What to consider if you want to buy a telehandler for sale?

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As the construction industry seems to be getting busier as the months go on, we wanted to touch on a very popular type of machine that may be what you need. If you’re looking to buy a telehandler then find out what you should consider before purchasing one. Plus check out the different types of used telehandlers for sale here at International Plant Sales. 


Telescopic handlers, or as they are most commonly known, telehandlers, are a type of machinery used typically within the construction and farming industry. 

Telehandlers are wheeled machines, capable of taking on uneven terrain and are also suitable for roads. They’re often compare to forklifts trucks, however they are much more user friendly and efficient. With the use of a telescopic arm, a telehandler can reach higher areas that a forklift would be incapable of. 


Telehandlers are fantastic for a multitude of tasks. Whilst being robust, long lasting machines, our customers can’t seem to get enough of them at the moment. So what tasks can be completed using a telehandler?

This particular type of plant equipment is used mainly to move palletised loads where a conventional forklift cannot operate. Not only are they great for lifting pallets, they can also be used for lifting:

  • Concrete
  • Packaged goods
  • Timber
  • Hay bales on farms

The adaptability of telehandlers is what makes them an invaluable machine for companies.


If you’re looking to buy a telehandler for your business or personal needs, then it’s good to know what to look for when shopping around. 

What will you use the telehandler for?

Before you buy used construction machinery, it’s always good to consider the tasks you need to complete. It’s no good buying a 9m telehandler that is only capable of lifting a maximum load of 3.5 tonnes, when you will be doing a lot of heavy duty lifting. There are a variety of telehandlers available in various sizes, with different specifications. Speaking to a professional, will give you a clearer idea of what you will require.

Will you need attachments for your telehandler?

The best thing about a telehandler is that they are versatile. With the addition of attachments, they can save a lot of time. Depending on the nature of your business, will depend solely on the attachments that you might use. 

If you work on a construction site, then you may benefit from using an ejector bucket. If you work in the agricultural industry, pallet forks can also be useful. 

Our sister company Masterhitch Europe Ltd, make a wide variety of bespoke made digger and telehandler attachments. If you want to find out more about attachments, then be sure to check with the team. 

Is the machine in good condition?

If you’re looking to buy a telehandler, chances are that it is probably second hand. If this is the case, then be sure to take your time to check over the machine before you purchase it. Always ensure you’re buying from a reputable seller / manufacturer. Most companies will now offer a warranty, which is handy to have, in the unlikely case that anything happens.


So now you know what to consider if you want to buy a telehandler, but now’s the decision of what machine to buy!

Here at International Plant Sales we currently have the following models available:

Telehandlers are great for plant, agricultural or construction projects. They’re the best machine to use if you require a machine that is robust, and ready to work. So which telehandler would you buy?


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 various aged machines ranging from 2 to 5 years old.

Not only can we provide telehandlers in fantastic condition, all of our customers can benefit from: 

  • Machines with low hours
  • All of our equipment is mechanically sounded and in proper working condition
  • One previous owner
  • International shipping is available if required
  • Virtual tours and appointments can be made to check over the machines
  • Our machines come with a warranty that will cover all of the major parts and components

If you’re looking to buy a telehandler, then be sure to contact the team today. They will be able to assist in finding a telehandler to suit your needs. Give us a call on 01634 779123 or email us.

We look forward to finding new owners for our telehandlers!


Information correct as of 02/08/21

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