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Which telehandler is the RIGHT one?

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by Hammer & Nails, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. eqdepot

    eqdepot New Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Texas, USA
    Lull 644E-42 Telehandler (Quick Specs
    6,000 lb (2,722 kg) carrying capacity
    42 ft (12.8 m) maximum lift height) OR, SkyTrak Telehandler 6036 (Quick Specs
    6,000 lb (2,722 kg) carrying capacity
    36 ft 1 in (11 m) maximum lift height) OR JLG G6-42A Telehandler (6,600 lb (2,994 kg) carrying capacity
    42 ft (12.8 m) maximum lift height) are the Best for you...
  2. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Retired Cons't. Supt./Hospitals
    Moose Lake, MN
    Most of the devices that keep the forks in the same position as set as the boom is lowered or raises consists of a cylinder mounted vertical at the back of the boom. The boom going up or down pulls or pushed this cylinder displacing oil to the fork lift cylinder. One thing to watch on these is that in cold winter weather they do not work reliably until the boom has made a number of up and downs warming the oil that is captured in the leveling system. I witnessed this first hand last winter when a good operator new to the lift backed away from a three story building with a raptor tie off system on the forks and as he was lowering the boom for the first time that day they gradually tilted a bit forward and the raptor slid off doing major damage to it. Another operator seen it happening and could not catch him in time.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015