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Approved Trucks

The Smart Alternative
Key ring with approved truck logo by Linde

The requirements for industrial trucks are as individual as the companies that use them. In particular, start-ups, companies in their growth phase or with varying operating times for industrial trucks are looking for opportunities to meet their specific requirements both reliably and economically. Linde Approved Used Trucks are a high-quality and cost-effective alternative. The trucks are also a logical addition for companies with larger fleets of forklifts, if the aim is to provide an appropriate mix of new equipment and approved used trucks to meet various requirements and applications.

Linde Material Handling has developed a high-quality, reliable solution for these requirements. For this purpose, used forklifts from Linde undergo a standardized refurbishment process. This ensures that the forklifts meet the necessary quality standard for the requirements and areas of application in question.

Seamless service history and standardized Reconditioning

The industrial trucks in the 'Approved Trucks' program are essentially selected returns from Linde's own short term and long term rental fleets. These forklifts were regularly serviced by Linde service technicians during their initial use. The seamless truck and service history and careful inspection when the forklift is returned mean that Linde only selects the very best equipment for the 'Approved Trucks' program.

These devices are then refurbished according to with the Linde Approved truck level and awarded the quality seal "Tested by Linde". This seal of quality is an international standard. It guarantees that the tested used trucks offered by Linde always meet the same high standards of performance. This ensures that buyers can always rely on the same product quality from all Linde contractual partners throughout Europe.

Willenbrock Gebrauchtstapler

Electric pallet truck reconditioned for your purpose

At the Willenbrock Pallet-Truck-competence center, used electric low-lift trucks are checked down to the smallest detail and professionally reconditioned with in-depth expertise. The device is completely disassembled - of course, defective parts replaced. The housing is sanded and repainted, so that our low-lift trucks go to the customer after processing.

Comfort, safety, performance and reliability characterize these electric pallet trucks. The lower edge of the chassis is lowered so that the wheels stay inside the chassis. The rounded, smooth surfaces of the chassis and tiller head avoid the risk of bruising on these drawbar pallet trucks. Ergonomically arranged controls as well as the best driving characteristics ensure comfortable and safe handling.

We constantly provide around 1,600 used forklifts of all payload and condition classes for you: from the cost-effective, roadworthy forklift truck from the take-back of a used device to the almost new year-old forklift truck from our own demonstration and rental fleet.

We are happy to advise our foreign customers in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian and Español.

Comprehensive Reconditioning with a seal of quality

At Linde, used equipment is refurbished on the basis of a standardized process. Specially trained Linde technicians diligently work through the refurbishment process in specialized regional reconditioning centers or at selected local Linde service locations. If a part needs to be replaced, the technician only ever installs durable Linde original spare parts. Only once a forklift has successfully passed through the entire process does it receive the 'Approved Truck' seal of quality. To break it down, the process consists of the following steps:

cleaning process of a used truck

For the refurbishment process each truck is cleaned thoroughly

1. Transparent truck history:

As a rule, approved used forklifts are selected returns from Linde's own short term and long term rental fleets, which have been regularly serviced by Linde technicians during their previous period of use. This ensures a transparent and seamless service and truck history.

2. Cleaning:

Every forklift undergoes high-pressure cleaning before inspection in order to remove any remaining dirt as well as oil and grease. The truck is then ready for a detailed inspection.

3. Inspection:

Experienced technicians scrutinize every component. A comprehensive visual inspection as well as a measurement and function check allow them to identify possible weaknesses on the forklift or on individual components which will require further inspection.

Technician with laptop inspection a truck for the preparation as an approved truck

During the inspection all data of the used truck are checked

4. Engine check and emissions test:

Linde uses the latest diagnostics equipment to put the drive unit through its paces. This way, the full engine power, operational reliability and compliance with the applicable emissions standards can be guaranteed, especially for diesel forklifts.

5. Battery and charger:

The battery, together with the engine, is the centerpiece of every industrial truck. As a result, the charger and batteries of electric forklifts are carefully checked to ensure that they deliver the necessary performance. If this is not the case, the technicians replace the battery cells in full.

6. Refurbishment and repair:

The technician now consults with the responsible Head of the Used Equipment department to decide whether the equipment in question is suitable for the 'Approved Trucks' program. If so, all mechanical and electrical components, and all safety parts in particular, are carefully checked and replaced with Linde original spare parts where necessary.

refurbishment of a mast

The trucks are refurbished down to the last detail

7. Painting:

A first-class outer appearance is the finishing touch in the refurbishment process, ensuring careful handling by future users. That's why forklifts receive a completely new paint job and new original Linde labels where this is required. Minor signs of wear and tear are professionally repaired and re-painted in the original color.

8. Final inspection:

The last step is a comprehensive final inspection and acceptance. Linde provides the signed acceptance certificate and a safety certificate with every industrial truck as verification. Only trucks that have successfully passed through the inspection and refurbishment process receive the 'Approved by Linde' seal of quality upon completion of the refurbishment. This visibly distinguishes them from used forklifts that have not passed through the process.

Reconditioning standards for every requirement

Willenbrock offers you used forklifts with the refurbish standards Willenbrock PLUS*** and Linde APPROVED****. They differ, among other things, in the degree of refurbishment and the warranty period. This gives you, the customer, the choice of choosing the right machine for your individual operating conditions and requirements.

Our Willenbrock PLUS*** forklifts are particularly suitable for applications with low to medium utilization. Linde APPROVED**** is the right alternative for demanding applications with higher utilization. However, which processing standard is best for your requirements depends on numerous factors. That's why your Linde sales partner will give you detailed advice and work with you to make the right choice. The following overview gives you an initial overview of the details and differences between Willenbrock Plus and Linde Approved.

Willennbrock Gebrauchtgeräte

Willenbrock PLUS***

The Willenbrock PLUS standard includes the following refurbishment measures and equipment features:

  • Fully operating condition according to German FEM 4.004 Standard
  • Serviced and checked according to manufacturer‘s recommendations
  • Battery in working order in electric trucks
  • Battery charger tested according to German DGUV V3 standard
  • Electric motor / combustion engine checked
  • Useable tyres in accordance to German FEM-4.004 standard
  • Steering axle safety-checked
  • Mast, fork carriage and hydraulic system tested according to manufacturer‘s specifications
  • Useable driver’s seat and safety belt
  • Paintwork in good condition
  • Operating manual enclosed
  • CE conformity declaration enclosed
  • Without any warranty

Linde APPROVED****

The Linde APPROVED standard includes the following refurbishment measures and equipment features:

  • German FEM 4.004 safety check done and passed
  • Serviced and checked according to manufacturer‘s recommendations
  • Useable Battery with capacity of more than 70 %
  • Battery charger tested according to German DGUV V3 standard
  • Electric motor / combustion engine checked
  • Emissions test done on trucks with combustion engine
  • Useable tyres in accordance to German FEM-4.004 standard (more than 60% profile remaining)
  • Hydrostatic transmission or combi-axle checked according to manufacturer‘s recommendations
  • Steering axle checked in according to manufacturer‘s specifications
  • Mast, fork carriage and hydraulic system tested according to manufacturer‘s specifications
  • Forks and lift chains with a maximum wear limit of 50%
  • Driver’s seat and seat belt in good condition
  • New paintwork in original Linde colors and new Linde decals
  • Operating manual enclosed
  • CE conformity declaration enclosed
  • Complete hand-over report

Warranty: 6 months / 500 hours

Reliable all-round package

Benefits of the 'Approved Trucks' program at a glance:

Approved used forklifts are not just an alternative, but rather the first choice for certain companies. Approved Used Trucks offer relevant benefits depending on the specific requirements for the respective company phase or the composition of the existing fleet. These include:


  • Careful, standardized refurbishment process for the approved forklifts, including parts replacement exclusively with new original Linde spare parts.
  • The entire Linde product range in 'Approved Trucks' quality: from hand pallet trucks to high-performance forklifts.
  • Certification in accordance with the latest statutory requirements and EU guidelines.


  • Different refurbishment standards to suit a broad range of individual customer requirements with regard to cost-effectiveness and operating conditions.
  • Available from a location near you.
  • Large choice of accessories.


  • Various financing and service packages, such as long term rental with full-service contract.
  • Quick and comprehensive service directly at the customer's location.
  • Training opportunities for drivers or forklift license test.
  • Test drive possible at any time.

Video about the tested used forklift trucks from Linde Material Handling

The wide selection of approved forklifts within the Linde network ensures that local partners always find the right truck for a customer that is tailored to the specific application and the available budget.


Willenbrock Bremen

Bereichsleiterin Gebrauchtgeräte

Mania Frische

Verkauf Seiten- und Vierwegestapler (Bulmor)

Björn Krägeling

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Giuliana Becker

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Jan Grönning

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge / gebrauchte Anbaugeräte

Florian Klusmann

Ein- & Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Thomas Masur

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Piero Sacco

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Jörg Wieber

Willenbrock Hannover

Bereichsleiterin Gebrauchtgeräte

Mania Frische

Verkauf Seiten- und Vierwegestapler (Bulmor)

Björn Krägeling

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Jana Sophie Hoburg

An- und Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Lars-Olaf Jarck

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Patrick Luczak

Verkauf Gebrauchtfahrzeuge

Gina Tripari