Typically able to lift five tons or more, the forklift is a master machine in warehouses and other industrial settings. These mighty machines move large loads short distances with ease. The operator in the cab has the ability to raise and lower two or more prongs, and models that are more advanced can tilt and clamp objects. But before you run off to a heavy equipment dealership to pay an arm and a leg, check out eBay to see what new and used forklifts are available. eBay’s sellers typically list fork lifts by class size, so it’s important to know which one you need. Forklifts are categorized from Class I to V, and the bigger the number, the bigger the load it can carry. You can also shop by brand—a Toyota forklift maintains the same reputation as its vehicles—made strong and built to last. When sheer manpower and a dolly won’t do, it’s time to break out the forklift for some serious lifting.