
  • Can be outfitted with the solid pneumatic tires for the tough work environments.
  • Have a weight capacity of 3,000 to 115,000 lbs.

These trucks are similar to Class IV (in terms of capabilities and chassis design) with the only difference being that they come with pneumatic tires which make them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. They can be outfitted with the solid pneumatic tires too. These vehicles are not forklifts but tractors.

Class V trucks are available in single-wheel or dual back wheel configurations. Their weight capacity is 3,000 to 55,000 lbs. They can handle everything from single pallets to fully loaded 40-foot containers.

Class VI: Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors

  • Used for pulling loads from one point to another without lifting.
  • Available in both internal combustion and electric powered models.

These are often referred to as tuggers. They are used for pulling loads from one point to another without lifting. They come in both internal combustion and electric powered models. These vehicles are used in a wide variety of applications both indoors and outdoors.

A high profile example of the Class VI forklift is seen in airports. You may have seen a rugged, low-slung tractor towing a long train of luggage carts from the terminal to the storage compartment of an airplane.

Class VII: Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks

  • Powered by diesel engines
  • Used exclusively outdoors
  • Common in construction sites and lumber yards
  • Have a weight capacity of 6,000 to 16,000 lbs and above

These vehicles are designed for use in rough terrain. They come with large flotation tires which come in handy in lumber yards and construction sites. The big, tractor-style tires offer great traction in challenging terrains. These trucks are powered almost exclusively by diesel engines and are used outdoors. They come in two-wheel or four-wheel drive. They may also have telescoping mast for a greater reach. Operating Class VII trucks requires special training due to the fact that the load may need telescoping out rather than just lifting up and down. They have an average weight capacity of 6,000 to 12,000 lbs.

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