What is a Telehandler?
Telehandlers are mobile lifting plants which typically include a telescopic boom and lifting attachment. They are also referred to as a multi purpose handlers, boom lifts, telescopic handlers or teleporters.
They can be fitted with a variety of attachments with the most popular options being work platforms, liftings jibs, earth moving buckets and fork tines.
Telehandlers are used by a large selection of markets including agriculture and warehousing. They are a popular choice because of their versatility and maneuverability.
Manitou produce a superior range of telehandlers which are now used by thousands of companies across the globe.
The brand has a long history of producing equipment that is durable, versatile and reliable. They offer 30 models with lifting heights that range from 4m through to 18m and the lifting capacity from 2,000kg to 35,000kg.
Operating a Telehandler
A telehandler should only be operated by an experienced and qualified individual. Without sufficient experience, an operator may overload the equipment with the incorrect attachment which can cause critical problems.
You can also learn more about telehandler licensing and training here – http://cottonaustralia.com.au/uploads/resources/Use_of_telehandlers_when_moving_and_loading_round_modules.pdf.