Review: 2009 Omega FD160S-5 Empty Container Handler
Thomas Lee Harris
Omega FD160S-5: The introduction
A forklift is an essential piece of equipment that plays a crucial role in lifting as well as moving heavy materials in warehouses and logistics facilities, among others. However, not all companies can afford it. This is true when it comes to start-ups. Now, if you’re a start up business owner, you don’t have to panic because you have the option to rent. If this crosses your mind, maybe you should think of purchasing a used one. This is a better move since you’ll have something that you can call your own. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the hustle and bustle of regularly contacting service providers. With regard to this, one model that you should include in your short list is the 2009 Omega FD160S-5 Empty Container Handler.
Omega FD160S-5: Key features
This Omega Forklift is armed with a Perkins diesel engine that gained notoriety in the motoring field for its topnotch reliability, long engine life, as well as continued excellence. With these, you can be rest assured that your lifting and transportation needs won’t be compromised. In addition to the abovementioned qualities, take note that its engine is emission compliant. As such, you get to achieve the said advantages minus the nasty effects to “Mother Nature.”
Excellent safety features
Sad to say, despite its importance, many acclaimed companies neglect safety. This should not be the case because productivity minus safety is just plain futile. Omega engineers know this, that is why they made sure that the welfare of their users won’t be compromised in one way or another. They installed the FD160S-5 with open FOPS/ROPS, rubber isolated cab mount, and glass roof. In addition to all these, its joystick for different boom options come with a safety switch.
A forklift is already a handy dandy piece of equipment. But bear in mind that you can take this level of, say, convenience and practicality to a whole new level with the right instrumentation. This is what the FD160S-5 is all about. It’s jam-packed with the right accessories and instrumentation to hasten your transportation needs. The long list includes full backlit gauge cluster, indicator lights, glow plugs, prak brake, and many others.
Brilliant Optional equipment
Just in case you have some extra cash to spare, you might want to consider some “add-ons” for your forklift. This way you can add a sense of functionality as well as convenience to your equipment. Some of the notable ones that you can consider are enclosed all weather cab, block heater, lighting package, windshield washing system, and the like.
Omega FD160S-5: Price
$87,500.00 AUD ($96,250.00 AUD GST Inclusive) – Hyundai Forklifts