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Work Platform for Telehandler and Forklifts FAQ's

Did you just land a new contract? Maybe you're upgrading your equipment or buying a new Telehandlers or forklift? Either way, you’ve come to the right place to begin your journey to purchasing a new work platform.

Pro Tip - Download our Work Platform Buyers Guide for an in-depth look at the work platforms we have to offer. 

We have included an easy to use chart to help compare sizes, options, features and prices. We even give you our own recommendations and show you the most popular models.

Checkout our selection of Work Platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s start off by answering some of your questions.

How Much Does A Work Platform Cost?

Prices vary with size and options. The price range is any where from $1299 to $3599. Typically your most common sized work platform is going to cost you about $2500 after shipping.

How Long Does It Take To Purchase A Work Platform?

Most work platforms are built to order. Depending on current demand, the time to build the platform is about 2 to 3 weeks. After the build is complete, shipping normally takes 4 to 5 days.

If you do need a work platform quicker than this, call us!We often keep a few popular models in stock. But again, availability depends on demand!

Do Your Work Platforms Meet OSHA Requirements?

Yes, every model we sell meets or exceeds OSHA requirements.

Should I Get a Fork Slotted or Quick-Tach Work Platform?

What ever suits your machine! Keep in mind though that all of our work platforms come with fork slots, so that is generally your best option. If you would like a “Quick-Tach” option on your work platform, we can add them to certain models.

What Are The Fork Slot Dimensions?

It depends. Each model and manufacturer has different specifications for fork slot diameter. Your best bet is to download our “Work Platform Buyers Guide” where we have put together a chart with fork slot dimensions for each unit.
Custom fork slots are available on some units if you can’t find what you are looking for.

What Is The Weight Capacity Of a Work Platform?

Most of our work platforms are rated to 1,000lbs. We do have several options that are rated too 2,000lbs. It’s important to consider the capacity of your machine as well.

How Do I Store And Transport The Work Platform?

Some work platforms are designed to be easily collapsable without the use of tools. Some aren’t collapsable at all. If storing your platform is your main concern, then we recommend checking our buyers guide to find out more information.

Larger platforms may come with transportation fork slots or “loops” that can be used to lift the work platform length wise. This can be useful for navigating through tight doorways, entrances, and loading onto trailers. These Transportation pockets are strictly for transport only. Be sure to read your manual.

Do I need a High Back Railing?

If your work platform is going to be used on a mast style forklift, then yes you do. The purpose of this “railing” is to protect your workers in the platform from the forklift mast. 

We have some work platform models with 60” high rails and some with over 80” of railing. The railing can be bought as an option on some models, and purchased later on if you need it.

What If I’m Using My Platform With a Genie Lift?

Just let us know before ordering. Some manufactures are happy to to paint your new work platform to match Genie colours, and put Genie decals on it.

I’m Interested, Where Can I Get More Information?

Take 5 minutes and read our Work Platform Buyers Guide. Be sure you are armed with information, and have evaluated all of the options.

Talk with us. Tell us about your business, why you are investing in a new work platform? What will you be accomplishing with it? Is this your first work platform? What troubles have you had in the past?

Let our team help ensure you are making the right investment.

Written by Cohen Meyer
Cohen Meyer is a product researcher and content contributor for Skid Steers Direct.

 Cohen has spent over 12,000 hours operating skid steers, telehandlers, excavators and tractors. He is a former business owner, certified welder and a self proclaimed tech geek.

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