Understand the Functions of a Telehandler for a Better Result

Understand the functions of a telehandler for a better result

A telehandler is a kind of forklift hugely versatile lifting machine most often used in the construction industry. It features telescopic arms that can lift loads and extend to adjust the maximum reach. These telehandlers are of two types. One is a fixed telehandler, and another is a rotating telehandler. And everyone using telehandlers are aware of their silent features and advantages.

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However, there are still many more things left to understand regarding these heavy machines. Let’s first understand that:

Understanding the telehandler:

Every operator needs to understand the telehandler well and easily choose the right one for the required task. Here are some terms to encounter that relate to the telehandler forklift.

Engine Size: Telehandler available in the market on rent uses a diesel engine usually. The size of the telehandler will usually dictate the size of its engine. See the specification or ask the dealer about the engine size before use is the best idea.

Lift Height: The operator must understand the height variation of different models in many terms. For example, 4400 lb telehandlers are not likely to extend beyond 20 feet, while 10,000 lb models may lift 40-60 feet.

Turning radius: Agility is another factor muse seen in telehandlers. Compact models have a simple maneuver due to their size. According to the work environment, a turning radius is another factor.

Steering modes: Standard/front wheel, All-wheel/4-wheel, and crab wheel are usually models for telehandlers available in the market. Standard steering is best for operating on level surface sites with minimal clutter. Alternatively, 4-wheel telehandlers can maneuver in tighter spaces, and crab-steering is best to help shift loads into those hard-to-reach areas.

Forwards reach: The smaller high capacity telehandler has 10 feet maximum extension, and larger models about 45 feet. These features vary on the model availability and updating of a machine in the market.

The hydraulic function of a telehandler:


Before renting or buying a telehandler must understand hydraulic functions too. Typically, 6-hydraulic functions a telehandler can perform are:

Boom lift/down: It moves the telescopic boom upwards and downwards. 

Boom extends/retract: It extends and retracts the boom. 

Tilt forks up/down: It tilts forwards and backward. 

Stabilizers up/down: It extends and retracts the stabilizers. 

Steering: It covers the 3-steering types mentioned in the previous section. 

Frame leveling: It levels the machine on an unstable surface using the axle.


Thus, now you understand that telehandlers have wide, off-road tires for use on almost any terrain. It is used widely in various industries. The above information ensures the machine understands the resulting needs and requirement is clear before buying and renting. Contact Torcan Lift Equipment at 1-833-743-2500 to rent or buy all the farm essentials and the latest high capacity telehandler. And for any other further queries, you can also visit our official website.