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Used Telehandlers

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This guide highlights general features and specifications of a Telehandler, a machine bidadoo recently sells on auction. We have telehandlers available from many of our locations across the country including:  Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, and Indiana.


What is a telescopic handler?

A telescopic handler, also known as a telehandler or reach forklift is a piece of equipment widely used in the construction industry. Additionally, it has an articulated boom feature giving it a crane-like mobility with increased versatility extending forward and upwards. An operator can then leverage its handling feature to perform a variety of tasks.

2013 Genie GTH844 44' 8,000 lbs Telescopic Reach Forklift Telehandler

Pictured: 2013 Genie GTH844 44' 8,000 lbs Telescopic Reach Forklift Telehandler


What is the function of a telescopic handler?

Similar to a forklift, its use is primarily for moving hard to reach heavy loads of equipment from one place to another. A unique feature of telescopic handlers allows the end of the boom to fit multiple types of attachments such as; buckets, pallet forks, winches, etc. Depending on the particular job, operators will utilize a particular attachment to perform jobs like; moving dirt, cargo on a pallet from one area to another, etc.

2013 JLG G9-43A 43' 9,000 lbs Telescopic Reach Forklift Telehandler 9K bidadoo

Pictured: 2013 JLG G9-43A 43' 9,000 lbs Telescopic Reach Forklift Telehandler 


Limitations of telescopic handlers
Like all types of equipment, telescopic handlers have their boundaries as well. With an extending boom, the farther away you extend the lighter the load you will be able to carry. This type of machine is often associated with a load chart which helps determine how much weight the telehandler will be able to carry at a certain extension length. To help limit these boundaries, stabilizers are sometimes added to increase the lifting capability and ensure safety measures.


What are some popular telescopic handler models?

Some popular telehandler models include:

JLG: G9-43A
Skytrack: 6042, 10042
Gehl: RS8-42
Genie: GTH844, GTH-1056


What are some General Features of a Telescopic Handler?

Telehandlers may include the following:

- Hydraulic Chassis Tilt
- Hydraulic Fork Tilt 
- 3 Way Selectable Steering - Crab, 2 Wheel, 4 Wheel
- Rough Terrain Form Filled Tires


For more info on a specific telescopic handlers we have on auction, please contact us at or 206.442.9000.