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Old 03-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


This is related to framing,so It seemed like the best place to post.




I am going to be looking at a Telehandler tomorrow morning to potentially purchase.


I have worked with crews that use a telehandler before. The questions I have Are these.
Question 1
Does this lift seem like a good price/value?

http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ192299229

It has a 22' reach, Enough to reach the facia of a 2 story, And with a 15' truss boom attachment set my trusses. *edit* it has 6700 hrs.

I realize this is about 20' shorter than ideal, but I think it will work. At $15,500 I can afford to call a crane occasionally if required.

Question 2

Are all attachment a standard thing?

Most I have seen, look like they have 2 hooks at the top and 2 pins at the bottom. Is that a standard size and type that interchange?
or are all mfg's diffrent.


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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


to be honest hugh. I wouldn't even consider one that didn't have at least a 40' boom. If I were to be paying for a lift to sit there one my site I wouln't want to be calling in a crane unless it was for unsual circumstances. The truss booms are fairly limted in there capacity. If I were you i would look for a bigger one. Believe me you won't regret it.

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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


I too wouldn't buy one unless it had a minimum of 32' reach, you will find with only 22' reach, there will be many times you won't be able to use it for what you want to.
there is a 42' local to me that they just dropped the price to 10k down from 14k a couple of months ago.
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


I agree with the others about reach. My buddy has a 36' JCB. I wouldn't go any less than that. It's reasonably compact in relationship to reach. He had a welder buddy make some of his attachments. I'd have a mechanic that's familiar with that machine check it out before purchasing. The hours sound a little high, but if it's been maintained, it might be worth the $.
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Ditto. My machine at 36' just isn't enough. But its paid for.
Wouldnt consider anything less than 42'.

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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


I just bought a 9000 lb. 40' reach with 4600 hrs for 12,800.00 so it really doesn't sound like a very good deal!
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


Be very careful with home made attachments. If something ever goes wrong, you will be liable.

I found this out when looking for a spreader bar for our boom truck, that these attachments have to be engineered and certified per OSHA rules.
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


The one I just rented was a 6k with 42' boom. I saw a very similar one with 2400 hours being auctioned starting a 9 thousand.

I would look around a little more, there are some good deals out there. I just found this one close to my area-

http://www.machinerytrader.com/listi...x?OHID=7195232

- there may be similar deals close to you, too.
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I just bought a 9000 lb. 40' reach with 4600 hrs for 12,800.00 so it really doesn't sound like a very good deal!

Wow. locally this is the least expensive lift in the nearest 500 mile radius.

Importing from the us is probably an option, but shipping and tax would probably kill the benefit.

The next contender has 10,000 hrs and a 36' reach, For $20k plus tax.

I'm not sure what to do, I appreciate the feedback.

The guys who own the machine now, have used it for framing residential homes for a few years. The biggest drawback I think is that the trusses would have to be set up by hand rather than in big sections.



Even a rough terrain lumber yard forklift seems like a huge upgrade compared to hand bombing lumber all day.



Any definitive answers to the attachment question?
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Wow. locally this is the least expensive lift in the nearest 500 mile radius.

Importing from the us is probably an option, but shipping and tax would probably kill the benefit.

The next contender has 10,000 hrs and a 36' reach, For $20k plus tax.

I'm not sure what to do, I appreciate the feedback.

The guys who own the machine now, have used it for framing residential homes for a few years. The biggest drawback I think is that the trusses would have to be set up by hand rather than in big sections.



Even a rough terrain lumber yard forklift seems like a huge upgrade compared to hand bombing lumber all day.



Any definitive answers to the attachment question?
I had to pay 1100 to have that shipped to me but probably saved about that much on sales tax, still well worth it! Not sure on the attachments but I think most are the same with a few oddballs out there.
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


The bigger the better, I think. Mine is a 42' reach, but really straight out in front of the machine is about 20'. That does sound like alot of hours.



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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


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Any definitive answers to the attachment question?

Very unlikely that "all" attachments are standard. Had a Canadian made Zoom Boom years ago, and the attachments ran the gamut from a lattice boom jib, to a work platform, to a bucket, etc etc.

Especially when such options like jibs are involved, make sure they appear on the load chart. Because jibs increase the radius and the boom weight, they really affect the capacity. OSHA will require that these appear on the chart, where as something like a bucket, because it does not affect the radius, could be exempt from this ruling
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


I would be afraid to set trusses with a machine that small


You will be able to reach the facia If you have a perfect job site(I rarely do)

I think you will be very dissapointed with this machine

I have no idea about the value

I have a 42' I would hate to go any smaller

When the booms of these machines are straight up they are very tipy
calculate in a little angle
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


The place around here that handles alot of these machines is
Herculift in Maple plaine MN its 24hrs away from you
You could at least check pricing they have alot of machines
And connections all over
Worth a phone call
They may also deliver?

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Too small. You will be maxed out to reach the 2nd floor fasica. Can barely put sheets to the roof with that. I have a 45' 8000lb machine and it is very limiting. Seriously considering upgrading to a 55' stick 10k'r just to handle larger houses. 22' and a truss boom you couldn't even set the majority of your steel beams. Pass and keep searching.
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Re: Telehandler Attachment And Reach Question.


well. That's pretty definitive.

Ok. How's this? http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/c-cars-ve...AdIdZ173832584




It's a 12hr drive away I'm going on friday. If it's ok It will be $28k (tax in)plus $1000 +/- for shipping
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well. That's pretty definitive.

Ok. How's this? http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/c-cars-ve...AdIdZ173832584




It's a 12hr drive away I'm going on friday. If it's ok It will be $28k (tax in)plus $1000 +/- for shipping
Looks like a winner, low hours, longer reach and looks clean.

I know prices will vary by location, but my buddy paid 36K for his with 2000 hours, about 4 years ago, maybe 5.
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Those look like street tires?
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Much better. You would of been disappointed with the other one. Keep browsing and see if there are any other killer deals. I know a local place has a 10k 55' for 56000. A steal in comparison.
And those tires do look slacking. Take a look at the size of the tires and check out replacements. They are NOT cheap, figure 700-1000 each.
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Have you checked out ebay?They have a lot of them in all price ranges many are by reputable companies that will provide shipping (additional cost) The IR you show looks nice enough but with that kind of reach and only 6700 lb. capacity you would be VERY limited at max reach!

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