Triwest Forklifts

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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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8 Google reviews
Sascha Humphreys
Sascha Humphreys
2022-12-05
Great service from a great team 😉
meng lin
meng lin
2022-08-19
Literally the WORST company I have ever come across. Unreliable, unprofessional and bail out last minute after provide them with driver's license and credit card details. They give false commitment in the morning and decided to cancel by noon just because the customer asked them a reasonable question about pick up time. And the worst? Hang-up on customer in the middle of a conversation. For anyone that's looking for a reliable company for forklift rental service, stay away from this company.
Jake Magro
Jake Magro
2021-07-06
The forklift experts! The team over at Triwest Forklifts have proven time and time again that they provide exceptional services at great prices. In all my dealings with this company they show unmatched knowledge of a wide range of machinery, which is clear when receiving any sales, hire or servicing advice. My go-to for all my forklift solutions. Highly recommend these guys! 👍🏼👍🏼
megahawk
megahawk
2021-07-06
Great service. Called at 7.30 am. 9am serviceman was here.. 1pm brendan had the forklift back up and running. Friendly service. Very happy.
Wayne Spiteri
Wayne Spiteri
2021-07-06
You will be hard pressed to find companies that are as knowledgeable and as professional as these guys. Heaps of experience on so many types of machines...they are my first place to call.
Wayne Spiteri
Wayne Spiteri
2020-02-13
Great product knowledge, Friendly and reliable. Highly recommend. Thanks Paul and Brendan
Peter Jones
Peter Jones
2017-03-27
Triwest Forklifts have supplied and maintained our business forklifts for many years, we recently had an urgent need for a hire forklift; as per usual the team provided a solution for us within hours. Our own warehouse team - which is at the very core of our business - were able to continue with normal operation virtually uninterrupted. Fantastic Service!
Eric Lee
Eric Lee
2017-03-07
Great service and awesome pricing! Thanks for the help!