Telehandlers at Auction

What are Telehandlers?

When you think of heavy vehicles, you most likely think of the machines that everyone knows – forklifts, bulldozers, and dump trucks are familiar to most people, regardless of background. But would you be able to recognize a telehandler?

Telehandlers are heavy vehicles that may not be as well-known, but they’re just as essential to help work crews complete jobs that require heavy lifting. Formally called the “telescopic handler”, telehandlers are also known as lulls or reach forklifts. These 4-wheel vehicles are equipped with long, telescoping boom arms capable of lifting and moving several tons.

Potential Uses

Different attachments can be used by telehandlers, including earthmoving buckets, work platforms, or fork tines. Telehandlers are commonly outfitted with fork tines in the industrial sector, acting similar to a forklift, but with greater reach and lift capacity, and mobility on par with some cranes.

Modern telehandlers usually have systems that monitor the vehicle and will warn the operator or even shut off the machine if lifting capacity is exceeded.

Telehandlers are manufactured by many construction equipment companies like Caterpillar, JCB, BobCat, JLG, Terex, and many others.

Browse Our Day 1 Auction

A 2014 Kalmar RT-022-model Telehandler is featured in Day 1 of November’s Monthly Auction at Compass. This auction also includes other heavy vehicles like an IHI mini excavator, Hyster and Caterpillar forklifts, Skyjack scissor lifts, JLG and Genie boom lifts.

You can learn more about our November Day 1 Auction and all current and upcoming Compass Auctions by visiting our Auction Calendar page.

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