How to buy or sell a Telescopic Handler | Truck & Trailer

Date: 01/02/2021


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A Telescopic Handler is a relatively small yet strong and versatile machine. This piece of equipment is used throughout the commercial industry and can perform the task of more than one machine such as mobile cranes and wheel loaders. It can also function as a forklift.

How To Buy Or Sell a Telescopic Handler | Truck & Trailer

What are Telescopic Handlers used for?

Powerful in nature, these machines can lift and move heavy loads. Due to the nature of the telescopic arm, they are essential for applications that require loads to be moved to high places. Telescopic Handlers are similar in design to forklifts but their hydraulic arms make them far more versatile. They can reach places that forklifts sometimes can't because they offer a wider range of movement.

How are Telescopic Handlers operated?

These machines are controlled by a single driver who operates all the functions of the machine from a driver's seat located in a cockpit. The unit is driven by a conventional engine and gear system and the boom arm is powered by hydraulics, which is also controlled by the driver.

How to find a used Telescopic Handler on Truck & Trailer

How to find a Telescopic Handler For Sale on Truck & Trailer

The best place to find a used Telescopic Handler is on Truck & Trailer. As the leading digital marketplace for construction machinery and heavy equipment in South Africa, our website is home to a great number of machines for sale.

From the Truck & Trailer home page, you can use the search block to select your category. You can also filter your search by application, make, and region to help refine where and what you are looking for.

Once you've selected the relevant criteria and have clicked search, you will be directed to a search results page where you'll find the equipment you've searched for.

On the search results page, you will be presented with even more filters. The filters available on this page include: category, application, condition, make, price, region, year, and max usage. These filters will be available depending on what you've searched for.

You can also search from the machinery page. The machinery page contains a block with the most popular categories listed on our site. If the Telescopic Handler category is not presented in this block, please select all categories at the bottom of the block or use the search bar at the top to conduct your search.

If you see a Telescopic Handler you are interested in on the search results pages, click on the listing to view further details about the unit. You will also be provided with several options to contact the seller if you are interested in buying that specific Telescopic Handler.

How to buy a used Telescopic Handler

When buying this piece of machinery, there are key factors buyers should consider:

  • Establish why the Telescopic Handler is being sold.
  • Try to get some idea of its working past.
  • Understand its maintenance history and establish if it has had any previous damage or mechanical work done to it.
  • Consider if any parts need immediate replacing, what they might cost, and if they are easily sourced.

Extra things to check out if you are buying a telescopic handler:

  1. Check the engine and its components.
  2. Ensure the Telescopic Handler is running well, is mechanically sound, and has been well maintained.
  3. Check the chassis frame to make sure it's sturdy and reliably holding the forks and boom arm in place.
  4. Ensure you inspect the steering, pedals, and all controls as well as the general condition of the unit.
  5. Where applicable, check the tyres or tracks for wear and tear.
  6. Inspect the forks and its working parts to ensure it functions properly.
  7. And finally, check the hours of use.

It would be beneficial to have an operator on hand to demonstrate the working order of the Telescopic Handler to ultimately ensure you are making a sound investment.

How to sell a used Telescopic Handler

When it comes to selling a used Telescopic Handler, the best place to do so is on Truck & Trailer.

It is advised that as much information as possible is given about the piece of machinery being sold. Any information about the following points will go a long way in helping you to sell your used Telescopic Handler:

  1. Sellers must provide all the basic listing information relating to the application, make, model, price, hours of operation, and year of manufacture.

  2. When it comes to providing a detailed description of the unit, sellers should provide information regarding the following components of the unit being sold.

    • The condition of the unit.
    • The engine and its components.
    • Where applicable, the condition of the tyres/tracks and treads.
    • The integrity of the frame and chassis.
    • The steering and controls.
    • The fork and boom arm mechanics and hydraulics.
    • And finally, the general condition and structural integrity of the unit.

Contact us today to advertise your Telescopic Handler on Truck & Trailer. Our expert team is ready to assist you!

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