Similar to conventional forklifts, the lifting attachment can be tilted from its horizontal position to backwards and forwards. The actual possible amount of tilt totally exceeds that of vertical mast forklifts. There is a large range of available lifting attachments, and this positioning ability makes them as efficient as possible.
Most telehandlers have the capability of tilting to a position that is actually parallel to the ground. Several units have rotating carriages also. This enables 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.
Knowing a telehandler's load capacity is a much different exercise than it is on a vertical mast model. The capacity of the unit is totally dependent on such things like: boom extension and angle, whether the unit is lifting on outriggers or on rubber tires, and the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable. Moreover, 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 could be changing regularly and this gives the operator a lot more information to consider.
Normally, telehandlers have several load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they can know the load capacity of a particular lift. Depending upon the configuration of the boom and the model in particular, the load capacity can differ by thousands of pounds all together.