As the market for rough terrain forklifts has emerged so has the demand for straight mast lift trucks. Their emergence and demand has leveled over the past ten years because of the explosion of telescopic handlers. Now, forklift makers are focusing their product development on the core function of the lift truck.
For instance, models which offer a lift capacity of less than 6000 pounds on average are up to 2.45% to a little more than $46,000. Other types of equipment within the category's bulk class varying from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Buyers of machinery will rapidly point out only if their actual costs are up ever so slightly.
Hourly expenses of diesel model machines have risen to more than 81.6% and 84.3% respectively. Even if the prices on the dealer's tag might not seem all that different, when the machine has left the sales yard and enters the work space of the buyer, it must produce on a large scale.
Over the last ten years, the rough terrain forklift market has decreased because of the increase in telescopic-handler purchases. The telescopic handlers are may just be the future that this kind of equipment is evolving to. The job of a telehandler is to place a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain forklift continues to be the heavyweight champ when it comes to pure grunt lifting.
The company Omega produces a lot of different lines of lift equipment and a whole range of rough-terrain lift trucks. The Mega Series is an established line that consist of of larger vertical-mast units. These units provide lifting capacities which range 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 made to complete this task. The larger and more complex machines needed, the more specialized that OEMs such as Omega become.