THE 4 MAIN BENEFITS OF TELESCOPIC HANDLERS
Telescopic Handlers are material handling tools used in the agricultural and construction industries. A telescopic handler can be referred to as a telehandler, loadall, teleporter or boom lift.
Telehandlers are similar to forklifts but have a boom (like a crane) to make it easier to move loads to and from difficult places to reach. These material handlers have many uses including lifting, reaching, loading, stacking, towing, carrying and being used as a work platform.
Benefit 1: Versatility
There are three different types of telehandlers available that deliver versatility through an extensive range of attachments and applications.
- The standard fixed boom telehandler, such as the JCB Loadall used in agriculture and construction.
- Rotating telehandlers have the ability to rotate on their chassis when stationary. This gives the telehandler the ability to reach further with heavy loads.
- Heavy telehandlers are able to perform the role of both a site crane and a high-capacity forklift with the added versatility of having a wide range of attachments.
Magni provides a range of rotating and heavy telescopic handlers.
Benefit 2: Safety
A telescopic handler can make lifting and moving materials much easier by eliminating the need for manual lifting. Telehandlers must comply with the Australian Standards AS 1418.19 and only be used by a trained operator to ensure safety. Safety can be further enhanced by making sure that the boom is used safely by travelling in the lowest possible position and maximum load capacities are not exceeded.
Benefit 3: Productivity and Efficiency
Telescopic handlers provide the ultimate productivity by stacking and loading more, in less time with increased reach and lift height capacity than comparable machines. With single sided loading, fast travel times and the capability to tow, telehandlers deliver great efficiencies in agricultural and construction applications.
Benefit 4: Manoeuvrability
Telescopic handlers have the ability to be used in both on and off road conditions. Most telehandlers have the ability to operate in three different steering modes. This includes front wheel, 4-wheel drive and crab steering. The 4-wheel drive mode allows telehandlers to be used in rough and uneven terrain.