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 past decade. Now, manufacturers of forklifts are focusing their product development on the lift truck's core function.
Like for instance, units that provide a lift capacity of less than 6000 pounds on average are up to 2.45% to a bit over $46,000. Other 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 equipment will quickly point out only if their actual costs are up ever so slightly.
Hourly costs of diesel unit equipment 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 equipment has left the sales yard and enters the work space of the purchaser, it has to produce on a large scale.
The rough-terrain forklift market has leveled off rapidly over the last ten years in the wake of the telescopic-handler explosion. The telescopic handlers are might just be the future that this kind of machine 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 many different lines of lift machinery and a whole variety of rough-terrain lift trucks. The Mega Series is an established line consisting of bigger vertical-mast models. These models provide lifting capacities which vary from 8000 pounds all the way up to 20,000 pounds. The next step was to enable lifting capacities up to 50,000 pound and the HERC Series was developed to do this job. The larger and more complex machines needed, the more specialized that OEMs like Omega become.