As an independent bricklayer I work with numerous construction companies.  I have found that on both residential and commercial sites, project managers and builders are always looking to invest in new machinery like tractors and forklifts.

Building equipment and heavy lifting machinery is incredibly expensive and can be an unnecessary investment for smaller building companies.

From my experience a better alternative has been to find a used forklift online.

There are so many used models available that are in practically new condition and that are at an incredibly reasonable price. You can research exact specifications and the forklift models that you want and they usually come with a full working history.

The people I have worked with have had heaps of luck finding forklifts and more, here