What is a Telehandler - La Grange Crane Service


What is a Telehandler, and What is it Used For?

Renting crane equipment helps you finish your project on time with dependable results. Still, when planning a new construction project, how do you know what machinery to use? There’s one type of heavy machinery perfect for almost every project: telehandlers. Read this guide to learn about telehandlers and why you need one for your worksite.

Telehandlers: The Basics

Telehandlers are short for telescopic handlers. They are one of the most common machines used in construction and industry today. Telehandlers work like a forklift but with a telescopic boom. These specifications ensure greater versatility for the machine, allowing it to travel forward and upwards.

Additionally, you can attach different attachments, such as lifting jobs, work buckets, pallet forks, and muck grab for various applications. Ideally, you would use the telehandler to move loads, lift pallets, and move materials. Their work platforms allow them to carry materials smoothly around the worksite.

Telehandlers offer impressive lifting capability for a wide range of services. Their load capacity can reach tens of thousands of pounds, with maximum lifting heights extending hundreds of feet. While you wouldn’t use a telehandler for heavy loads, like with an all-terrain crane, they can still perform multiple tasks with their current lifting capacity.

When to Use a Telehandler

Since telehandlers are smaller than other machines, like all-terrain or rough-terrain cranes, they are perfect for small-to-mid-level applications. For instance, smaller construction and industrial projects, like tree removal, road construction, cellular, and agriculture, use telehandlers for their versatility and maneuverability.

Find Rentable Telehandlers with La Grange Crane Service Today

Contact La Grange Crane Service today if you need a telehandler for your project! We’re available all across the country, from Florida to California! Our affordable crane rentals are perfect for daily, weekly, or monthly durations.

We partner with local unions if you need someone to operate a telehandler. Otherwise, we’re more than happy to rent our bare equipment.