Telehandler Hire

The telehandler hire service which we provide ranges from 6m Caterpillar to 14m Manitou machines. Choices of telehandler fork attachments are available, including: tine extensions, hook attachments and boom extensions.

Telehandlers with Spark Arrestors and Chalwyn Valves:

The telehandlers are fitted with ATEX approved spark arrestors and Chalwyn valves, both of which conform to the current legislation and are supplied with supporting documentation.

Telehandler and Driver Hire:

Our telehandler drivers are exceptionally well trained. They can adapt quickly to different site requirements which helps ensure safety is always a priority. The telehandler operators we provide are all multi-skilled and will therefore be able to operate other site equipment or just generally ‘muck in’ when there is little for them to do.

Towing a Trailer:

We have set up selection of our Manitou telehandlers with trailer hitches and hydraulic trailer braking systems. These can be used for towing ‘Double Pivot’ trailers of up to a SWL of 10,000kgs and are very effective when used on tight sites and confined spaces where tractors are not available.

IMPORTANT: For the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ around towing a trailer with a telehandler please follow this link.

A selection of fork attachments are also available, for details: Click here

**Need Telehandler training? Click here

**REMEMBER: to tow a trailer the driver must have additional training over and above that of the telehandler.

Driving a telehandler and trailer on the road?: If a telehandler and trailer is to be driven on the public highway and you aren’t connected to agricultural or forestry operations, here are the rules that you MUST follow in order to be road legal:

  1. You MUST be on white diesel (No exceptions).
  2. The telehandler MUST be constructed to not exceed 40kph (25mph). Above 40kph requires an MOT.
  3. Max. CGVW MUST NOT exceed 31,000kgs (telehandler, trailer, dolly and load).
  4. Accumulative braking on at least half of the trailer axles (Section 16 of the Construction and Use Regulations).
  5. Full road lighting (if used at night only).
  6. Flashing orange beacon (if used on a duel carriageway only).
  7. The driver MUST hold a category C+E driving licence (HGV).
  8. ‘Agricultural Tractor’ taxation class.

Do you have any questions for us? We’d be happy to help.

Talk to us about what equipment you need, conditions you’ll be working in and your drivers’ training.

Call: (01469) 540428 or email info@jcplant.co.uk