The telescopic forklifts on the market offered by Manitou are some of the most versatile equipment in the business. These equipment each come standard with 4-wheel drive and are designed to be utilized in rough terrain environments, and in outdoor settings. The lift capacities range from 35,000 lbs. to 3000 pounds. The machinery are capable of lifting heights ranging up to 70 feet on some units.
All units come with various steering modes such as crab steering and 4-wheel steering. Some of the other alternatives available for these models comprise frame leveling, outriggers and Hydrostatic transmissions. These equipment could also use a huge array of attachments including: rotating carriages, fixed carriages, truss jibs, buckets, winches and grapples. There is a huge variety of telescopic lift trucks on the market and thus, many various configurations. Be certain to do your research in order to pick the best one for your particular application.
When dismounting a lift truck, there are some specific things to take into account. When dismounting for example, make sure to face the vehicle and to never jump from it. Maintain a 3-point stance, that means to always have both hands and one foot or vice-versa in contact with the machine. Be sure to wear oil resistant and non slippery shoes because correct protective shoes could definitely help to keep you safe. Do not wear loose clothes or dangling jewelry, since these things may become caught. Wear the right type of clothes. Make sure the area around the forklift and the floor is free of debris or fluid which can potentially lead to a dangerous slip. Finally, when you are ready to dismount, be alert and make sure there is no other traffic around.