Eureka Forklifts


3 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Forklift

Buying a Forklift is big investment and what Forklift you buy can impact your productivity in a big way. So what should you be looking for when you need one? And what do you need to know?

Here are three questions to get you started:

What am I using it for?

A forklift isn’t just a forklift. They’re incredible workhorses with different features and capacities designed to suit the needs of all kinds of different workplaces. So take the time to figure out what you need your forklift to help you do.

  • How often will it be used?
  • For how many hours will it be is use each day?
  • What lift height is required?
  • How big is the space you’re using it in? Are there constraints – Low heights, obstacles, turning circle issues?

Ask your staff and get your team involved. 

What features do I need?

Once you’ve got an idea of what you need your forklift to do, you can compare the features that suit. Each model has its own strengths. So which do you need?

  • Something for a small space?
  • A flameproof model?
  • Would pneumatic or rubber tyres be better?
  • As you look through the catalogue, you can add items to compare and check them out side-by-side.
  • What attachment would make our work easier? Carpet pole,Slippers, Container Ramp, or Carton Clamp as examples.

Should I hire or buy?

A Forklift is a great asset, but considering your circumstances, it may not be practical, or justifiable to have a Forklift full-time.

  • What if you don’t always need a forklift on site?
  • What if your job is temporary?

Eureka offers casual, short term and long term hire. With great competitive rates and fixed prices, all maintenance is included in the cost and there’s a big range to choose from.

  • Need a driver? You can hire one, ask us how.
  • Need other attachments? Let us know and we can talk you through our services.

If you’re buying, our range of used models with a huge range of features. What’s the best way to go? That depends on your needs. Our guide here can help you decide.

There’s a lot to consider but Eureka can offer friendly, expert advice to help you make your decision. Call us with any queries, or request a callback and we’ll call you.


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PO Box 90 Geebung, Queensland, 4034



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