During the latter part of the 1990's, a Nissan Propane Forklift would have cost approximately $11,000 to $14,000 to purchase a brand new one. You can now purchase a used model with this amount, with fewer than 5,000 operating hours and has about 15 feet of lifting capacity and cushion tires. On the other hand, a used Nissan forklift truck which has less than 5,000 hours can be found for less than $7,000. This option may be a little bit of an older model than some others, but remember; everything revolves around the operating hours. A model such as this will most likely have a fairly good load capacity of approximately 5,000 pounds.
Newer Nissan forklifts from the year 2005 to the current year, could be found priced near $10,000. Typically, these models will have a regular lift capacity ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 lbs. Normally, a model similar to this would have cushion tires and run smoothly. Of course, newer models normally run smoother compared to older ones.
Types of Forklifts
Usually, forklifts are categorized in 2 particular ways: by the type of fuel it takes and the structure of the forklift. Based on structure, the following kinds of lift trucks are among the most common:
Standard Forklift: The standard forklift comprises the regular warehouse machines we are all familiar with. These forklifts provide a lifting capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 lbs. They have a height capacity of roughly 20 feet.
Reach Forklift: Often referred to as a narrow aisle forklift, the reach forklift is the kind of equipment which is found within distribution centers and warehouses where space is at a premium. Narrow construction means that it is not able to carry as much as a standard forklift model, however, it has an extendable mast that can easily lift loads about 40 feet.
Telescopic Forklift: Telescopic forklifts are also known as telehandlers, extendable reach forklifts or a telescopic handler. These types forklift trucks are a more heavy-duty and rugged version of a regular lift truck. These units offer a telescopic boom that could be raised up and extended out. Usually, these units are used on rough terrain. They are able to can handle loads up to 70 feet high
Straight Mast Forklift: Straight mast lift trucks are also normally utilized in rough terrain applications. These kinds of forklifts are only capable of transporting 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.