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The Clark Equipment Company is ultimately responsible for the forklift
that we know today.
Around 1917, a group of workers at Clark Equipment Co. (originally
Electric Steel Company, located in Michigan) built a prototype cart
Tructractor with a gas engine and three wheels to help move sand and
castings around their factory. Though not easy to use and rather unsafe
steering was reversed and there were no brakes), the fork cart had
advantages over the platform trucks typically used in industry at the
Visitors to the factory began asking for their own carts, but because
War I the supplies were not available to the Clark employees to begin
This remained the case until an officer in the US Army visited the
factory and saw potential for the cart in transporting explosives
war. Commissioned by the military, this led to the eventual production
model Truclift that experts agree was the first hydraulic lift truck in
world. In the 1920s, the company began expanding, constructing a new
in Battle Creek, Michigan, and releasing new Duat, CLARKat, CLARKtor,
Tructier models. In fact, the CLARKtor holds the record for the longest
production span among lift trucks.
With these foundational steps, Clark went on to become the market
production of forklift
trucks, providing 90% of the American Forces' tow and lift trucks
during World War II.
After the war, Clark continued innovating with electric forklift models
new production facility in Germany. For the next few decades, Clark
the forklift production branches of many other companies, but the early
saw financial trouble for the company and even a production standstill
After filing for bankruptcy twice and changing ownership many times,
existed as Clark Central Parts since 2003. Clark is now owned by
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