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The Ultimate Guide to Forklift Order Picker Pricing

Last Updated: October 15, 2023 note: Need an order picker at an affordable price? Fill out the 30 second questionnaire below and our forklift partners will send you free price quotes.

Summary: Order Picker Prices #

If you're looking to buy an order picker, the price can range from $8,000 to $40,000 or more. A small cherry picker rental costs around $200 to $500 per day, while a larger model can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per day.

An incredibly important and unavoidable part of working in a warehouse is order picking.

It directly affects customer satisfaction and makes up a significant portion of operation costs. If you want to keep your business running smoothly and your customers happy, then you need to be able to accurately and quickly pick and process orders.

And if you find yourself regularly needing to pull just an item or two, pulling down an entire pallet is inefficient.

In these scenarios, an order picker is superior to the more traditional forklift. Read our article on traditional forklift pricing.

Order Picker Pricing #

Here are some typical price ranges for new and used order pickers:

New Order Pickers

  • Small capacity (up to 3,000 lbs): $20,000 - $35,000
  • Medium capacity (3,000 - 5,000 lbs): $30,000 - $45,000
  • Large capacity (over 5,000 lbs): $40,000 - $60,000+

Used Order Pickers

  • Small capacity (up to 3,000 lbs): $8,000 - $20,000
  • Medium capacity (3,000 - 5,000 lbs): $12,000 - $25,000
  • Large capacity (over 5,000 lbs): $15,000 - $30,000+

Order Picker Rental

  • Small capacity: $200 - $400 per day
  • Medium capacity: $300 - $600 per day
  • Large capacity: $500 - $1,000+ per day

Other factors affecting order picker pricing:

  • Hours of use: More hours means lower price
  • Condition: Well-maintained units cost more
  • Options: Attachments add cost

In summary, new order pickers range from $20,000 to $60,000+, while used units are around 50% cheaper. Rental rates range from $200 to $1,000+ daily.

Top Order Picker Models #

Here are some of the top order picker models and brands with price ranges:

Crown SP Series

  • Capacity: 3,000 - 4,000 lbs
  • Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Raymond Model 72TT

  • Capacity: 3,600 lbs
  • Price: $40,000 - $60,000

Toyota 8-Series

  • Capacity: 3,000 - 4,000 lbs
  • Price: $35,000 - $55,000

Hyster E50-80Z Series

  • Capacity: 5,000 - 8,000 lbs
  • Price: $45,000 - $70,000

Yale MO25

  • Capacity: 2,500 lbs
  • Price: $30,000 - $45,000

Jungheinrich ETV Series

  • Capacity: 2,000 - 2,600 lbs
  • Price: $35,000 - $50,000

Prices vary based on lift height, battery, options etc. But these are some of the most popular order picker models and brands purchased new or used.

Pricing Insights from Order Picker Owners #

We interviewed several order picker owners to get real-world insights into models purchased and prices paid. Here are some examples:

I bought a used Yale MO20P order picker with 2,500 lb capacity for $18,000. It had around 6,000 hours but was in good condition and fits our needs.

We upgraded to a new Crown SP3520-30 order picker with 3,000 lb capacity for $36,500 including sideshift. This was a big investment but it's been great for our high volume warehouse.

I found a used Hyster E50Z electric order picker with 4,500 lb capacity for only $14,500 at a local auction. It's an older model but runs smoothly and was affordable.

We rented a Large Jungheinrich ETV 216i order picker for $750/day to help us get through a busy holiday order season. It was expensive but allowed us to efficiently handle peak volume.

I own a small warehouse and bought a used BT Levio LWE130 order picker for $15,000. It's capacity is only 1,500 lbs but gets the job done for my needs.

We purchased a new 5,000 lb Crown SP3520-30 with a height of 390" for $42,000 fully equipped. This was a sizable investment but necessary for our expanding ecommerce business.

Order Picker Safety #

An order picker that is improperly handled can be incredibly dangerous, so it is important that certain guidelines are followed to avoid safety hazards. There are certain precautions that must be taken when operating an order picker.

For example, if the picker is higher than three feet from the ground, you must remember to lower it to below two feet before moving it to another area, otherwise the stability of the load can be thrown off, possibly tipping the picker over.

You must also bring the machine to a complete stop before raising it again.

Order pickers are designed with limit switches (which should never be tampered with) that prevent them from driving at height.

It is also important to consider any potential hazards that may be in your work area so that you can ensure the safest possible travel route for your order picker. Obstructions or debris can cause accidents that can lead to damaged equipment and merchandise or employee injuries.

A good way to to create a safe travel path is to practice traffic management and make people aware of the areas where the order picker will be operating.

Having another employee control the flow of traffic, as well as setting up barriers or signs, are great ways to avoid hazards.

A final, though no less important, safety requirement of operating an order picker is the safety harness. The harness must be worn as long as the picker is being operated and, combined with a closed handrail while moving, can prevent falls. note: Need an order picker at an affordable price? Fill out the 30 second questionnaire below and our forklift partners will send you free price quotes.


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