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Differences Between Semi-Industrial Trucks & Telehanders

Nowadays, businesses are spoilt for choice when it comes to their material handling solutions. Yet, that can be both a blessing and a curse . . . Which is why in this video, we show you the differences between semi-industrial trucks, telehandlers and standard counterbalance trucks.

If you do have any questions regarding the differences between these trucks, please do not hesitate to call one of our friendly team members on 01202 854 200.

00:00 - Introduction to Semi-Industrial Trucks
This is what to do if you’re not working in a nice, smooth warehouse floor, or a nice flat concrete yard, or a main yard – is you can move onto this type of machine, which is a Semi-Industrial Machine. So these are available on two and four-wheeled drive from Manitou. This is a two and a half tonne capacity truck, rated at a 500mm load centre. So, one meter deep load, this will pick up two and a half tonnes, up to a certain lift height, and then it will start de-rating like a normal counterbalance truck.
00:32 - Tyre Size & Typical Use
You can see – very obviously – the main difference is, it’s got big, chunky tyres on; that’ll cope with rough ground and with mud. So, it’s quite unusual that we move to this type of machine in an industrial setting, because normally we’d be using a normal counterbalance truck. A typical site would be garden centres, sites like that where we’re working maybe on-uh unmade ground – not deep, deep mud. That would require another step up, in terms of specification. This is the latest Semi-Industrial Truck, the MC25 from Manitou, and this is going to one of our golden centre customers very soon.
01:08 - The Next Step up – the Telehander
So, the next step up from an Semi-Industrial Truck, which is another Manitou, and this is the Telehandler range, and this is construction equipment. So, these machines are four-wheeled drive hydrostatic, and they’re designed to work in really rough conditions on construction sites in – and will cope with deep mud.
01:24 - Improved Lift Capability & Tyres
This is more of a machine, this a 625, so this is the second smallest machine. These machines go up to eighteen metre lift capability, and then you’re into having to have support legs and things like that when you’re lifting up to big heights, so they can really get a lot of capacity up at height. But yeah, you’ll see again that the tyres are another step up – in terms of size and tread – they’re much more like a tractor tyre or something like that. But again, you would generally only get into using this type of truck if you were working on a construction environment.
00:00 - Introduction to Semi-Industrial Trucks

This is what to do if you’re not working in a nice, smooth warehouse floor, or a nice flat concrete yard, or a main yard – is you can move onto this type of machine, which is a Semi-Industrial Machine. So these are available on two and four-wheeled drive from Manitou. This is a two and a half tonne capacity truck, rated at a 500mm load centre. So, one meter deep load, this will pick up two and a half tonnes, up to a certain lift height, and then it will start de-rating like a normal counterbalance truck.
00:32 - Tyre Size & Typical Use

You can see – very obviously – the main difference is, it’s got big, chunky tyres on; that’ll cope with rough ground and with mud. So, it’s quite unusual that we move to this type of machine in an industrial setting, because normally we’d be using a normal counterbalance truck. A typical site would be garden centres, sites like that where we’re working maybe on-uh unmade ground – not deep, deep mud. That would require another step up, in terms of specification. This is the latest Semi-Industrial Truck, the MC25 from Manitou, and this is going to one of our golden centre customers very soon.
01:08 - The Next Step up – the Telehander
So, the next step up from an Semi-Industrial Truck, which is another Manitou, and this is the Telehandler range, and this is construction equipment. So, these machines are four-wheeled drive hydrostatic, and they’re designed to work in really rough conditions on construction sites in – and will cope with deep mud.
01:24 - Improved Lift Capability & Tyres
This is more of a machine, this a 625, so this is the second smallest machine. These machines go up to eighteen metre lift capability, and then you’re into having to have support legs and things like that when you’re lifting up to big heights, so they can really get a lot of capacity up at height. But yeah, you’ll see again that the tyres are another step up – in terms of size and tread – they’re much more like a tractor tyre or something like that. But again, you would generally only get into using this type of truck if you were working on a construction environment.

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