Zoom Boom Ticket Saskatoon - Zoom Boom Training is intended to train operators on variable reach forklifts. The objectives of the training are to be able to impart an understanding of the physics of the equipment, and to outline the operator's tasks. This course adheres to North American safety standards for lift trucks. Zoom boom training and certification is available at our site or at the company's location, provided there are a minimum number of people training. Certification received upon successful completion is valid for three years.
A telescopic handler (also known as a telehandler) is similar in some ways to both a crane and a forklift. It is a versatile equipment constructed with a telescopic boom that can extend forwards and lift upwards. A variety of attachments can be fitted on the end of the boom, like for instance bucket, pallet forks, lift table or muck grab. It is popular in industry and agriculture settings.
Telehandlers are most usually utilized with the fork attachment in order to transport loads. The units have the advantage that they could reach places inaccessible to standard forklifts. Telehandlers are capable of removing palletized loads from inside a trailer and placing them on places that are high such as rooftops. For some applications, they could be more efficient and practical than a crane.
The disadvantage of the telehandler is its instability when lifting loads which are heavier. As the boom extends with a load, the unit becomes increasingly unsteady. Counterweights in the rear help, but do not solve the problem. The lifting capacity rapidly decreases when the working radius increases. Several equipment come with front outriggers which extend the lifting capacity while the equipment is stationary.