Reach New Heights With a Telehandler

24th November, 2015


Whether you work in industry or agriculture, construction or forestry, or any other area where load lifting and load shifting are vital parts of the operation, you should investigate the advantages a telehandler could give you.

Multi-tasking machines in a range of sizes

These versatile machines may look a little like forklift trucks, but the addition of a telescopic boom gives them the lifting ability of a crane and allows the operator to tackle a wide range of jobs with a single vehicle. The boom can be fitted with a variety of attachments, making the telehandler a multi-purpose machine suitable for multiple applications.

In agriculture, for example, the boom is often fitted with a bucket or bucket grab to reach into high-sided storage. In industry the operator can attach pallet forks and lift cargo without the need for a separate crane, something impossible with a conventional forklift. Why use two machines, if one machine can do both jobs?

Telehandlers come in a wide range of sizes to suit the many different types of business we have here in north England and throughout the UK. A compact vehicle, no more than 2.1. metres wide, can be used on small or constricted sites where the use of more than one heavy machine at a time is difficult or impossible, increasing the efficiency of your operation. The versatility of the boom attachments combined with a transport speed of up to 40 km per hour (around 25 mph) make them ideal in agriculture and forestry. They can easily travel to different sites and perform a range of jobs when they reach their destinations.

At the other end of the spectrum the largest machines have a boom with a reach of up to 18 metres (60 feet) and a lifting capacity of 4 tons, making them invaluable equipment on a range of building and industrial sites. There’s bound to be a telehandler that will suit your specific business!