The carriage is like a conventional forklift since the lifting attachment can be tilted forwards and backwards from its horizontal. The tilt that is possible on this machinery exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There is a huge range of lifting attachments available, and this positioning ability makes them as efficient as possible.
Nearly all telehandlers could tilt forward to a point where the carriage is actually parallel with the ground believe it or not! In addition, many models offer rotating carriages also. This allows the operator to adjust the lifting attachment radially. This translates to the load being capable of being tilted backwards and forwards, as well as side to side.
Telehandlers have a load capacity rather similar to that of the vertical mast model. The unit's overall capacity will be dependent on things like: boom extension and angle, whether the unit is lifting on rubber tires or on outriggers, and the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable. Also, which lifting attachment plays an main role, as does the wind, the grade the machinery is operating on and so forth. All of these specifics could be changing constantly and this gives the operator a lot more information to consider.
Usually, telehandlers have some load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they could determine the load capacity of a particular lift. Depending on the model in particular and the boom's configuration, the load capacity may vary by thousands of pounds all together.