Before renting a telehandler, or telescopic handler, make sure you know how heavy of a load you have to lift and how high you have to lift it. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professionals can assist you in renting the best telehandler for your application.
Lift capacity. Maximum lift capacities, stated in pounds, distinguish the different types of telehandlers available to rent. Common maximum lift capacities for rental telescopic handlers range from 4,400 to 12,000 pounds. Keep in mind that you cannot lift the maximum lift capacity to the maximum reach or maximum height of the telehandler. The lift capacities at maximum height and maximum reach state the weight of the load — which is considerably less than the maximum lift capacity — you can lift under those circumstances.
Lift height. Distances vary that you can lift a load using a rented telehandler. Maximum lift heights on 4,400-lb. telehandlers may reach less than 20 ft., but lift heights on 10,000-lb. telehandlers may range from about 40 to 57 ft. In the middle, 6,000-lb. telehandlers typically reach from 34 to 44 ft. and 8,000-lb. telehandlers may offer lift heights between 40 and 45 ft.
Forward reach. Maximum reach on rented telehandlers varies from less than 10 ft. on smaller rented telehandlers to as much as 45 ft. on larger models.
Turning radius. This feature on rented telescopic handlers indicates the equipment’s maneuverability around jobsite clutter.
Engine. Most rental telehandlers have diesel engines. Engines on larger telehandlers typically offer more horsepower than smaller units offer.
Steering modes. Many rental telehandlers come equipped with three steering modes — standard or front-wheel steering mode, all-wheel or four-wheel steering mode and crab steering mode. Standard steering mode works well when traversing on uncluttered, level surfaces, whereas four-wheel steering mode increases the telehandler’s maneuverability in crowded jobsites. Crab steering mode allows the telehandler to move to the side for placing the load in a precise location.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your telehandler needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.
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