Re: First Forklift setup
Once you get something, you will be using it for years. It's hard to change to something new, if what you have works. Even if it doesn't work perfectly. So, get the best of whatever you can afford.
Figure out how often you are really going to need a loader. Then see what it costs to rent one. If, over a year, it costs more to rent than to buy, buy. They are handy for other things. So, once you have one, you'll find other uses for it.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B