As the market for rough terrain forklifts has emerged so has the requirement for straight mast forklifts. Their demand and emergence has leveled over the past ten years because of the explosion of telescopic handlers. Currently, manufacturers of forklifts are focusing their product development on the forklift's core function.
For instance, units that provide 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 in the category's bulk class varying from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Machine purchasers will rapidly point out only if their actual costs are up ever so slightly.
With units that depend on diesel fuel, hourly costs 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 equipment has left the sales yard and enters the client's work space, it has to produce on a large scale.
Over the past ten years, the rough terrain forklift market has decreased due to the increase in telescopic-handler purchases. The telescopic handlers are might just be the future that this type 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 makes a lot of different lines of lift equipment and a whole array of rough-terrain lift trucks. The Mega Series is an established line that consist of of bigger vertical-mast units. These models offer lifting capacities ranging from 8000 pounds all the way up to 20,000 pounds. The next step was to allow lifting capacities up to 50,000 pound and the HERC Series was made to complete this task. The more complex and larger machines required, the more specialized that OEMs such as Omega become.