Telescopic Forklift Uses and Applications

Telescopic Forklift Uses and Applications

Telescopic Forklifts from Hire Safe Solutions

A telescopic forklift, also known as a telehandler, is a machine popularly used within agriculture and other industries. It has many of the same qualities as a regular fork, however, it has a boom lift which makes it more versatile and gives it some of the same capabilities as a crane.

The telescopic boom can extend upwards and outwards from the vehicle and reach heights that a regular forklift could not. This makes them a popular choice for moving heavy pallet boards or other goods to high and hard to reach places. The telehandler has more reach and power than a forklift but shares the same compact design, meaning it is great for manoeuvrability and all-terrain capability.

Telehandler attachments

On the end of the boom, the operator of the machine can fit one of several attachments. This makes the telehandler a great all-round piece of equipment as it is easily adapted to suit the requirements of the operator. One of the most popular attachments is a fork carriage, this allows the operator to lift a variety of goods including concrete blocks, steel bars, pipes, timber or other packaged goods.

Other attachments include buckets and crane jibs which are often used within agriculture to move heavy loads which would be unreachable with a regular wheeled loader or fork. Furthermore, work platforms can be attached to allow safe working at height, ideal for everyday construction jobs.

What are they used for?

  • Moving heavy loads in industry
  • Lift and placing loads where forklifts can’t extend to
  • Ploughing snow
  • Building repair and maintenance
  • Site clean-ups
  • Tree surgery
  • Waste and recycling
  • Farming


On and off-road driving

Four-wheel drive functionality for extra stability, even on rough terrain.

High lift capacity

Lifting capacity of 3,100kg to 10,900kg and a lifting height of up to 13 metres.


Sturdy, compact design for excellent manoeuvrability in hard to reach places as well as being easily transportable between worksites.

Our Range

Hire Safe Solutions have a wide range of compact telehandler forklift machines available to hire, lease or buy. JCB is a pioneering brand who have been leaders in telehandler design since 1977. Their dedication to innovation has resulted in machines offering unrivalled levels of performance, comfort and productivity.

The JCB 540-200 is one of our most popular machines that offers incredible reach and a 20 metre lifting height with proportional boom extension and retraction. It’s the perfect addition to any rental fleet as it’s versatile enough for a wide variety of tasks including general building maintenance and steel erection.

Another popular piece of equipment is the JCB 531-70 which is designed to tackle the challenges of any general site. It can safely and easily handle narrow spaces, slippery surfaces and has a maximum lifting capacity of 3100kg.

For more information regarding our telescopic handlers, or any other aerial platforms, contact Hire Safe Solutions today. Give us a call on 0800 865 4455 or fill out our contact form.

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