CAT Zoom Boom
Telescopic forklifts are designed to have a pronged lift that uses an arm or a crane to come over the truck's top. These lift trucks allow you to raise the load a lot higher and have great control of where it should go at those heights. This additional control is due to the fact that you are moving the cargo on the crane's end, that is called a telescopic boom.
The cargo can also move both towards and away from the forklift cab too and this unique feature is something that regular lift trucks cannot do. The telescopic forklifts are able to provide both versatility and height. The telescopic forklift is super popular in the agricultural and construction businesses. In addition, they are a great choice in situations where you might need to work with something that requires more control that a regular forklift.
A particular feature common to telehandlers is the frame tilt. Operators can activate the lateral controls in order to move the angle of the frame from side to side. This frame can be moved 10 to 15 degrees in either direction from horizontal. There is a liquid filled tube which is curved and mounted in the cab. This is the level indicator or frame tilt indicator and works similar to a carpenter's level. It has a bubble indicator that indicates the frame's lateral angle relative to the ground. This is an extremely helpful device which is utilized to ensure the frame is level prior to elevating the boom in rough environments.
Rear wheel steering is offered on some telehandler models, which is like a vertical mast type model. Most unit's offer 3 steering options that the operator could choose; front, crab and circle steering. Like for instance, if the operator selects the "front" steering option, just the equipment's front wheels will react to the movement of the steering wheel.
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