At Kelsey Plant Hire we have different sized telehandlers for hire, from 4m telescopic boom up to 14m.

telehandlers comprise a powered wheeled chassis onto which the telescopic boom is mounted. When in use the boom pivots on the chassis and can then be elevated from horizontal to an almost vertical position. The farthest end of the telescopic boom is fitted with a fork carriage and forks for handling individual loads. Each telehandler has a counterweight at the rear to assist with stability balance when the boom is fully extended and can reach heights that no other conventional machine can.

There are two types of telehandler available:


These machines are able to transport loads from one part of a construction site to another and place their carried load at height. On sites, telehandlers are ideal as the wheels are generally fitted with lug grip tyres enabling the machine to negotiate unsurfaced and uneven ground. The higher reach telehandlers are fitted with front stabilizers which are deployed when the machine is stationary to provide additional stability and enhance the machine’s lifting capacity.


Rotating telehandlers have all of the features of the non-rotating type with the addition of a rotating superstructure on which the boom and operator’s cab are mounted. These machines also have outriggers fitted at both ends of the chassis enabling the entire the machine to be lifted off of it’s wheels, clear of the ground, for maximum stability.The main benefit of a rotating telehandler over the non-rotating machine is the compact chassis size, enhanced lifting height, increased stability and ease of placing loads without moving the chassis.

All telehandlers can be fitted with a wide range of attachments such as buckets, skips, work platforms and crane jibs. In order to make sure the telehandler is safe and effective it is important to make sure the size of machine is well matched to the type and size of load to be carried and lifted, together with the environment in which it is to be used. Attachments for use with telehandlers should be chosen with care to ensure that the combination of telehandler and attachment is both safe and productive.

The selection of the telehandler and any attachments should be part of the planning process for your construction job. But why hire a telehandler? If you have a project that requires more height than a forklift can achieve for moving pallets, soil, or whatever the project entails, then hiring a telehandler will help you with time, cash management and efficiency of your project.

Please call us on 01403 249125 if you are looking to hire a telehandler.

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