Forklift Hire and Forklift Sales Professionals

Fork Truck Specialists has been operating for 30 years!

We bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our customers.  Fork Truck Specialists founders,  Glenn and Anne Behrens began with an apprentice and himself and over 27 years, built a substantial business which now employs 15 people.

Over that time period, our customer base has grown from a small handful to over 2000 individual customers, ranging in size from single walkie staker users to multiple forklifts working around the clock in a corporate environment.  We are inducted and certified to do services, repairs and maintenance on a wide range of sites, including mining, supermarkets in the back of store area as well as manufacturing plants.

A new chapter in FTSs history occurred October 2015 with local business owner Virginia Chilcott, a third generation farmer from Epping Forest taking the reins and offering the same Tasmanian values and high standards of excellence for forklift truck hire, sales, service and breakdown/repairs we offer fully equipped service vans for a wide variety of on site requirements.  Our personnel are skilled professionals that are capable of repairing gas, electric, diesel and petrol forklifts and materials handling equipment as well as any mobile machinery.

At each of our premises in Launceston, Ulverstone and Hobart  we are able to carry out the following: i.c. engine overhauls repairs to hydraulics starter motors repairs alternator repairs battery charges general machining and welding repairs. We can also undertake mechanical and safety audits on forklift trucks. We use a computerised fleet management /maintenance program that will guarantee that your forklifts are maintained and examined on a regular basis.

Loan forklifts are provided free of charge in the event the customer unit requires full workshop repairs.  We also provide parts and servicing for all Tennant products as we are the only authorized Tasmanian parts and service agent, as well as hire of general materials handling equipment and industrial sweeping equipment.

We also cover the North East Tasmania from Launceston or Hobart as it is only one hour away from the workshop in Hobart or Launceston.  We quite often collaborate with local businesses and organise a group servicing in order to minimise travelling charges which we pass on to all our customers.

For hire of forklifts, we have a large range of sizes and attachments for peoples requirements.  We have a large following in the vineyard sector as we are dedicated to the specific needs and requirements for the vintage harvest.

We also sell new and second hand machines, we have the TCM dealership and are agents for Mitsubishi as well as Unicarrier.  We have access to all brands of forklifts as well as parts for any of the major brands.

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FTS uses leading edge technology to monitor and maintain customers forklifts, which allows our customers to focus on their core business rather than worrying about when their Forklift`s next service is due. FTS takes care of everything.

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FTS offers its customers a 24/7 emergency support service employing Field Service Technicians and Support Staff who have many years industry specific experience and qualifications.