To give you an idea of the cost, a Nissan Propane Forklift dating from the latter part of the 1990s would run you roughly $11,000 to $14,000. More than likely, you will be able to find a unit like this with fewer than 5,000 operating hours, around 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 under $7,000. This option might be a little bit of an older unit than some others, but keep in mind; everything revolves around the operating hours. A model like this would probably have a fairly good load capacity of around 5,000 lbs.
Newer Nissan forklifts from the year 2005 to the current year, can be found priced near $10,000. Usually, these models will have a regular lift capacity ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 pounds. Usually, a model like this will have cushion tires and run smoothly. Of course, newer models usually run smoother than older ones.
Types of Forklifts
Usually, forklifts are categorized in 2 specific ways: by the structure of the lift truck and the type of fuel it takes. Based on structure, the following types of lift trucks are amongst the most popular:
Standard Forklift: The standard forklift comprises the regular warehouse machinery we are all familiar with. 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 known as a narrow aisle lift truck, the reach lift truck is the kind of machine that is found within warehouses and distribution centers where space is at a premium. Narrow construction means that it can not lift as much as a standard lift truck unit, however, it has an extendable mast which 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 machines are more rugged and more heavy duty compared to the conventional forklift. These models provide a telescopic boom that is capable of being extended out and raised up. Normally, these units are used on rough terrain. They are able to can handle loads up to 70 feet high
Straight Mast Forklift: The straight mast forklift is most commonly used to perform tasks on rough terrain. These types of lift trucks could only transport loads vertically, not like a telescopic model. These units could raise loads up to 12,000 lbs, while reaching a height of 10 to 30 feet.