Looking for a container handler in Houston? Lonestar Forklift has you covered. We offer a selection of high-quality container handlers and reach stackers for any container handling application. Whether you’re looking for a loaded container handler or a hybrid-power reach stacker, we have you covered. Our team will work with you to assess your needs and unique site challenges. This ensures that you’re getting the perfect unit for your work environment, operating pace, and capacity requirements. As a result, you’re able to optimize productivity, safety, and performance value. Contact our team today to learn more about our selection of reach stackers and container handlers in Houston!
What does a container handler in Houston cost?
The cost of a container handler will vary based on many factors. First and foremost, used container handlers will cost less than brand new container handlers. Second, it’s important to note that loaded container handlers often cost more than unloaded due to their higher capacity ratings. Finally, costs will fluctuate based on the optional features of the cab. As a result, it is impossible to declare a flat cost for all container handlers. For specific unit pricing, contact our new or used equipment team today!
What type of container handler do I need?
Container handlers are available in loaded and unloaded configurations. As their name implies, loaded is suitable for full or partially full containers, while unloaded is suitable for empty containers. While loaded container handlers offer higher lift capacities, unloaded models often allow for a higher stack of containers. Many intermodal and port operations require both types of container handlers, but some may only require one. For assistance determining the best configuration for your site, contact our team.
Where can I find parts and service for my container handler?
Lonestar Forklift is proud to offer thousands of high-demand parts for our entire container handler lineup. Whether you’re looking for a basic PM kit or core components, we’ll provide a complete parts solution every time. In addition to parts, we provide in-shop and mobile on-site service solutions to keep your container handler on the job. When you need a parts and service provider that will get the job done right, look no further than Lonestar Forklift.
Do I need training to operate a container handler?
Yes. Container handlers and reach stackers require completion of a certified training program for legal operation. Please note that training standards vary from region to region. Contact our team today to learn more!
Lonestar Forklift is proud to offer a selection of high-performance new reach stackers and new container handlers in Houston. Whether you’re looking for a loaded container forklift or an unloaded model, we can help. Our lineup features a variety of models from Konecranes, a world-leading manufacturer of intermodal equipment. Every unit we offer is built to deliver powerful, efficient, and safe performance in any container handling application. Whether you’re working in a port or a train yard, we can help. Our equipment experts will partner with you to determine the perfect unit for your work environment and production pace. This ensures that you’re getting a solution that checks every box, not just some of them. Our new container handlers in Houston feature:
Every Konecranes container handler features innovative “load-sensing” technology at the heart of every design. This system automatically adjusts the machine’s power output based on the weight of the load. As a result, you’re only using the amount of power you need, saving fuel and reducing machine strain.
If you need exceptional lift capacities or stacking capabilities, look no further than our new container handlers. Every unit we offer provides leading power, stacking capabilities, and safety that makes them a great addition to any operation. Contact our team today for more information on detailed equipment specifications!
Featuring direct access to the drive line, hydraulics, and core systems, our container handlers simplify inspections and maintenance. Operators can also monitor the condition of core systems through an informative heads-up display. This makes it easy to track the condition of your machine, ensuring that you spend less time on maintenance.
If you need a high-quality unit added to your operation as soon as possible, our used container handlers in Houston are the perfect solution! We’re proud to offer one of the largest used equipment fleets in Texas. Whether you’re looking for a used loaded container handler or a used reach stacker, we can help. Our used equipment experts will work with you to provide you with the best option(s) for your site requirements and project timeline. To determine the optimal unit for your needs, we ask the following questions:
By answering these questions, we can determine the correct unit for your needs. This ensures that you’re getting optimal performance, safety, and value. In addition to our extensive selection of used equipment, we’re proud to offer complete after-sales support. Whether you’re looking for replacement parts, service solutions, or training courses, we have you covered. We’ll work hard to keep your operation running smoothly and on schedule. Contact our team today to learn more about our used container handlers in Houston and after-sales services.
Purchasing a new or used container handler isn’t always the best solution for some operations. That’s why we offer a complete selection of rental container handlers in Houston. Our rentals are modern, extensively maintained, and available at a fixed monthly cost. Each unit can also be directly delivered to your site quickly, allowing you to get the equipment you need without conventional lead times. Our rental solutions offer the following benefits for any operation:
Fixed Monthly Costs
Our rentals are available at a fixed monthly cost that can be written off as an operating expense. This makes it easy to track your operating expenses while avoiding surprise repair fees. By writing off the monthly fee, you’re also maximizing value for your equipment. As a result, you get optimal value that is easy to track and account for every month.
At Lonestar Forklift, we practice a leading 3-years/3000 hour turnout strategy. This allows us to offer one of the youngest rental fleets on the market. As a result, you’re getting modern safety, performance, and reliability with every container handler rental. Each unit is also meticulously inspected and maintained prior to delivery to your site, further enhancing reliability.
Little to No Lead Times
Our rentals are often available right away with little to no lead times. This allows you to quickly add a quality unit to your site for seasonal peaks or unexpected large jobs. Each unit can also be directly delivered to your site and picked up when you’re finished, eliminating the hassle of coordinating logistics.
To learn more about our selection of rental container handlers in Houston, contact our team!
We’re proud to support your equipment with high-quality replacement parts for more than twenty leading brands. Whether you’re looking for steer axles, brakes, seal kits, or electrical components, we can help. With thousands of parts stocked every day, we provide one of the largest selection of parts for container handlers in Houston and the surrounding areas. When you choose our replacement parts, you get:
Thousands of Parts Shipped Fast
We’re proud to offer full support for Konecranes parts, Terex parts, Fantuzzi parts, Taylor parts, and Hyster parts. With thousands of high-demand parts stocked daily, we can support your entire fleet with quality solutions. Whether you’re looking for core components or a basic PM kit, we have you covered. In addition to our leading selection, we’re proud to offer fast next-day shipping for most orders. This ensures that you’re getting the parts you need as soon as possible, keeping your downtime to a minimum.
High Quality, Lower Prices
Every container handler part we offer is built to deliver lasting performance and reliable quality. This is achieved through extensive testing and inspections during the manufacturing process. Each component is also backed by a leading warranty, allowing you to operate with peace of mind. In addition to reliable quality, we’re proud to offer our replacement parts for less. By purchasing our container handler parts in bulk, we receive a discount that we then pass on to you. This allows you to cut down on costs without cutting down on quality.
Support from Parts Experts
At Lonestar Forklift, we treat your downtime as though it were our own. That’s why we work hard to provide you with a timely and effective parts solution every time you need it. Our parts team can determine the perfect parts for your equipment even if you don’t have a part number. All we need is your make, model, and serial number. Once this information has been provided, we’ll locate the parts you need, pick them, and ship them to you. If you want the perfect parts solution every time, trust Lonestar Forklift to get the job done right.
For more information on our selection of parts for container handlers in Houston, reach out to our team!
If your operation runs long hours and handles heavy loads every day, you need a team of technicians you can trust. That’s why Lonestar Forklift offers complete service solutions for container handlers in Houston and our other locations. Whether you need emergency on-site repairs or scheduled in-location maintenance, we can help. Our factory-trained technicians are highly experienced in a variety of makes and models. This ensures that you’re getting efficient and effective service every time you need it. We’re proud to offer the following service solutions:
Our in-shop service solutions are delivered by highly experienced factory-trained technicians. These solutions consist of scheduled maintenance, emergency repairs, and routine inspections. In addition to performing repairs, our technicians will take note of any areas of concern and inform you of them. This helps you prepare for additional service costs or repairs instead of being surprised by them.
Can’t get your equipment to us for repairs? Not a problem. We offer complete mobile service solutions for all types of equipment. We’ll dispatch a technician to your site to diagnose the issue and perform repairs as needed. This saves you the hassle of shipping your equipment to us and allows you to have your equipment directly on hand after repairs.
If you want to focus on your day-to-day operations without worrying about maintenance, consider one of our maintenance programs. By entering our total maintenance program, we track and complete all maintenance and repairs for you. This saves you time while allowing you to operate with complete peace of mind. We also offer a planned maintenance program that involves our team handling your planned routine maintenance. This program does not cover emergency or unexpected repairs, but it is useful for tracking service intervals.
In addition to our maintenance programs, we’re proud to offer the innovative Fleet Track program to our customers. This system allows you to effortlessly track and monitor the condition of your equipment. It also provides an estimated hourly cost of operation for each individual unit, allowing you to determine optimal turnover times. By using our Fleet Track system, you’re optimizing your equipment value while reducing the risk of unexpected breakdowns. For more information on our selection of container forklift service solutions, contact one of our locations today! Lonestar Forklift is proud to provide quality container handlers in Houston and complete after-sales support for every unit.
Though we do not currently offer in-class or online training for container handlers, we do offer private on-site training. This allows you to receive instruction for the exact equipment you’ll be using on the job. Our container handler training is delivered by a highly experienced and certified instructor with real experience in your application. This ensures that you’re instructed in the best safety and performance standards. Each of our on-site courses also complies with ANSI and OSHA standards. Reach out to our training team today to learn more!
Container handlers, also known as container forklifts, are specialized units that excel at stacking loaded and unloaded steel shipping containers. They resemble a large forklift, but with a unique mast that clamps on the side or top of a container. This allows for safe and efficient handling of fully loaded containers or even stacks of empty units. Container handlers are available in loaded and unloaded configurations, denoting their max lift capacity and stacking capabilities. Loaded container handlers have a higher lift capacity while unloaded container handlers can create taller stacks.
In addition to conventional container handlers, reach stackers are widely utilized in container handling applications. These units feature a container clamp attached to a boom instead of a traditional vertical mast. This allows for a more horizontally-oriented container handler instead of purely vertical handling. As a result, operators can create multiple stacks of containers in front of each other. Due to their different style of operation, some intermodal applications are best suited for a container handler, while others are ideal for reach stackers.
Container handlers were developed to meet the demanding pace and capacity requirements of the intermodal and port industries. Though conventional forklifts can be used to transport and stack containers, there are numerous safety risks involved. These include a lack of load stability, increased machine strain, and poor operator visibility. By using a dedicated container handler or reach stacker, operators can safely and efficiently handle any steel shipping container. To learn more about container handlers or reach stackers, reach out to our team!
Since 1991, Lonestar Forklift has been a trusted provider of high-quality container handlers in Houston. Our facility is conveniently located at 5420 North Freeway in North Houston, TX 77022. With seven full-service locations across Texas, we can support local and remote operations with quality solutions.
As the largest city in Texas, Houston is home to many large and unique operations. Our Houston facility is proud to provide high-quality equipment solutions for the following areas:
We have proudly supported the following industries with high-quality equipment solutions for more than 25 years:
Contact us today to learn more about our selection of container handlers in Houston and our other equipment solutions!