The Rise of Heavy Lift Telehandlers

Rise of the Heavy Lift Telehandler

Have you noticed a significant change in the lift machinery industry? Gone are the days where cranes dominate the market. With the increases in technology, businesses deserve safe multipurpose lift machinery. Huntley Plant recognised this need, and in turn made a concerted effort to invest in the emergence of the heavy-lift telehandler. This machine has a wide range of tasks including unloading, carrying, and lifting items. They are even used as a work platform but are still very mobile. The various benefits to renting telehandlers are heightened because of its cost efficiency which makes them much more accessible and desirable.

Huntley Plant product offering

Huntley Plant and Access Hire has various lift machinery including the Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts and Telehandlers. The manufacturers Magni, Manitou, and JCB are differentiated by working height and lift capacity. Magni supplying the greatest working height, Manitou the highest capacity and JCB supplying the smaller day to day operational items. Magni’s ultra-high-duty Telehandler offers capacity’s up to 5,000 kg and working height of 34.7 metres. Huntley’s standard telehandlers range from 5 metres to 18 metres with lift capacities from 2,400 kg to 4,000 kg. The Benefits of these products include its light weight frame, and travel speeds up to 40 kph. Huntley telehandlers are low maintenance, and only requiring oil changes every 1,000 hours.

Uses for Huntley Telehandlers

Telehandlers have capitalised on suspended crane lifting duties including roof truss installations, placing lightweight steelwork, chimney stacks, and lifting air conditioning units.

Crane mobility can be an issue for situations such as airport and railway construction because of trouble getting on the site. Telehandlers are waved through with no issues.  The Safety issues that are putting cranes out of the market include extensive supervision requirements and red tape due for work safety. Now, every crane must contain first and secondary braking systems. The first brake is used for operational purposes to move the winch clockwise or counter clockwise. The second brake acts as an emergency parking brake on any motor vehicle. All older style truck cranes must add in another operational brake for safety requirements and to minimise wear on other components.