Second Hand Telehandlers
Materials handling is at the heart of most Australian businesses in the goods industry, be it agriculture, mining, construction, forestry, or shipping and distribution. We understand how material handling solutions play a critical role in logistics and managing capacity in business operations. Due to their vital function in supply chains, you need to keep your fleet current and in optimal shape to meet growing demands. In doing so, there’s always a need to juggle efficiency and cost when upgrading equipment, especially if the materials handling solution needs to operate in rough terrain. A telehandler can be a flexible addition to your fleet, however buying a new one can be too costly. This is why buying used telehandlers
is a quick and cost-effective option to increase your efficiency and output.
A telehandler can provide all-around value to your operations, especially if you need to do various tasks in one job site. If you’re in the market for used telehandlers
, Fork Force has a wide range of options to choose from, with different capacities and lift heights to suit your needs, anywhere in Australia, whether you’re in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin or Tasmania, we deliver high-quality used forklift solutions at very competitive prices.
Whilst a good understanding of your project or work environment is important to help select the correct telehandler for your requirements, our factory trained sales teams are always on hand to assist with this project. Having said that, below are some common tasks best suited to a Telehandler:
- Lifting with reach functionality – Telehandlers provide superior lifting capabilities compared to any other type of forklift. The telescopic boom is usually fitted with forks to carry palletised cargo and packaged materials. The telescopic function allows the payload to be delivered at varying heights and with a reach functionality. You can swap out the fork attachment for crane jibs and transform your telehandler into a mini crane. It’s extremely useful for lifting heavy loads safely and effectively. You can also use bucket attachments to carry loose materials like sand or soil.
Fork Force carries a collection of used telehandlers that are available in 2-ton to 7.2-ton capacities that are perfect for heavy-duty use. All our telehandlers are diesel-powered and are guaranteed to deliver optimum performance while preserving fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs.
- Transporting – Telehandlers are designed for optimum carrying capacity, especially in rough terrain. The large, rubber tyres provide excellent grip in jagged and slippery terrain conditions. These also enable them to remain level in uneven off-road conditions. Most telehandlers also have four-wheel drive and multi steering capabilities that enable exceptional manoeuvrability in limited spaces.
- Digging – A telehandler’s superb flexibility easily shines in digging operations. The boom is fitted with a toothed bucket attachment that can penetrate and scoop, sand, earth or rubble. It can then dispose of the bucket’s contents by simply swivelling on its base and dumping it on a truck for removal. If your operations focus on construction activities, a telehandler can be your ultimate multi-tasking champion. You won’t ever have to bring different types of equipment to perform different tasks.
- Working in High Places – Do your operations mostly involve elevated work sites? A telehandler can provide your workers with quick and easy access to difficult-to-reach areas. With adequate measures in place, a telehandler can be equipped with a work platform that workers can safely board. This eliminates the time and effort needed to build scaffolding structures.
Fork Force’s selection of used telehandlers
is available with lifting a range of 3.33-metres to 10-metres.
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- Waste Disposal – Telehandlers are also widely used in the waste management business. The extendable arm and enclosed cabin space enable the handling of hazardous wastes without the risk of operator contact. The wide variety of attachments also allows precision and flexibility in handling different types of waste. You can even attach a pick-up sweeper on a telehandler to help remove debris on the job site.
What to Consider When Buying Used Telehandlers
It is a great idea to consider some factors before deciding to buy a used telehandler. Knowing your project’s requirements can help you find the right boom design and specifications. We understand how tough it can be to choose from many options of brands and capacities. Feel free to contact Fork Force for assistance in evaluating your business. Our professional team will be happy to assist you to make an informed decision.
Here are some of the factors that you need to consider before you buy a telehandler:
- Understand your needs - The best telehandler will have enough capacity and reach to meet your usual project requirements. While the largest telehandler might be the most tempting, it's a good idea to stick to a telehandler in a size that fits your most common projects.
- Check the history – A telehandler with a high number of hours on it may have maintenance concerns and require more regular repairs. Check the equipment's history to see how many hours have been registered on the machine. If you only need a telehandler for short-term projects, you might also want to consider renting one
- Choose the right design - Telehandler booms are typically available in two profiles: high and low. Your normal task requirements will determine the suitable profile for your operations. If you often need to do pick-and-place jobs, a high-profile boom is suitable for you. On the other hand, low-profile booms are better for loader work and ground tasks.
- Examine compatibility – A telehandler’s versatility is defined by its attachments. If you already have one telehandler on your fleet, you should also consider if your existing attachments will be compatible with the unit that you want to buy. Most attachments may be compatible with telehandlers of the same brand.