The Counter Balance, also known as Forklift, is the standard lift truck. You can use it indoors or out and can sit-down or stand-up. It also has many power options such as electric and propane and gas and diesel. Forklifts are designed to lift heavy materials into designated areas. It is a great benefit to have a Lift truck certification.
There are many makes and models of counterbalance forklifts. There are machines that can be used indoors or outdoors to tackle rough terrain. There are many fuel options available, including propane-powered machines and diesel or electrically-powered ones.
While fuel sources might vary, the lifting mechanism is the same on all machines. They all rely on hydraulics to lift and perform their functions. Although the basic functions are the same for all trucks, the placement of controls and the overall feel of the machines may vary. With a little practice, you can learn to operate each one.