United Rentals' fleet of telehandler rentals includes diesel options for efficient outdoor operation. Also called shooting booms, telehandlers have mid-mounted engines and long wheelbases for greater mobility in mud and on rocks, rough terrain and hillsides. Read our Project Uptime article, 11 Tips for the Safe Use of Telehandlers in Construction.
Our telehandler forklift rentals have maximum lift heights of up to 115 feet and load capacities of up to 35,000 pounds. Our inventory of telescopic forklifts includes models from JLG, SkyTrak, 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 115 feet. Load capacities for forklifts range from a 1,000-pound warehouse forklift to a 35,000-pound telehandler.
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 pounds unloaded, and closer to 35,000 pounds at full load. Consult the owner’s manual for exact weight and load specifications depending on your model.