If you’re looking to load, unload, move or place a range of equipment or materials, a telehandler is the right tool for you. Not only will it make your job a lot easier it will improve efficiency and productivity too.

Telehandlers come in all shapes and sizes with lots of unique features. Before you hire or buy make sure you’ve done your research as you need to choose a telehandler that has the right amount of power, manoeuvrability, lift capacity and height for the job in hand.

How much and how high?

Manitou MT1030s TelehandlerFirst things first, you need to consider what you are picking up, how heavy it is, how high you need to go with it and how far you need to carry it. Why is this important? Operating capacities vary, meaning that the telehandler could topple if the boom is fully extended and carrying capacity has been exceeded.

Some telehandlers carrying capacity reduces the more the boom is extended, so make sure you ask to see the machine’s load chart before you go any further.

There are various options out there, but which one is the right one for you?

Faced with difficult and varied terrain, a 6m telescopic handler could be the right machine for you. With their permanent 4-wheel drive, 3 steering modes and substantial 270mm ground clearance, you will get your job done quickly and efficiently. The 6m telescopic materials handler can lift an impressive 2500 kg.

Ausa T204H TelehandlerIf you’re looking for a higher spec machine that can unload vehicles, move materials or place bricks 2 storeys up, then the 9m telehandler is a firm favourite.

Not only does the 9m telehandler possess a substantial maximum lift capacity in excess of 3 tonnes but they work productively and safely in confined areas with their high manoeuvrability and tight turning radius of 3.68m. They have permanent 4-wheel drive, 3 steering modes (front, crab and circle) and a large ground clearance of 440mm, perfect for house building and industrial jobs.

10m telescopic handlers on the other hand offer enhanced lifting capacity and additional stability provided by their extendable outriggers giving you more scope on the larger sites; house building in particular.

Whether you are placing pallets of roof tiles 2 storeys up, or unloading vehicles and moving materials around your site,10m telehandlers can easily negotiate rough terrain with their permanent 4-wheel drive, 3 steering modes (front, crab and circle) and their ample 440mm ground clearance.

14m Telehandler hireWith increased height and reach comes an increase in lifting capacity. A 14 metre telehandler can lift a maximum of 4 tonnes which gives you much more scope with no loss of manoeuvrability.

An important feature of a 14m telehandlers is their 360 degree visibility providing you with a safer and clearer view of your working environment enabling quicker manoeuvres and faster cycles. 10m telehandlers can easily negotiate rough terrain with their permanent 4-wheel drive, 3 steering modes (front, crab and circle) and their ample 475mm ground clearance.

Taking a few moments to evaluate your specific needs ahead of time will help keep you productive and safe on the job. Give us a call on0 1403 249 125 if you have any questions or for further information.