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The Donkey 4.5K is a hybrid of the 4K with 5K features.  This unit includes the 4K frame, but also includes the extended chain cases from the 5K allowing it to have enhanced lifting capacity over its 4K counterpart.  This 3,500* pound Donkey boasts a lifting capacity of 4,500 pounds.

*Weight varies based on options.


Choosing the right capacity can save weight, wear and tear on your truck and increase payloads.

4.5K Reach Load Capacity




All Donkeys are equipped with scissor reach. How much you need depends on your product and delivery environment.

The right power train is important.

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A unique feature of the Donkey is the ability to set it up with the best load spacing for your product. Keep it narrow to fit through tight spaces or make it wide to accept large product.

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Consider your product and delivery environment when choosing a mast.  Do you double stack loads, or have a need to enter areas with low clearance?

Single stage masts are lower cost, require less maintenance and are lighter weight.   Two stage masts lift higher and have lower down heights.

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Choose tires to suit your ground conditions. The Donkey is available with a variety of tire widths and tread styles such as, skid steer, turf or terra.

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Higher lift height means higher down height and increased weight. Determine your needs and select the closest match.

Third wheel drive isn’t just for mud holes. It can be used for a little boost when climbing, precision inching and low speed travel.


Headboard width can be maximized to fit your load spacing. Wide loads generally mean wider pallets so spread your forks for the most stable set up.

Side shift is standard equipment on the Donkey. There is 4″ of side shift total, which equates to 2″ on either side of center.





The basic truck mounting kit comes standard with your Donkey.  We offer a variety of mounting options to fit nearly all mounting challenges.   Once you choose your Donkey and provide us with some basic information about your equipment, we will provide you with a mounting solution.

To enable customers to optimize their Donkey for the specific product/environment they operate in, we offer a wide variety of options.

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The Donkey has a 15 MPH maximum travel speed. Weight and turning radius vary by model and options.  Click for more details.

All Donkey Forklifts come with a one year warranty on parts and labor.