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5.5K Series Forklifts

5,500 lbs Lift Capacity
For your heaviest loads and biggest projects, the Donkey 5.5K Series forklift has the power and durability you need. With the longest standard reach in the industry, the lowest ground pressure of any forklift on the market, and centralized weight distribution, you can get more done with Donkey forklifts than other brands.
5.5K Series Forklift Specifications


The 5.5K Series forklift has the capacity to carry a whopping 5,500-pound load, and lift it to a standard height of 120”.


The 5.5K Series forklift comes equipped with a Tier 4 compliant 50 HP Kubota diesel engine that’s a real beast. Along with standard three-wheel drive, you won’t have to worry about power when using this forklift.


The 5.5K Series has a sturdy, reliable single-stage mast. The standard lift height is 120”, but you have the option to go all the way with a 144” lift height.

Load Spacing

The 5.5K Series has a load spacing of 64” standard, or you can go up to 68” on any engine.


With a scissor reach of 44-56” and 48” forks, the 5.5K Series forklift is as capable as you need it to be.


The 5.5K Series forklift comes with a choice from 3 types of tires: Terra, Turf, an
5.5K Series Forklift Options

Auxiliary Hydraulic Valve Kit -

Quickly connect to power an auxiliary hydraulic tool.

Bio Oil -

Water-based hydraulic fluid (not recommended for use on 3WD units.

Block Heater -

110 V plug-in engine block heater

Custom Color -

Please submit a sample of your paint specifications, and we will create a sample plate for you! Once approved, we will paint your Donkey forklift to match your specifications.

Donkey Horn -

Upgrade your standard horn with a donkey horn! Spice up your day with the sound of a donkey braying instead of the usual, boring horn!

Donkey Glide -

An accumulator, pressured with nitrogen and absorbs shock from the load, is tied in with the mast hydraulics.

Dual Rear Axle -

A unique feature of Donkey forklifts, this axle is used for roll laying of sod. This feature is typically purchased alongside the rotary sod layer.

Extension Step -

Step that lowers to allow for safe access to the forklift when the lift is truck mounted.

Lumber Guard -

Moveable aluminum guards installed to protect long products and can be utilized to prevent interference when mounting.

Fork Positioner -

Hydraulically adjust the fork spacing from the operator’s seat.

Heavy Duty Tilt Cylinders and Rod Ends -

A standard feature on the 5K and 4KCH, this is an optional feature on all other Donkey forklift models.

High Capacity Pump -

Available only on 4-cylinder engines, this feature increases the volume of hydraulic output from 11 GPM to 15.8 GPM at 3,000 RPM.

Counter Weight -

Standard on 5K models with 150 lbs and 4KCH units with 100 lbs, counterweights are available for other Donkey forklift models at either 100 or 150 lbs.

Remote Valve -

For added safety, this valve can be mounted and unmounted without the operator ever having to climb on or off the forklift. The driver can access the mounting controls while safely on the ground.

SunShade -

The available AL sunshade is mounted on top of the operator’s cabin.

New 5.5K Series Forklifts for Sale at Kenworth in Louisiana

If you need a real heavy-duty forklift, look no further than Kenworth of Louisiana. We have just what you need in our premier Donkey forklift dealerships, and with locations in New Orleans, Houma, Port Allen,Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport,you won’t have to travel far. Stop by Kenworth of Louisiana to check out our collection of Donkey 5.5K Series forklifts today!

Premier Forklift Dealer in Louisiana

Don’t settle for less when it comes to getting your next forklift. As Louisiana’s premier forklift dealer, our sales team is here to help you find the best Donkey series forklift to fit your project’s needs. Whether you’re searching for a heavy-duty forklift, like the 5.5K Series, or a stand-up forklift, like the 5.5K Series, Kenworth of Louisiana is guaranteed to have what you need. Give us a call or stop by any of our dealerships today!