Caterpillar forklift trucks are some of the most recognisable on the market today. They’re seen on television and at worksites around Australia. They’re even seen zooming through warehouses.


Caterpillar forklift trucks are powered by LP gas, diesel, or electricity (depending on the model). Diesel-powered machines are used primarily for shifting heavy loads around a worksite, and packing, unpacking, and stacking containers. Some diesel models were once used in warehouses, but thanks to innovations they’re being phased out in favour of LP-fuelled or electric models.


Over the years CAT has continued to make leaps to ensure efficiency and driver comfort. Electric Caterpillar forklift trucks operate quietly so the driver isn’t blasted with engine noise. Electric power means low noise and air pollution, vital in enclosed spaces. Diesel-powered all-terrain vehicles, in the meantime, began to include load-sensing hydraulics into their designs. This translated to better fuel efficiency and less maintenance.


CAT makes forklifts in all shapes and sizes for any purpose. As said above, diesel trucks are ideal for moving large loads. It’s common to see CAT container lifters and all-terrain trucks moving tonnes of product around a worksite.


LP-fuelled machines are well-liked for their ‘quick change’ ability. When a canister of gas is empty, it’s simple for the operator to slot a new one in and keep working. Electric-powered forklifts are probably the most environmentally friendly of the lot, and are well-suited for indoor work. You’ll find them working alongside the LP gas machines in warehouses, loading and unloading stock. CAT, of course, also makes the handy pallet truck, seen in plenty of shopping centres. They deliver thousands of kilos worth of stock to customers per day.


Caterpillar forklift trucks come in all shapes and sizes. If you can’t find what you need, the team at Forklift Finder Services can. They have the experience, after all.