Telescopic handlers are unique vehicles that are basically a cross between a forklift and a crane. It features a long extendable boom that originates from the back of the cab. At the end of the boom, you can have any number of attachments on it. Some of the most common attachments include a winch, muck grab, pallet forks, and a bucket.
Sometimes you might need to move a heavy load from a low elevation to a high elevation. For instance, you may need to transport heavy materials to the rooftop of a building. A traditional forklift does not have the capability to lift heavy loads that high up into the air. A telescopic handler, however, does have this capability. It is designed for workers to move loads from low places to high places.
Now you might wonder, why not just use a crane for this purpose? Well, a crane is a much bigger machine, and it requires a lot of time, money, and resources to operate. A telescopic handler is like a smaller and more time-efficient version of a crane. It isn’t designed for skyscrapers, but you can definitely use it to move cargo up several stories on a building.
Bison Plant Hire has the perfect telescopic handler for hire. It is the JCB 535-140 14M Telescopic Handler. It has a width of 2,350mm, height of 2,590mm, length of 5,800mm, and weight of 10,066kg. The boom can extend up to 14 meters in the air. That should be enough distance for you to move whatever cargo or load you need on an average construction project.
Telescopic handlers might be difficult for novices to operate. If you need assistance with operating our JCB 535-140 Telescopic Handler, then we can include a human operator for an additional price. They will be a certified operator with experience at using this vehicle safely and efficiently. Call us to find out more information.