Caterpillar telehandlers are equipped with a single joystick control capable of three simultaneous boom functions for ease of operation and operator efficiency. The machines are powered by Caterpillar engines. Three steering modes offer greater maneuverability. A wide range of work tools includes buckets, hoppers, brooms, carriages, lifting hooks and forks.
The VR-843C telescopic material handler delivers an 8,000-lb. lift capacity, 43-ft. lift height, 28-ft. forward reach and 2-ft. 10-in. reach below grade. Power is supplied by a 110-hp Cummins QSB4.5 turbocharged, Tier II engine. The hydraulic system provides greater load control throughout the boom lifting range, resulting in accelerated telescopic action. Built-in cushioning at the end of the lifting sequence allows the load to be placed and transported with greater smoothness.
Gradall telehandlers incorporate rear-pivot steering for greater maneuverability around the jobsite. The feature enables the machines to pivot around tight corners while keeping the fork and load inside the tight turning radius at all times. Inching big loads onto exact placements further enhances efficiency and productivity. The Gradall Model 544D (shown) provides a 10,000-lb. lift capacity and a 55-ft. maximum lift height with stabilizers deployed.
Pettibone manufactures two lines of telehandlers, the Extendo and Traverse series. The Extendo is a fixed-pivot machine with lift capacities from 6,000 to 10,000 lbs. and lift heights from 36 to 56 ft. The Traverse model offers lift capacities from 6,000 to 8,000 lbs., lift heights from 36 to 44 ft. and 70 in. of horizontal boom transfer. The entire line features GPS, Constant Pressure Compensated Hydraulics, access under an 8-ft. door and axles optimized for four-wheel steer.
Mustang's telehandler product line consists of six models ranging in rated lift capacities from 6,000 to 11,000 lbs. Maximum lift heights span from 34 to 55 ft. The units have a rugged boom design that ensures added durability. Features include pilot-operated joystick controls, a tilt cylinder, optional Work Platform Safety System and the recently introduced radio remote control boom option.
JCB's compact telescopic handlers are designed to work with many popular attachments, and can be outfitted with a quick attach for easy attachment changes. The units come with a ROPS and FOPS, as well as a clean, automotive-style cab with full suspension seat and 360° visibility. A single joystick raises and lowers the boom and controls attachment rollback and dump. The 524-50 and 527-55 offer three steer modes, while the 520-40 provides a four-wheel-drive/four-wheel-steer combination.
At 6 ft. 7 in. wide and 6 ft. 11 in. high, the compact yet rugged TEREX TX-6622 telehandler maximizes mobility and maneuverability in tight-access areas, yet delivers the power to tackle rough terrain and heavy lifting applications. A variety of attachments are available to expand work capabilities to match the job, whether it's lifting, moving or digging.
Manitou's Maniscopic line of telehandlers includes 18 models of fixed frame and rotating telescopic forklifts with lift heights ranging from 13 to 68 ft. The smallest in the series is the SLT 415 B "Twisco", touted as the world's smallest telehandler. The series delivers a variety of choices all with built-in versatility.
Lull telehandlers feature a horizontal load placement system that can move a load up to 80 in. forward from its retracted position while the machine remains stationary and the boom remains at a fixed angle. This allows for faster, more accurate material placement. The Lull Model 944E-42 (shown) has a 42-ft. maximum lift height and a 9,000-lb. rated capacity.