Our longstanding partnerships allow us to offer a vast equipment selection that covers a variety of industries.
We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest used equipment maintenance standards and providing the most knowledgeable used equipment experts in the industry.
Search, choose, rent — and trust our experienced and knowledgeable rental experts to handle all your equipment needs.
We’re ready when you need us with rapid diagnostics, parts, and reliable repairs. RAKA’s local service centers and team of experts are prepared for on-site support and emergency calls.
Look to RAKA for equipment and financing. As a one-stop shop, we offer financing options for buying new, renting, leasing, or rent-to-own — we’re here to help.
Save time, be more organized, and gain better control with digital access to payments and reports. Paperless invoicing – it’s lean, clean, and a step in the right direction.
We’re a people-first company — and proud of our unmatched customer service. We provide excellent benefits and career paths to help you reach new heights and goals.
5601 NE 22nd StreetDes Moines
Searching for internal combustion forklifts? Look no further than RAKA. As a one-stop
sales and service center for diesel or propane-powered forklifts and heavy-duty lift
trucks, we provide products from top-performing OEMs such as Cat® Lift Trucks,
Taylor Big Red and Mitsubishi forklift trucks.
From reach trucks and order pickers to stand-up riders, RAKA carries the best cushion or
pneumatic tire electric forklift equipment for all your material handling needs from
OEMs such as Jungheinrich®, Mitsubishi
forklift trucks and Cat Lift Trucks.
RAKA’s unique equipment inventory includes offerings by Shuttlewagon mobile railcar
movers. Providing diesel and all-electric models with a tractive rating of 27,000 lbs.
to 85,000 lbs., Shuttlewagon railcar movers can pull up to 60 loaded railcars.
From pallet jacks, warehouse docks & racking solutions, auto- and semi-automated vehicles
to a full range of reach trucks, turret trucks, and narrow aisle work platforms, RAKA
has the right solutions to maintain productivity with your warehouse operations.
RAKA offers a selection of full-service power systems that provide reliable batteries and
charging systems for lithium-ion, lead-acid or hydrogen-powered electric lift trucks and
Advanced warehouse systems rely on automated order pickers for speed and accuracy, plus
semi-automated guided vehicle tow trucks for accurate transportation and labor
Improve janitorial management with industrial floor scrubbing machines. Select from a
full line of high-performance, versatile walk-behind and ride-on floor cleaners and
sweepers from Factory Cat, made in the U.S.A.
We represent the best manufacturers in the industry, including Cat® Lift Trucks,
forklift trucks, Taylor Big Red, and Shuttlewagon, to name a few. The longstanding business
partnerships with our OEMs allow us to provide best-in-class response and service
capabilities in all locations, as well as high-quality forklifts, Automatic Guided Vehicles,
and warehouse products.
We provide dependable maintenance and repair on any make or model — whether
warehouse forklifts, high-capacity IC lift trucks, or specialty equipment. Factory-trained
and closely supported technicians are ready for on-site diagnosis and repair at our service
center. We’re there when you need us.
We have the parts you need when you need them. Our locations provide an
extensive in-stock inventory for material handling lift trucks and job site equipment. From
genuine OEM brands to high-quality aftermarket parts, get them at RAKA parts stores, ready
for pick up or delivery.
We at RAKA are your local experts with over 40-years of delivering sales and
service to local businesses.
And although we have superior service, a huge parts inventory, and high-quality new and used
equipment, it’s our teams’ experience, training, and commitment to help our customers that
truly sets us apart.
Need a forklift in Des Moines, Iowa? Look no further than RAKA, a lift truck leader in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. We specialize in new and used forklifts from some of the most respected manufacturers in the industry.
As a full-service lift truck provider, we carry a huge assortment of replacement parts, batteries, chargers and more. You can also count on us to repair and maintain your equipment to keep it operating at maximum efficiency.
A brand-new forklift from RAKA will provide your company with many years of reliable services. That’s because we only sell top quality machines featuring some of the most widely respected and recognized brands in the industry.
Our lift truck inventory includes new and pre-owned equipment by leading manufacturers including Cat® lift trucks, Taylor Big Red, Jungheinrich, Big Joe, Princeton and Mitsubishi. We offer many different types of forklifts for sale, including diesel, LP gas, gasoline and electrically powered models.
A used forklift from RAKA can provide great value for your heavy equipment dollar. In many cases, you’ll save thousands of dollars when compared to a new machine.
All used forklifts for sale benefit from a rigorous inspection process to ensure they’re in impeccable condition.
We feature a broad range of gas, electric and diesel forklifts for Sale that are perfect for any temporary or long-term material handling application. You’ll find late-model, low-hour forklifts for rent by the day, week or month. We can even deliver your unit directly to your jobsite.
RAKA doesn’t just sell the best forklift in the region. We also offer top quality lift trucks for rent in Des Moines, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and other cities within our expansive service territory.
Our lineup also features dock and warehousing equipment by industry stalwarts such as Blue Giant, Ridg-U-Rak and FactoryCat. Our expert staff can help you select the right material handling equipment for your needs and budget.
Our Des Moines location offers full product support service and parts for all makes and models of forklifts.
Our Des Moines location offers full product support service and parts for all makes and models of forklifts. Our fully stocked warehouse carries various parts and components for equipment from all the leading forklift manufacturers. We feature OEM products that deliver superior quality and keep your fleet in peak operating condition. They also come with a six-month, unlimited-hours warranty to give you extra protection and peace of mind.
You’ll also find an extensive selection of aerial equipment replacement parts for products from JLG, Genie and other top brands and specialized forklift parts you may have trouble finding elsewhere. You can order parts and components online at your convenience or stop by our Des Moines, Iowa, store for friendly, personalized assistance.
RAKA can also handle all your maintenance and repair needs. We can do the work in our full-service shop equipped with a host of advanced tools and machinery. Our factory-trained technicians are also available to travel to your location to deliver prompt, reliable field service. If you have an equipment emergency, our 24-hour service can come to your rescue.
Planned maintenance, total maintenance and repair packages are also available to keep your equipment on the job and out of the repair shop while helping to extend machine life. The combination of fantastic products backed by superior support and service has made RAKA a most trusted forklift dealer in the region.
Stop by our Des Moines location to see our complete selection of lift trucks and other material handling equipment today, and feel free to give us a call to schedule a service appointment.
Let us know how we can help you with any equipment needs. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer your questions.
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