A forklift (also called a lift truck, a high/low, a stacker-truck, trailer loader, or a sideloader (also a fork hoist in New Zealand)) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials. The modern forklift was developed in the 1920s by various companies including the transmission manufacturing company Clark and the hoist company Yale & Towne Manufacturing. The forklift has since become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing and warehousing operations.

Source: en.wikipedia.orgAdded: 6 June 2006