Telescopic - Construction forklift
The construction forklift is used on construction sites to lift and carry loads. A distinction is made between fixed-reach forklifts and variable-reach forklifts, or telehandlers.
Equipped with pallet forks or a loader bucket, the construction forklift truck can lift loads of several tons up to ten meters in height thanks to its mast, or arm, actuated by a hydraulic system.
The construction forklift was invented in 1958 by Braud & Faucheux, a company known today as Manitou: it is basically a hybrid machine between the agricultural tractor and the forklift.
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Equipment adapted to your activity
Before investing in a telescopic handler, it is up to you to analyze all the load criteria but also the challenges of the site. This precaution is essential to avoid accidents. Indeed, if you work on a confined perimeter and you have to deposit loads at height, the mast height of your telehandler will obviously be different. If your land is level and subject to severe weather, you will also need to take this parameter into account in your choice.
The choice of your telehandler
To select your telehandler efficiently, you obviously have to take the height of the boom into account. An arrow can extend up to 30 meters high, it is the main accessory of your cart. The main quality of the telehandler is its versatility. Indeed, it is possible to attach various accessories to your boom, which makes it a particularly useful and very easy to use construction machine. Please note, before adding an accessory, check its load capacity.
When choosing your telehandler, make sure that the weight of the load is properly distributed and that the center of gravity is correctly positioned.
The telehandler can have a simplex, duplex, triplex or quadriplex mast.
Indoor or outdoor use?
Particularly manoeuvrable and easy to use, the telescopic forklift is primarily used for indoor sites. For outdoor work sites, use a wide telescopic; its weight capacity ranges from 2000 to 6000 kilos.