Rear quarter view)|
A Forklift in GTA: Vice City Stories..
[[Appearance::GTA: San Andreas|
GTA: Vice City Stories
|Vehicle type||Industrial vehicle|
|Manufacturer||HVY (GTA IV)|
The Forklift is a small, light industrial vehicle, to the point where it cannot sustain high velocity hits without being knocked over. Control can be a problem, due to its rear-wheel steering. While the lift is functional in the GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories rendition, there is no apparent way to raise or lower the lift in GTA IV.
The GTA IV rendition of the Forklift, (manufactured by HVY), houses a tank of what seems to be propane; shooting it will either cause it to leak ignited gas (illustrated with a visible jet of blue flame), or to itself ignite and eventually explode, taking the entire vehicle with it. Safety illustrations are printed on the vehicle, accompanied by the caption "YOU WILL DIE".
- Forklift (GTA4) (front).jpg
GTA IV. The GTA IV rendition comes with any one of two shades of yellow for the body and a blue or red tank in the rear.
The Forklift's performance is, predictably, very poor. With low power, rear wheel drive and rear steering, the Forklift moves at a snail's pace and possesses overly sensitive turning, to the point that sudden turns will pitch it violently to one side and frequent tip it over.
In both GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, the Forklift is as slow as its fellow lower powered vehicles, the Mower and the Sweeper. In GTA Vice City Stories, the forward speed of the Forklift is slower than even the player character's running speed; its reverse is actually faster than its forward motion. While being the slowest vehicle in GTA IV, that game's Forklift has the fastest acceleration of any vehicle in GTA IV (3.4 seconds to top speed), presumably to compensate for its negligible top speed of 29mph (just over half that of the next slowest vehicle, the Ripley).
The Forklift is used during the Robbing Uncle Sam mission in GTA San Andreas, with Carl Johnson loading boxes of firearms into a truck at a National Guard armory in Los Santos; it also plays a small role in the mission Breaking the Bank at Caligula's, when Carl Johnson must open the garage for Zero and the team during the bank heist with a Forklift. In the mission Gray Imports, gangsters in Forklifts loaded with explosives will attack Carl as he exits the warehouse. In the GTA Vice City Stories mission Boomshine Blowout, Victor Vance uses the Forklift to load Phil Cassidy's boomshine onto the latter's Walton before a factory blows up.
- In GTA IV, the default radio station in the Forklift is Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.
GTA San Andreas
- Spawns in Ocean Docks, Los Santos
- By the docks in Easter Basin, San Fierro
- By the factory in Angel Pine, Whetstone
- Las Venturas Airport in Las Venturas
GTA Vice City Stories
- By a factory west of the Vice City Port Authority building in Viceport
- Happiness Island, just off the boat wharf adjacent to Algonquin.
- Acter Industrial Park in Alderney, parked on the streets and around many buildings.
- Many Forklifts can be found in Port Tudor, Alderney.
- In Tudor, Alderney
- Can be found parked on the street in East Hookin Broker
- Sometimes on the small dead end near 8-Ball in Beechwood City, Broker.