Forklift manuals have a wide range of prices and the price varies based on the format it comes in. To discover a forklift manuals cost, read on for the price on various formats.
There are typically three formats that forklift manuals come in and that typically determines the price that you pay.
Cost of PDF forklift manuals
Most lift truck manuals are available in PDF format, especially for anything new. They typically run between us$25 and us$75 per PDF manual. See this vendor for more than 10,000 PDF manuals for materials handling trucks.
Printed forklift manual prices
Printed manuals are still available for new forklift models and brands. They run in the us$15 to $us250 range. See this Raymond dealer that offers paper editions of the company’s manuals for $15 each. The more expensive manuals tend to run hundreds of pages long. Sometimes we have seen used manuals – and even vintage manuals* – in printed form. They are often available on eBay. Most vintage forklift paper manuals are priced in the $75 to $100 range. However they come and go. So if you see a vintage or used manual that you need, be sure to grab it because you may not see it again for a while if you don’t.
We also called a Yale dealer recently to check on a parts service manual for one of our clients. The price for a manual that dates back to 1988 was $168.
Aggregated forklift manuals cost in digital formats
Some vendors aggregate forklift manuals together for related brand and models. They are package together in digital form on either a USB drive (what is that?) or on a DVD data disk. You will often see these manual collections offered on eBay* for sale like this DVD manual collection for Toyota forklifts*.
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