United Rentals carries a wide range of telehandler forklifts for sale. Telehandlers — also known as lulls, container handlers, reach forklifts and telescopic forklifts — are prime examples of reach machinery, or industrial equipment that use a telescoping boom for lifting power. Specific types of telehandlers include traverse reach forklifts and variable reach forklifts, each equipped with specific capabilities for different lifting tasks on jobsites. To determine which telehandler would work best for your project, check out this Project Uptime article, Telehandler Types: Find the Best Telehandler for Your Needs.
Telehandlers also have superior maneuverability, making it possible to reach tight spaces and navigate obstacles like posts, wires, racks or other forklifts. Telehandlers with rubber tracks and all-wheel drive can operate on rough terrain like grass or gravel, making it possible to reach areas that may not be accessible by other equipment. Efficiently move shipping containers around your jobsite with a container forklift for sale. Used telehandlers offer versatility at a great price point, making them ideal for those looking to get the most for their money. If you’re looking to buy a used telehandler, you’ll find the best quality telehandlers and container handlers for sale in our inventory above.
Learn more about our telehandlers in our FAQ section below.
Telehandler operation is unique compared to other types of forklifts because you must be aware of the boom arm's angle and level. In-cab operation may be more like ride-on earthmoving equipment like skid steers and backhoes, but knowing the center of gravity is crucial for safe operation. Refer to the manufacturer's instruction manual for specific information about controls on the dashboard. Whatever the worksite has in store, get certified in operating rough terrain forklifts through United Academy.
Telehandler operation certification can last up to three years. Generally, it depends on the reach forklift model you are licensed to operate. This certification is issued by reach forklift manufacturers, distributors and dealers. It can also be issued through independent training schools that have been approved by companies that supply reach forklifts. Explore telehandler training opportunities at United Academy.
Generally, telehandlers should be transported to your worksite by truck. If they are to be driven on the road, telehandlers must be registered and licensed as agricultural vehicles and must comply with state and federal regulations.