During the late 1990's, a Nissan Propane Forklift will have cost approximately $11,000 to $14,000 to purchase a brand new one. You could now purchase a second-hand model with this amount, with less than 5,000 operating hours and has approximately 15 feet of lifting capacity and cushion tires. On the other hand, a used Nissan forklift truck which has less than 5,000 hours could be found for under $7,000. This option may be a little bit of an older model than several others, but bear in mind; everything revolves around the operating hours. A model such as this will probably have a pretty good load capacity of approximately 5,000 pounds.
A brand new Nissan forklift, dating from 2005 to the current year, can be found for about $10,000. Normally, these units would have a typical lift capacity ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 pounds. Normally, a unit like this will have cushion tires and run smoothly. Of course, newer units normally work smoother compared to older ones.
Types of Forklifts
The lift truck is generally categorized in 2 separate manners: by the structure of the forklift and the type of fuel it takes. Based on structure, the following kinds of lift trucks are amongst the most common:
Standard Forklift: Standard forklifts comprise the familiar warehouse lift truck. These types of forklifts offer a lifting capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. They have a height capacity of roughly 20 feet.
Reach Forklift: Often referred to as a narrow aisle lift truck, the reach lift truck is the kind of equipment which is found within warehouses and distribution centers where space is at a premium. Narrow construction means that it is not able to carry as much as a standard forklift model, however, it has an extendable mast which can easily lift loads about 40 feet.
Telescopic Forklift: The telescopic forklift is also known as a telehandler, or a telescopic handler or sometimes even an extendable reach forklift. These machines are more rugged and more heavy duty compared to the conventional forklift. These units provide a telescopic boom which is capable of being extended out and raised up. Usually, these models are used on rough terrain. They are able to can move loads weighing more than 30,000 lbs and are able to handle loads up to 70 feet high
Straight Mast Forklift: Straight mast lift trucks are also commonly utilized in rough terrain applications. These types of lift trucks are only capable of moving loads vertically, unlike a telescopic unit. These models can reach a height of 10 to 30 feet, while lifting loads up to 12,000 lbs.