Used RICO Lift Equipment

Used RICO Lifts

RICO lifts are an excellent choice for a range of industrial applications. If you’re considering upgrading your fleet of equipment or replacing an aging machine, buying used from Chicago Industrial saves you the considerable depreciation associated with new equipment, while still giving you a quality forklift that will deliver power and performance whenever you need it.

With used RICO equipment, you stretch your purchasing dollar further, giving you a higher-quality machine than you would be able to afford otherwise. This translates to improved productivity, lower operating and maintenance costs, and less unanticipated downtime due to repairs.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of buying used, and why Chicago Industrial Equipment is your best place to shop for used lifts by RICO and other leading manufacturers.



Used RICO Lifts From Chicago Industrial Equipment

RICO has been manufacturing reliable forklifts and related equipment since 1984. The company is known for its heavy-duty specialty models. Several product lines offer the ability to handle material loads between 1,000 and 400,000 pounds, while maintaining safe operating conditions and productivity you can count on. RICO is unique among forklift companies in that it performs almost all its manufacturing in-house. As a result, it has one of the highest standards for quality control in the industry — an especially important consideration when buying used.

Choose RICO forklifts for demanding applications such as industrial, commercial, automotive and military material handling. In addition to standard forklifts, the company manufactures explosion-proof, counterbalanced, reach and straddle, and other specialty machines, many of which are routinely available on the used market.

At Chicago Industrial Equipment, we’re highly selective in the products we sell. Our used inventory is inspected and tested by experienced technicians to ensure all items meet our standards for performance and reliability. We understand there is always an element of risk to buying used — our goal is to make the process as transparent and worry-free as possible.

Working with a used RICO dealer like us, you’ll find a dedicated, knowledgeable partner for all your material handling needs. We routinely have used RICO lift trucks available for sale, and provide ongoing support for all purchases.


Why Choose Used RICO Forklifts?

As noted above, RICO’s high quality control and diverse product line make it an ideal choice for many industries. With an emphasis on productivity, profitability and safety, the company designs application-specific equipment with modular components you can upgrade or swap out as the need arises. As a result, while RICO lifts are highly customized, any used machine can serve as a platform for further modification.

Some of RICO’s core product lines include:

  • Pegasus: RICO offers the Pegasus series of counterbalanced lift trucks in electric, LP and diesel configurations, with capacities up to 100,000 pounds. Pegasus lift trucks feature heavy-duty planetary drive axles and solid forged forks, one-click adjustment for key controls and settings, and an ergonomically designed cab that offers excellent visibility. All major components can be accessed easily, which simplifies maintenance and keeps downtime to a minimum when service is required.
  • QDC: RICO engineered the QDC (quick die change) series of trucks to be the most efficient way of handling dies and molds in manufacturing facilities. In addition to their heavy-duty lifting capacity, QDC trucks feature a low-profile design and tight turning radius for optimal maneuverability in confined spaces. RICO offers both internal combustion and electric versions, in walk-behind and stand-up configurations.
  • EX: Built for the most demanding applications, RICO EX explosion-proof lift trucks meet UL 583 specifications for fire, shock and explosion resistance, as well as NFPA 505 safety standards. The EX product line contains a range of models, including pallet and counterbalanced trucks, as well as straddle, reach and platform tractors, with lift capacities up to 16,000 pounds.

We frequently have low-hour, well-maintained used RICO trucks from the above product lines available for sale. Check out our inventory online.


Financing and Shipping

Chicago Industrial Equipment offers more than just an extensive inventory of used products. We are a partner to everyone we work with, and go out of our way to get them the equipment they need to succeed. We do this by offering:

  • Flexible financing programs: We have partnered with Direct Capital to offer convenient, affordable financing options to select customers. Get instant approval for loans up to $100,000. Terms from 12 to 60 months are available. Because we understand that many of our customers have varying cash cycles over the course of the year, we offer deferred and seasonal payment options that are customizable to the needs of your business.
  • Competitive shipping rates: Once you’ve found the right used RICO lift truck for your business, we’ll find a fast and affordable way to get it to you, no matter where you are in the country. We are located near Joliet, Illinois, a major Midwestern transportation hub, and have experience arranging freight for equipment of any size. All items ship from our lot, where our highly skilled technicians fully inspect and service them before delivery.

Learn more about how we make buying used hassle-free by browsing our website or contacting us directly.


View Our Inventory

Follow the links on this page to view our current inventory of used equipment for sale. Individual product listings contain detailed specifications for each item. Our selection changes regularly, so be sure to check back often if you don’t see what you’re looking for. There’s also a good chance we can source a particular item from one of our partners — call or email for assistance.


If you have any specific questions or would like help selecting the best machine for your needs, speak with a representative directly.