Forklift Sales, Rentals & Fleet Management Johannesburg

Whether you opt for a new forklift,one that's been refurbished or forklift services, we go all-out to offer you the best possible value for money. That said, our recommendations are not based solely on price (although of course that's important). You need elevating or materials handling equipment and fleet management services that work for you. That could be one of the latest models from the world-class brands we stock, or a lovingly refurbished forklift that's benefitted from our technical expertise and impeccable attention to detail. We want you to have complete peace of mind, so before you sign on the dotted line we invite you to visit us (all our stock is in our Johannesburg Sebenza depot) and personally inspect your rental or purchase machine. Your safety matters to us, so our entire operation is COVID-compliant. We pride ourselves on our high-quality forklift products and services, as well as our great prices and packages for forklift purchases and rentals in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Choose Your Ideal Refurbishment Package
If we've refurbished a forklift or reach truck, it's not just as good as new – it's better than new.
Buy or rent re-loved equipment with total confidence.


  • 12 month/1000 hours warranty - Subject to PMA agreement
  • New battery & charger – 24 month warranty
  • Full Paint Respray
  • Fully inspected with Major Service & Supplied Standard with New Tyres, forks, seat
  • All items safety checked and repaired to meet satisfactory LMI Certification standards


  • 6 month/500 hours warranty – subject to PMA agreement
  • Refurbished Battery & Charger – Warranty 12 months on battery & Charger for electric machines
  • Full Paint Respray
  • Fully inspected with Major Service & Supplied Standard with New Tyres, forks, seat
  • All items safety checked and repaired to meet satisfactory LMI Certification standards


  • 3 month/250 hours warranty – subject to PMA agreement
  • Refurbished Battery & charger – Warranty 6 months on battery & charger for electrics
  • Full paint respray
  • Machines are fully inspected, major service done on machine and all relevant safety items are checked and replaced if required


  • 30 day / 100 Hour warranty – Subject to PMA agreement
  • Existing battery & charger - 30 day warranty for electric machines
  • Machines are Sold cosmetically 'as-is', cleaned but no paintwork

Site Survey & Materials Handling Assessment

Our COVID-compliant site surveys provide deep insights into the equipment your business needs – and how you can make the best possible use of it onsite.

An experienced member of our team will visit your site and conduct a full survey of your infrastructure and existing equipment. Based on your current and future requirements, we'll create a tailormade solution for your needs.

Our national reach and extensive network mean that we can source exactly the machine you're looking for, no matter how niche your operation.

Our recommendations are based on a thorough assessment, including interviews with your materials handling specialist team members. We'll advise you on:

  • Retention or replacement of your existing equipment
  • Choosing new or refurbished machines
  • The best way to finance your new equipment: purchase or contract hire
  • Lowering your operating costs
  • Increasing product storage efficiency and productivity
We can also demonstrate the practical benefits of following our advice. We adopt creative thinking in determining every solution – prepare to be pleasantly surprised by how much time, money and hassle we can save you!

Parts, Service & Fleet Management

Parts & Maintenance
Our parts and maintenance service delivers an elevated experience every time. We take great pride in the work we do on your machine, no matter how old it might be. Our cost-effective maintenance plans can save you money and help you plan your workflows, while our stock of discounted original parts (all with warranty) gives you an unbeatable mix of value and confidence.

We can help you avoid costly, unscheduled or reactive maintenance and equipment failures through our proactive approach and ability to source genuine parts. Everything you need to ensure a long life and optimum forklift performance!

The highly trained Forklift 1 technical team is geared to support your business at all times and eliminate frustrating downtime; we're here for you when things go wrong, and we'll put them right in the shortest time possible.

Fleet management is a vital element of modern business planning. Ensuring maximum availability and ROI from each of your forklift truck assets means knowing where it is, what it's been tasked with, and when it's next due for scheduled maintenance.

Our software solutions use location-based notifications to give you real-timeupdates, plus alerts if a machine leaves its designated zone of operations. Forklift 1's complete asset management system empowers you to tag, track, audit, maintain and optimise your assets in the most intelligent and effective way possible.

Data-driven analysis enables smarter management decisions and saves time and money throughout the lifecycle of each asset. Our maintenance management solution provides you with the critical insights you need to forecast, make decisions and deploy your resources effectively.

Value-Added Benefits

When you buy or rent from Forklift 1, you'll find that you get a lot more than you bargained for. That's what makes us different.


We're so confident in the quality of our refurbished machines that each one comes with a minimum 3-month parts and labour warranty. Want even more peace of mind? As an optional extra, you can extend this to 6 or even 12 months.


Buy a Gold Category refurbished forklift from Forklift 1 and we'll deliver it free of charge to any location within a 65km radius of the nearest Forklift 1 depot. Just one more way we make life easier for you and show you how much we appreciate your business.


We ensure that all our machines are 100% compliant with the appliable LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998 regulations, and that they've passed a thorough inspection carried out by an LMI-accredited technician. We use independent inspectors for unbiased results.