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New and Used Forklifts in Toronto

We offer a wide range of lift trucks in order to suit the highest level of reliability and requirements of your worksite and business.

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We offer a wide range of lift trucks in order to suit the unique handling requirements of your worksite and business.

New forklifts are the best choice for Toronto businesses that require the highest level of reliability and the best warrantees for their vehicles. We offer a wide range of lift trucks in order to suit the unique handling requirements of your worksite and business.

Quality New and Used Forklifts in Toronto

With so many forklift models in different shapes and sizes, finding a material handling solution that’s ideal for your needs is important. Whether you need a forklift for a loading dock or a small construction site, we offer the best lift trucks for your Toronto business. Let us know your unique handling requirements and we’ll be happy to provide a vehicle that’s perfect for the job. Investing in a reliable forklift is crucial since it directly impacts on your worker’s productivity and final output. That’s why our vehicles come with reasonable warranties. You can rest assured that our forklifts will provide you with an unmatched service all through.Let us be your go-to experts for anything forklift-related. We are fully dedicated to providing superior service and a variety of equipment to fit all your forklift rental needs. Whether you need a narrow aisle forklift or an electric powered lift truck, we will work with you to find exactly what you need. The best part is, our forklifts won’t break your budget. We know that every business owner is looking for efficiency and performance when renting equipment. Our equipment is, therefore, well maintained to guarantee top-notch functionality.

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Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) and Diesel Powered

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 manoeuvrable 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

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.

Styles of Lift Truck

At Modern Forklift, we understand that your business is unique – and a vehicle that works well for one business isn’t necessarily going to be suitable for another business. Just as there is more than one type of power for a forklift, there are also multiple styles – each built for a different type of job. Allow us to help you choose the model(s) that are right for your business. The following are a few styles of lift truck that we are able to supply.

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These are specialty machines which offer better access than other types of forklift.

Reach trucks

This type of vehicle has forks that can reach great heights (in excess of 10 metres in some models) and are intended for warehouse use. They have a low undercarriage and use stabilizing legs rather than a counterbalance.

Counterbalance truck

The most common style of lift truck, these vehicles have forks in the front and are able to drive directly up to the load in order to lift it.

Three wheel counterbalance truck

In these vehicles the lifting mechanism works the same way as it does in the standard counterbalance. The three wheel configuration (two in the front and one in the back), allows for maximum maneuverability in tight spaces.


As the name suggests, these trucks lift and carry their load on the side instead of in the front. Sideloaders are often used when the load is long (such as lumber) and might cause a front loaded vehicle to lose stability.


Modern Forklift carries the top brands of lift trucks and offers superior customer service, making us the preferred vendor for businesses in Toronto. Speak to one of our professional staff members today to learn about how we can help your business and what purchase options are available.

If you are looking for new forklifts to purchase in or around Toronto, you’ve come to the right place.

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.

Let’s look at the styles available to you that can make your job successful and safe. These are just a quick description of the styles and should not be considered all there is to them or the needs of your job or work place.  One of our trained team members can give you further information and answer any questions you have on any of the styles or models we offer.

Counterbalance Style

The most common style of forklift, they have forks in the front so they are able to drive right up to the load and lift it.

Three Wheel Counterbalance Style

The lift portion works the same as the regular counterbalance but the 3 wheel system allows for better maneuverability with two wheels in the front and one in the back.

Reach Style

Intended for warehouse use they have extended lift reach, in some cases as much as 10 meters. They have low undercarriage and use legs for stabilizing in place of counterbalance.

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Side Loader Style

As the name suggests, this model carries its load on the side instead of in the front. This style is often used for long loads such as lumber or long lengths of pipes that may cause a front load lift truck to lose stability.


These are specialty forklifts that provide better access than other styles of forklifts.

Power Types

Along with the styles the power types are electric, diesel, and liquid propane gas. Each one handles different terrain, and types of use such as indoor and outdoor. If you need a quiet forklift and it is used inside all the time, then electric may just be right for you depending on what style you need.

We carry all the major brands of forklifts, offer superior customer service, and we also offer a few different purchase options.

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.

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