Telehandlers, or telescopic handlers, are a type of hydraulic lifting unit commonly employed in the construction, farming, and agriculture industries.

What is a telehandler and how does it work?

Modern telehandlers are agile hybrid devices that combine the forklift’s load lifting capability with the crane’s lifting range.

The units include a telescoping boom that can be connected with a variety of attachments, allowing them to perform a wide range of tasks.

A simple quick hitch design allows operators to change attachments quickly and safely depending on the task at hand.

Telehandlers’ Key Advantages

1. Heavy Lifting

When mounted with the appropriate attachment, telehandlers can hoist heavy loads up to the unit’s lift capability and height specifications, including palletized and non-palletized goods.

Telehandlers can move diagonally, whereas forklifts can only travel in one direction. This allows them to take up and transfer goods that a regular forklift would be unable to raise.

Telehandlers, with their greater agility and extensible boom, can readily access odd angles and tight places, making them the best materials handling solution for confined locations.

When lifting big weights, stabilizers that may be deployed from the unit give added stability and safety.

3. Off-Road and On-Road Mobility

Telehandlers with four-wheel drive may work both on and off the road.

Large, sturdy tires are installed to the units, allowing them to lift and move huge loads while also allowing for simple transit across the rugged and uneven terrain seen on construction sites, farms or agricultural areas, and even mining sites.

4. Enhanced Security

The ability of a telehandler to hydraulically lift and manipulate large and heavy objects around a job site eliminates the need for people to do the substantial physical lifting.

This reduces the likelihood of them harming themselves as a result of hazardous or repetitive manual lifting.

Telehandlers must only be operated by highly trained and qualified personnel on-site to ensure maximum safety.

To operate the unit properly and respond as promptly and safely as feasible in the case of an emergency, operators must have completed the appropriate training and hold the appropriate license.

It’s also crucial to make sure the telehandler isn’t pushed beyond the manufacturer’s recommended lifting capacity and heights, as doing so dramatically increases the danger of injury, product or equipment damage, and even workplace fatalities.


This blog has shown how a multifunctional telehandler may be a valuable piece of equipment in construction, mining, farming, and agriculture

Source: adapaliftgroup