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Telehandler

Telehandler Sale!  Most of our telehanders are wholesale priced.  We own and have access to used telehandlers located all over the USA and Canada.  We carry brands such as JLG, Gradall, Lull, Skytrak, Ingersoll Rand, Terex, Genie, Caterpillar and more.  Every telehandler we sell comes with an arrival warranty.  If upon delivery there are any issues, we will resolve them at our cost.  Don't see the telehandler you're looking for?  Click REQUEST EQUIPMENT and let us know what you need.



Telehandlers Widely used in both agriculture and industry, a telescopic handler could be considered a hybrid of a forklift and crane. Most similar in appearance to a forklift but with crane style components such as a telescopic boom extending forward and upward, this machine is commonly called a telehandler. Telehandlers have fittings at the end of the boom for several versatile and convenient attachments such as buckets, pallet forks, muck grabs, and lift tables. Pallet forks are the most widely used attachment for telehandlers. Moving of loads from place-to-place and retrieval of loads from places unreachable by a conventional forklift are the most common applications for the pallet fork. For example, telehandlers can access palletized cargo within a trailer and move those loads onto high places such as rooftops. Telehandlers do this with more practicality and functionality than standard cranes. One drawback of the telehandler is that boom extension or raising during heavy-load bearing creates a lever action and compromises stability of the vehicle despite rear counterweights. With an increase in the telehandler's working radius - the distance between the front of the wheels and the load center - the machine's lifting capacity quickly decreases because of this instability. For example, a telehandler with 5,000 pound weight capacity with retracted boom may only be able to lift 400 pounds during a low boom angle extension. The same machine may support as much as 10,000 pounds with the boom raised to 70°. Because of these variances and for safe operation, the telehandler operator is provided with a load chart for both predetermination of safe load handling and clear definition of restrictions in capabilities. These load charts utilize load weight, boom angle, and height to formulate safety guidelines. Most telehandlers also employ a computerized sensor system to consistently monitor the vehicle and ensure safe operation. If vehicle limitations are exceeded, this computer will alert the operator to danger and may also restrict use to prevent accidents. Some telehandlers are also equipped with front outriggers. Those are called mobile cranes. These outriggers extend the lifting capacity of the telehander during stationary procedures. The Matbro Company at Horley in Surrey, England pioneered telehander development. Using their articulated cross country forestry forklifts as a template, the original telehandlers had a centrally mounted boom on the vehicle's front, with the driver's cab at the rear. This is similar to the Teleram 40. But, telehandlers with the rigid chassis design, rear mounted boom and side operations cab have become the standard.