Forklifts or forklift industrial trucks are 4-wheel machines with great visibility used to lift and move materials over short distances. A forklift is a must-have equipment in manufacturing and warehousing. Its pallet-handling capability is supported by the rear-wheel steering, enhancing its maneuverability. Some models also offer adjustable wheelbase designed to work in tighter spaces. Forklifts are commonly provided for long-term rental (3-5 years) as they tend to be used on a daily basis. Crucial factors for every forklift are its lift height and load capacity. Forklifts are easily transported on a trailer due to their compact sizes.
Telehandlers (telescopic handlers/forklifts) are more of a heavy-duty machinery mostly used in agriculture and industry for moving and placing material. Telehandlers are very similar to forklifts, but they are bigger and have a boom (optionally rotating), which makes them more a crane than a forklift. Compared to forklifts, telehandlers offer increased versatility as the boom end can be fitted with additional attachments. Telehandlers are suitable for industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas market segments, where they tend to replace rough-terrain cranes. Moreover, customers may use them for residential construction, landscaping, ground maintenance at sports complexes or golf courses, storage operations, at energy development sites and industrial plants.