A telehandler, also known as a telescopic handler, telescopic
forklift, reach forklift, or boom lift is a type of highly efficient and
multi-purpose construction equipment,
the popularity of which has been increasing rapidly. Before, it was
mostly used in the agricultural industry, however, recently it’s been
gaining close attention from the industry of construction and
The global market value of telescopic handlers reached USD 5.8
billion in 2020, USD 6.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD
9.3 billion by 2028. As opposed to other construction machinery types,
even during global pandemic times the market demonstrated a significant
increase, which shows a steadily growing demand for telehandlers.
BRIEF HISTORY OF A TELEHANDLER
A telehandler, originally called a ‘telescopic forklift’ was designed
in 1977 by JCB. The model was called 520 and had two wheels instead of
four. That machine was a hybrid of a backhoe, a forklift and a crane,
3-in-1. Later, a telehandler was redesigned into four-wheel equipment
and got various attachments.
What is the difference between a telescopic handler and a regular skid steer loader?
The unique feature of the first one is that its boom can extend. It
makes it more of a crane rather than a loader, and adds a lot of
usefulness to it. The variety of jobs this equipment can be used for is
astonishing: from moving heavy loads off of trucks to removing snow and
cleaning up roads. Another big advantage of using a telehandler is that
its lift has an unlimited range of movements. It can move vertically,
horizontally and even diagonally. Also, telescopic handlers can leverage
weight on different types of surfaces, and it doesn’t require adding
extra safety protocols.
Just like a front loader, a telehandler has many different
attachments, which makes it even more versatile. The most popular
attachment types include various buckets, forks, sweepers, lifting
hooks, and even extendable work platforms.
Recently, WEITAI has
been working on its first telescopic handler and is pleased to announce
that the WT3508 will be available for purchase soon. Intrigued? Then leave a message to learn more.