Telehandlers a versatile alternative

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A growing awareness of Telehandler versatility is seeing construction professionals turn to using Telehandlers instead of cranes because of their versatility, manoeuvrability and economic advantages.

APS Equipment imports used telehandlers for sale, hire and lease, and has a range of machines available with different specifications and capabilities.

APS originally imported machines targeting the agricultural sector but soon discovered a growing demand from the construction sector, and has increased its range to match that demand.

A Telehandler is like a large all-terrain forklift or loader, but has a telescopic boom and three types of steering — front wheel steer, all wheel steer or sideways steer (crab steer) which provides extra manoeuvrability.

By using different attachments, a telehandler has the ability to load and lift site equipment, unload pallets from trucks, lift beams into place and move materials such as dirt, bark or sand.

APS Equipment has machines with lifting heights ranging from 8 metres to 17 metres, with lifting capacities from 3000kg to 6000kg, and can supply a variety of attachments.

The versatility of Telehandlers, the ability of one machine to do many jobs on site, unlimited hours when hired, and reduced labour costs give Telehandlers a distinct economic advantage over traditional crane hire.

The machines can be operated on site by anyone who holds a current forklift licence (F endorsement on their licence). However, APS Equipment recommends operators undergo thorough training on the machine before use.

APS Equipment provides a range of options for construction companies, and the machines can be hired short term for a specific project, or leased or purchased for ongoing use.

The full range of Telehandlers and their specifications can be viewed at www.apsequipment.co.nz.