Renting a telehandler: the final questions

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Updated Nov 20, 2013

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What options/features do you need? 

One example would be a light package for night work. Enclosed cabs will give your operators more comfort in high and low temperatures. Other options include pintle hitches for towing, brick guards to protect the cab glass and fenders, Boeckman says.

9 rentsmartHow will you transport the machine? 

Many telehandlers are sized toconform to specific truck and trailer capacities, Kiskunas says. If you don’t use the rental dealer’s delivery and pickup service, make sure your truck/trailer combo has the capacity to safely transport the unit.

10 rentsmartKeep in mind the training requirements.  

OSHA requires telehandler operators to be properly trained. Ask your rental dealer if they offer any training, and make sure your operators’ training is current. Explore operator training options. For example, “Genie will offer a 24/7 online training program beginning next year similar to their Lift Pro aerial lift training,” says Scott Owyen with the company.