Lakeshore Lift Solutions

As a full-service forklift dealership serving Chicago and NW Indiana, Lakeshore Lift Truck also offers a full complement of new and used equipment sales.  Whether you’re looking to lease a no-hassle new unit with a full warranty or purchase a cost-effective reconditioned forklift, Lakeshore Lift Truck can find, deliver and service what you and your business need.

As the only authorized Stärke Material Handling Group dealership in the area, we have exclusive access to one of the most comprehensive material handling equipment lineups in the industry!  With lift capacities ranging from 2,000 lbs. to 22,000 lbs. and maximum lift heights in excess of 354”, Stärke’s line of internal combustion and electric forklifts, pallet trucks, stackers, reach trucks and order pickers is bound to have a unit that perfectly fits your needs and application.  For more information Stärke equipment, please explore the links below or contact us for an equipment consultation today!


Stärke Equipment Lines

Lakeshore Lift Truck is able to offer our customers an economical solution to all your material handling needs.

Internal Combustion Counterbalance Forklifts

  • Lift capacities from 4,000 – 22,000 lbs.
  • IMPCO Carb IV Nissan/low CO level engine
  • Cushion, pneumatic air, or solid pneumatic tires available
  • Wide view mast design offers 360° visibility
  • Full view cabs with integrated heater


3 or 4 Wheel electric counterbalance Forklifts

  • Advanced Zapi AC controller results in low noise, low vibration operation with optional customization
  • Regenerative braking system extends battery life and reduces brake wear
  • Anti-rollback safety system that adds an added layer of protection against the forklift rolling back on a ramp when the brake pedal is not applied.
  • Ergonomically designed operator cabin offers ideal visibility and comfort


Manual pallet Trucks

  • Industry leading 7 year pump warranty
  • Available with stainless or galvanized steel finishes
  • Other models include a 4,400 lb. manual pallet truck with an electronic scale, 4-way (allows operator to enter the pallet from all 4 sides) or dual load wheels


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Electric Walkie and Rider pallet trucks

  • Lift capacities ranging from 3,000 lbs. – 4,500 lbs.
  • Walk behind or ride-on models available
  • On-board charger and battery discharge indicators standard
  • All of Stärke’s LiftMaxx electric pallet trucks come equipped with Stärke’s Continuous Stability System, which dramatically reduces incidences of tipping and product damage.  Instead of wearable fixed supports, Stärke utilizes a fixed drive wheel supported by two cantilevered, spring loaded casters that are in constant contact with the ground, supporting the stability of the lift truck and its load on uneven surfaces or while turning. 


Manual or Electric Walkie and Rider Straddle Stackers

  • Lift capacities ranging from 2,000 lbs. – 4,000 lbs.
  • Maximum lift heights up to 220.5”
  • On-board charger and battery discharge indicators standard
  • On-board chargers and battery discharge indicators
  • Also available in counterbalanced and fork over models


Manual or Electric Walkie and Rider Straddle Stackers