Edmonton Zoom Boom Training - 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 job. This program abides by 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 successfully finishing it is good for three years.
A telescopic handler (also called a telehandler) is similar in some ways to both a forklift and a crane. It is a helpful equipment designed with a telescopic boom that could lift upwards and extend forward. Various attachments could be fitted on the end of the boom, like bucket, pallet forks, lift table or muck grab. It is popular in agriculture and industry settings.
Telehandlers are most usually utilized along with the fork attachment to shuttle loads. The units have the advantage that they could reach places inaccessible to standard forklifts. Telehandlers are capable of removing loads which are palletized from inside a trailer and putting them on high places like rooftops. For some applications, they can be more efficient and practical compared to a crane.
While lifting loads which are heavy, the telehandler can experience some instability. As the boom is extended too far with a load, the machinery would become more unstable. Counterweights in the rear help, but don't solve the problem. The lifting capacity quickly decreases as the working radius increases. Some equipment come along with front outriggers that extend the lifting capacity while the machine is stationary.
A load chart helps the operator to determine whether a given load is too heavy. Factors such as boom angle and height and load weight are calculated. Several telehandlers have sensors which cut off further control or provide a warning if the unit is in danger of destabilizing.