Discount Forklift® provides you this extra resource to make a better decision.
Whether you need a new rough terrain forklift or a good used lift for heavy work in your warehouse environment, please use this resources as it will help you become familiar with lift conditions and what to look for. We want to make your forklift rental or purchase easier by educating you the customer.
What do these terms mean? We use these terms to determine the quality of the forklift we are offering you. If you have received a quote from Discount Forklift®, you will notice we have indicated the condition that the forklift will be in at the end of the process, this changes as a lift goes through our process and this could also change the price. Think about buying a lift before paint and body to save some money!
In this discussion, you will learn what these terms mean, and you, the buyer, will be more educated as to what we are offering you. You will also know what to look for when buying your new or used forklifts. Let’s get started…
A “New” Forklift comes straight from the factory. This type of forklift has factory warranty, the highest quality and most dependability. Not much can be said here about this condition. These are pretty straight forward. If your business depends heavily on your forklift, we would recommend buying “New.” These forklifts typically have a Factory warranty and additional warranties can be added for very little cost.
A “Retail” Forklift has often been painted and reconditioned. A Retail Forklift will still have some wear consistent with the hours. This forklift can have minimal seepage, but no major leaks. These forklifts are best for those who view appearance and dependability as important, while still having the ability to save money and get great value out of your product. These forklifts can often qualify for our warranty program.
A “Rental” Forklift is in decent operation and condition, though, cosmetics may range from good to rough. This forklift will be able to perform basic functions for you. “Rental” forklifts may potentially have some flaws, minimal leaks and seepage. If you want to save more money but also get the job done, we would recommend a “Rental” condition. These forklifts can often qualify for our warranty program.
A “Wholesale” Forklift may need some work done. Cosmetics may be rough and mechanical work may be needed in order to fully operate this type of forklift. If you have a small budget and have some mechanical knowledge, we would recommend buying one of our forklifts from the “Wholesale” condition. Please note all forklifts in this condition are “SOLD AS IS.”
A “Mechanic Special” Forklift will need some work done to it as well. Cosmetics will likely be rough and mechanical work will be needed. These forklifts are a good fit for an experienced mechanic that doesn’t mind some work. These forklifts are sold very cheap! Often they need engines or transmissions. All forklifts in this condition are “SOLD AS IS.”