The invention of the forklift was created out of necessity. In 1917 an axle manufacturer created a truck to move materials around their factory. In 1923, another company added forks to lift loads as well as an elevated mast that could extend beyond the height of the truck. And so, the forklift was born. If you are in need of a forklift for your operation you might be wondering which type of forklift to get. In the following article we will discuss the pros, cons, and differences between a sit down and stand up forklift.