The carriage is similar to a typical forklift because the lifting attachment can be tilted forwards and backwards from its horizontal. The tilt that is possible on this machinery exceeds more than that of the vertical masts. There is a large range of available lifting attachments, and this positioning ability makes them as efficient as possible.
Most telehandlers have the capability of tilting to a position that is actually parallel to the ground. Several models have rotating carriages also. This allows the operator to radially adjust the lifting attachment. This translates to the load being able of being tilted backwards and forwards, as well as side to side.
Telehandlers have a load capacity rather similar to that of the vertical mast model. The model's overall capacity would be dependent on things like: boom angle and extension, whether the unit is lifting on outriggers or on rubber tires, and the amount of boom transaction deployed, if this is applicable. Also, which lifting attachment plays a very main role, as does the wind, the grade the machinery is operating on etc. All of these specifics can be changing on a regular basis and this gives the operator much more information to consider.
Normally, telehandlers have some load charts available in order for the operator to reference so they can know the load capacity of a particular lift. Depending on the boom's configuration and the unit in particular, the load capacity may differ by thousands of pounds all together.