Manitou provides a lot of different telescopic forklifts, some that are rated as the most versatile machines on the market these days. All telehandlers by Manitou come with a standard 4-wheel drive, engineered to be used in outdoor settings, and in rough terrain environments. The lift capacities vary from 35,000 lbs. to 3000 pounds. The machinery can lift heights ranging up to 70 feet on some units.
All models come with different steering modes such as crab steering and 4-wheel steering. Several of the other options available for these models comprise Hydrostatic transmissions, frame leveling and outriggers. These equipment can also use a huge variety of attachments including: fixed carriages, rotating carriages, truss jibs, buckets, grapples, and winches. There is a huge variety of telescopic lift trucks available on the market and therefore, a number of different configurations. Be sure to do your research so as to pick the right one for your particular application.
When dismounting a forklift, there are several particular things to take into consideration. When dismounting for example, make sure to face the vehicle and to never jump from it. Maintain a 3-point stance, that 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 because correct protective shoes can definitely help to keep you safe. Do not wear any dangling jewelry or loose garments, since these things may become caught. Wear the right type of clothing. Make sure the the floor and the area surrounding the forklift is free of fluid or debris that can potentially lead to a dangerous slip. Last but not least, when you are preparing to dismount, be alert and make sure there is no other traffic around.