To give you an idea of the cost, a Nissan Propane Forklift dating from the late 1990s will run you approximately $11,000 to $14,000. More than likely, you will be able to find a model such as this with less than 5,000 operating hours, around 15 feet of lifting capacity and cushion tires. However, a second-hand Nissan forklift truck that has less than 5,000 hours could be found for less than $7,000. This alternative may be a little bit of an older model than some others, but bear in mind; everything revolves around the operating hours. A unit like this will probably have a pretty good load capacity of roughly 5,000 pounds.
Newer Nissan forklifts from 2005 to the current year, could be found priced near $10,000. Normally, these units will have a typical lift capacity ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 pounds. Usually, a model like this will have cushion tires and run smoothly. Of course, newer models generally run smoother than older ones.
Types of Forklifts
The lift truck is generally categorized in 2 different manners: by the kind of fuel it takes and the structure of the lift truck. Based on structure, the following types of lift trucks are among the most common:
Standard Forklift: The standard lift truck comprises the regular warehouse machines we are all familiar with. These forklifts offer a lifting capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 lbs. They have a height capacity of approximately 20 feet.
Reach Forklift: The reach forklift and narrow aisle forklift are the kind of forklifts found within warehouses and distribution centers that have limited storage space. Narrow construction means that it is not able to carry as much as a typical forklift unit, although, it has an extendable mast that can easily carry loads roughly 40 feet.
Telescopic Forklift: The telescopic forklift is also referred to as a telehandler, or an extendable reach forklifts or sometimes even a telescopic handler. These machinery are more rugged and more heavy duty compared to the conventional forklift. These units offer a telescopic boom which is capable of being raised up and extended out. Normally, these models are utilized on rough terrain. They could can handle loads up to 70 feet high
Straight Mast Forklift: Straight mast lift trucks are also commonly used in rough terrain applications. These kinds of lift trucks can only transport loads vertically, unlike a telescopic unit. These models could reach a height of 10 to 30 feet, while raising loads up to 12,000 pounds.