Moffett forklifts in the spotlight

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 1, 2023

Moffett truck-mounted forklifts is a brand of HIAB. Represented locally by TRT, the company held a demo this week to showcase what these nifty little machines are capable of.

Moffett forklifts are built in Ireland and range from 1.5 to three-tonne capacity, and their tare weight when attached to a truck or trailer is about the same. The M8 measures just 1350mm long when mounted to a truck or trailer. It can be loaded and unloaded in one minute, further aiding productivity on site.

The model demonstrated was the M8, which is designed for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. The M8 has a lift capacity from 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes. Typical applications for the M8 include live poultry applications, brick and masonry work, crane support trailers, and metro deliveries in areas where the truck can’t get in and out of.

Power comes from a three-cylinder Kohler Diesel engine which is ‘Tier 4’ emissions rated. An electric option is also available.

Hydrostatic drive and constant all-wheel drive this model is suitable for use on paved and rough conditions, which the TRT HIAB team aptly demonstrated. All-wheel steer allows the M8 to crab sideways, making it ideal for long loads and use in tight spaces.

Moffett forklifts are registered with a WOF as a forklift and can be driven on a standard forklift licence. Each unit is backed up by a three-year warranty.