The carriage is similar to a traditional lift truck because the lifting attachment could be tilted backwards and forwards from its horizontal. The tilt that is possible on this machinery exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There is a huge variety of available lifting attachments, and this ability to position makes them as efficient as possible.
The majority of telehandlers are capable of tilting forward to a point where the carriage is actually parallel with the ground believe it or not! Furthermore, lots of units provide rotating carriages too. This allows the operator to radially adjust the lifting attachment. This translates to the load being capable of being tilted forwards and backwards, and side to side.
Knowing a telehandler's load capacity is a much different exercise than it is on a vertical mast unit. The capacity of the unit is entirely dependent on such things as: 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. In addition, which lifting attachment plays a really main role, as does the wind, the grade the equipment is operating on and so on. All of these specifics can be changing regularly and this gives the operator a lot more information to take into consideration.
Most of the time, telehandlers have some load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they can know the load capacity of a certain lift. Depending upon the configuration of the boom and the model in particular, the load capacity can vary by thousands of pounds all together.