Forklift manuals can be found directly from the manufacturers' websites, such as those listed on Crown.com. All the manuals on Crown.com are available to download for free; all that is required is the name of the type of vehicle being serviced.
There are several forklift manuals, as well as manuals for other types of work vehicles, available to download from Crown.com. Each type of vehicle has its own specific section, with several names linking to PDF versions of the manuals.
Another manufacturer that offers free PDF owner's manuals for forklifts is Jungheinrich. However, instead of listing all the available manuals, this manufacturer has a search engine that locates the exact manual using keywords.
Although owner's manuals are obtained easily through manufacturers' websites, service manuals are generally more difficult to find for free. Service manuals differ in the type of information they provide, as they are used to perform troubleshooting on the forklifts, and also provide instructions in regards to their repair. This manual must be obtained directly from the manufacturer and may require a special request form, such as the one listed at Hyster.com. Hyster will only give out its repair manuals to consumers who have purchased a unit from one of the company's authorized dealerships.