About Kensar Equipment
Pictured from left to right are: Ken Sarbaugh, President and Mitch Wallace, Vice President of Kensar Equipment.
1. Overview of Kensar Equipment
- Founded in 1996 by Ken Sarbaugh and Mitch Wallace
- Owners have combined experience of over 65 years
- Located in Indianapolis – a major hub to all parts of the U.S.
- 6-acre facility at Thompson Rd. & I-465 holds an average of 250 used industrial vehicles ready for rent or sale
- Over $1.5 million in equipment inventory
- 45,000 sq. ft. building houses offices and maintenance department
- Offering all brands of equipment
- Also see equipment demos on YouTube Channel: Kensar Used Equip
- Get map to Kensar: Map – or – Get directions to Kensar: Directions
2. Article About Kensar from the Indianapolis Business Journal
Click Here to view the article from the Indianapolis Business Journal
3. Statement from President, Ken Sarbaugh
“As I enter my 38th year in the material handling business–and Kensar’s 18th year in 2013–I am both satisfied with the past and super-excited about the future. I was fortunate enough to work for two of the top forklift truck dealers in the country, serving in almost every job within a dealership from the parts department to general manager. The large size of these dealerships sometimes made it hard to be responsive to customer needs and problems. I started Kensar Equipment with the idea that we can specialize in supplying used equipment to all businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and we can also be responsive at the same time. When a customer buys from Kensar, they deal directly with the owners. When they have a problem, they deal directly with the owners. This way, most issues are resolved immediately.
It is my belief that customers care less about the vendor’s “bricks and mortar” and more about the quality of equipment and getting top value for each dollar spent. Our focus is to provide great value in local, regional and national markets. I think customers appreciate this—and that’s why we’ve sold millions in forklifts, aerial lifts and industrial equipment without using outside sales reps. Instead, we relied on the quality of our equipment and ‘word of mouth’ referrals to grow our sales.
Thank you for considering Kensar Equipment for your next rental or used equipment purchase. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.”
4. Statement from Vice President, Mitch Wallace
Position: Vice President
“When we formed Kensar Equipment, we set out three cornerstones for the business: To deal honestly with each customer; to provide quality equipment; and to make it simple to do business with us.
Ken and I had known each other and worked together for many years before Kensar Equipment was formed. My material handling background in parts, rental, and operations with two of the Midwest’s largest dealers–and Ken’s thirty eight years in the business–complemented one another. Because we shared the same business concepts and goals, we quickly developed a team of experienced and dedicated employees and vendors who shared the same key business principle as Kensar: Keep it simple to do business with us.
This premise helped us gain a strong foothold in the Indianapolis market. From this foundation, we developed economical ways to expand our customer base nationally. Indianapolis is a natural distribution hub which makes it easy to ship our forklifts, aerial lifts and golf carts more cost-effectively to any location nationwide.
We hope you’ll call or e-mail us, and put the Kensar team to work for your company. We look forward to providing personalized, professional services to our existing customers–and growing with our new customers.”
5. Our Affordable Shipping
Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” for good reason. The state has more intersecting interstates than any other in the nation. Kensar is headquartered in the heart of it all–in Indianapolis just off I-465. We have exceptional access and great resources that enable us to give our customers affordable rates nationwide. Click here for more details.
6. Frequently Asked Questions
To help you identify specifications, here are terms, abbreviations and descriptions you’ll often see. If you have further questions on any of our rental or used aerial work platforms, forklifts, telehandlers, golf carts, trailers and other equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail or at 888-272-0601.
4 Basic Mast Types:
1) Hi-Visibility Standard:
This is a 2 stage mast that has limited free lift.
2) Full Free Lift Standard:
This is a 2 stage mast that has maximum free lift.
3) Full Free Lift Triple Stage:
This is a 3 stage mast that has maximum free lift.
4) Full Free Lift Quad Mast:
This is a 4 stage mast that has maximum free lift.
8 Lift Truck Classes:
Class I Electric-motor rider or stand-up forklifts
Class II Narrow aisle electric lift trucks
Class III Hand pallet trucks — walk-behind or standing rider
Class IV Cushion-tire, internal combustion forklifts
Class V Pneumatic-tire, internal combustion lift trucks
Class VI Sit-down rider lift trucks with tow tractor lifts
Class VII Rough terrain forklifts
Class VIII Personnel and burden carrier industrial trucks
Common Terms & Abbreviations:
Free Lift: The distance that forks can travel upward before the inner mast channel raises
MFH – Maximum Fork Height
IC or ICE – Internal Combustion Engine
LP or LPG – Liquified Petroleum Gas
Platform Height: The maximum height the unit can be raised.
Work Height: Usually 6 ft -7 ft. higher than the Platform height.
When standing on the unit, it’s the highest point you can reach.
Engine Types For Golf Carts:
1) 2 Cycle: Requires additive to be mixed with gasoline to lubricate engine.
2) 4 Cycle: Has oil within the engine system. Requires standard gasoline only.