The telescopic lift trucks on the market provided by Manitou are among the most versatile equipment in 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 lbs. to 3000 pounds. The machines are capable of lifting heights ranging up to 70 feet on some units.
These telescopic forklifts are outfitted with different steering modes available for crab steering and 4-wheel steering. Hydrostatic transmissions, frame leveling and outriggers are among the other alternatives available for these models. These types of machinery could also use a wide range of attachments like for instance: fixed carriages, rotating carriages, buckets, truss jibs, winches and grapples. There is a huge variety of telescopic lift trucks available on the market and thus, many different configurations. Be sure to do your research in order to pick the best one for your particular application.
There are several specific things to always take into consideration when dismounting a lift truck. For example, when dismounting, be sure to face the vehicle and never jump off of it. Maintain a 3-point stance, which means to always have one foot and both hands or vice-versa in contact with the equipment. Be sure to wear oil resistant and non slippery shoes as correct protective shoes could certainly help to keep you safe. Do not wear any dangling jewelry or loose clothing, as these things may become caught. Wear the proper type of clothes. Make sure the area surrounding the forklift and the floor is free of fluid or debris that could potentially result in a dangerous slip. Finally, be alert and make sure there is no other traffic around when you are ready to dismount.