Cat Telehandler Industry 04/03/2008

The telehandler is still finding its way onto construction sites and developing into an all around versatile piece of equipment that is broadening its scope as we speak. The lift and place industry is fairly new and still burgeoning. JLG who signed with Caterpillar in 2006 to manufacturer Caterpillar telehandler and lift and place equipment under the Caterpillar name has come out with a new Super compact telehandler, the G5-18A. The new design telehandler comes with a wide variety of attachments including carriages, forks ,hooks, and bucket attachments. The Cat telehandler comes with 5,500 pounds of maximum lifting capacity and 18 feet of boom height, the other model G5-18A can lift 1,850 pounds when fully extended at 11 feet. The engine choice that comes with the Cat telehandler is the 84 horsepower Perkins 1104D engine and the new Cat telehandler that has a turning radius of 126 inches.

The JLG manufactured G5-18A has kept the operator comfort and machine serviceability at the top of its priority. A JLG spokesman said of the latest models, We moved the battery and fuse center to the front end of the machine under the boom where its well proctected by the frame rails and we still allow you to get access to it easily. It was one of the areas that came through loud and clear in our initial interviews with customers in what they wanted to see in the machine. The Cat telehandler also features top-open access and an adjacent swing-out door to the engine compartment.

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