The telehandler is an outdoor lifting machine that is incredibly versatile because of its ability to be fitted with different attachments. The telehandler is also referred to as a boom lift or telescopic handler. Telehandlers can have a lifting capacity of up to 12,000 lbs. and lift loads up to 50 feet in the air using its extendable boom. The extendable boom makes these machines more capable than a traditional forklift in most outdoor applications.
Telehandlers are used at many different job sites due to their versatility. The extendable boom and attachments let the telehandler handle a multitude of jobs. These machines are commonly seen on construction job sites to lift material when working at higher elevations or to pick heavy load off of trucks. They are also seen in the agricultural industry to lift bails of hay or level dirt/gravel.