The weight of the forklift is dependent on the type of work it is used for as well as the manufacturer. Besides that, it also depends upon the load it can lift without tipping over. A usual forklift may weigh between 4000 to 9000 lbs. and can lift up to 204,600 lbs. without fail. Every forklift consists of a manufacturer’s tag or an operator’s manual consisting the necessary information of the weight of the forklift as well as the load capacity it can lift without tipping over.
However, it is important to know the difference between service weights rather than lift capacity. The service weight is the actual weight of the forklift along with all its attachments. There are different kinds of forklifts which may be useful in perform various tasks and there weight may vary accordingly. For example if you buy a used gasoline forklift it may vary in the weight than an electric forklift which may be lighter than the gasoline forklift.