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Used Forklift Attachments


Used Forklift Attachments for Sale

  • ASI offers a wide array of attachments that help expand the functionality of forklifts.
  • Lift cages available to allow a worker to be raised up by a forklift.
  • All attachments come with a 30 day guarantee.
  • All accessories are inspected and tested before shipment.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used forklift battery attachments: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Forklift Carpet Pole
Used Forklift Carpet Pole
  • Carriage Mount Design
  • 2.5" Diameter
  • Increased Maneuverability
  • Only 2 In-Stock
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Used Forklift Clamp/Rotator Attachment
Used Forklift Clamp/Rotator Attachment
  • Push/Pull Attachment
  • Used Pallet Lifter
  • Used Forklift Clamps
  • Improve Material Handling
Used Forklift Manlift Cages
Used Forklift Manlift Cages
  • Width: 36" 
  • Up to 67" High
  • Color: Safety Yellow
  • Safely Lift Workers
Used Manlift Cage
Used Manlift Cage
  • Increased Safety
  • Improved Worksite Visibility
  • Easy Maneuverability
  • Cost-Effective
Used Raised Forklift Cage
Used Raised Forklift Cage
  • Enhanced Safety
  • Versatile Working Platform
  • Increased Visibility and Airflow
  • Economical Solution

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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Forklift Attachments

You can increase productivity and efficiency by adding forklift attachments from American Surplus to your fleet of lift equipment. When dealing with non-palletized items such as boxes, bagged goods, or food items, adding a push/pull attachment to your forklifts can increase efficiency and reduce risk of damaging products. With the use of slip sheets, the load is pushed or pulled into place without the need for pallets.

Pallet lifters/crane attachments allow you to use the forks to lift products using a crane hook, increasing the versatility of your forklifts. This attachment simply slips on over the forks and is affixed in place to prevent shifting of the product being lifted. Lift cages easily equip to your forklift to provide workers a platform to do maintenance, pick products, stock shelves, or anything else that may require extra height.

When you need to lift non-traditional items that are not palletized, things can get tricky. However, ASI has multiple specialty clamp attachments that can make things easier. We have clamps designed for boxes, cartons, paper, bales, and many other specialized items.

Forklift blades, or forks, are sold by American Surplus to be used either as replacements for broken or damaged forks, or as extensions if you are frequently dealing with irregularly sized inventory. Rotator attachments allow for 360-degree rotation of forklift forks allowing items to be dumped or tipped.

When buying forklift attachments, purchasing used from American Surplus Inc. is the way to go. Most used attachments will feature wear from use, but other than that, they have no defects. ASI will save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on any piece of used warehouse or material handling equipment and every item is tested and inspected prior to shipping to ensure that only the best quality used inventory is sent to our customers. Contact a member of our sales team to learn about our current stock of used forklift attachments.

Advantages of Forklift Attachments

Forklift attachments offer numerous advantages in enhancing the versatility, efficiency, and productivity of forklift operations. Here are some key advantages of using forklift attachments:

  • Increased Versatility: Forklift attachments expand the capabilities of a standard forklift by allowing it to perform a wider range of tasks. Whether it's lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, rotating, or clamping, attachments enable forklifts to handle different types of loads, materials, and objects with ease.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Forklift attachments enable faster and more efficient material handling operations. They optimize the loading, unloading, and transporting of goods, reducing the time and effort required to complete tasks. This leads to increased productivity and throughput in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling environments.
  • Economical: By utilizing forklift attachments, businesses can often avoid the need to invest in additional specialized equipment for specific tasks. Instead, attachments provide a cost-effective solution for adapting the forklift to various applications. This can result in significant cost savings compared to purchasing separate dedicated machines.
  • Improved Safety: Forklift attachments are designed with safety features and considerations in mind. They help ensure secure and stable load handling, reducing the risk of accidents, load shifts, and damage to goods. Attachments like side-shifters, load stabilizers, and clamps provide enhanced control and stability during lifting and transporting operations.
  • Reduced Manual Labor: Forklift attachments automate and simplify tasks that would otherwise require significant manual labor. This reduces physical strain on workers, minimizes the risk of fatigue-related errors or injuries, and enhances overall worker comfort and efficiency.
  • Customization Options: Forklift attachments are available in a wide range of configurations, sizes, and functionalities. This allows businesses to select attachments that are tailored to their specific needs and operational requirements. Customization options ensure optimal performance and compatibility with the forklift and the materials being handled.
  • Quick Attachment Changes: Many forklift attachments are designed for easy and quick attachment changes, allowing operators to switch between different attachments without the need for additional tools or time-consuming processes. This flexibility enables operators to adapt to changing material handling requirements on the fly.
  • Adaptability to Various Industries: Forklift attachments find applications in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, logistics, agriculture, retail, and more. From pallet handling and stacking to specialized applications like paper roll handling or container handling, forklift attachments can be tailored to suit the specific needs of different industries and tasks.

Forklift Attachments Applications

Forklift attachments find applications across various industries and material handling scenarios, offering versatility and adaptability to different tasks. Here are some common applications for forklift attachments:

  • Pallet Handling: Forklift attachments such as fork extensions, side-shifters, and slip-on pallet clamps are widely used for efficient pallet handling. They enable the safe lifting, stacking, and transporting of palletized goods in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.
  • Container Handling: Attachments like container spreaders or container rotators are specifically designed for lifting and manipulating shipping containers. They facilitate the loading and unloading of containers from trucks, trains, or ships, making them ideal for logistics and port operations.
  • Fork Positioning: Forklift attachments with fork positioners allow operators to adjust the distance between the forks quickly. This capability is useful when handling loads of different sizes or working with specialized pallets or containers.
  • Paper Roll Handling: Paper roll clamps or roll handlers are designed to handle rolls of paper, film, or other cylindrical materials. They provide secure grip and stability during lifting and transport, commonly used in printing presses, paper mills, and packaging industries.
  • Drum Handling: Forklift attachments like drum clamps or drum rotators enable the safe and efficient handling of drums containing liquids, chemicals, or hazardous materials. They simplify the lifting, tilting, pouring, and stacking of drums in industrial settings.
  • Carton/Box Handling: Forklift attachments such as carton clamps or box clamps are designed for lifting and maneuvering cartons, boxes, or crates. They provide a secure grip on irregularly shaped or non-palletized loads, often used in distribution centers, retail, and e-commerce industries.
  • Bale Handling: Attachments like bale clamps or bale squeezers are commonly used in agricultural, recycling, and waste management industries. They allow for the safe and efficient handling of bales of hay, straw, or recycled materials.
  • Mobile Ramps: Mobile ramp attachments can be attached to forklifts to create temporary loading ramps, enabling the loading, or unloading of goods from trucks, trailers, or loading docks in locations where permanent ramps are not available or practical.
  • Specialty Attachments: There are numerous specialty attachments available for specific industries and tasks. These include carpet poles, coil handlers, roll prongs, telescopic booms, man baskets, and more. They cater to unique material handling requirements in industries such as construction, textiles, and manufacturing.

Forklift Attachments Manufacturers

  • Cascade Corporation
  • Arrow Material Handling Products
  • Long Reach Inc.
  • Blue Giant Equipment Corporation

Forklift Attachments are Also Known As

  • Forklift accessories
  • Material handling attachments
  • Forklift tools
  • Forklift add-ons
  • Forklift implements
  • Forklift extensions
  • Forklift devices
  • Forklift adaptations
  • Attachment equipment for forklifts
  • Forklift auxiliary equipment
  • Forklift adaptors
  • Forklift modifications
  • Forklift upgrades
  • Forklift load handling attachments
  • Forklift work tools

Forklift Attachments Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are forklift attachments?
A: Forklift attachments are specialized tools or devices that can be attached to the forks or mast of a forklift to enhance its capabilities and adapt it to perform specific material handling tasks.

Q: Why should I use forklift attachments?
A: Forklift attachments offer increased versatility and efficiency in material handling operations. They allow forklifts to handle a wide range of loads, shapes, and sizes, improving productivity and reducing the need for additional equipment.

Q: Can I use any type of forklift attachment on my forklift?
A: Forklift attachments are designed to be compatible with specific types and models of forklifts. It's important to ensure that the attachment you choose is suitable for your forklift and meets the necessary specifications and weight capacity.

Q: How do I select the right forklift attachment for my needs?
A: Selecting the right forklift attachment depends on various factors, including the type of load you handle, the weight capacity required, the environment you work in, and the specific tasks you need to perform. Consulting with an expert or the attachment manufacturer can help you choose the right attachment for your needs.

Q: Are forklift attachments easy to install and remove?
A: Most forklift attachments are designed for easy installation and removal. They typically require minimal effort and can be attached or detached using standard forklift forks and mechanisms. However, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety guidelines when installing or removing attachments.

Q: Do forklift attachments affect the lifting capacity of my forklift?
A: Yes, forklift attachments can affect the lifting capacity and stability of your forklift. It's important to consider the added weight and load distribution when using attachments. Always check the forklift's load capacity plate and consult the attachment's specifications to ensure safe operation.