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