What we do-s

Big lifts, small lifts, new, used…

Material Handling and heavy equipment of all kinds from a Texas forklift dealer. American Lift & Equipment, Inc. sells, rents, and services all types of forklifts and material handling equipment from our facility in Alvin, Texas. We carry new and used, small and large material handling equipment, as well as other types of used equipment. We also have new and used parts available. We offer the best equipment available, with a complete range of medium, heavy, and very heavy duty machines, including the highest capacity forklifts available in the world (for lifting up to 200,000 pounds or 100 Tons). These machines have the advantage of being the most reliable and durable on the market and the after sale support of a knowledgeable, efficient, and professional staff.

Member of The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston

American Lift & Equipment, Inc. has been a member of The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston since May 1999 and has an A+ rating with no complaint history. Details of our record can be found on the BBB website. BBB website.

Refurbished H970Cs


Our specialties are sales and support for:

• Material handling equipment of all types
• New, used, and refurbished machines
• Rough terrain forklifts
• Ultra-heavy duty forklifts
• Container handlers, coil handlers, pipe handlers
• Warehouse, fab shop
• Special purpose custom-built machines and attachments
The level of technical sophistication and quality of this equipment is not available from even the leading European or Asian manufacturers.

Work in progress-s


Our service department performs all types of repairs including periodic maintenance, regular repairs, heavy repairs, modifications, or total refurbishment of all types of equipment. We offer complete engine work or replacement/upgrade, driveline problems, transmission, drive axle, electrical system, hydraulic work, and custom fabrication. We offer in shop and field service and specialize in forklifts, container handlers, earth moving and construction equipment, foundation drilling equipment, tractor trailer trucks, rail car movers and most other types of heavy equipment.



The co-owners of American Lift & Equipment, Inc. are Billy Glines and Steve Cailleteau. These two master mechanics have worked together in the heavy equipment business since the mid 1970’s and in 1989 they founded this company.

Building & Property-s

At its inception, the business performed service and repairs for customers and has grown to include sales of heavy equipment and machinery. Due to Billy and Steve’s expertise in the field of service and repairs, their reputation has been established as a team who can be expected to make repairs correctly, in a timely manner, and as economically as possible.

Dale Fischer, parts manager, works diligently with all customers to ensure that every part sold is the correct one at the right price. If a part that is needed is not in stock, he has an extensive network of venders that he works closely with to ensure that you receive the correct part.

We have a well-qualified staff in our shop with trained mechanics ready to serve you. Our combined years of experience equals to 100+ years.


Company goal

Our company goal is to listen to our customer’s needs and exceed their expectations. With pride, we work closely with our clients to make sure they are satisfied with the equipment they purchase from us, not only today, but in the future.