Equipment and Solutions


Companies in virtually every industry must comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, and manufacturers of internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts are no exception.

Recently, one leading lift truck producer had to suspend sales of some of its models in the U.S. due to their failure to meet emissions certification standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But this news doesn’t mean you don’t have other sources for acquiring the material handling equipment you need.

If you’re in Nebraska or other parts of the Upper Midwest, RAKA offers a vast selection of Class IV and Class V internal combustion lift trucks for sale or rent that can meet your most demanding job site requirements. Equally important, we feature products from reputable manufacturers that comply with all applicable EPA regulations.


When you partner with RAKA, you’ll always get safe and reliable lift trucks that meet your needs and fit your budget, along with top-notch service and support every step of the way. Check out our ICE lift trucks from these brands:


Cat Forklift

Caterpillar is one of the most well-known and respected manufacturers of all types of equipment, including highly advanced internal combustion lift trucks. RAKA offers multiple Class IV models featuring cushion tires designed for indoor use. You’ll also find Class V Cat® forklift options equipped with pneumatic tires for outdoor material handling applications. Choose from small, mid-size and large models with lift capacities ranging from 3,000 to more than 15,000 pounds.

All Cat forklifts benefit from more than 50 years of lift truck design and innovation expertise to handle your most challenging applications.


Mitsubishi forklifts

Mitsubishi is another notable trailblazer in the internal combustion forklift field with its broad selection of diesel and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) models. These high-efficiency lift trucks have a 3,000-15,000 pound capacity and come in a choice of cushion and pneumatic options. These lift trucks are available in all sizes.


Taylor Big Red Forlifts

The lineup of Taylor Big Red high-capacity lift trucks provides the maximum uptime and heavy-duty performance required for demanding material handling applications in concrete yards, steel mills and lumberyards. RAKA offers pneumatic Big Red models with lift capacities ranging from 8,000 to 55,000 pounds. Choose from large and truck-mounted rough terrain options.


At RAKA, we believe that aftermarket support is just as important as securing the right material handling equipment for your operation. Once you’ve purchased a new or used internal combustion lift truck from us, you’ll want to keep it in peak operating condition and maximize its life span. Our team can provide comprehensive planned maintenance to detect and troubleshoot mechanical issues in the early stages and prevent expensive repair bills.

We’ll work with you to set up a regular maintenance schedule based on factors such as the age of the equipment and your typical operating conditions. Our service entails checking all essential interior and exterior components and making sure the engine and drive train are functioning correctly. We’ll also conduct a comprehensive safety inspection to minimize the risk of on-the-job accidents and injuries.

Some of the benefits of our planned maintenance services include the following:

  • Increase forklift uptime and productivity
  • Know when it’s time to upgrade parts and components — before they fail at the job site
  • Reduce your operating costs by lowering the likelihood of costly repairs
  • Maximize your return on investment


RAKA understands that purchasing internal combustion lift trucks represents a significant investment for most companies. We also recognize that cash flow changes from month to month and season to season. We can help by offering several financing options that enable you to structure equipment loans with affordable payments. Our flexible solutions provide convenience and allow you to manage your funds and budget more efficiently.

If buying new equipment or used forklifts isn’t the best fit for your business model, RAKA offers other cost-effective solutions. Renting can make sense if you only need a lift truck for a temporary project or must make a quick replacement or addition. We also have rent-to-own programs if you’d like to buy the model eventually.


While other ICE manufacturers and suppliers are experiencing challenges, RAKA continues to be a trusted source for high-quality forklifts in Nebraska and beyond. Contact us to learn more about our products and services today.