We’ve been operating truck mounted forklifts since 1990. We run a fleet of modern Moffett and Loadmac forklifts comprising different machines with off-road ability and lift capacities of up to 2.5 tons. Read on for more information or contact us now on 01359 251777

What is a Truck Mounted Forklift?

A Truck Mounted Forklift is a type of forklift that can be carried on the back of a lorry, without taking up load space. It can be mounted and demounted in under a minute, and can work independently of the lorry. They may also be referred to as a TMFL, Mounty or Piggy-Back Forklift.

Why use a Truck Mounted Forklift?


Truck Mounted Forklifts, also known as piggyback forklifts or by the original brand name ‘Moffett’ trucks, are transported on the back of a truck or trailer. This unique feature allows businesses to maximize efficiency by having a forklift available at any location. Whether unloading materials at a construction site, delivering goods to a client, or moving goods around on site, these machines adapt to the dynamic needs of a business.

Time and Cost Efficiency

One of the primary advantages of Truck Mounted Forklifts is the significant time and cost savings they offer. With the ability to unload materials without relying on external equipment or manpower, these forklifts expedite the unloading process, reducing downtime and labour costs. This efficiency translates to faster deliveries, enabling businesses to meet tight deadlines and enhance customer satisfaction.

Increased Productivity

Truck Mounted Forklifts are designed to navigate challenging terrains and tight spaces, making them invaluable in environments where traditional methods of self-offload such as cranes or HIABs may struggle. Their compact size and manoeuvrability enable operators to access areas that would be otherwise inaccessible, providing a solution for constrained spaces or unconventional delivery locations. Examples include deliveries into buildings where trucks cannot fit, or placing building materials around a building site.

Enhanced Safety

Truck Mounted Forklifts reduce the need for manual handling as they allow the operator to put goods where they are needed. If you don’t have a forklift on site this means less handling, thus reducing the risk of damage or injury. Also they are a much better option for unloading palletised goods over a crane as there is no slinging or overhead lifting involved. Truck Mounted Forklifts are much safer than a tail-lift and pump truck which are notoriously dangerous and can be impossible to use on unpaved surfaces or with heavy pallets.


In conclusion, Truck Mounted Forklifts are a game-changer for businesses seeking efficient, flexible, and cost-effective material handling solutions. Their versatility, time and cost efficiency and adaptability to challenging environments make them an excellent investment for companies looking to optimize their logistics and boost overall productivity. Call us today to discuss your requirements and see how we can help!

New and used Truck Mounted Forklifts for Sale and Hire

In addition to our transport service we also sell and hire new and used Truck Mounted Forklifts.
We are an authorised Loadmac dealer, the only British made Truck Mounted Forklifts.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements.