Used Diesel / LPG Forklifts

Adaptalift sells a wide range of high-quality used forklifts across Australia. Our nationwide branch network stocks a variety of standard diesel and LPG counterbalance forklifts, in addition to a range of specialist and electric forklifts and materials handling equipment.

Purchasing a second hand diesel forklift is a substantial investment for a business. There are many factors, including cost, that make purchasing new equipment equipment, such as boom lifts and diesel or LPG forklifts out of reach for some.

Whether you’re a new business looking to start operations or an established company that needs to increase its output whilst avoiding the high costs of a new forklift, purchasing a used diesel forklift may be the economical solution.

To ensure our customers have access to the best range of used diesel and gas forklifts available on the market, all our used combustion engine forklifts are expertly conditioned and affordable, offering industry-leading value to customers.

We understand the costs involved in running a business or warehouse can be high, which is why we want to provide businesses access to affordable forklifts and MHE.

A question often asked by customers investigating the purchase of a used diesel or LPG forklift is: ‘Is it worth buying a second-hand forklift?’ There are several benefits to purchasing a used forklift, including:

Saving On Up-Front Costs

Second hand equipment is cheaper than buying brand new. In some cases, a used diesel or LPG forklift for sale can be only a couple of years old, making it half the price of a new equivalent. Therefore, businesses can purchase two forklifts for the price of one or invest the additional funds they would have otherwise spent into improving other areas of the business.

Increased Unit Quality

It’s not uncommon to find recent forklift models from leading manufacturers for sale in used forklift listings. Good quality used forklifts are for sale due to upgrades or a lease running out, which means that businesses can find bargains on used diesel or gas forklifts that are still in excellent condition.

Adaptalift has a large range of second-hand diesel forklifts for sale that can save you a lot of money without compromising on quality.

Unit Familiarity

It’s important to consider who will be operating the forklift. New forklifts or updated models may have different features that seasoned forklift drivers are not familiar with.

This may mean that before the used diesel forklift can be used, time and money will need to be spent on training the operators. Purchasing a used forklift with known functions means that your team can get stuck into using it straight away.


Not only can you purchase your used diesel forklift with peace of mind knowing that it’s been serviced, but you can be confident that you’ll be able to access repair services in the future.

When you purchase second hand, sourcing parts is generally not a problem as parts are readily available. By regularly servicing your forklift as well, you can ensure it will keep working for you in the years to come.

Browse our full range of used diesel and LPG forklifts.

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