Telescopic Handler Forklift Training

Telescopic Handler TruckTelescopic Handlers are an invaluable tool in the construction and farming industries.

Telescopic Handlers are all terrain vehicles with either two or four wheel steer/drive and they can be articulated. Due to the fact that they extend the load forward of the front wheels getting progressively further away they act very much like mobile cranes, requiring a great deal of skill and concentration for them to be effective and safe.

Categories of telescopic handler forklift trucks:

  • J2 - Variable reach lift truck - up to 9m lift
  • J3 - High lift telescopic truck - above 9m lift
  • J7 - Variable reach/telescopic rotating turret truck - above 9 metre lift

Attachments are commonly fitted to enhance the variety of tasks that these expensive vehicles can perform. Popular attachments are side-shift, fork positioners and also non hydraulic attachments such as jibs, sand/grain buckets, bale spike, etc.

Types of Telescopic Handler Forklift training courses available are novice, refresher and training for individuals with limited/previous experience. Forklift certificate issued on successful completion

Courses available:

 We offer a variety of courses for this type of equipment. There is a maximum ratio of 3 candidates per course. Courses include refresher training including re-test suitable only for candidates who already hold valid certification on the same machine type, conversion training for candidates wishing to convert from one type of machine to another, experienced operator with no previous formal training, and novice.

Courses duration:

Course durations will depend on the number of candidates, and level of experience, but are typically between 1 day and 5 days. Contact us to establish how many days you are likely to need.

Telescopic forklift training can take place either at your premises, or at our site in Rochester. Please note that we do not operate these machines as a training truck, but hire in where needed. There will therefore be an additional charge to cover the cost of hire. Please Contact us for further details.