The carriage is similar to a traditional forklift because the lifting attachment can be tilted backwards and forwards from its horizontal. The tilt that is possible on this equipment exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There is a large variety of lifting attachments available, and this positioning ability makes them as effective as possible.
Most telehandlers could tilt forward to a point where the carriage is actually parallel with the ground believe it or not! Furthermore, lots of units provide rotating carriages as well. This allows the operator to radially adjust the lifting attachment. This translates to the load being capable of being tilted backwards and forwards, and side to side.
Telehandlers have a load capacity rather similar to that of the vertical mast model. The model's overall capacity would be dependent on things such as: the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable and boom angle and extension, whether the unit is lifting on outriggers or on rubber tires. What's more, which lifting attachment plays a really important role, as does the wind, the grade the equipment is operating on et cetera. All of these specifics can be changing constantly and this gives the operator much more information to consider.
Telehandlers would often have several different load charts available to them, giving them a good reference they could use to determine a certain lift's load capacity. Depending upon the unit in particular and the configuration of the boom, the load capacity can differ by thousands of pounds all together.