A Counterbalance Forklift Truck is one of the most commonly used forklifts in the workplace.
Various size counterbalance trucks are used to transport heavy objects in warehouses and storage areas. The forklift is fitted with a counterweight at the rear of the truck.
The weight is added to counter the weight being transported on the front end.
Counterbalance trucks can vary in capacity from 1,000kgs to 15,000 kgs, the more capacity the truck has, the more weight it is able to lift from large objects to pallets.
You should NEVER use a small capacity counterbalance truck to lift large heavy objects, always use the right truck and the weight to lift to store your goods.