A telehandler, also known as a telescopic handler, is an essential piece of equipment at many construction sites, manufacturing plants, farms, mining operations, and other places where materials need to be lifted regularly but maneuverability and versatility is key. With its hydraulic lifting power and the right attachments, it can help tackle various tasks and projects effectively.

Most Common Uses for Telehandlers

To better understand how you can utilize a telehandler for your project, here are its most common uses:

  • General Material Handling: Telehandlers are built to handle moving heavy materials safely, especially when equipped with the right attachments. They’re ideal for transporting bricks, roofing materials, cargo crates, and other heavy items that need lifting.
  • Elevated Lifting: With their ability to lift and reach elevated positions, telehandlers are great at tasks that involve power line repairs, hoisting equipment, trimming trees, gutter cleaning, and accessing other hard-to-reach spots at height.
  • Agricultural Use: Besides construction-related work, telehandlers are also helpful for agricultural tasks. With the appropriate attachments, they can transport hay and feed, dig, and perform field maintenance projects such as fence repairs and irrigation maintenance.
  • Landscaping: Overall, telehandlers are excellent for completing landscaping jobs. They assist with tasks such as grading and leveling for lawn or path installations, as well as removing smaller trees and planting new ones, site cleanup, and more.

The Versatility of Telehandlers in Projects

Telehandlers are incredibly adaptable machines, fitting into various projects and purposes. Thanks to their multifunctional design, they can perform the roles of several other pieces of equipment, such as cranes, forklifts, and aerial work platforms, depending on the attachment picked. With this versatility, you will notice how much power a telehandler can have in making your tasks feel more manageable.

Telehandlers for Rent at Durante Rentals

At Durante Rentals, we recognize the essential role telehandlers can play in projects, which is why we have them available for rent. Our Genie® GTH™ telehandlers provide outstanding performance, helpful for any task in limited access areas or applications where high reach is required. Within our selection of Genie® GTH™ telehandlers, you can find models with lift capacities ranging from 5,500 lbs to as heavy as 12,000 lbs, and lift heights ranging from 19 ft to as high as 56 ft. 

Lifting and moving objects like lumber, gravel, bricks, while also being able to reach power lines, prune branches, and perform other elevated tasks, have never been simpler with a telehandler. Consider renting this multifunctional equipment from our team at Durante Rentals for your next big project, whatever it may be.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are telehandlers so versatile?

The telehandler’s design allows for effortless attachment changes, effortlessly shifting from a forklift to bucket loader and more. Because of this adaptability, telehandlers are employed for lifting, scooping debris, or even functioning with a crane attachment. They’re always ready to take on whatever job needs doing.

What are the applications of telehandlers?

There are multiple ways to use telehandlers. Examples include load handling, snow plowing, agricultural tasks like farming, waste handling, accessing tight areas, and more. 

Can you use a telehandler to lift people?

Telehandlers are mainly used for lifting and moving heavy loads, but they can also be used to lift people with man baskets or access platform attachments. Man baskets and access platform attachments can provide a safe, risk-free way for people to work at height.

What telehandler size do I need?

There are full-size and compact telehandlers. Choose a telehandler depending on the size of the space you intend to use it in. For example, in a warehouse, consider a compact telehandler due to the limited space. If you’re dealing with an extremely heavy load or operating in a wide area, a full-size telehandler is best suited because of its strength and size.