What is a telehandler?
Telehandlers are maneuverable hybrid units that offer the load lifting capabilities of a forklift with the lifting range of a crane.
A telehandlers telescopic boom can easily be fitted with a wide range of attachments to allow the unit to perform a wide variety of functions.
Advantages of telehandlers
Telehandlers are able to lift heavy loads up to the units lift capacity and height specifications including palletised and non-palletised goods when fitted with the correct attachment.
Telehandlers are able to move diagonally, this increased maneuverability allows them to easily access odd angles and tight spaces with their extendable boom, making them the ideal materials handling solution for confined spaces.
Stabilisers that can be deployed from the unit, provide extra stability and safety when lifting heavy loads.
A telehandlers telescopic boom is the key to the unit’s versatility.
A wide variety of specially engineered interchangeable attachments can be safely attached to the end of the boom using the unit’s quick hitch mechanism.
Examples of telehandler attachments include:
- Forklift carriages
- Crane jibs
- Scoop and bucket attachments
- Work cage or platform
The versatility of the telehandlers and attachments may provide significant cost savings completing projects as it replaces the need to hire additional equipment such as cranes and elevating work platforms to complete work.