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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 Electric Forklifts For Sale


Used Electric Forklift



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Quantity discounts available. 50-80% off the price of new. Call 800-876-3736 for additional information & a free quote on used electric forklifts. American Surplus will provide a quote on new equipment if used is unavailable. Nationwide shipping is available. 


Used electric lift trucks are available in two styles; three wheel and four wheel.  Electric forklifts have a tight turning radius making it an ideal forklift for small aisles.  Both run by electric motor leaving warehouses emission free, exhaust free and noise free. Made for indoor use, these cushion tire forklifts are quiet and less expensive to run than IC forklifts.  Fewer moving parts and no engine means less maintenance and less cost.

The three-wheel electric forklift has a single drive wheel located in the rear center of the forklift.  The front wheel drives the forklift while the rear wheel steers and turns the lift.  The smaller frame and chassis provides a quick turning radius.

A four wheel electric forklift can travel longer distances than a three wheel forklift.  It can turn tight corners and travel in small spaces.  Four wheel electric forklifts have four wheels and provide larger lift capacities than the three wheel truck.

If you don't see the used forklift you are looking for, call us.  ASI is part of a national network of new and used forklift dealers.  We can find the right truck for your application.


Helpful Tips to Consider When buying a Used Forklift
Forklifts are a vital piece of equipment used for the movement of inventory in manufacturing and warehouse settings. Used forklifts are available with dozens of options and accessories that are required to perform various material handling functions. This guide will help you determine what style is right for your specific application. The main aspects to consider are:(click here to view entire article)




  • the maximum size and weight of the heaviest load and average load
  • the height the product needs to be lifted
  • whether it’s for outside or inside use
  • the aisle dimensions



Maximum Weight Required
Used forklifts are categorized based off of several factors, with weight capacity being one of the most important. Small capacity three wheel forklifts can hold up to 1,500 lbs., while heavy duty four wheelers can hold up to 30,000 lbs. It is recommended that you choose a forklift capacity that exceeds your maximum load weight. This will ensure you are never stuck in a situation where the load is compromising the lift.


Lift Height & Aisle Width Required
Another factor to consider when deciding on a used forklift is how high the product needs to be lifted. The lift height needs to be the height of the top of the deck you are looking to store the pallet on plus an additional 6 inches. The extra 6 inches is to ensure you can lift product off of the shelving or racking. The width between each of your aisles must also be considered when choosing a used forklift. A standard used forklift will require a width of approximately 12 feet or more. For aisles that are narrower, a narrow aisle forklift is required, which can maneuver through widths of only 8 feet. There are also very narrow aisle lifts for aisles that are as little as 6 feet.

by Bill Dimaio

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