To give you an idea of the cost, a Nissan Propane Forklift dating from the late 1990s would run you around $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, about 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 option may be a little bit of an older model than some others, but keep in mind; everything revolves around the operating hours. A unit such as this would most likely have a pretty good load capacity of approximately 5,000 pounds.
A new Nissan forklift, dating from 2005 to the current year, could be found for around $10,000. Usually, these units would have a regular lift capacity ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 lbs. Usually, a model similar to this will run smoothly and have cushion tires. Of course, newer units generally run smoother than older ones.
Kinds of Forklifts
Normally, forklifts are categorized in 2 specific ways: by the structure of the forklift and the kind of fuel it takes. Based on structure, the following kinds of lift trucks are among the most common:
Standard Forklift: Standard forklifts include the familiar warehouse forklift. These lift trucks provide a lifting capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 lbs. They have a height capacity of roughly 20 feet.
Reach Forklift: The narrow aisle forklift and reach forklift are the type of forklifts found within distribution centers and warehouses which have limited storage space. Narrow construction means that it is not able to carry as much as a standard forklift model, although, it has an extendable mast which can easily carry loads about 40 feet.
Telescopic Forklift: Telescopic lift trucks are also known as telehandlers, extendable reach forklifts or a telescopic handler. These kinds forklift trucks are a more heavy-duty and rugged version of a typical lift truck. These units offer a telescopic boom which is capable of being raised up and extended out. Usually, these units are utilized on rough terrain. They could can move loads weighing over 30,000 pounds and are able to handle loads up to 70 feet high
Straight Mast Forklift: Straight mast lift trucks are also commonly utilized in rough terrain applications. These types of forklifts can only move loads vertically, not like a telescopic unit. These models could raise loads up to 12,000 pounds, while reaching a height of 10 to 30 feet.