South Island NZ Forklift Sales


Looking for a quality new or used forklift?
South Island Forklifts has an extensive range of imported new and used forklifts in most leading brands at unbeatable prices.


We are sole South Island agents for three quality brands of new forklifts. Check out our online range of new and used forklifts plus forklift attachments.
If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us and we will locate it for you.
  • South Island Forklifts offers a full warranty on all used forklifts
  • New forklifts are sold with a full two year or 2000 hours warranty
You can't beat that for peace of mind!

We are one of the few companies in the South Island that has its own specialist forklift transporter, allowing us to offer the full forklift servicing package.

If you are not sure which forklift will suit your requirements give us a call on 0800 743 675 or 03 348 2060 and we will assist you.


The Forklift Experience You Need

It's easy!
Tell us your material handling requirements and what you would like to achieve and we will help find a solution that best meets your needs and budget.

Purchasing a Forklift 
  • Buying a forklift can be a substantial investment decision
  • Having the right equipment for your specific application is important
  • Efficiency and safety should not be compromised through poor specification or budgetary constraints
  • Forklift pricing varies widely by brand and correlates to overall quality and reliability
  • Top brands are generally more expensive to purchase due to technological advances, but this gives them a greater ability to withstand misuse particularly in harsh environments
  • In the long term top brands offer greater performance and reliability i.e.Value for Money!
There are a number of things to consider prior to purchasing a new or used forklift:
  • Safety - features such as lift lockouts, blue lights etc
  • Capacity - the size and weight of your loads
  • Lift Height - the height you require to lift to
  • Operating Environment - the surface, conditions and location of your lifts
  • Fuel - the cheapest, safest and most viable source for your application
  • Aisle Width - the room you have available in which to manoeuvre your forklift
  • Usage - your typical operating hours
  • Attachments - ensuring you have the right equipment for the job
We regard your purchase as the beginning of a relationship which will see your business operating top quality, well maintained materials-handling equipment backed by expert servicing and repairs. Finance options are available.

Building a new warehouse?
  • Our experience enables us to provide quality advice in warehouse layout and racking
  • We can also assist in the design of the pallet racking in your warehouse
See us first to ensure you design the building around the material handling equipment that's available – it makes good, cost-effective sense.

Not finding what you are looking for?
One of our sales team will be happy to provide guidance on your specific requirements.
Just call us on 0800 743 675 or 03 348 2060.


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