Forklift Counterweights

Forklift Counterweights

RotoMetals produces custom Forklift Counterweights for your individual requirements. These are used for stand-up rider and sit-down counter-balanced forklifts. Sit-down counter-balanced forklifts usually place counterweights in between or behind the rear wheels. Counterweights are used to secure proper weight distribution/stability to prevent the vehicle from tipping over.  This also ensures the safety performance of the vehicle.

Two options for forklift counterweights:

  • Bulk type - hollow body part at back end or between wheels that, for space efficiency, is normally lead filled.
  • Stack type - cast metal housings, steel canisters or metal plates made to stack onto a base plate.  Stacking or removing utilizes maximum lift weight.


  • lead counterweight castings for OEM’s
  • lead fills into your fabricated or cast housings
  • any steel and lead filled counterweight additions
  • produced to match your application

Forklift Counterweights and Counterweight Additions - lead filled

  • for sizing purposes, lead filled
  • lead is approximately 45% more compacted than steel
  • counterweight/addition can be smaller/shorter/leaner.

Forklift Counterweight Additions - all steel

  • when size not an issue, choose all steel
  • steel counterweight additions are less expensive than lead filled additions

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