As the market for rough terrain forklifts has emerged so has the need for straight mast lift trucks. Their emergence and demand has leveled over the past 10 years thanks to explosion of telescopic handlers. Currently, lift truck makers are focusing their product development on the lift truck's core function.
These models for instance provide a lift capacity below 6,000 lbs have risen in price on average of 2.45% to around $46,000 per equipment. Other kinds of equipment in the category's bulk class varying from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Machine buyers will quickly point out only if their real expenses are up ever so slightly.
Hourly costs of diesel model machines have risen to over 81.6% and 84.3% respectively. Even if the prices on the dealer's tag might not seem all that different, when the machine has left the sales yard and enters the client's work space, it must produce on a large scale.
Over the past decade, the rough terrain forklift market has decreased due to the increase in telescopic-handler purchases. The telescopic handlers are may just be the future that this particular kind of machinery is evolving to. The job of a telehandler is to place a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain lift truck remains the heavyweight champ when it comes to pure grunt lifting.
The company Omega produces a lot of different lines of lift machines and a whole variety of rough-terrain lift trucks. The Mega Series is an established line consisting of bigger vertical-mast models. These units provide lifting capacities varying from 8000 pounds all the way up to 20,000 pounds. The next step was to allow lifting capacities up to 50,000 pound and the HERC Series was made to do this task. The bigger and more complex machines needed, the more specialized that OEMs such as Omega become.