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Old 04-25-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Who has a telehandler what kind? likes ? dislikes? I have one and lookin to add an another. Currently have a 1999 traverse lift 42' 8000 lb. had a few problems nothing major (wheel seels, hydraulic switches) cant get along without a telehandler.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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We have a Gehl, DL8L. Its the low beam model, nice if you have to road it some place. Since stick controls probably one of the better machines I've ran. Just a few minor problems Seals and such, only major thing we had was we had to replace the brakes. It was expensive and the only reason was because you could move the machine with the parking brake on. They sell a cut off switch now so you can not engage the trans when the parking brake is on. 3k+ in repairs and a 20 dollar switch should never happen again.

I would look around, most of the equipment dealers will let you demo a machine for a week or so.


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Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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High beam lifts are better for visibility IMO.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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i have a couple jcb lifts. i love the way they run, and they've been fairly reliable over the years.
there are quite a few out there at great prices now. check ebay for example
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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544D10 Gradall

Been trouble free for the year and a half i've had it. Looks like its going to need both lift cylinders resealed within the next year. Getting a slow leak. Machine is a pig, extremely heavy. Will lift anything, no electronics are awesome. Love the reach of it. Would like to have 4 way steer at times, but the price was too good at the time for this one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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Gradall 5243ds. Smaller machine but it's perfect for what we wanted. Owned it for two years..only small leak around the injectors on the intake. $200 fix. Knock on wood.
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JCB 532 It has been a great machine


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