Similar to standard forklifts, the lifting attachment could be tilted from its horizontal position to forwards and backwards. The actual amount of tilt possible completely exceeds that of vertical mast forklifts. There is a large range of lifting attachments available, and this positioning ability makes them as effective as possible.
Nearly all telehandlers have the capability of tilting to a position which is actually parallel to the ground. Several models have rotating carriages too. This allows the operator to adjust the lifting attachment radially. This translates to the load being capable of being tilted backwards and forwards, and side to side.
Telehandlers have a load capacity quite similar to that of the vertical mast unit. The model's overall capacity will be dependent on things such as: the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable and boom angle and extension, whether the unit is lifting on rubber tires or on outriggers. As well, which lifting attachment plays a very main role, as does the wind, the grade the equipment is operating on et cetera. All of these specifics can be changing on a constant basis and this gives the operator much more information to take into account.
Telehandlers will usually have several different load charts available to them, giving them a good reference they can use to know a particular lift's load capacity. Depending on the unit in particular and the configuration of the boom, the load capacity can vary by thousands of pounds all together.