As the market for rough terrain forklifts has emerged so has the need for straight mast lift trucks. Their demand and emergence has leveled over the past 10 years thanks to explosion of telescopic handlers. Now, lift truck makers are focusing their product development on the forklift's core function.
Like for instance, units that offer a lift capacity of less than 6000 pounds on average are up to 2.45% to a bit more than $46,000. Other types of machinery in the category's bulk class ranging from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Purchasers of equipment would quickly point out only if their actual costs are up ever so slightly.
With units that depend 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, as soon as the machine has left the sales yard and enters the customer's work space, it has to produce on a large scale.
The rough-terrain forklift market has leveled off fast 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 machinery is evolving to. The job of a telehandler is to place a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain forklift remains the heavyweight champ when it comes to pure grunt lifting.
The company Omega produces lots of different lines of lift machinery and a whole array of rough-terrain forklifts. The Mega Series is an established line which consist of of larger vertical-mast units. These units offer lifting capacities ranging 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 more complex and bigger machinery needed, the more specialized that OEMs like Omega become.