The carriage is like a traditional lift truck since the lifting attachment could be tilted forwards and backwards from its horizontal. The tilt that is possible on this machine exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There is a large range of available lifting attachments, and this positioning ability makes them as efficient as possible.
The majority of telehandlers have the capability of tilting to a position that is actually parallel to the ground. Several units have rotating carriages too. This allows the operator to adjust the lifting attachment radially. This translates to the load being capable of being tilted backwards and forwards, and side to side.
Telehandlers have a load capacity fairly similar to that of the vertical mast unit. The model's overall capacity will be dependent on things like: the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable and boom extension and angle, whether the unit is lifting on rubber tires or on outriggers. Additionally, which lifting attachment plays an main part, as does the wind, the grade the machinery is operating on etc. All of these specifics can be changing on a regular basis and this gives the operator much more information to take into account.
Most of the time, telehandlers have some load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they could know the load capacity of a certain lift. Depending on the configuration of the boom and the unit in particular, the load capacity could differ by thousands of pounds all together.