Tires

What are the different types of forklift tires? What is the difference between an outdoor and air tired forklift?

There are two main types of tires for a forklift; cushion and pneumatic. Cushion tires are mainly for indoor use and come in either traction or smoooth. Pneumatic tires come in either air or solid pneumatic. Solid pneumatic are a solid rubber tire shaped like an air tire and an air tire is just how it sounds. We carry rubber tired forklifts or forklifts with air tires.

Can I put chains on forklift tires?

You sure can. You can put tire chains on an air tired forklift, but not on a hard tired forklift. We stock most sizes of tire chains for forklifts. Our tire chains have square hardened links.

Mast

Will a 10 foot mast work for handling seed?

A 10 foot mast will stack seed 3 pallets high. If you would want to go higher, you would have to get a triple mast.

LP or Electric

Which type of forklift is better to buy for indoor use, LP forklift or electric forklift?

If you have the option to get an LP powered forklift it will be cheaper in the long run. An LP forklift will have cheaper repair bills and you will not be forced to buy costly batteries.

Electric Forklift

Why are used electric forklifts selling for less than other used forklifts?

Electric forklifts batteries have a life of approximately 5 years and the batteries run $4000-$5000 each depending on the size. Also most chargers are 3 phase and many buildings do not have 3 phase power.

Forklift Repairs

I live in southwestern Minnesota. Do you do forklift service in places other than Kandiyohi county?

Yes we provide forklift service in Minnesota (MN) and South Dakota (SD), along with scissor lift repair and service in both Minnesota (MN) and South Dakota (SD).

Error Codes for Cat and Mitsubishi Forklifts

See our Code Tables.

Import Forklifts

What are black market forklifts or grey market forklifts and are you able to get parts for them?

Black market forklifts or grey market forklifts are essentially the same thing, forklifts that are made in Japan. They have a different serial number than those made in the US but are essentially the same. Some parts departments get confused when it comes to the parts and parts books, we can help you with any parts issues you may have.

Annual Inspections

Do you do annual inspections on push around man lifts and scissor lifts? We have an AWP25 at our school that requires it to be inspected.

We sure do. We go to a lot of schools and do the inspections on their manlifts.

Pricing

Can you get me pricing on a used cat forklift with 3 stage mast?

We have forklift prices on our website. Some 3 stage masts are available.

Forklift Sales

I am looking for an air tired forklift for seed. Can I buy a cheap forklift or rent a forklift?

We rent forklifts and if you want to buy it, we will apply that to the sale price. We also sell forklifts in Minnesota and South Dakota.

Do you handle forklifts for farm use?

Yes, we do a lot of business with forklifts for farmers and forklifts for seed dealers. Stop and see us out at Farm Fest in Redwood Falls as well.

What is the difference between a Cat GP25 and a Cat P5000?

Just the year. GP25 stands for 2.5 TON, P5000 stands for 5000 LB. Same for Mitsubishi FG25 and FG25N.

I need an air tired forklift for my farm to handle seed and around the shop. How big of a machine do I need?

Pro Boxes weigh about 2700 Lbs, Bean bag pallets about 3200 Lbs. A lot of seed comes on 54″ long pallets. Forklifts are rated for 48″ pallets. Don’t get anything smaller than a 4000 Lbs lift. If you need 3 stage mast, go with a 5000 Lb. That works the best. We have been around the business a long time seeing too many people buying too small of a lift. Also, the tires are very small on anything less than a 4000 Lb.

We bought a Caterpillar forklift from you a couple of years ago. Do you get over to Fairmont, MN to do service?

Yes we do. We have a regular route through Windom, Jackson and Fairmont. We also service Worthington. Our vans are set up with all the parts for service. Give us a call and we will get you setup!

We have an oil business in Mankato. We are looking at buying one of your Caterpillar forklifts. Do you deliver to Mankato and do you offer service here after the sale?

Yes, we do deliver and provide service after the sale. We have sold forklifts in Mankato, Sleepy Eye and Maple Lake. We come over that way on a regular basis.

How can I get snow off of my roof?

We have large snow rakes that fit on skid steers or telehandlers. They will take the snow right off.

Error Codes

I have a Mitsubishi forklift with a code flashing on the dash. What does it mean and how do I clear it?

Check out our code tables.