Used Telehandlers for sale in Topeka, KS


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You are probably no stranger to the boom lift if you are in construction. Commonly used to lift both workers and materials into high elevations, boom lifts are essential in many industrial construction projects.

The telehandler, a particular type of boom lift, does the job of a standard boom lift and much more. With various moving joints and parts, telehandlers can move up and down and horizontally. 

Telehandlers come in two types: standard and rotating. Standard telehandlers are more similar to the original boom lift, with a lower range of motion typically used for agriculture and smaller construction projects. On the other hand, Rotating telehandlers can rotate up to a full 360º allowing for a broader range of motion.

Telehandlers are also compatible with various attachments, such as work platforms, forks, and buckets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The cost of used telehandlers can vary depending on the type and size of the machine. Used telehandlers can range from $2,000 to $400,000.

  • Some of the most durable brands of used telehandlers include JLG, Bobcat, Caterpillar, and Gehl.

  • Telehandlers are used to lift and move both workers and material and place material. These machines have a powerful arm that can handle bricks, lumber, and gravel materials.

  • Smaller standard telehandlers can weigh as little as 5,500 lbs. Larger heavy-duty rotating telehandlers typically range from 6,000 lbs to 14,000 lbs.

  • The operation of a telehandler can depend on the specific type of machine. It is vital to read the operations manual with all telehandlers before attempting to operate. Practice operating in a closed-off area to become efficient with both the size and functions.

    Be aware of hazards around your job site to avoid them while driving. Since telehandlers lift material using one vertical arm, overturning or displacing workers or material on the platform can be a risk in unstable conditions.

  • When purchasing a used telehandler, first determine what types of projects you will need it for. Find out whether jobs will be on a smaller scale or larger, requiring excessive amounts of moving around.

    Look out for the max total weight, total capacity, attachment compatibility, and engine performance to make sure that you are getting the best option for your needs.

  • Used telehandlers provide great value, tested reliability, and durability. Each telehandler is thoroughly inspected before being put on the market, ensuring that its power and engine give similar results to newer models twice the price.

  • On average, telehandler operators make $42,900 a year, with salaries going up to over $55,000 a year.

  • To become a telehandler operator, you must become certified by taking a complete course with a written test. Hands-on experience must also be completed and reviewed with an experienced certified telehandler operator to ensure safety and efficiency.