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What is a telehandler?


A telehandler is a hydraulic lifting machine that is suitable for both agricultural and construction use. Telehandlers easily allow the lifting, transport and positioning of any load and can be used for easily moving in environments with limited space. 

A telehandler is more maneuverable than a classic tractor with a front lift and has better visibility. Telehandlers are very versatile and considered multi-functional, thanks to the number of attachments available! Limitless possibilities with forks, buckets, hooks, grabs, baskets and much more!


Pictured below is our Faresin 6.26 small and 9.30c compact Telehandlers 


What is a full electric telehandler?

Introducing the Faresin Full Electric 6.26 telehandler, the FIRST electric in the world! ⚡🔌🔋

This innovative 100% electric machine has the same framework as the small Faresin telehandler 6.26, but without the noise of an engine! With it's green technology, it's great for closed environments such as warehouses, logistics areas and agricultural activities due to it having 0 emissions, thus improving the level of comfort and safety in the workplace. The battery is rechargeable and lasts for 6 hours!



What telehandler do I need?

Telehandlers range from compact size to heavy duty. An electric option is also now available and coming soon to Ranko Equipment! 

They also range in load capacity as well. Check out all the models here!

Compact telehandlers are typically used indoors, while larger telehandlers are used outdoors.

Once you know what projects and materials you want to use your telehandler for, you can choose the right model!

For example, the Faresin 6.26 Telehandler may be used to move a heavy pallet of parts from a truck to a loading dock. 

The Faresin 6.26 Full Electric may be used inside a greenhouse or warehouse where 0 emissions are allowed. Many construction companies are starting to go green with their equipment and this is a great alternative!

A larger model like the Faresin 9.30 or 9.60 may be used for heavier materials and higher reaches like stacking hay bales. 



Is a telehandler a forklift?


Is a telehandler a forklift? The answer is no. A telehandler can do everything a forklift can do, but the main difference between the two is the telehandler’s size and telescopic capabilities that make it able to operate at a higher reach than a forklift. A telehandler is also more versatile and considered a multifunctional machine with it's many attachments. Essentially, telehandlers combine the mobility of a forklift with the reach and high functionality of a crane!

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Is a telehandler a crane?

A telehandler is not technically or specifically a crane; However, a telehandler can act as a crane when it operates at greater heights.  Because the boom can move upwards and forwards to reach places a conventional forklift would never be able to access, this machine's load capacity and extended reach are perfect for your tallest projects!

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What is the difference between a telehandler and a wheel loader?

The main difference between a telehandler and a wheel loader is the telehandler’s extended reach capabilities for high elevation projects such as lifting and stacking hay.

The wheel loader, in comparison, only moves up and down at a lower level and is generally used more for loading and moving materials.

Image of Faresin and Venieri telehandlers sold by Ranko Equipment

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When to use an electric pallet jack vs manual?

Electric pallet jacks are generally more efficient in terms of lifting and moving heavy pallets longer distances or to an elevated position such as shelving in a big warehouse. 

Manual pallet jacks require more physical effort to lift weighted pallets off the ground in small spaces or short distances.

Your assigned project and work environment will determine which type of pallet jack you may need.


What is a forklift?

A forklift is a small vehicle with a pallet fork attachment on the front which is made for lifting and carrying heavy loads. Please note, a forklift IS NOT a Telehandler.

Commonly used in manufacturing and warehouses, these machines are used to move materials over short distances such as heavy pallets. Forklifts can be powered by electric battery or combustion engines. Some offer sitting or standing options when operating as well!

What is a wheel loader?

Wheel loaders are a type of heavy machinery primarily used in construction, but are also used for many other non construction tasks. 

These four wheel drive, earth moving machines typically load, move and dump loose materials, such as rocks, sand, gravel, and crushed earth.

It transfers materials safely with the ease of the machine. We offer a variety of Venieri wheel loaders for all your project needs!




How do I operate a wheel loader?

The wheel loader has a number of gears, instrument panels, and levers and it’s necessary to know the details of this equipment. To operate the loader, you have to be familiar with all of the machine’s functions. You need to move the lever attachment, which controls the internal gear selector, to the right side. 

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How many hours will a wheel loader last?

With their versatility, multiple practical applications on any job site and in warehouses, contractors can use wheel loaders for an average lifespan of up to 10 years or 7,000 – 12,000 hours!  Most general contractors put about 1,200-1,500 hours on their wheel loaders each year.  What type of projects do you think you can accomplish in that amount of time with a wheel loader?  

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What is a backhoe?

A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe, is a heavy equipment machine that consists of a tractor-like unit fitted with a loader-style shovel/bucket on the front and a backhoe on the back. It combines a backhoe, a loader, and a tractor into one piece of equipment!

Due to its relatively small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are very common in urban engineering and small construction projects such as building a small house.

The examples pictured below is the VF8.23F.


What is the average price of a backhoe?

Backhoe loaders are among the most versatile pieces of construction equipment. With a backhoe on one end for digging and a loader bucket on the other end for scooping, backhoe loaders are essentially two machines in one.

Backhoe loaders are also popular for their compact size. It's the perfect machine for construction on small lots or in urban areas where space is at a premium. Because of their size and versatility, backhoe loaders are sometimes the only piece of equipment on small construction sites.

The price of a backhoe loader is heavily influenced by the machine's size, dig depth, and horsepower. Generally, larger machines have greater dig depth and more horsepower. 

A general price range is $85,000 to $135,000.

How does a backhoe work?

The backhoe section of a backhoe (the back boom arm) acts like an excavator’s boom. It is capable of excavating a wide range of materials. Although the bucket is narrower than a standard excavator bucket, there are different bucket attachments that can be swapped if a wider digging capability is needed. The backhoe section of a backhoe makes this versatile construction machine unique, enabling the backhoe to complete the work of an excavator and a skid steer loader.

In terms of operator controls, The operator manipulates this valve block with joysticks in the backhoe cab. In some backhoes, control sticks are directly attached to different spool valves, acting as a lever to move the spool directly. In other backhoes, the joysticks operate hydraulic pistons that control the movement of the spool valves.

What is a mixer wagon?

A mixer wagon is an agricultural machine used for accurately weighing, mixing, and distributing feed for farm animals such as cattle. The large loading capacity can meet the needs of every farmer by saving time during feed preparation and distribution. 

The Faresin mixer wagons come in a variety of sizes and range consisting of:

·        Vertical trailed mixer wagon

·        Horizontal towed mixer wagons

·        Self-propelled mixer wagons

·        Stationary mixer wagons

How do I choose the right machine for my project?

Finding the right machine

1. First and foremost, thoroughly investigate and research all equipment before buying. Know what requirements you are looking for in the equipment to meet your project needs.  Always purchase from a trusted manufacturer or dealer who is sincerely going to be there for you.

2. Identify the type of job you want to perform. Is it for construction or agriculture? Is it for a small demolition, light transportation of building materials, digging holes/excavation, landscaping, breaking asphalt, paving roads, laying pipes, planting underground cables, laying foundation for buildings or drainage systems? If so, you might require a wheel loader or backhoe loader. A telehandler, acting like a crane, may be required if you intend on moving, lifting, and placing different types of materials into trucks that other equipment cannot reach.

3. Know about the size of the project. Is it big, small, long term or short term?

4. Identify the job conditions. Will you be on loose soil, hilly, rocky, or uneven terrain? What will the climate be like on the project site?

5. What is the equipment going to cost as well as its related expenses such as transportation, insurance, and parts? Will it align with your production costs? Make sure to research equipment in your price range.

6. Choose a machine that has spare parts that are available at reasonable costs during the entire working life of the equipment.

7. Is your equipment going to be versatile? Can it perform many jobs? Can your equipment adapt to future uses? Is it safe and efficient?

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