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 core function of the lift truck.
For example, 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 kinds of machines within the category's bulk class ranging from 6000 pounds to 10,000 pounds in capacity are up 3.15% to $54,177. Purchasers of machinery will rapidly point out only if their real costs are up ever so slightly.
Hourly expenses of diesel unit equipment have increased to over 81.6% and 84.3% respectively. Even if the prices on the dealer's tag might not seem all that different, once the equipment has left the sales yard and enters the work space of the client, it needs to produce on a large scale.
Over the past 10 years, the rough terrain forklift market has decreased because of the increase in telescopic-handler purchases. The telescopic handlers are might just be the future that this particular type of machine is evolving to. The job of a telehandler is to place a load with a long reach. The rough-terrain lift truck remains 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 variety of rough-terrain forklifts. The Mega Series is an established line that consist of of bigger vertical-mast models. These models provide lifting capacities varying 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 developed to do this task. The more complex and bigger machinery required, the more specialized that OEMs such as Omega become.