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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

We pride ourselves on the quality of our forklifts – whether you’re buying brand new or second-hand or renting one of our fleet, our team work to ensure you’ve got the right forklift for the job. And, with our comprehensive maintenance and services policy, we’ll make sure it is in top working condition for the next one too.

Yes! Triwest has a range of new and used diesel-powered forklifts available to purchase or hire.

Yes, you can rent and buy forklifts powered by LPG and Petrol from Triwest.

We have a range of brands available for short-term and long-term hire—rent top-quality forklifts from Cat, Yale, Toyota, Hyster and Nichyu.

Unfortunately, our services are currently limited to Melbourne and regional Victoria. Please contact us if you have any questions about options for interstate rental or purchase. 

Absolutely. Triwest Forklifts service Melbourne and regional Victorian centres such as Ballarat, Geelong, Thomastown and Dandenong.

Yes – we offer flexible contract terms on long and short-term rentals, tailored agreements that consider budget and forklift use.

Yes, any forklift purchases will come with a warranty.

Triwest offers a range of backup services for customers, including 24/7 breakdown support and field service technicians Victoria-wide. Head to our services page for more information on the services included with your rental or purchased forklift.

Regular forklift maintenance keeps your forklift operating as smoothly as possible. It ensures you’re able to hold maximum loads, lift and lower items to maximum heights and that the machine is safe to operate. All Triwest forklifts are equipped with various safety features to protect drivers, and regular maintenance ensures they are working correctly.

Unfortunately, this is not a service that we provide at Triwest Forklifts.

This depends on the size and complexity of the container! Check the weight capacity of the forklift, and it’s physical measurements to ensure the forklift doesn’t become stuck. For more advice on forklifts to use, get in touch with our team today.

We have forklifts that can lift up to 32 tonnes, and reach heights of 9 metres.

LPG or diesel forklifts can be used in the rain, but important parts and attachments should be properly protected from moisture. Safety recommendations should always be followed when using forklifts in inclement weather.

How high a forklift can reach depends on your chosen make and model. While some can lift items to 30 feet in the air, others are better suited to jobs lower to the ground.

Think about where the job will take place, how long the job will take and the type of work the forklift needs to do. These questions will help you narrow down what size forklift you need, what power source would be most efficient and what weight it can lift comfortably. Our team are happy to help choose the best forklift for you – get in touch with us to find out more.

Electric Forklifts

No – car batteries cannot be used in electric forklifts. You need a traction battery (a battery that allows multiple recharges) to operate your electric forklift.

Some electric forklifts can be used in wet conditions but use in excessively wet conditions is not recommended. Refer to specific machinery information. Contact our team today to determine the best forklift to use.

Absolutely – most electric forklift models are suitable for entering containers.

No, these should be purchased due to specific machinery requirements and dimensions.

This depends on the size of the battery in your electric forklift. Contact one of our team today to discuss your options.

The speed of an electric forklift is in line with any engine-powered units. Recommended speed limits should always apply.

All Triwest electric forklifts can be recharged with a compatible battery charger powered by mains power.

The Triwest fleet of electric forklifts can lift to 16 tonnes and reach heights of 9 metres.

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