Straight mast forklifts have emerged with the market for rough terrain lift tricks. They have leveled off in the wake of the telescopic handler explosion of the last decade. Currently, lift truck manufactures are focusing their product development on the forklift's core function.
These models for instance offer a lift capacity below 6,000 lbs have increased in price on average of 2.45% to around $46,000 per machine. Other equipment within the category's bulk class varying from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Machine buyers would quickly point out only if their real expenses are up ever so slightly.
With models which rely on diesel fuel, hourly expenses in those 2 classes have increased 81.6% and 84.3% respectively. Even if the prices on the dealer's tag may not seem all that different, when the equipment has left the sales yard and enters the work space of the buyer, it must produce on a large scale.
The rough-terrain forklift market has leveled off fast over the past ten years in the wake of the telescopic-handler explosion. The telescopic handlers are might just be the future that this kind of machinery is evolving to. The telehandler's task is placing a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain forklift continues to be the heavyweight champ when it comes to pure grunt lifting.
The manufacturer Omega makes lots of different lines of lift equipment and a whole array of rough-terrain lift trucks. The Mega Series is an established line which consist of of bigger vertical-mast models. These models offer 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 job. The larger and more complex machinery required, the more specialized that OEMs such as Omega become.