Rough-terrain and vertical-mast forklifts keep lifting and placing different building materials on different jobsites even through the rise and evolution of telehandlers on the market. There are lots of conventional-style lift trucks available within the material handling industry that lost market share to telehandlers. This occurred specially when the competition broke onto the construction scene. Ever since that time, sales numbers have become stable. Vertical-mast forklifts have re-surfaced and seem to be becoming more popular again because of their greater efficiency, lower cost and alteration of certain telehandler-like features.
The straight mast lift truck can finish double the job as a telehandler due to their excellent handling and maneuverability in combination with their better ground speed. Fascinatingly enough, rental companies are starting to charge higher rates on straight-mast units.
Rental buyers are having significant influence in the rough-terrain lift truck industry. More than 50 percent of all vertical-mast lift trucks are currently being sold to a rental yard. These acquisitions are usually driven mostly by use, that is a factor closely followed by acquisition price.
The telehandler has become an extremely popular equipment in the material handling industry. Their popularity has given them a super advantage in terms of rental utilization. Their overall expansion has been moderated by their higher price. There is several forklift users who feel that telehandlers are not nearly as useful as opposed to traditional rough-terrain lift trucks for unloading and loading repetitive jobs. This means that although competition amongst telehandler marketers has lowered their prices, a lot prefer the RT lift trucks which have been working well for decades.
The telehandler is a little slower equipment in comparison to a rough terrain lift truck model. They are also ganglier to utilize and requires a higher level of skillfulness to finish the job. On the upside, they get the reach if they need it. There will continuously be a place within the industry for forklifts however, since there are places which you could not access with a telehandler.
Rough terrain forklifts are usually compact machines, smaller but more able to lift a heavier cargo vertically as opposed to the telehandler. Basically, in order to use the right machinery for your application, you would need to determine what tasks precisely you will be accomplishing, the type of conditions and environment you will be operating in and what your load capacity is. These factors would help you choose what the right alternatives available are.