Telehandlers are heavy duty work machinery made specially to work in rough environment. This however, does not mean they could be driven without regard on rough terrain. These machines have a much bigger risk of tipping over or load loss when they are traveling on slopes.
If you do need to travel on a slope, ensure that you proceed carefully and slowly while keeping the load low. Prior to getting on the slope, downshift to 4WD and a lower gear. Using the engine brake will help to control the telehandler's speed. Try to avoid turning on a slope if possible. If you have to make the turn, take it as wide as possible and utilize extreme caution.
Under any conditions, do not drive across excessively steep slopes. Ascend and descend slopes with the telehandler's heavy end pointing up the incline. Even when the forks have no load, the equipment's counterweighted rear is fairly heavy; thus, it could be necessary to drive in reverse up slopes. When the telehandler is carrying a cargo, the front of the unit becomes the heavy end, and you could back the machine down the slopes.
Operator training is hugely vital on a mixed jobsite. Rear pivot machinery will usually operate on the same jobsite of coordinated steering equipment, where everybody is permitted to use all of the machinery. In this case, an individual who is used to using a coordinated steer machine could jump onto a rear-pivot machine. A very key difference between how these two units operate depends on what part of the equipment extends outside of the turning radius.