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5 Things a COMBiLift Can Do That Other Forklifts Can’t

5 Things a Combilift Can Do That Other Forklifts Can’t

COMBiLift is the world’s largest manufacturer of multi-directional and articulated forklifts. Their nimble, indoor/outdoor forklifts are designed to handle long and awkward loads in close confines.

Here are five things COMBiLift can do other forklifts can’t:

  1. Move Sideways and Diagonally
  2. Do the Job of Three Machines
  3. Operate In 63” Aisles 
  4. Precisely Maneuver Loads with Electric AWD
  5. Increase Storage Density 50-100%

If you’ve never seen a multi-directional forklift in action before, it’s hard to describe in words. So here’s a short (less than one minute) video that showcases what COMBiLift can do.

Combilift Multi Directional Forklifts Can Move Sideways

As the video above shows, one of the most remarkable things a COMBiLift can do is travel sideways. They can even travel diagonally.

The one-minute, side-by-side comparison video below shows why a COMBi-CB is safer, faster and more efficient than a traditional counterbalanced forklift.



Combilift C-Series: Three Machines in One

Want to reduce your fleet size and speed up dock-to-stock time? With a COMBiLift C-Series forklift you get three pieces of equipment in one:

  • A sideloader,
  • a counterbalance forklift
  • and a narrow aisle forklift.

A COMBiLift C-Series eliminates inefficient double handling, which improves productivity, reduces costs and minimizes damage. Watch the video below to learn more about COMBiLift’s three-in-one forklifts, or review the key specs below.

COMBiLift C-Series Overview


COMBiLift’s C-Series forklifts can travel forward or sideways with the flick of a switch. They’re ideal for moving long, awkward loads in narrow spaces, through a muddy yard, or across uneven concrete. COMBiLift C-Series forklifts:

  • Can handle loads from 5,000 lbs. - 55,000 lbs.
  • Lift loads up to 40’ 
  • Are available in diesel, LP gas or electric

If you’ve watched any of the videos in this article, you may have noticed something…all the speakers have Irish accidents! That’s because COMBiLift is based in Monaghan, Ireland. But don’t worry, parts are readily available. The Lilly Company is an authorized COMBiLift dealer and we can provide whatever parts or service you may need for your COMBiLift.

COMBIlift Aisle Master: Operates in 63” Aisles

Yes, you read that right. The COMBiLift Aisle Master is designed to operate in aisles as narrow as 63”. Some customers have literally doubled their storage capacity after switching to Aisle Master forklifts.


The COMBiLift Aisle Master:

  • Is an indoor/outdoor forklift 
  • Can travel on slopes up to 12%
  • Will handle loads up to 6,600 lbs.
  • Is available with a 49’ mast height
  • Can operate in any weather condition, even snow or -35 degree temps
  • Comes with a built-in sideshifter 
  • Has a 5-year/5,000-hour parts warranty 
  • Choose from electric, LP gas or diesel power

When you have a single forklift that can unload trucks and load product onto shelves, you eliminate time-consuming double handling and minimize the chance of product damage. Watch the video below to learn more about the Aisle Master and see how easy it is to operate.

COMBiLift Aisle Master Overview


The World’s First AWD Forklift

In 2021, COMBiLift debuted the world’s first electric-powered AWD forklift, the CBE All Wheel Drive. Because the speed and rotational direction of each wheel is controlled independently,  you get unparalleled traction control and precise acceleration and deceleration. Watch the video below to see the forklift in “carousel mode” and learn how an AWD forklift reduces momentum twisting when traveling sideways.


Increase Storage Density 50% or More

COMBiLift excels in narrow aisles. The right COMBilift can help increase storage by 50% (compared to standard-width aisles). Free design services are available, so why not explore what’s possible? Contact us for more information.


Buy a COMBILift in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Tennessee

A COMBiLift is ideal for operations that:

  • Handle long or awkward loads
  • Have space constraints
  • Want to speed up “truck to rack” operations
  • Need to optimize their fleet size

The Lilly Company is an authorized COMBiLift dealer serving customers throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. Our experienced and friendly forklift experts can help you choose the right COMBiLift for your application. We want to earn your business long-term, not sell you equipment you don't need.

Contact a forklift expert at The Lilly Company online or by phone 844-LILLYCO (1-844-545-5926) with any questions you have, or come say hello at one of our 13 locations across the Mid-South.

Arkansas - Jonesboro
Alabama - Birmingham, Dothan, Irondale, Madison, Mobile, and Montgomery
Mississippi - Tupelo and Richland
Tennessee - Jackson, Kingsport, Knoxville, and Memphis

Further Reading:
Most Popular Forklift Attachments: #1 Side Shifter
10 Reasons You’ll Love Toyota’s Dockstocker Forklift
8 Expensive Warehouse Design Mistakes

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