Regina Zoom Boom Training - Zoom Boom Training is designed to train operators on variable reach forklifts. The goals of the training are to be able to impart an understanding of the physics of the machinery, and to outline the operator's responsibilities. This program follows North American safety standards for lift trucks. Zoom boom training and certification is obtainable at the company's location or at our site, provided there are a few people training. Certification given upon successfully finishing it is good for three years.
The telehandler or telescopic handler is similar in various ways to a common forklift or a crane. This helpful machinery is made along with a telescopic boom that can extend forward and lift upwards. Different attachments could be connected on the end of the boom, such as pallet forks, bucket, muck grab or lift table. It is popular in agriculture and industry settings.
Telehandlers are most commonly used together with the fork attachment to shuttle loads. The units have the advantage that they can reach places inaccessible to regular forklifts. Telehandlers could remove loads that are palletized from within a trailer and putting them on places that are high like rooftops. For certain applications, they could be more practical and efficient than a crane.
The disadvantage of the telehandler is its unsteadiness when lifting loads which are heavier. As the boom extends with a load, the unit becomes increasingly unsteady. Counterweights found at the back help, but don't solve the problem. The lifting capacity rapidly decreases as the working radius increases. Some machines come with front outriggers which extend the lifting capacity whilst the machinery is stationary.
In order to determine whether a load is too heavy, the operator could check with the load chart. The factors covered in the calculation consists of boom angle and height and load weight are calculated. Some telehandlers have sensors that provide a warning or cut off further control if the unit is in danger of destabilizing.