1410 North 36th Place
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


You can buy lift trucks, wheel loaders, floor sweepers and other essential material handling equipment and accessories in Clear Lake, Iowa, at RAKA. Since 1970, RAKA, formerly NMC Material Handling, has been the region’s top source for new and pre-owned forklifts for just about any application and budget.


At our Clear Lake store, you’ll find a host of brand-name equipment from manufacturers you have come to know and trust. Our lineup includes:

  • Cat® Lift Trucks
  • Jungheinrich
  • Taylor Big Red
  • Big Joe Forklifts
  • Waldon Wheel Loaders
  • Blue Giant Dock Equipment
  • Ridg-U-Rak Warehouse Racking
  • FactoryCat Sweepers
  • Mitsubishi Forklifts
  • Princeton

If you need help choosing from our vast selection of lift trucks for sale, no worries! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to guide you through the entire purchasing process.


Are you looking for the latest, most advanced material handling equipment in Clear Lake, Iowa? RAKA carries an extensive inventory of brand-new models featuring innovative technologies that enable you to get more work done in less time. You’ll also get access to a host of advanced safety features to help you create a less hazardous work environment. 

Our new forklift fleet includes an assortment of electric, internal combustion, narrow aisle and pallet jack models in various sizes, lift heights and tire options to meet any material handling application. 


If you’re like many business owners in the Upper Midwest, you’re looking for ways to stretch your company’s budget. RAKA can help by offering a huge selection of high-quality used forklifts and other types of material handling equipment. Our pre-owned products come from top manufacturers with a stellar reputation for producing machines that stand the test of time. 

Buying uses lift trucks from us offers numerous benefits:

  • A cost-effective solution that can save your company thousands of dollars
  • Flexible financing options to make your purchase even more budget-friendly
  • Warranty coverage for extra protection and peace of mind
  • A steady influx of equipment to meet your evolving needs


RAKA also rents aerial work platforms in Clear Lake. Choose from telescopic and articulating boom lifts, scissor lifts and much more from leading manufacturers like Genie and JLG. You’ll find the perfect solution for your temporary project, whether it’s washing windows, trimming trees, performing exterior building maintenance, repairing utility lines or any other elevated tasks.

We thoroughly inspect every aerial equipment rental before sending it back into the field to ensure it meets your performance and safety requirements. You can use your aerial work platform with complete confidence. 


RAKA is proud to be a dealer of Shuttlewagon railcar movers. These advanced machines let you transport railcars around a railyard or siding quickly, efficiently and safely. They include a full range of standard features like ABS braking systems, ride-on rubber tires, exterior-mounted cameras, adverse weather drying systems and much more. 

You can purchase or rent Shuttlewagon railcar movers in Clear Lake that meet any move-by-rail requirement. 


Whether you are renting a temporary forklift or investing in a new aerial work platform, we are here to help. Our team will help you find the right model for any project with superior service and customized care.

We’ll also be there to help you keep your material handling equipment on the job for many years to come. We offer a variety of forklift parts, as well as total maintenance, planned maintenance and repair programs that will keep equipment productivity high and long-term ownership costs low. Our well-trained and highly skilled technicians have the expertise to service all forklift makes and models.

Stop by the RAKA store in Clear Lake today, or give us a call to schedule a convenient service appointment!