Telehandler rental customers in today’s society are offered many options, which can be both a blessing and a curse. While there is often an option for each possible need, the variety telehandler for rent with many makes and models can make it hard to choose a machine. When searching for the right telehandler to rent, it is important to look at the specifications of each machine in comparison to what you need for your job. You want to find the best fit at the lowest price, as this is how you get the most bang for your buck.
One of the many characteristics that are detrimental to renting a telehandler is the working height. You cannot accomplish a task at 50 feet if your telehandler only reaches 48 feet. When comparing the 8,000 Lb SkyTrak telehandler and Genie telehandlers, the working heights are actually quite similar. The Genie telescopic forklift has a maximum lift height of 43 feet and 10 inches. The maximum lift height for a SkyTrak telescopic forklift is only slightly lower at 41 feet 11 and inches. If you need the extra 2 feet, opt for the Genie. If this difference does not seem significant to your job, it is important that you closely examine more characteristics to find exactly what your needs are for your next job.
Similar to the lift height, you also need to make sure the telehandler you choose has an adequate horizontal reach distance. The Genie telehandler has a horizontal reach of 27 feet, while the SkyTrak has a horizontal reach of approximately 26 feet 7 inches. If you try to reach beyond these distances, you run the risk of toppling over or putting excessive stress on the machine and potentially damaging it. This is extremely dangerous as it can result in injury and even fatality. To stay safe during your job, make sure you choose the 8,000 pound telehandler with a reach distance that meets your needs.
A less important factor that you may want to consider is speed. The drive speed for the Genie telehandler is 15 miles per hour. The maximum travel speed for the SkyTrak is 19 miles per hour. The SkyTrak telehandler lift speed is 15 seconds and the lower speed is 13 seconds. It telescopes in at 14 seconds and out at 17 seconds. The Genie has a lift speed of 15 seconds and a lower speed of 11 seconds. The Genie telescopes in at 18 seconds and out at 14 seconds. As you can see, the SkyTrak moves at a faster pace when traveling. It also moves faster when in use. Therefore, if you value speed you should opt for the SkyTrack model over the Genie model.
The SkyTrak machine weights 22,600 pounds. The Genie weights slightly less than the SkyTrak at about 22,500 pounds. If you are looking for a lighter machine, you should choose the Genie. Lighter weight could mean easier transport and better fuel economy.
If you are interested in finding the right 8,000 pound telehandler and seek further assistance, feel free to contact the experts here at Equipment Services. We will be happy to walk you through the process to ensure that you find a telehandler that meets all of your needs for your next job.