Telescopic Handlers

Telescopic handlers or telehandlers are like forklift trucks that have a telescoping extendable boom like a crane. They are similar in appearance and function to a forklift but is more a crane than forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or winch.

Early telescopic handlers only lifted in one direction and did not rotate however, several of the manufacturers have designed telescopic handlers that rotate 360 degrees through a turntable and these machines look almost identical to the Rough Terrain Crane.

New 360 degree telescopic handler/crane models have outriggers or stabilizer legs that must be lowered before lifting, however their design has been simplified so that they can be more quickly deployed. These machines are often used to handle pallets of bricks and install frame trusses on many new building sites and they have eroded much of the work for small telescopic truck cranes. Their off road capability and their on-site versatility to unload pallets using forks, or lift like a crane makes them a valuable piece of machinery.

Merlo 72.10 Telehandler

Maximum lifting Capacity 7.2t
Maximum lifting Capacity @ Full height 4t
Boom Length 10m
Max Tip Height 9.5m
Max radius (2t) 7m
Pick and carry 7t
Drive/Steer 4x4x4
Crane weight 10.5t
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