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Kensar Equipment Co facility for used forklifts, aerial work platforms, boom lifts and more

Kensar Equipment: The Used Equipment Specialists

Over 6 acres of used aerial lifts, lift trucks, carts, and more


Announcing...We Have Joined Forces with the Wolter Group, LLC

Click to read more: Wolter Group Kensar Merger

Founded in 1996 by Ken Sarbaugh and Mitch Wallace

Located in Indianapolis – a major hub to all parts of the U.S.

6-acre facility at Thompson Rd. and I-465 holds an average of 250 industrial trucks 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  used equipment

Now selling new Skyjack AWP's and Telehandlers and new Linde and Baoli Lift Trucks

Kensar Map and Directions



Kensar has always had great equipment. I’ve ordered several times and I know I can trust them to deliver what they promise.

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See our equipment demos on Kensar’s YouTube Channel: Kensar Used Equipment

from President
Ken Sarbaugh


“As we enter Kensar’s 22nd year in business, I am both satisfied with the past and super-excited about the future as we take on the Skyjack line of new and rental equipment and the new Linde and Baoli forklift lines.  These are great additions to our used equipment offering.

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, while we can 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 used—or new—equipment purchase. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.”

from Vice President
Mitch Wallace


“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 many 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, scissor 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.”

Fast, Affordable Shipping Coast to Coast

The speed of business today requires fast response. It’s not uncommon for a used lift truck buyer to find an industrial truck on our website, make a purchase decision, and receive their Kensar used lift truck the same day in the Indianapolis region.

Distance is a factor in any delivery, but Kensar Equipment is centrally located in the Midwest for fast, affordable shipping. We’re just off I-465 in Indianapolis, a major hub for all points nationwide.

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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 used industrial trucks, 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 vehicles 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.



Take I-70 West or I-74 West to I-465 South to Exit #4 (Harding Street). Go South to 1st Stoplight. Turn Right (West) on Thompson Rd. Go approx. 3/4 mile on Left (South) side of road.


Take I-70 East or I-74 East to I-465 South to Exit #4 (Harding Street). Go South to 1st Stoplight. Turn Right (West) on Thompson Rd. Go approx. 3/4 mile on Left (South) side of road.


Take I-65 or I-69 South to I-465 West/South to Exit #4 (Harding Street). Go South to 1st Stoplight. Turn Right (West) on Thompson Rd. Go approx. 3/4 mile on Left (South) side of road.


Take I-65 North or I-74 West to I-465 West to Exit #4 (Harding Street). Go South to 1st Stoplight. Turn Right (West) on Thompson Rd. Go approx. 3/4 mile on Left (South) side of road.