Thursday, September 27, 2012

Understanding the telescopic handler and its significance

The telescopic handler, commonly referred to as the telehandler, is one of the heavy duty machines that play a critical role in various fields, especially manufacturing industries and agriculture. Though this machine is commonly confused with the fork lift because of its appearance, its functionality is similar to that of the crane.  These machines are small, but powerful, vehicles that are provided with a long arm. The end of the arm can be fitted with one of the many attachments based on the task that needs to be performed. Some of the most frequently used attachments are the lift tables, pallet forks and buckets.

Of all the attachments that are used with telehandler Australia, it is the pallet fork that is highly useful. Once attached to the end of the arm, this attachment helps transport heavy goods from one place to the other. In the agricultural sector, this attachment is used to transport hay bundles and other crops from the field to the animal shelter and granary respectively for storage. Because of the presence of this attachment, the telescopic handler also finds usage in the shipping industry where is it used to transport heavy cargo to and fro the ship, trailer or any other mode of transport that are ferrying it to the intended destination. In the heavy industries, this machine is used to transport heavy raw materials from one end of the factory to the other during various stages of manufacturing.

The telehandler Australia has become an indispensable device because of its long arm that can be used for various functions. The arm of this machine is also referred to as the boom. The boom is very strong and built to last. However, while carrying excessive loads or performing certain functions where the boom is stretched to the maximum extent possible poses a certain amount of threat. Since the boom along the load, in such cases, is heavier than the machine’s body, the entire telehandler becomes unstable. Therefore, it is imperative to hire only trained professionals to operate these machines. These operators will not only have an in-depth understanding of the usage, but also carry the relevant licenses and permits and can reduce accidents at the work place.

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