Forklift rodeos in Indiana can be a lot of fun. They’re called “rodeos” because you get to show off your skills as a lift truck driver by competing in challenging obstacle courses.
All you need to host a forklift rodeo is a warehouse, forklifts, obstacles, and judges. You can have activities set up outside. But we recommend a warehouse because Indiana weather is unpredictable.
You can place the obstacles in different arrangements to create fun (and safe) activities for the drivers. Here are 3 suggestions for forklift rodeo activities adapted from Ohio’s Rodeo Guide to help you get started.
Set up a bowling ball on a pallet 5-10 feet away from the starting line. For the makeshift bowling lane, you’ll need an 8-10 foot strip of carpeting, pvc pipes as bumpers, and 10 bowling pins. You may want to elevate one side of the lane so that it’s easier for the ball to roll. We recommend placing obstacles behind the bowling pins to stop the ball from rolling across the warehouse floor.
We’ve been driving and selling forklifts from Lafayette to
Columbus, IN since 1960. And we’ve seen and been part of a number of forklift
rodeos in Indiana over the years. Our experts are happy to share tips and
tricks for a fun and safe event with you. If you want to know more about
forklift rodeos - or forklifts in general, give us a call at (317) 597-4003!
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