Telehandlers for sale – Which one should I buy?


When it comes to construction machinery, companies should think carefully about the machines they use on sites. Most types of plant equipment can carry out similar tasks, so why not save some money and ditch the extra machines?

This week we take a look at telehandlers for sale, and delve into the popular brands, Manitou and JCB. If you’re looking to buy a telehandler, you’ve come to the right place.


Telehandlers, also known as a telescopic handler, can be very efficient types of plant machinery if used to its full potential. 

This type of machine is most commonly known for moving loads around in areas where a conventional forklift can not operate effectively. Common material moved in this way include:

  • Pallets
  • Concrete
  • Packaged goods
  • Timber

Telehandlers are normally found on construction and agricultural sites. Due to their stability and wheel types they are also great when used on the road. 

Depending on the model of the machine, telehandlers can extend the telescopic boom to various lengths and heights.


JCB was first established in Staffordshire, England in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford. 

After the success of their backhoe loaders and other construction machinery, they debuted their first telescopic forklift in 1977. The JCB 520 telehandler was the first machine made, and it was clearly very popular with their customers. Since then, JCB has manufactured and sold over 200,000 telehandler machines in the UK alone.  JCB telehandlers are renowned for their strength and sturdiness due to their single piece boom design.

Currently, there are around 11,000 employees working for the well-established and much loved brand in the UK and countries in Europe. They are constantly working towards their aim of providing quality products to customers all over the world.


Manitou has been making lifting equipment since 1958. The French brand was founded by Marcel Braud when the first forklift truck was designed. It wasn’t until 1981, when the first telehandler was launched. Manitou entered the telehandler market with a product they hoped would increase productivity and reduce the burden of users. 

Fast forward to recent years, 2018 saw the launch of the first electric telehandler prototype. Manitou is constantly thinking of operators in years to come. 

Manitou dedicates their time to solely designing telehandlers and loading machines. Instead of branching out with other construction equipment, they can focus entirely on perfecting telehandlers and improving the range.


Here at International Plant Sales, we stock only the best brands of telehandlers, JCB and Manitou. Currently on our stock list we have the following telehandlers for sale:


  • 535-95
  • 535-125
  • 540-140
  • 540-170

If you’re looking to buy a JCB, all of their machines are built comfortably for the operator. As well as ensuring productivity on site, fantastic fuel economy and health and safety also come to mind.


  • MT1840

Customers looking to purchase a Manitou telehandler will be buying a machine with multiple steering options including crab steering, 2-wheel steering and 4-wheel steering. Just one benefit of choosing Manitou.

We are always adding new telehandlers to our stock list, so be sure to sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest updates.

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Manitou MT625 telehandler for sale


If you wish to buy a telehandler, whether that be a JCB telehandler or a Manitou telehandler, speak to the team at International Plant Sales. There are various machine types, models and variously aged machines ranging from 2 to 5 years old.

Our team will be more than happy to send you photographs and videos of the machine in stock. Alternatively, we can offer virtual tours and appointments.

When buying from International Plant Sales, you will benefit from the following:

One previous owner

International Plant Sales is part of the H. E. Group. All machines are bought new every three years or so to ensure maximum productivity. The machines are used by either H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd or Diggerland UK Theme Park. Once used for a few years, the machinery is then sold on to buyers within the UK and overseas.

Excellent condition

All of our machinery is in excellent condition. When plant equipment is passed onto us from our sister companies, we will carry out a full inspection. Upon inspecting, if there are any dents, scratches or repairs that need to be done, we will ensure they are completed before the machine is sold to a new owner. 

Low hours

Due to the age of our machinery and telehandlers for sale, they all have relatively low hours. Perfect for companies looking to get a second life out of them. 


Customers will have peace of mind buying used plant equipment from us. We offer a warranty that will cover all major components and parts. The warranty will start from the day they collect the machine, or when it is delivered. Further information can be found on our FAQs page.

For further information, to view our most up to date machine list or to buy a digger, including the telehandlers for sale, please contact us. Email the team at: or call: 01634 779123 for a quote.

All information correct as of: 11th March 2021. 

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