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Your “ONE STOP SHOP” for ANY and ALL material handling needs!

Our Story

“Forklifts of Des Moines” was founded in 1976 as “Clarklift of Des Moines, Inc.” by Chuck and Ellie Radcliff and has been family owned ever since then through three generations! In 1996 Clarklift expanded west, opening “Clarklift West”, later renamed “Forklifts of Omaha”, serving Nebraska and Western Iowa. Over the past 45 years of servicing the material handling industry, Forklifts has grown and developed into a full line authorized dealer for Clark Material Handling Company, UniCarriers Americas Lift Trucks, Sellick Rough Terrain Forklifts, Xtreme Manufacturing Tele-Handlers, & Snorkel Scissor Lifts & Aerial Equipment. 

Forklifts is committed to being your “ONE STOP SHOP” for ANY and ALL material handling needs!

New Forklifts  |  Pre Owned Forklifts  |  Large Rental Fleet  |  Extensive parts & accessories inventory  |  Factory Trained Service Techs

Clark Material Handling's 2021 Dealer of The Year                                   Clark Material Handling's 2022 Dealer of Excellence


Introducing the NEW Clark S-Series 3-Wheel Electric Forklift!

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