Rent a Forklift Denver CO

Need to Rent a Forklift? We Have Plenty That Will Perform Any Job.


Retailers, hotels, warehouses and other commercial enterprises require forklifts or scissor lifts. This equipment moves supplies or transfers stock from high stacks down to lover levels and performs other operations effectively and safely. If you need to rent a forklift, start the process by answering some basic questions, such as: Where will the equipment be used? What do you want the forklift to do? What is the heaviest weight you will be lifting?

Here are a few of the considerations when renting a forklift.

Forklift Fuel Sources

The power supply options are gas, liquid propane (L.P.), diesel, and battery-operated. For power, torque and mobility, the integral combustion (IC) engine (gasoline, propane and diesel) fulfills the need. IC-fired forklifts can be refueled anywhere, but require more maintenance. Unlke electric models, they emit fumes into the environment.  IC forklifts can handle capacities ranging from 3,000 pounds to 105,000 pounds.

Electric forklifts have fewer moving parts, which translate into quiet, emission-free operation. They are easier to operate and require less maintenance. However, they take about eight hours to recharge.

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Types of Forklifts

When you rent a forklift, consider what type of equipment helps you accomplish your day-to-day objectives. The options depend on operating radius, surfaces, ventilation and other factors. Here are some of the more popular choices:

  • Cushion tire warehouse forklifts - For example, if you are operating tight turning radius compared to pneumatic tire forklifts, offer the best option. It must be operated on a hard, smooth surface. If you need power, and plan to operate over long distances, propane, gasoline or diesel-powered equipment trumps electric forklifts.  Propane-fired-forklifts provide a suitable option for interior use in properly ventilated spaces.
  • Pneumatic tire forklifts – This type of forklift is commonly used on exterior surfaces such as packed gravel, crushed concrete or stabilized limestone. It can also be employed on hard, smooth surfaces like concrete or well-packed dirt surfaces that are not muddy.
  • Order-Pickers – Sometimes called stock-pickers, or man-up forklifts, these units can operate in very narrow aisles and have a capacity of 3,500 lbs.

These are just a few of your options for material handling or other lift needs. If you have any questions about renting or buying a forklifts or scissor lift, feel free to contact one of our experts at Mile High Lift for a free consultation. 

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Mile High Forklift, Inc.
1609 E. 58th Ave., Suite F, Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 720-710-5280

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