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UniCarriers is the integration of four leading forklift manufacturers: Atlet, Barrett, Nissan, and TCM. Each of these companies brought their own strengths to the merger to create a single, superior materials-handling equipment manufacturer. As an added bonus, UniCarriers' sole focus is creating quality forklifts, meaning 100 percent of the company's energy is spent creating the best, most innovative equipment for its customers.

UniCarriers Models and Styles

With its solitary focus, UniCarriers has the ability to manufacture multiple models and styles in every forklift class. They even allow customers to customize their equipment to suit their unique needs.

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UniCarriers' internal combustion, cushion tire lift is the Platinum II. This machine is rated at 3,000 to 8,000 pounds, available in gas, LP, or gas/LP. Applications include beverage and bottling, manufacturing, recycling, trucking, and warehousing.

The manufacturer offers five internal combustion, pneumatic tire lifts:

  • The Nomad is rated at 3,000 to 5,000 pounds and is available in either LP or gas/LP. Applications include beverage and bottling, manufacturing, recycling, trucking, and warehousing.
  • The Platinum II is rated at 3,000 to 7,000 pounds, available in gas, LP, or both. Applications include beverage and bottling, manufacturing, recycling, trucking, and warehousing.
  • The FK is rated at 4,000 to 7,000 pounds, with an EPA/CARB diesel Tier 4 certified engine. Applications include brickyards, lumberyards, manufacturing, recycling, steelyards, and warehousing.
  • The GO4 is rated at 8,000 to 11,000 pounds, available in LP, dual, or diesel. The 4.5 liter, EPA Tier 2 compliant option is an electronic, fuel-injected industrial engine powered by either LP or gas/LP. The 3.0 liter, EPA Tier 4 compliant option is a diesel industrial engine with electronic Quick Glow system. Applications include construction, heavy manufacturing operations, lumberyard, and recycling.
  • The diesel-powered GO6 is rated 15,500 to 17,500 pounds. Applications include construction, heavy manufacturing operations, lumberyard, and recycling.

UniCarriers offers four AC electric rider lifts:

  • The SCX is rated at 3,000 to 4,000 pounds and specially designed to accommodate operators who frequently exit and reenter the lift. Applications include food product companies, manufacturing and warehousing, light manufacturing, shipping and receiving, and trucking operations.
  • The TX is rated at 3,000 to 4,000 pounds. Applications include manufacturing and warehousing.
  • The BX is rated 3,000 to 8,000 pounds. Applications include bottling, manufacturing, and warehousing.
  • The QX is rated 4,000 to 6,000 pounds, with an 80-volt motor for extra power. Applications include bottling, food product companies, manufacturing, and warehousing.

UniCarriers Sample Pricing

Pricing varies widely on all forklifts, depending on engine type, operational capacity, vendor, and much more. Below we offer pricing on a range of UniCarriers lifts.

  • The AF50 has a 55 HP, LP or gas/LP powered engine and an automatic transmission. It is rated at 5,000 pounds. The 2016 model sells for approximately $25,000.
  • The AF35 has a 55 HP, LP or gas/LP powered engine and an automatic transmission. It is rated at 3,500 pounds. The 2016 model sells for approximately $22,000.
  • A used F220, rated at 22,000 pounds with a 4.3-liter displacement engine sells for approximately $110,000.
  • The CF50 is a Platinum II model rated at 3,000 to 8,000 pounds. The 2016 model sells for approximately $22,000.
  • The diesel-powered PF60 is rated at 6,000 pounds. The 2016 model sells for approximately $32,500.
  • The LP/gas-powered PF50 is rated at 5,000 pounds. The 2016 model sells for approximately $24,500.

UniCarriers Forklift Operating Costs

When budgeting for your industrial equipment, do not forget to budget in the hourly cost of operation, which is significant. Operation costs include:

  • Fuel/electric power
  • Batteries
  • Filters
  • Fuel cells
  • Labor
  • Maintenance
  • Oil
  • Replacement parts

These costs typically increase along with the size of the forklift itself, especially for internal combustion models.

Figuring the total cost for powering the lift requires determining the number of work hours in a year. Typically, a year includes around 250 work days. However many hours per day your crew runs the forklift represents the number of work hours per year.

In general, electric-powered forklifts cost significantly less to operate. The cost to power your electric forklift depends on (1) the cost of electricity in your area and (2) the efficiency of your charger. As a general estimate, though, you can budget around $3 per charge for an electric forklift. The hourly cost depends on how many hours that charge lasts.

A fuel-powered forklift averages around $30 to fill the tank, assuming a 7-gallon diesel tank or a 33-pound propane tank. Again, the total cost depends on how long you can operate the machine on a single tank of fuel. Typically, you get a max of 8 hours from a tank.

Finally, consider maintenance costs in your budget as well. Figured annually, they average around $3 per hour for an electric machine and around $30 per hour for forklifts with internal combustion engines.

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