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Sellick Equip. Limited Marks Their 40 Anniversary!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Originally started in 1969, Walter Sellick along with sons Howard and David modified an industrial Ford tractor into a 6,000 lb. forklift for outdoor use.

From the tractor conversion, an integral one-piece frame concept was introduced in the 1970’s and the Ford tractor power train was retained as the basic power module for most models.

This new rugged design and breadth of line (5,000 to 8,000 lb. 2 and 4-wheel drive) paved the way to increased sales throughout the 80’s which also saw a new component designed series featuring new engines, shift-on-the-go transmissions and the SeeThru roller mast on the SD and low profile SG series plus a 10,000 and 12,000 lb. capacity SD series was introduced.

The 90’s saw the introduction of the Truck Mounted Forklift, which gave companies a complete delivery system offering them the opportunity to save valuable cargo space on the truck and delivering the payload directly on the job site. In 1997, Sellick Equipment became part of Avis Industrial Corporation.

In recent years a new generation of forklifts has been introduced featuring enhanced ergonomics, environmentally friendly diesel engines and increased lift capacities. The Sellick product line consists of the flagship S Series, the low profile SLP, the S160 (16,000 lb capacity with 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer), the STT80 (a rough terrain tow forklift) and the STM Series of  truck mounted forklifts.

Over the years Sellick Equipment has had manufacturing and distribution agreements for many prestigious companies including John Deere, International Harvester, Kawasaki, Kubota and JCB.

Currently, there are over 10,000 Sellick machines in the field which are serviced by an extensive North American dealer network consisting of 230 locations.

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