As the market for rough terrain lift trucks has emerged so has the demand for straight mast forklifts. Their demand and emergence has leveled over the past 10 years thanks to explosion of telescopic handlers. At present, forklift manufactures are focusing their product development on the core function of the lift truck.
For instance, units that provide a lift capacity of less than 6000 pounds on average are up to 2.45% to a little over $46,000. Other kinds of machines in the category's bulk class varying from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Purchasers of machines will quickly point out only if their real costs are up ever so slightly.
Hourly expenses of diesel unit equipment have increased to over 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 should produce on a large scale.
Over the past ten years, the rough terrain lift truck market has decreased due to the increase in telescopic-handler purchases. The telescopic handlers are might just be the future that this type of machine is evolving to. The telehandler's job is placing a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain lift truck remains the heavyweight champ when it comes to pure grunt lifting.
Omega is a multi-line producer that provides a whole array of rough-terrain forklift families. They have established the Mega Series, that consist of of bigger vertical-mast units. These units 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 complete this job. The more complex and larger equipment required, the more specialized that OEMs like Omega become.