If you’ve ever made a large purchase, you know that the cost of the actual item is only part of what you will spend over the life of the thing you bought. Here are some of the expenses you can expect while you make the most of your new forklift:
Someone has to operate the lift. Combine training and salary and one forklift operator will cost you roughly $40,000/year.
If your new lift operates on diesel or propane, plan on between $10,000 – $15,000 /year – per shift. Meaning if you’re operating your forklift two shifts (8 hours) a day, double that amount.