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