The telescopic forklifts on the market offered by Manitou are some of the most versatile machines within the industry. These machines each come standard with 4-wheel drive and are designed for use in outdoor settings, and in rough terrain environments. The lift capacities vary from 35,000 pounds to 3000 pounds. The machines could lift heights ranging up to 70 feet on some units.
These telescopic forklifts are equipped with various steering modes available for crab steering and 4-wheel steering. Frame leveling, outriggers and Hydrostatic transmissions are some of the other options available for these models. These equipment can also use a wide array of attachments like for instance: buckets, truss jibs, rotating carriages, fixed carriages, winches and grapples. There is a wide assortment of telescopic lift trucks on the market and therefore, many different configurations. Be sure to do your research so as to choose the best one for your specific use.
There are several particular things to always take into consideration when dismounting a lift truck. For example, when dismounting, never jump off of it and be sure to face the vehicle. Maintain a 3-point stance, that means to always have one foot and both hands or vice-versa in contact with the equipment. Be sure to wear non-slippery and oil resistant shoes since correct protective shoes could definitely help to keep you safe. Do not wear loose garments or dangling jewelry, as these items may become caught. Wear the right type of clothing. Make sure the area surrounding the forklift and the floor is free of fluid or debris that can potentially result in a dangerous slip. Lastly, when you are preparing to dismount, be alert and make sure there is no other traffic around.