The carriage is similar to a typical forklift because the lifting attachment could be tilted forwards and backwards from its horizontal. The tilt which is possible on this machinery exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There are different kinds of lifting attachments available, and this ability to position makes them as effective as possible.
Most telehandlers can tilt forward to a point where the carriage is actually parallel with the ground believe it or not! Additionally, a lot of models offer rotating carriages too. This enables the operator to radially adjust the lifting attachment. This translates to the load being able of being tilted forwards and backwards, and side to side.
Figuring out a telehandler's load capacity is a much different exercise than it is on a vertical mast model. The capacity of the unit is completely dependent on such things like: the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable and boom extension and angle, whether the unit is lifting on rubber tires or on outriggers. Moreover, which lifting attachment plays an important role, as does the wind, the grade the machinery is operating on and so on. All of these specifics could be changing regularly and this gives the operator much more information to consider.
Usually, telehandlers have some load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they can determine the load capacity of a certain lift. Depending upon the boom's configuration and the unit in particular, the load capacity can differ by thousands of pounds all together.