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Tampa Forklift / Florida Forklift Inc…. A brief history


Mission Statement: Integrity through Quality and Consistency. Growth through Service Excellence

Established in 1974 Tampa Forklift Inc. has maintained a service excellence policy that has been the foundation of our continued growth.  in 1976 we became the LPM (Lift Parts Manufacturing) distributor.  This provides us with guaranteed to be OEM equivalent replacement parts for Toyota, Clark, Yale, Hyster, Caterpillar, Crown, Raymond, and many others.

With parts saving of 10-40% and a very competitive labor rate, Tampa Forklift, Inc.  has continued to provide the best value in forklift repairs from St. Petersburg to Kissimmee and Ocala to Sebring.

1977 Was the first year Tampa Forklift, Inc. was a new forklift dealer selling Prime Mover (narrow aisle electric lifts), which is now owned by B/T.

1984 Tampa Forklift, Inc. became the TCM forklift dealer (internal combustions and electric sit downs.

2001-2003We added Hyundai and Jungheinrich. Tampa Forklift and an affiliate, Marine Lift systems, Inc. formerly had a distributorship arrangement with Marine Travelift (MTI) that was terminated.* We have since added Komatsu, Master Craft, and Big Joe to our line-up of manufacturers. We continue to service all our customer’s needs.

*Neither Tampa Forklift, Florida Forklift, or their affiliates, or the products or services advertised by them, are endorsed, sponsored by or affiliated in any way with MTI.

2013 We became Central Florida’s Nissan dealer

2015 We opened Jacksonville under the new name of Florida Forklift to help define our growing commitment to be able to service All our customers needs.

2016 Nissan forklifts was purchased in whole by Unicarriers Corporation.

Currently we employ over 55 people that are dedicated to helping Tampa Forklift, Inc. continue to provide the best value in our industry.

The following is a partial list of what we provide:

  • New and Used Forklifts (L.P., Diesel, Electric)
  • Manual and electric Pallet Jacks
  • Reach Trucks, Order Pickers, and Very Narrow aisle equipment
  • New and Used Warehouse Racking Parts for ALL brands of forklifts
  • Over 21,000 Parts in Stock
  • 25 Road service technicians
  • 10 shop technicians
  • 2hr GPS Dispatch Service response time under normal conditions
  • 320 Rental lifts
  • 3 Transporters
  • Ongoing Service and Training programs

Tampa Forklift / Florida Forklift

Your Material Handling Specialists Since 1974
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Our Locations

Our Locations

Tampa • Orlando • Winter Haven/Lakeland • Jacksonville • Fort Myers


Career Opportunity

We have positions available at all of out locations, Tampa, Winter Haven, Jacksonville, and Orlando.

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