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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.

Contact American Surplus or visit our 550,000 sq. ft. facility





Used Propane Forklift
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Used Propane Forklifts For Sale 


Used Propane Forklifts for Sale

Powerful indoor and outdoor applications

2,000 to 10,000 lb. capacities

Larger tires for outdoor use


All used propane forklifts from ASI are cleaned, painted and have a 30 day ASI guarantee.  We make sure all functions are operational when you receive your truck!

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              Used Propane Forklift                              3,500 lb. Mitsubishi Forklift                   3 Stage Mast with Sideshifter


*Price and product availability subject to change without notice.  Call today for free quote 800-876-3736


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


Used propane forklifts are very common and cost effective since they run on inexpensive propane.  A propane tank will need to be purchased with this unit, but this is much less expensive than buying a charging system for an electric forklift.  Propane forklifts produce minimal fumes, so they are safe to use indoors.  Our used propane forklifts are in good working condition.  ASI makes sure to clean and inspect every propane forklift prior to shipment. 


Used propane forklifts are in stock at ASI from a variety of manufacturers including Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Yale Veracior, Komatsu, and Clark.  Call us today for a free quote on used forklifts.


Electric or Internal Combustion?
Of the internal combustion types of forklifts, only propane can be used inside because it emits very little emissions. It is still recommended that propane lifts are used in well ventilated areas because they emit small amounts of fumes. Gas and Diesel powered forklifts cannot be used indoors with low ceilings because they produce more emissions. (click here to view entire article)



Although electric forklifts are less expensive to operate than internal combustion, batteries can be very expensive to replace. If purchasing a used electric forklift, make sure to get the hours of usage on the forklift to determine approximately how much life the battery has left.

When an internal combustion powered forklift runs out of fuel, it typically takes 5-10 minutes to refuel, whereas electric can take up to 8 hours.


Why buy a used forklift over a new one? Used forklifts are typically about half the cost of buying a new one, so there are certain factors you should keep in mind when making this consideration. Ask the buyer how many hours the forklift has been used, which is a more important factor than the model year. You also want to look over the maintenance records to see if it has been serviced on a regular schedule, and if any major parts were replaced.


ASI does something uncommon for its customers. We provide a 30 day ASI guarantee on all used forklifts to ensure the customer’s satisfaction. If something is not operating correctly on the used forklift in the first 30 days, it can be sent back for a full refund (less a trial fee). All of our used forklifts can also be looked at on our website or viewed in person at our facility in East Providence, RI.

by Bill Dimaio

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