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Great variety for maximum efficiency

Whether in warehouses, on construction sites, in container ports or in trade - forklift trucks are used in a wide variety of industries. In addition to our work platforms, we at Wagert offer you a large selection of high-quality rental forklifts - from powerful diesel forklifts with a lifting height of 5.50 metres to quiet electric forklifts with a load capacity of over 8 tonnes. Not only can you quickly and easily hire the right forklift truck for your application from us, but you can also rely on our dependable service.


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Read the frequently asked questions about our forklift trucks here.

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Do I need special training to operate forklift trucks?

You do not need any special training to operate forklift trucks, as the operator is legally responsible for the use and operation of the forklift truck. You will receive instruction in the operation of the forklift truck from us before it is put into operation or when you collect the forklift truck you have hired. However, we recommend that you attend an appropriate IPAF training course at our training centre to ensure the safe use of the forklift truck.

Do I need a special driving licence for a forklift truck?

As a forklift truck driver, it is necessary to have appropriate proof of competence in handling industrial trucks. A forklift licence, officially known as a driving licence for industrial trucks, is mandatory even for driving in a company environment and on construction sites. To obtain this licence, you must successfully pass both a theoretical and a practical test.

What loads can I transport with a forklift truck?

The maximum load capacities of our forklift trucks are between 1.6 tonnes and 9 tonnes.

Are there any accessories that can also be hired?

Yes, we offer fork extensions for our forklift trucks. We will be happy to advise you on your individual application. You can reach us on +49 921 789920.

Do I have to clean the forklift truck before returning it?

Cleaning is included in the hire price for normal use of the forklift truck. You should remove coarse soiling that requires intensive cleaning, such as paint, concrete, etc., yourself before returning the forklift. Alternatively, the cleaning costs for stubborn dirt will be charged separately. It is best to enquire about your individual application in advance at one of our hire stations or by telephone on +49 921 789920.

Do I have to refuel the forklift truck before returning it?

In principle, no. However, please note that diesel costs are not included in the hire price. You will receive a fully fuelled forklift truck from us. You are free to return it with a full tank or use our refuelling service. You will be invoiced separately for the cost of refuelling. Please note that it must always be ensured that the remaining tank level is sufficient for loading.

Do I have to collect the rented forklift truck?

No. Our forklift trucks are not road-legal, which is why they may not be driven on public roads. Our in-house low-loader fleet will deliver your rented forklift truck to the desired location on the desired date and pick it up again at the end of the rental period. If you have your own transport facilities, you are welcome to collect your hired forklift truck from one of our Wagert hire stations.

Is there a minimum hire period for forklift trucks?

No. You are flexible when it comes to the hire period for our forklift trucks. Whether 1 day or 1,000 days. Billing is in whole days. We will be happy to advise you by telephone on +49 921 789920.

Where can I hire Wagert forklift trucks?

Our network of hire stations stretches from the Upper Palatinate to Franconia and Thuringia all the way to Saxony. You can find all our hire stations here. Depending on the enquiry and type of job, we also hire out our work platforms, lifts, forklifts and other equipment nationwide. Please contact us for larger orders. You can reach us by telephone on +49 921 789920.

Can I book operators for the forklift trucks?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer this service for forklift trucks.

Am I allowed to drive a forklift truck on public roads?

No. Our forklift trucks are not road-legal, which is why they may not be driven on public roads. We will be happy to deliver your hired forklift truck to your place of use.

Can I hire a forklift truck from Wagert as a private individual?

Yes, you can hire all our forklift trucks as a private individual at any time. However, please note the restrictions on use. You can only hire a forklift truck from us if you have a valid forklift licence.

Which is the biggest forklift truck I can hire?

Our FS 8.0-44 E forklift truck (electric drive) has a maximum load capacity of 8 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 4.4 metres. Our FS 9.0-55 D forklift truck (diesel drive) has a maximum load capacity of 9 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 5.5 metres. If you are unsure which combination of load capacity and lifting height is the right one for your application, we will be happy to advise you by telephone on +49 921 789920.

What is a forklift truck?

As the name suggests, a forklift truck, also known as a counterbalance truck or lift truck, is a device with a fork-like mast. The two adjustable, hydraulically lifted steel tines can be used to pick up, transport and stack pallets and other load carriers that can be driven under. The front loaders are industrial trucks, as the steerable vehicles run on the floor thanks to a motor with wheels. In addition to the mast, the forklift trucks consist of a chassis including counterweight and a driver's cab.

Higher, faster, stronger - reaching your destination more efficiently with forklift trucks

Do you need a manoeuvrable forklift for your warehouse work, a quiet, emission-free electric forklift for your discount store or a compact front loader for your construction site? You are guaranteed to find the right truck for your site in our extensive hire fleet - whether for indoor or outdoor use. Depending on the model, our rental trucks are equipped with a diesel, gas or electric engine and have a hydraulic sideshift and, in some cases, abrasion-resistant tyres and all-wheel drive. In terms of lifting height, our forklifts vary between a maximum of 3.60 and 5.50 metres, depending on the model. The maximum load capacity is between 1.6 and 9 tonnes, depending on the truck.

All forklift truck equipment variants at a glance

  • Lifting height of up to 5.50 m
  • Load capacity of up to 9 tonnes
  • with diesel, gas or electric motor
  • Hydraulic sideshift
  • White, abrasion-resistant tyres
  • Various fork lengths
  • Special accessories such as fork extensions
  • Transport with special low loader

What types of work are rental forklifts suitable for?

Our forklift trucks are designed for the transport, handling, loading and unloading of goods and products on pallets. They are therefore primarily used in trade, industry and the building trade.

Tip: For difficult operating conditions or particularly unstable surfaces, find out more about our telescopic forklifts with all-wheel drive.

Why is it worth hiring a forklift truck?

Hire or own a forklift truck? For many of our customers from trade, industry and commerce, it is not worth buying a forklift truck or other factors speak in favour of (additionally) hiring one of our rental trucks:

  • the short-term need for a forklift due to an equipment breakdown
  • seasonal demand to cover peak times
  • if the order situation is unclear

Tip: To ensure that your own machines always work perfectly and that you only need to use our rental service in an emergency, we at Wagert also take care of the repairs and maintenance of your equipment.

Your advantages of a rental forklift truck

  • the large selection of forklift trucks
  • the right rental equipment for every application
  • optionally with gas, diesel engine or electric drive
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Flexible hire period
  • Special accessories available
  • Ideal for absorbing short-term production peaks
  • High machine availability
  • Fast delivery times
  • No maintenance and repair costs
  • Reliable planning security


Tip: Decide whether you want to have our forklift trucks delivered to your desired location or whether you want to collect the forklift truck from one of our hire stations.

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Lifting height, load capacity and co - you should pay attention to this when hiring a forklift truck

What do you want to use the forklift truck for? Will the forklift truck be used in a hall or on a construction site? What load must the machine be able to lift and what working height must it reach? Various factors play a role in deciding on the right model. We will be happy to advise you over the phone or visit your site if the local conditions are complex.

Which of our rental forklift trucks is the right one for you depends on various factors:

  • the required lifting height
  • the required load capacity or load
  • Restrictions on height or dimensions
  • the size of the load or the required fork length
  • the nature and load-bearing capacity of the ground
  • the need for a loading ramp

Tip: You canfind all the technical details on the working area, dimensions, drive, equipment and weight in our information and hire details for the respective equipment.

Diesel, gas or electric forklift - which rental forklift is the right one?

In our fleet of rental equipment, you will find electric forklifts as well as diesel or gas-powered machines. Which forklift truck is ideal for you also depends on the location.

  • Electric forklift trucks: Electric forklift trucks are ideal for indoor use as they are quiet and emission-free.
  • Gas-powered forklift trucks: Gas-powered forklift trucks are characterised by very low fuel consumption and are ideal for continuous operation.
  • Diesel forklift trucks: Forklift trucks equipped with a diesel engine are considered to be particularly robust and are also suitable for difficult terrain.

Who is authorised to drive and hire forklift trucks?

As the driver of a forklift truck, you need appropriate proof that you are familiar with handling industrial trucks. Even when driving in the company environment, for example on the company premises, you must have a forklift licence, officially known as a driving licence for industrial trucks. A theoretical and practical test is required to obtain this licence. If you even want to drive a forklift on the road, you also need a class L driving licence. Please note, however, that our rental forklifts are not road-legal.

Tip: Regardless of your forklift licence, you should get detailed instructions on how to handle your rental truck. Of course, our competent staff will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance and show you how to operate the respective equipment.

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