Counterbalance models can be driven straight up to the pallet or item and put to work. The simple-to-operate design lends itself to its popularity and makes it an ideal choice for new employees or operators who have little experience.

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7.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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7.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $36,960

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

9.0T Diesel Counterbalance Forklift
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9.0T Diesel Counterbalance Forklift

Used $74,800

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Brand new Hangcha 3.5 Ton Diesel  Forklift
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Brand new Hangcha 3.5 Ton Diesel Forklift

New $24,200

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TOYOTA 8FG25 FORKLIFT 2013 MODEL LOW HRS 4.5m Lift *EOFY* Sale
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TOYOTA 8FG25 FORKLIFT 2013 MODEL LOW HRS 4.5m Lift *EOFY* Sale

Used Negotiable$15,620

NSW - Delivers Nationally

TOYOTA ELECTRIC FORKLIFT 7FBE20 4.5M LIFT CONTAINER MAST LATE MOEDEL
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TOYOTA ELECTRIC FORKLIFT 7FBE20 4.5M LIFT CONTAINER MAST LATE MOEDEL

Used Negotiable$19,799

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Mitsubishi Forklift 2.5 Ton 4.7m Lift Container Entry  Fresh Paint
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Mitsubishi Forklift 2.5 Ton 4.7m Lift Container Entry Fresh Paint

Used Negotiable$15,399

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Hyster 2.5 tonne forklifts for hire

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WA

Nissan P1F2A25DU Forklift 2013 Sideshift Fork Positioner 4500mm Lift Height LPG
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Nissan P1F2A25DU Forklift 2013 Sideshift Fork Positioner 4500mm Lift Height LPG

Used $16,900

NSW, VIC - Delivers Nationally

Toyota 3.0 Tonne Forklift - A very tidy and clean example of Toyota 8 Series reliability
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Toyota 3.0 Tonne Forklift - A very tidy and clean example of Toyota 8 Series reliability

Used $23,100

VIC

Used Utilev UT30P LPG Forklift
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Used Utilev UT30P LPG Forklift

Used $13,750

NSW

TOYOTA FORKLIFT 3 TON 32-8FG30
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TOYOTA FORKLIFT 3 TON 32-8FG30

Used $13,750

NSW

2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $17,160

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $12,089

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Komatsu 2.5T FG25-8 FORKLIFT 4M LIFT SIDESHIFT - 2500kg Capacity
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Komatsu 2.5T FG25-8 FORKLIFT 4M LIFT SIDESHIFT - 2500kg Capacity

Used $5,380

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Toyota 3.5T Diesel Forklift for HIRE from $290pw + GST
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Toyota 3.5T Diesel Forklift for HIRE from $290pw + GST

Hire Priced From$319

NSW

Nichiyu 1.8 tonne Unit - Side Shift - Container Mast - Warranty & Finance Available
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Nichiyu 1.8 tonne Unit - Side Shift - Container Mast - Warranty & Finance Available

Used $17,545

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Mitsubishi FB18CA

New Priced From$37,675

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

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CROWN CG35 Counterbalanced LPG FORKLIFT
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CROWN CG35 Counterbalanced LPG FORKLIFT

Used $15,990

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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $12,760

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Ex Stock - New 3500Kg Dual Fuel - 1500mm Tines
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Ex Stock - New 3500Kg Dual Fuel - 1500mm Tines

New $28,435

VIC - Delivers Nationally

Hoist 9 Tonne Forklift
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Hoist 9 Tonne Forklift

Used Negotiable$93,500

VIC

Brand New Hangcha 3.5 Ton Dual Fuel 4M Duplex Mast Forklift
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Brand New Hangcha 3.5 Ton Dual Fuel 4M Duplex Mast Forklift

New $26,730

VIC

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HYSTER H2.50DX DIESEL Hyster 2.5 ton
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HYSTER H2.50DX DIESEL Hyster 2.5 ton

Used $13,200

NSW

TOYOTA 4 WHEEL ELECTRIC FORKLIFT 1.8 TON CONTAINER MAST LATE MODEL
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TOYOTA 4 WHEEL ELECTRIC FORKLIFT 1.8 TON CONTAINER MAST LATE MODEL

Used $17,600

NSW - Delivers Nationally

Electric Forklift Counterbalance SC Series 2011
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Electric Forklift Counterbalance SC Series 2011

Used $5,995

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

2017 Nissan Unicarriers 2.5 Tonne Forklift 1087 Low Hours 4th &  5th Functions Dual Fuel
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2017 Nissan Unicarriers 2.5 Tonne Forklift 1087 Low Hours 4th & 5th Functions Dual Fuel

Used $23,900

NSW, VIC - Delivers Nationally

Toyota 32-8FG25 Container Forklift - The ever reliable 8 series!
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Toyota 32-8FG25 Container Forklift - The ever reliable 8 series!

Used $21,450

VIC

Nissan Used 3.0T LPG Forklift
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Nissan Used 3.0T LPG Forklift

Used $15,620

NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

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Mitsubishi  Std Forklift Forklift
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Mitsubishi Std Forklift Forklift

Used $6,600

SA - Delivers Nationally

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Toyota 3.5 Tonne Forklift - An Oldie but Goodie!
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Toyota 3.5 Tonne Forklift - An Oldie but Goodie!

Used $11,000

VIC

TOYOTA 32-8FG25 DELUXE LPG  with Container Mast
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TOYOTA 32-8FG25 DELUXE LPG with Container Mast

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VIC

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FORKLIFT 1.8 TON ELECTRIC TOYOTA 7FBE18 FORKLIFT

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NSW

Toyota 3 Tonne Forklift with Dual Wheels #StableLyf
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Toyota 3 Tonne Forklift with Dual Wheels #StableLyf

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VIC

Hyster counterbalance 1.8t forklift
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Hyster counterbalance 1.8t forklift

Used $13,750

VIC

2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $8,360

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

2.5T Nissan Container Entry (5.5m Lift, 3-Stg Mast) LPG PHO2A25 Forklift
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2.5T Nissan Container Entry (5.5m Lift, 3-Stg Mast) LPG PHO2A25 Forklift

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Used Forklift H18T - Genuine Preowned Linde
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Used Forklift H18T - Genuine Preowned Linde

Used $13,068

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

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Heli New H3 Series

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NSW

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ECB40 COUNTERBALANCE FORKLIFT 4.0T

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Toyota   42-6FG25
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Toyota 42-6FG25

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Hyster   5000kg LPG Forklift
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Hyster 5000kg LPG Forklift

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WA

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Brand New XF Series Diesel 6.0 Ton Hangcha Forklift

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When it comes to versatility and popularity, it's hard to think of anything other than counterbalance forklifts. Easily the most popular forklift on our marketplace, counterbalance forklifts have a huge range of variety across different makes and models, so they fit a number of different roles in your warehouse or business. One of the reasons counterbalance forklifts are so popular is their simple, straight-forward usage. Unlike some other types of forklifts, counterbalance models can be driven straight up to the pallet or item and put to work. The simple-to-operate design lends itself to its popularity and makes it an ideal choice for new employees or operators who have little experience.

Another benefit is their versatile design--and not just when you compare different brands. Many of the big brands have a variety of counterbalance forklifts available to suit different industries and needs.

They especially excel in outdoor use. With their bigger ground clearance compared to other lift trucks, counterbalance forklifts are an ideal choice when you need heavy-duty outdoor work to be done. Diesel models particularly excel at this work, as they're able to put out more power and can operate in wet or icy conditions as well.

Not only are counterbalance forklifts available with the common diesel and LPG fuel, many big brands are now producing quality forklifts that run entirely off electric batteries. Of course, there are differences between these models and what they can do, so making sure you pick the right forklift for your needs is imperative.

While there are plenty of positives there are some drawbacks as well. Two of the biggest being reach and manoeuvrability. Due to their design, counterbalance forklifts aren't the best choice when you need to regularly lift heavy loads to great heights (up to and over 10m). This is further compounded when you need to do it in a tight space.

Another drawback of their design is their lack of manoeuvrability. Counterbalance forklifts require more space to turn around than reach trucks or hand pallets, restricting their use indoors.

That said, there are select designs being made that counter these flaws--especially when it comes to electric forklifts. Counterbalance forklifts with 3 wheels offer more manoeuvrability compared to the traditional 4-wheel models, and forklifts running off electric batteries are quieter and more manoeuvrable in general, making them an ideal choice for indoor use.

Whether it's a powerful outdoor diesel model, or a quieter, more mobile electric model, there's a counterbalance forklift out there to suit almost every business and industry.