Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/6/22 2:34 p.m.
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If the thought of a Porsche tractor gets you excited, just wait until you find out the carmaker also produced a forklift, too–well, sort of.

The forklift pictured was actually built by a company called Linde Material Handling, which, in case you haven’t guessed yet, builds forklifts, pallet trucks, order pickers and pretty much everything else you need if you …

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/6/22 2:35 p.m.

Please tell me those are 5x130 wheels. 

Toebra
Toebra Dork
10/6/22 3:17 p.m.

Different bolt pattern front and back.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
10/6/22 4:03 p.m.

Porsche seats seem always so comfortable to me. I wonder if the forklifts share that comfort level.

Actually, I wonder if Porsche makes office seats. I could use a new one.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
10/6/22 5:06 p.m.

Any idea what engine it has or is it a EV. ?
 

There were Aircooled VW powered forklifts in the 1960s.....

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/7/22 10:04 a.m.

That explains a lot, actually.

I've always found Porsches interiors to be about as nice as a fork lift's.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/7/22 9:16 p.m.

Next you'll tell me Toyota makes forklifts...WHAT! lol

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/8/22 11:57 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

Porsche seats seem always so comfortable to me. I wonder if the forklifts share that comfort level.

Actually, I wonder if Porsche makes office seats. I could use a new one.

They did offer office chairs at one time, can't find a listing currently. In the mean time you can these:

https://shop.porsche.com/us/en/

 

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Dork
10/10/22 10:40 a.m.

One time the Porsche engineering consultants were hired to determine why there was so much storm damage in a certain area of Germany. They determined that too many trees had been cut down in the vicinity.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/11/22 9:02 a.m.
adam525i said:

Next you'll tell me Toyota makes forklifts...WHAT! lol

That's crazy talk. 

wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
10/11/22 11:40 a.m.

How do you like my new Lamborghini?

 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
10/11/22 2:36 p.m.

In reply to Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) :

Wow. Those look stylish. I'm not much of a fan of backless chairs, but those would still look nice in my office.

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