Counterbalance forklift 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 counterbalance forklifts an ideal choice for new employees or operators who have little experience.

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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $11,300 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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Yale 2.5T UX Counterbalance Forklift
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Yale 2.5T UX Counterbalance Forklift

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TCM 3Ton FD30T3 Container Entry (2.9m Lift) Diesel Forklift
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TCM 3Ton FD30T3 Container Entry (2.9m Lift) Diesel Forklift

Used Priced From$14,800 Ex GST

QLD

Nissan 2.5 Tonne Forklift Container Mast LPG EFI Engine 4300mm Lift Height Solid Tyres
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Nissan 2.5 Tonne Forklift Container Mast LPG EFI Engine 4300mm Lift Height Solid Tyres

Used $13,545 Ex GST

NSW, VIC - Delivers Nationally

Mitsubishi FG15K 1.5 Ton Container Entry Mast LPG Counterbalance Forklift Refurbished
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Mitsubishi FG15K 1.5 Ton Container Entry Mast LPG Counterbalance Forklift Refurbished

Used $7,500 Ex GST

VIC

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Toyota   32-8 FG18 Forklift
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Toyota 32-8 FG18 Forklift

Used $15,770 Ex GST

Australia

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Toyota 4 Tonne Diesel Forklift

Used $21,990 Ex GST

Australia

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4.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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4.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $19,200 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Yale 2016 2.5T   Forklift
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Yale 2016 2.5T Forklift

Used $23,000 Ex GST

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HYSTER, TCM, NISSAN  TOYOTA 5 TON 02-7FGA50
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HYSTER, TCM, NISSAN TOYOTA 5 TON 02-7FGA50

Used $19,500 Ex GST

NSW

Nissan PL01A18JU Container Entry Side Shift 4300mm Lift Low Hours Fresh Paint
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Nissan PL01A18JU Container Entry Side Shift 4300mm Lift Low Hours Fresh Paint

Used $11,999 Ex GST

NSW - Delivers Nationally

Nissan 2.5 Tonne Forklift LPG 4.3m Lift Height Container Mast Solid Tyres 8423 Hours
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Nissan 2.5 Tonne Forklift LPG 4.3m Lift Height Container Mast Solid Tyres 8423 Hours

Used $13,545 Ex GST

NSW, VIC - Delivers Nationally

3.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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3.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $11,600 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $11,300 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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TOYOTA 2.5t LPG with 5 Mtr lift
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TOYOTA 2.5t LPG with 5 Mtr lift

Used $11,500 Ex GST

VIC

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Hyster forklift standard mast 3.50

Used $14,900 Ex GST

VIC

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HYSTER TOYOTA NISSAN 5TON DIESEL HIRE OR BUY

Used $18,000 Ex GST

NSW

Hyster Forklift Truck-
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Hyster Forklift Truck-

Used $13,950 Ex GST

Australia

Mitsubishi Counterbalance Electric Container Mast
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Mitsubishi Counterbalance Electric Container Mast

Used Negotiable$14,000 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

2.0T LPG Narrow Aisle Forklift
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2.0T LPG Narrow Aisle Forklift

Used $15,600 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Yale 2.5t LPG forklift with jib
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Yale 2.5t LPG forklift with jib

Used $9,500 Ex GST

NSW

7.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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7.0T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $30,200 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Yale Forklift   GLP15AF
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Yale Forklift GLP15AF

Used $5,000 Ex GST

WA

3.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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3.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $13,600 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift
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2.5T LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Used $12,600 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hyster   S40CT2
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Hyster S40CT2

Used $3,950 Ex GST

VIC

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New MLA Vulcan 2.5T Container Accessible Forklift
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New MLA Vulcan 2.5T Container Accessible Forklift

New $24,990 Ex GST

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

  Nissan 1.5T Dual Fuel 3m reach Forklift 1997 NJ01A15
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Nissan 1.5T Dual Fuel 3m reach Forklift 1997 NJ01A15

Used $3,500 Ex GST

Australia

Forklift 5 ton diesel
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Forklift 5 ton diesel

Used Negotiable$19,900 Ex GST

NSW

Quoted to Customer Spec
Linde Series 350 H18-H20 Engine Forklifts
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Linde Series 350 H18-H20 Engine Forklifts

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NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

Baoli Counterbalance 7 ton Diesel
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Baoli Counterbalance 7 ton Diesel

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Mitsubishi 3.5 ton LPG Used Forklift #1557
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Mitsubishi 3.5 ton LPG Used Forklift #1557

Used $15,000 Ex GST

QLD

Nissan HIRE or SALE - 6 T
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Nissan HIRE or SALE - 6 T

Hire Priced From$525 Ex GST

NSW

UNUSED 2020 REDLIFT CPCD35H-490 DIESEL FORKLIFT (3 STAGE)
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UNUSED 2020 REDLIFT CPCD35H-490 DIESEL FORKLIFT (3 STAGE)

New $18,750 Ex GST

NSW, WA

Toyota   Forklift
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Toyota Forklift

Used Negotiable$13,850 Ex GST

NSW

Toyota Forklift Diesel Container Flameproof 2.5ton
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Toyota Forklift Diesel Container Flameproof 2.5ton

Used $14,950 Ex GST

VIC

Toyota  4.5 Ton Forklift with 5 meter reach and fork positioner
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Toyota 4.5 Ton Forklift with 5 meter reach and fork positioner

Used $22,726 Ex GST

QLD

Heli CPCD30-WS1H 3 tonne diesel forklift
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Heli CPCD30-WS1H 3 tonne diesel forklift

New $29,210 Ex GST

VIC

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Electric Forklift SC Series Forklift
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Electric Forklift SC Series Forklift

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TCM FD25Z5 2.5 Tonne FLAMEPROOF container mast forklift
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TCM FD25Z5 2.5 Tonne FLAMEPROOF container mast forklift

Used $15,000 Ex GST

VIC

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Yale 2.0ton Forklift

Used $21,500 Ex GST

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Clark 3ton Container Mast 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.