If you are in the market for renting a 6,000 pound telehandler, you have a lot of choices. While there are many, the main three telehandlers you will have to choose from are Genie, JLG, and SkyTrak. The best way to choose a telehandler for rent is to examine the specifications of each option and compare these to your job’s specifications.
Height is one of the most important specifications to consider when renting a telehandler. You will have to get a telehandler that reaches the height you need for your jobs. If you fail to do so and attempt reaching heights above the specified maximum height reach you will risk toppling over. Toppling over can result in injury and fatality. Another characteristic similar to this is reach. If you try to reach farther than the machine can safely reach, the machine might become unbalanced. This is another cause of toppling over.
If you are considering renting the SkyTrak telescopic forklift, know that this machine’s maximum lift height is 36 feet 1 inch. Its maximum horizontal reach is 22 feet 4 inches. The drawbar pull for this machine is 22,000 pounds. It has a frame leveling of 10 degrees. When it comes to lift capacity, the SkyTrak telehandler can handle 6,000 pounds at full height. At maximum reach however, it can only hold 1,800 pounds. When lifting, the maximum speed is 12 seconds. When lowering, the maximum speed is 9 seconds. When telescoping in and out, the maximum speed is 14 seconds. When traveling, the maximum speed is 19 miles per hour.
The 6,000 pound JLG telescopic forklift has an 18,000 pound drawbar pull. This machine has 4 forward gears and 3 reverse gears. When traveling, the JLG telehandler can go a speed of 19.5 miles per hour. The lift capacity for this machine at maximum height is 6,000 pounds. The JLG telehandler will lift up to 42 feet and reach forward to 29 feet. When extended fully, it can hold 1,000 pounds. When moving upwards it maintains a speed of 14 seconds. When moving down it moves at a speed of 10 seconds. When extending, the JLG telescopic forklift has a speed of 20 seconds. When retracting, the JLG has a speed of 8 seconds.
The Genie telehandler drawbar pull is a lot less than the JLG at 15,100 pounds. Instead of 4 forward gears, the Genie has only 3 forward gears and 3 reverse gears. When travelling forward, the Genie telescopic forklift moves at 18 miles per hour. It lifts up to 36 feet high and can hold 5,000 pounds at this height. It will reach 21 feet forward and can carry 1,500 pounds while extended for the full 21 feet. The Genie telehandler lifts up in 10 seconds and booms down in 8 seconds. It extends in 11 seconds and retracts in 9 seconds. All of the telehandlers mentioned run on diesel fuel.
When looking to rent one of these telehandlers, it is vital that you compare their specs to those of the jobs you intend to carry out using these machines. If you rent a machine with specs that do not match your job, you will not be able to safely and efficiently carry out that job. If you need further assistance choosing a 6,000 telehandler, contact our EQS experts for more information.