Summit Handling Systems


Forklift rentals, sales, and service

Summit Handling Systems (SHS) is the region's leading material handling equipment dealer. From our local showroom in North Franklin we provide personalized service and competitive prices to clients throughout the region. We are your one-stop local solution for all of your material handling equipment needs.

In addition to our leading forklift products, SHS also offers experienced mobile service technicians trained in the repair of all makes and models of material handling equipment. Our fork lift service vans are always available to respond quickly and are fully equipped to do any repair right the first time. Additionally, our mobile industrial tire press and battery service provides our customers with convenient on-site forklift tire replacement and battery services. As part of New England and Greater New York's fastest growing fork lift distributorship, we are able to offer our customers the benefits of wholesale prices and the convenience of multiple locations accessible to any facility in the area. Visit or call us today to experience the Summit difference.

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Forklifts Services Training
Top Brands

At Summit Handling Systems, we are proud to offer the most sought after and reliable brands in the industry. We offer a wide selection of brands to meet any material handling equipment need, including:

  • Toyota
  • Bobcat
  • Mariotti
  • Taylor
  • Drexel
  • Bendi
  • Combilift
  • Columbia
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We offer free appraisals and consultations with our expert staff to help find the right truck for any operation. Whatever the budget and brand, we've got you covered. Whether you are looking for a new, used, or rental truck, our staff can help. We also offer free service estimates and industrial tire replacement consultations. Call to get yours today!

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About Summit

For over 50 years, Summit Handling Systems, Inc. has served the New England and Greater New York area's material handling equipment needs. We continue to this day to be one of the fastest growing fork lift dealerships in the region. Customers trust our experienced personnel to meet all of their material handling equipment and forklift needs. Visit our corporate website to learn more about us.

Summit Handling Systems, Inc.


Phone: 860-642-4377
Fax: 860-642-4521
Corporate Site


Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed


39 Murphy Road
North Franklin, CT 06254
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