Forklifts are a type of lifting equipment which can be divided into several subcategories:
- By design: forklift truck, sideloader, reach truck, narrow aisle forklift (rotating fork, order picker, combi), 4-way, walkie stacker, all-terrain, telescopic handler, special (straddle carrier, EX-rated, driverless etc.)
- By usage area: outdoor, all-terrain, internal logistics (warehouse)
- By powertrain: gasoline, LPG, gasoline / LPG, diesel, electric
- By manufacturer: Clark, Mitsubishi, Jungheinrich, Linde, etc.