Re: First Forklift setup
I don't think you are being argumentitive at all, Eastside.
You asked for advice and opinions and that is what you are getting.
My opinion and advice:
I have always purchaced ahead, sometimes WAY ahead of immediate need.
I look at it as a statement of confidence and commitment for your future.
A million years ago when I had 8 or 12 hives I bought my first extractor; an Apinox stainless radial!!
Later, I bought my first flatbed boom truck when I could haul my entire outfit in one load!!
Later, when I wanted a forklift, someone told me that, "Nobody needs a forklift until they have at least 500 hives".
I laughed right in their face and thought, "Well, that is fine for you!".
Eastside, it is obvious that you are itching to buy a forklift. If you can see clear to do so GO FOR IT!!
Right or wrong. I'm on your side; I like having my own stuff.
But then I take very good care of equipment and that is a biggy.
If things don't work out you can always say that they should have!
Just say NO to excuse-izm!
If my bees die, I am responsible.