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Used Lift equipment for Sale

Used Pallet Positioners
  • Elevates & Rotates Pallets
  • Self-Leveling Design
  • Eliminates Reaching
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Used Lift Tables
  • Raise or lower to work height
  • Reduce loading/unloading
  • Make great work table
  • Limited Number In-Stock
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Used Chain Hoists
  • More efficient lifting
  • Versatile Lift
  • Less expensive than cranes
  • We Ship Nationwide
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Used Jib Cranes
  • Floor mounted, easy to install
  • Enclosed track boom
  • Maximize space utilization
  • Save 40% - 60% off
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Used Gantry Cranes
  • Portable lifting solution
  • Quick, easy to move
  • For heavy weight lifting
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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 Lift Equipment

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: 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 knowing the weight or bulk of your product is just the first step. If the product or products you are transporting are loaded onto pallets or are forklift compatible, pallet jacks or forklifts could be utilized. If it is an odd shaped item that is not forklift compatible, a bridge or gantry crane might be a better option.

The next question is in what direction do you have to move the product: 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 cranes are stationary when in use and mobile when not in use, so they can be transported and utilized at different workstations. American Surplus has various styles such as jib cranes, gantry cranes, and bridge cranes. 

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 high quality used lift equipment, and we sell it at a fraction of the cost of buying new to save you money.

Call us or request a quote online today to see the difference American Surplus can make for you AND your wallet!

Advantages of Lift Equipment

Industrial lift equipment, such as forklifts, scissor lifts, and aerial work platforms, offer numerous advantages that contribute to increased productivity, safety, and efficiency in various industries. Some key advantages include:

  • Material Handling Efficiency: Industrial lift equipment significantly improves material handling efficiency by quickly and safely moving heavy loads, pallets, and materials. This reduces manual labor, saves time, and enhances overall productivity in warehouses and industrial settings.
  • Versatility: Different types of industrial lift equipment are available to suit various tasks and industries. Whether it's lifting, stacking, reaching high shelves, or working at elevated heights, there are specialized lift equipment options for each requirement.
  • Time Savings: Lift equipment can handle large volumes of materials or tasks in a shorter time compared to manual methods. This leads to time savings, allowing businesses to meet production and delivery deadlines more effectively.
  • Improved Safety: Industrial lift equipment is designed with safety features such as stability controls, safety rails, emergency shut-off switches, and operator training requirements. When used correctly, they reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, creating a safer work environment.
  • Enhanced Work Ergonomics: Using lift equipment reduces physical strain on workers, preventing injuries related to heavy lifting or repetitive movements. It promotes better work ergonomics and contributes to employee well-being.
  • Space Optimization: Industrial lift equipment allows for vertical stacking of materials and efficient use of storage space. This optimization of space can lead to cost savings on real estate and storage expenses.
  • Convenience: Lift equipment enables workers to access elevated areas safely and efficiently. This is particularly beneficial for tasks such as maintenance, repairs, and construction work at height.
  • Cost Savings: Despite the initial investment, industrial lift equipment can lead to long-term cost savings. By increasing productivity, reducing labor costs, minimizing product damage, and improving safety, businesses can achieve a positive return on investment.
  • Increased Job Efficiency: By providing easy access to materials and elevated areas, lift equipment enables workers to complete tasks more efficiently. This leads to smoother workflows and a more streamlined operation.
  • Flexibility: Industrial lift equipment is adaptable to different working environments and tasks. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them versatile for various applications.
  • Customization: Many modern lift equipment models come with advanced features and customization options, allowing businesses to tailor the equipment to their specific needs and requirements.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Using industrial lift equipment that complies with safety and industry standards ensures businesses adhere to relevant regulations, avoiding penalties and legal issues.

Types of Lift Equipment

There are various types of lift equipment used in industrial settings and construction sites to lift, transport, and access materials or personnel. Some common types of lift equipment include:

  • Scissor Lifts: Scissor lifts are mobile platforms with crisscrossing scissor-like mechanisms that allow them to lift vertically. They are commonly used for elevated work, maintenance, and construction tasks.
  • Pallet Jacks: Pallet jacks, also known as pallet trucks or pump trucks, are hand-operated equipment used for lifting and moving pallets within a limited area. They are ideal for smaller-scale material handling tasks.
  • Cranes: Cranes are heavy-duty lifting machines used in construction sites and large-scale industrial projects. They are capable of lifting and moving heavy loads vertically and horizontally.
  • Jib Cranes: These cranes are ideal for assembly, welding, and general duty jobs around the warehouse or industrial environment.
  • Gantry Cranes: This overhead crane is large, powerful, and can move heavy loads in various industrial settings.
  • Hoists: Hoists are mechanical devices used to lift and lower heavy loads vertically. They can be fixed or portable and are commonly used in construction and manufacturing.
  • Lift Tables: This type of lift equipment is used for pallet handling, vehicle loading, and positioning products to be worked on. By providing a safe and efficient way to move and position heavy loads helps to reduce the number of workplace injuries.

Lift Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What factors should be considered while selecting warehouse lift equipment for a specific application?
A: Load capacity, height requirements, aisle width, operating environment, power source, and budget.

Q: How can you ensure the safety of operators while using warehouse lift equipment?
A: Provide training, conduct regular maintenance and inspections, use safety features, ensure equipment is operated within its limits, and follow safety procedures.

Q: What are the maintenance and inspection requirements for warehouse lift equipment?
A: Check fluid levels, inspect tires, brakes, and steering components, clean and lubricate the equipment, replace filters and belts, inspect safety features, and conduct load tests.

Q: How can you optimize the performance and productivity of warehouse lift equipment?
A: Use the right equipment, implement a regular maintenance schedule, train operators, implement an efficient material handling plan, and monitor equipment performance metrics.

Q: How can I determine the right warehouse lift equipment for my specific needs?
A: To determine the right warehouse lift equipment, consider factors such as the type of materials to be handled, weight capacity requirements, available space, required lifting height, and safety considerations. Consulting with a knowledgeable equipment supplier can help identify the best fit for your needs.

Q: What is the weight capacity of warehouse lift equipment?
A: The weight capacity of warehouse lift equipment varies based on the type and model. It can range from a few hundred kilograms to several tons, depending on the specific equipment.