Rough Terrain Forklift Testing to Military Specifications

USN4 Rough Terrain Forklift Endurance Test - Full Circuit

USN10 Rough Terrain Forklift Water Fording Test

USN10 Rough Terrain Forklift Lift and Tie Down Test

20P22 Rough Terrain Forklift Obstacle Test - Partial

20P22 Rough Terrain Forklift Endurance Test - Partial

Liftking Rough Terrain forklift undergoing NAVSEA approved underwater explosion shock test

LK35C Canadian Military

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  October 5th, 2016

Lanco, a multi-facetted, privately held company is proud to announce the acquisition of Manitex Liftking.

“We are very excited to add the Liftking Rough Terrain Forklift and Military line to our family of companies and look forward to building on the efforts that the previous ownership incorporated in making them one of the leading Rough Terrain Forklift and Material Handling manufacturers in North America ” said Mike Lanigan, executive at Lanco.


  Liftking providing rough terrain fork lifts, specialty carriers and transporters to military, oil and gas and heavy construction clientele.
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Superior Supplier
       Repeat Contracts with Liftking help CCC Achieve DLA Superior Supplier status.

Defense Logistics Agency announces superior suppliers for 2013, 2014

The Defense Logistics Agency has announced its top performing supply contractors for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 as part of the Department of Defense's Superior Supplier Incentive Program.
       Liftking heeds the advice of its customers and launches its new rough-terrain forklift trucks with John Deere power

When Liftking set out to develop new rough-terrain forklift trucks for the agricultural industry, it drove to the orchards and fields, gathered pallets of farmer feedback, and unloaded the final results onto the desk of engineering manager Ivan Gramatikov.
  Liftking at WRLA show

The Liftking’s re-designed M Series forklift was well received at the recent WRLA show.
Our dedication and solid reputation in the lumber industry goes back over 40 years.
It was a pleasure meeting up with longstanding loyal customers and new visitors at our booth.
    Liftking Secures Five-Year $38.9 Million Contract with US Navy

Manitex International, Inc. (MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized materials and container handling equipment today announced that Liftking has been awarded its second significant contract in the past 12 months with the US Navy. The new contract, which has an initial value of $25.9 million and options for up to a total of $38.9 million, is for specialized rough-terrain lift trucks with three different lifting capacities. Deliveries are expected to commence during 2015.

    Minister Fast Welcomes Manufacturing Export Win

August 8, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced the signing of a $30-million contract for the sale of 6K low-profile shipboard-use forklifts by Liftking to the United States Department of Defense.