Telehandler hire

Telehandlers are ideal for when you need a high reach in small areas. From compact 4m machines to 30m rotational telehandlers, we have a wide range of the latest machines..


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JCB520-50 - 5m Telehandler

Max Lift Height: 5m
Max Forward Reach: 2.82m
Overall Length: 3.08m
Overall Height: 2.12m

Telehandler hire from Nationwide Platforms

Rough terrain forklifts
Ideal for lifting heavy materials to height

What is a telehandler?

A telehandler is a versatile lifting machine that is commonly used in the construction industry to pick and carry materials. ‘Telehandler’ is a shortened version of ‘telescopic handler’ that can be fitted with various attachments. The most common attachment is a pallet fork that enables a telehandler to reach beyond traditional forklifts. This allows the telehandler to lift heavy loads including:

Concrete blocks
- Pipes
- Timber
- Packaged goods.

A crane jib attachment turns the telehandler into a crane to lift and carry loads where forklift trucks might not be able to access or suitable for the task. Buckets can also be attached in order to shift loose materials such as sand and shale.

Why hire a telescopic handler?

Telehandlers are ideal when a rough terrain forklift is needed owing to the machine’s climbing power and ability to move through tough outdoor conditions using both four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.

A telehandler forklift is a cost-effective materials handling solution as a telehandler can carry out a wide range of tasks with a simple changing of attachments.

Telehandlers offer an excellent combination of lift capacity with a lifting height that gives a long reach to fetch and place materials where they are needed.

Compact telehandlers

Compact telescopic handlers are smaller than traditional telehandlers, offering more manoeuvrability due to a tighter turning circle and the ability to work on sites where space is at a premium.

How much weight can a telehandler lift?

Telehandlers come in a wide variety of sizes with load capacity relative to the machine’s build. Lift capacity for the JCB520-40 compact model is 2000kg. However, when a telehandler is at full reach either vertically or horizontally, the safe lift capacity is less. 

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