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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Lift Equipment


ASI has a large variety of used lift equipment ready for sale.  Our stock includes used forklifts, pallet Jacks, pallet positioners, lift tables, hoists, cranes, and more!  All used lift equipment is in good working condition.  Pricing may vary based on quantity, quality, and condition required.  Enjoy our competitive freight rates thanks to our various shipping locations nationwide.  ASI has been selling good quality used warehouse equipment for over 20 years.  Call us today and talk to our knowledgeable sales staff who are pleased to work with you in providing solutions to your material handling needs.

Used Gantry Crane
  • Portable lifting solution
  • Quick, easy to move
  • For heavy weight lifting
Used Jib Crane
  • Floor mounted, easy to install
  • Enclosed track boom
  • Maximize space utilization
Used Bridge Crane
  • Move medium to heavy loads
  • Take product over obstacles
  • Replace the use of forklifts
Used Chain Hoist
  • More efficient lifting
  • Versatile lift
  • Less expensive than cranes
Used Lift Tables
  • Raise or lower to work height
  • Reduce loading/unloading times
  • Make great work tables
Used Pallet Positioner
  • Elevates & rotates pallets
  • Self-leveling design
  • Eliminates reaching
Used Vacuum Lift
  • Reduce worker fatigue
  • Eliminate repetitive tasks
  • Lift easily and safely
Used Vertical Lift


  • VRC- Vertical Conveyor
  • Mezzanine elevator
  • Great For Mezzanines

Used lift equipment covers a variety of material handling products. It includes all types of used forklifts, pallet jacks, lift tables, pallet positioners, cranes and hoists, and more. They all serve a similar purpose of being able to lift heavy and/or bulky items, and transport them to another location within your facility. A few questions to help you determine the most appropriate piece of lift equipment for your application are:(click here to view entire article)

  • How heavy/bulky is the product you are lifting?
  • Is it forklift compatible?
  • Do you need to transport your product vertically, horizontally, or both?
  • How far are you transporting the product?


All types of lift equipment have varying capacities within those different types, so only knowing the weight or bulk of your product will not narrow it down, but it is still very important to know. If the product or products you are transporting are loaded onto pallets or are forklift compatible, used pallet jacks or forklifts could be utilized. If it is an odd shaped item that is not forklift compatible, a used bridge or gantry crane might be utilized.


The next question is in what direction do you have to move the product in, vertically, horizontally, or both? Equipment like pallet jacks only move product horizontally, and lift tables, pallet positioners, and vertical lifts only move things vertically. If you require both functions, like storing loaded pallets into pallet racking, a forklift would probably be your best option.


For assembly lines and workstations, cranes can be used to lift small but heavy items around your working area or machine shop. Typically used cranes are stationary when in use and mobile when not in use, so they can be transported and utilized at different workstations.


As you can see, there are many different applications for used lift equipment. They effectively cut down on manual labor, and provide lift assistance when manual lifting would be impossible. ASI has a large inventory of used lift equipment, and our inventory is always changing because we are constantly acquiring more products. We only sell good quality used lift equipment, and we sell it at a fraction of the cost of buying new to save you money.


by Bill Dimaio

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