Princeton Delivery Systems is the leading N. American manufacturer of truck mounted forklift products. With manufacturing and parts warehouse facilities located outside Columbus, Ohio, Princeton designs, manufacturers and sells the PiggyBack® brand forklifts through a nationwide network of more than 50 material handling equipment distributors.
The original company – Princeton Manufacturing started production of sod harvesting equipment in 1972 near our current location. Originally focused on the turf industry, Princeton developed its first PiggyBack in 1979 and quickly found applications in building materials, recycling and other industrial markets.
Today, with capacities from 3,300 to 8,000., Princeton offers the industry’s broadest range of two and three-wheel drive smooth and rough terrain products. PiggyBacks have unique options such as "Double-Reach" masts for one-sided vehicle unloading and "4-way" movement that can transport long loads like engineered lumber through narrow job site areas. Princeton’s patented Easy Hitch Hook Mounting System is widely recognized as the industry's easiest, fastest and most flexible truck or trailer mounting system.
In 2009 the Princeton Manufacturing and Parts warehouse moved to Ottawa, KS when it was purchased by Cargotec.
Princeton Delivery Systems is part of the Hiab Load Handling Group of Cargotec Corporation. Based in Helsinki Finland, Cargotec is the world's leading provider of cargo-handling solutions for ships, ports, terminals and load distribution.
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