Eureka Forklifts


If you’re feeling lost in the labyrinth of forklift options, don’t worry; you're not alone.  Newcomers to the forklift game often think any old forklift will do the job. But more often than not, that's a recipe for disappointment! Here at Eureka Forklifts, we're here to help guide you on the right path to finding the perfect machine for your needs. Here are three major considerations to keep in mind when looking for the right forklift for your project or business:

Matching the forklift to the job is the key to efficiency

Different forklifts excel at different tasks. You will need to start by searching for the types of materials you'll be moving. Pallets? Boxes? Heavy machinery?  You must also consider weight capacity, lifting height and safety margins.

Whilst moving stuff around is the primary concern for most forklift operators, it's not just about muscle. Whilst thinking about efficiency, think about how much stuff will you be moving at once and how quickly loads need to be shifted.  

An intelligent buyer considers both productivity and load capacity when selecting the right forklift.

Feeling stuck? Don't worry! We can help you assess available machines and recommend the ideal forklift for the job. If unsure, we suggest a trial rental to see how a specific model performs in your real-world environment. This can be an excellent opportunity to check if the forklift integrates seamlessly into your workflow before hiring it for an extended period or purchasing a vehicle.

Considering your work environment helps you find the right fit for your space

Indoor or outdoor? It makes a difference!  Outdoor operations require tyres with proper traction. For indoor use, you will need to consider factors like entrance size, maximum lift height and load capacity. Do you need non-marking tyres for hygiene purposes? Ignoring these details can limit your forklift's potential and create unintended problems down the line.

You will also want to think about your workspace layout. Are there some tight corners or narrow aisles that your drivers will need to navigate? Will pedestrian traffic share the space? Sometimes, a smaller, more maneuverable forklift is better than a heavy lifter if space is limited.  The right choice will depend largely on the unique layout of your warehouse.

Fuel Efficiency: Choosing the right path for your future

Electric forklifts sound like money savers, right? Well, that’s not always the case! Each fuel type comes with a range of pros and cons. Electric models are champions of fuel economy and clean operation, perfect for smaller jobs or hygiene-sensitive areas like food factories. But they require charging, limiting their availability and aren’t nearly as quick to get back to work as an LPG forklift where you can simply change over the gas bottle and you’re back to work. Battery costs and maintenance are also factors to consider when making this comparison.

Diesel forklifts are the workhorses. Reliable and ideal for harsh environments, they also excel outdoors. The downside? Fumes. They're not suitable for indoor use due to health risks.

Gas forklifts offer a happy medium. They combine lower emissions with the power of diesel, making them good for indoor/outdoor use. However, they have the highest fuel and maintenance costs and changing LPG cylinders may prove to be a hassle in some workplaces.

The takeaway

Like a fingerprint, every business is unique. Considering the three factors we’ve listed above, you can find the perfect forklift to streamline your operations and keep your cash flowing.

If you’re still unsure, contact Eureka Forklifts today. We'll help you choose the right machine for the job and set you on the path to success! 


86 Delta St, Geebung QLD 4034
PO Box 90 Geebung, Queensland, 4034



Eureka Forklifts has almost 30 years experience dealing with forklifts in the SE Qld region.

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