DONKEY® Truck Carried Forklifts

Donkey Forklift

Your customers demand service.

Deliver it with a Donkey.

Capacity

Donkeys come in three primary breeds - 3000 lb. (D12-3K), 4000 lb. (D12-4K) and 5000 lb. (M12-5K) capacity. Choosing the right capacity can save weight, wear and tear on your truck and increase payloads.

For delivery on improved surfaces, the Burro walk behind forklift can save even more weight and cost significantly less than the Donkey.

Donkey Models

Standard Models

D12-3K: 3000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

D12-4K: 4000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

M12-5K: 5000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

Additional Models

D12-4.5K: 4500 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

D12-4K: Low Profile, 4000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

D12-4CH: Container Handler, 3400 pound Lift Capacity @48" Load Center

D12-3BK: Bee Keeper, 3000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

D12-4K: Four Wheel, 4000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

Burro - Walkie

Standard Model

Burro: 3000 pound Lift Capacity @24" Load Center

D12-3K
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D12-4K
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M12-5K
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Burro
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Standard Models

Engine / Transmission

The right power train is important. The Donkey is powered by an ultra-reliable Kubota diesel engine coupled to the time proven General Motors 6T40, automatic transmission. Familiar automotive controls make operation of the Donkey easy to learn.

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Kubota Diesel and GM Transmission

D12-3K Engines

Standard: Kubota D1305, 3 cylinder Diesel (25 HP)

Optional: Kubota WG1605, 4 cylinder Gasoline (50 HP)

Optional: Kubota V1505, 4 cylinder (33 HP) - Limited Time

D12-4K Engines

Standard: Kubota D1305, 3 cylinder Diesel (25 HP)

Optional: Kubota WG1605, 4 cylinder Gasoline (50 HP)

Optional: Kubota V1505, 4 cylinder (33 HP) - Limited Time

M12-5K Engines

Standard: Kubota D1305, 3 cylinder Diesel (25 HP)

Optional: Kubota WG1605, 4 cylinder Gasoline (50 HP)

Optional: Kubota V1505, 4 cylinder (33 HP) - Limited Time

Tier 4 Diesel Regulations

Donkeys equipped with the Kubota D1305 engine are compliant with the EPAs tier 4 final diesel emission regulations that went into effect in 2013. The Kubota V1505 engine is certified to interim-tier 4 regulations. Under the EPAs Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM), the V1505 engine is acceptable to install and operate in new Donkeys. Engines falling under this program carry special labels that indicate to EPA and CARB inspectors that these engines are compliant to tier 4 regulations.

To find out more about the tier 4 regulations, contact Quality Corporation or a Kubota engine dealer.

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Two Stage
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Donkey Masts

Mast

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.

Lift Height

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

Headboard Width

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

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

D12-3K Masts

Standard Mast: Single Stage, 70" Lift Height

Optional Single Stage Mast: 67", 82" or 88" Lift Heights

Optional Two Stage Mast: 67", 72", 96", 120" or 144" Lift Heights

Standard Headboard: 36" Wide

Optional Headboard: 44" or 48" Wide (limited by load spacing)

Standard Side Shift: 4" Total

D12-4K Masts

Standard Mast: Single Stage, 70" Lift Height

Optional Single Stage Mast: 67", 82" or 88" Lift Heights

Optional Two Stage Mast: 67", 72", 96", 120" or 144" Lift Heights

Standard Headboard: 36" Wide

Optional Headboard: 44" or 48" Wide (limited by load spacing)

Standard Side Shift: 4" Total

M12-5K Masts

Standard Mast: Single Stage, 70" Lift Height

Optional Single Stage Mast: 67", 82" or 88" Lift Heights

Optional Two Stage Mast: 67", 72", 96", 120" or 144" Lift Heights

Standard Headboard: 48" Wide

Optional Headboard: 44" or 60" Wide (limited by load spacing)

Standard Side Shift: 4" Total

Donkey Forklift

M12-5K, 56" Reach

Reach

All Donkeys are equipped with scissor reach. How much you need depends on your product and delivery environment. Donkeys are available with 27", 36", 44" and 56" reach.

D12-3K Reach

Standard: 27" Scissors on single stage mast

Optional: 36", 44" or 56" Scissors on any mast

D12-4K Reach

Standard: 27" Scissors on single stage mast

Optional: 36", 44" or 56" Scissors on any mast

M12-5K Reach

Standard: 36" Scissors on single stage mast

Optional: 44" or 56" Scissors on any mast

Load Spacing

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.

D12-3K Load Spacing

Standard: 53"

Optional: 54", 59", 64"

D12-4K Load Spacing

Standard: 53"

Optional: 54", 59", 64"

M12-5K Load Spacing

Standard: 59"

Optional: 64", 68"

Donkey Forklift

D12-4K, 55" Load Spacing

Tires

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.

D12-3K Tires

Standard Drive: Skid Steer 27x10.5-15

Optional Drive: Terra 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Turf 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Floatation 29x14-15

Standard Steer: Skid Steer 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Terra 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Turf 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Floatation 24x13-12

D12-4K Tires

Standard Drive: Skid Steer 27x10.5-15

Optional Drive: Terra 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Turf 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Floatation 29x14-15

Standard Steer: Skid Steer 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Terra 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Turf 23x10.5-12

Optional Steer: Floatation 24x13-12

M12-5K Tires

Standard Drive: Terra 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Turf 29x12.5-15

Optional Drive: Floatation 29x14-15

Standard Steer: Terra 26x12.5-15

Optional Steer: Floatation 26x12-380

Skid Steer
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Terra
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Turf
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Floatation
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Donkey Tires

Third Wheel Drive

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. Third wheel drive comes standard on the M12-5K.

D12-3K 3WD

Standard: Two Wheel Drive

Optional: Third Wheel Drive

D12-4K 3WD

Standard: Two Wheel Drive

Optional: Third Wheel Drive

M12-5K 3WD

Standard: Third Wheel Drive

Donkey Forklift

Donkey Forks

Forks

Long, short, wide, narrow, two or four - the Donkey can handle all sorts of forks.

D12-3K Forks

Standard: 1 1/2" x 4" x 42" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 72" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Tapered and Polished Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 2" x 42" long Brick Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 42" long Brick Forks (4 required)

D12-4K Forks

Standard: 1 1/2" x 4" x 42" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 72" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Tapered and Polished Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 2" x 42" long Brick Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 42" long Brick Forks (4 required)

M12-5K Forks

Standard: 1 1/2" x 4" x 42" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 72" long Pallet Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 4" x 48" long Tapered and Polished Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 2" x 42" long Brick Forks

Optional: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 42" long Brick Forks (4 required)

Mounting Kit

Trucks and trailers come in as many varieties as the Donkey. We have mounting kits to suit almost any vehicle. Sorry, we can't mount to a Prius but if you have a suitable truck or trailer, we have a mounting kit for your Donkey.

D12-3K Mounting Kits

Standard: Basic Fixed Mount (straight trucks only)

Optional: Removable Mount (straight trucks)

Optional: Fixed Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Retractable Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Aluminum Trailer Mounting Kit

D12-4K Mounting Kits

Standard: Basic Fixed Mount (straight trucks only)

Optional: Removable Mount (straight trucks)

Optional: Fixed Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Retractable Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Aluminum Trailer Mounting Kit

M12-5K Mounting Kits

Standard: Basic Fixed Mount (straight trucks only)

Optional: Removable Mount (straight trucks)

Optional: Fixed Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Retractable Mount With Folding Bumper (semi trailers)

Optional: Aluminum Trailer Mounting Kit

Donkey Forklift

Standard Fixed Mounting Kit

Optional Equipment

If the Donkey hasn't offered enough so far, there are plenty more options available. From sun shades, mirrors and steps to lumber rests, custom hydraulics and cushioned ride - the Donkey can deliver.

Optional Equipment

Smart Backup Alarm (Standard on M12-5K)

Salt/Corrosion Package

Fork Positioner

High Capacity Pump (V1505 Engine Only)

Remote Valve Control

Lumber Tire Guard

Push-off

Strobe Light

Additional Counterweight (150 pounds standard on M12-5K)

Block Heater

Sun Shade

Mirror

Donkey Glide System

Auxilliary Valve Kit

Safety Training Manual

Safety Training Video

Rotary Roll Layer

Load Backrest Extension

Manual Fuel Shut-off

Winch

Dual Wheel Rear Axle

Specifications and Performance

Performance

The Donkey has a 15 mph maximum travel speed and gradeability of 32%.

Weight and turning radius vary by model - see details below.

Standard Models

D12-3K:

Weight* - 3100 pounds, Turning Radius - 80"

D12-4K:

Weight* - 3200 pounds, Turning Radius - 80"

M12-5K:

Weight* - 3900 pounds, Turning Radius - 89"

Additional Models

D12-4.5K:

Weight* - 3700 pounds, Turning Radius - 80"

D12-4CH:

Weight* - 3400 pounds, Turning Radius - 91"

D12-3BK:

Weight* - 3100 pounds, Turning Radius - 80"

* Weight can vary significantly, depending on options and configuration.

Warranty

All Donkeys carry a 1 year warranty for parts and labor

Strobe
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Lumber Guard
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Mirror
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Sun Shade
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Remote Valve
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A Few Donkey Options

Remember:

When outfitting your Donkey, smaller size and lower weight usually means better up front costs, easier maintenance, higher payloads and increased profits. Choose wisely and your Donkey will deliver for a long time.