United Rentals' fleet of telehandler rental options includes traverse reach forklifts and variable reach forklifts that come in electric, gas, or diesel-powered configurations. Many telehandlers have mid-mounted engines and long wheelbases for greater mobility in mud and on rocks, rough terrain and hillsides. Our telehandler forklift rentals have maximum lift heights up to 56 feet and load capacities up to 15,000 pounds. Our inventory of telescopic forklifts includes models from manufacturers like JLG, Sky Trak, Case and other trusted brands. With our selection of telehandler rentals, you can count on United Rentals to equip you for success. For more information on our telehandlers for rent, please visit our FAQ section below.
The height a forklift can reach depends on its size, model and load. United Rentals offers extended reach forklifts with maximum lift heights up to 56 feet. Load capacities for these forklifts range from 6,600 pounds to 16,000 pounds. based on a 24-inch load center lifting on level ground.
In order to operate a boom forklift, you must have a forklift certification. Many technical and online schools offer forklift training and certification at an affordable cost. Steering a forklift is different than steering a car. When operating a forklift, the steering wheel usually controls the rear wheels of the forklift because the front wheels are bearing the weight of the load. Because the rear wheels steer the forklift, you should be careful not to take turns too quickly, which could cause the vehicle to tip over or spill the load.
Most telehandlers weigh between 25,000 and 30,000 lbs. unloaded, and closer to 35,000 lbs. when at full load. Consult the owners manual for exact weight and load specifications depending on your model.