About Us Table of Contents
1.Article About Kensar from the Indianapolis Business
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2. Overview of Kensar Equipment
- Founded in 1996 by Ken Sarbaugh and Mitch
- Owners have combined experience of over 60
- 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 150 used industrial vehicles
ready for rent or sale
- Over $1 million in equipment inventory
- 45,000 sq. ft. building houses offices and
- Offering all brands of equipment
3. Statement from President, Ken
"As I enter my 35th year in the material handling
business--and Kensar’s 15th year in 2010--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
over $40 million 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,
Position: Vice President
“When we formed Kensar Equipment fifteen years
ago, 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
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 five 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
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. 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, loadhandlers, golf carts, trailers and other equipment, don't hesitate to contact
us by e-mail or
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:
8 Lift Truck Classes:
This is a 4 stage mast that has maximum free lift.
||Electric-motor rider or stand-up forklifts
||Narrow aisle electric lift trucks
||Hand pallet trucks -- walk-behind or standing rider
|| Cushion-tire, internal combustion forklifts
||Pneumatic-tire, internal combustion lift trucks
||Sit-down rider lift trucks with tow tractor lifts
||Rough terrain forklifts
||Personnel and burden carrier industrial trucks
Common Terms & Abbreviations:
Free Lift: The distance that forks
can travel upward before the inner mast channel raises
MFN - 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
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.