2 comments for “Aerial Pros Minute: Telehandler Lift Shackle

  1. David Crockett
    July 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    07/17/1016
    Trying to Get more information on Terex or Genie Tellehandler – Class 7 , Extended Boom Forklift,
    Is OSHA going to put this forklift in a Crane class due to it lifting capability like a crane.
    This forklift works off degrees and extends and has the read a load chart like crane and functions like a crane.
    I’v been hearing rumors that OSHA was thinking of putting this fork lift in a crane class.
    Can you give me a answer on this issue if OSHA is going to put this forklift in a crane class due to the accidents .

    • Aron Sweeney
      Aron Sweeney
      July 22, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Hi David,
      I connected with our product safety team and the understanding is that OSHA will not classify the telehandler as a crane unless it is using a winch/hoist to lift suspended loads in excess of 2,000 lbs. We would recommend that you contact your State OSHA office directly because the Federal OSHA crane rule is a minimum requirement, state OSHA can be more stringent.

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