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Out of all plant hire equipment, telescopic handlers (or telehandlers) are one of the most reliable choices for lifting equipment and handling materials.

At Telehandler Hire, we can get Bishop Auckland clients the machines that they need.

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Our telescopic handlers are some of the best machines on the market when it comes to lifting heavy items in a safe and controlled way.

Who Are We?

We at Telehandler Hire are a team of telehandler hire specialists in Bishop Auckland that can provide a range of unique hire options.

Whether you are looking for the latest machines on offer or very specific lifting solutions, we can provide them.

Why Choose Us for Your Telehandler Hire?

We understand the telehandler market and can provide all of the best and latest machines available from November 2022 onwards.

We aim for maximum quality in every part of our work and have worked with clients of all sizes to provide the telehandler hire they need.

Over 15 Years Experience in Telehandler Hire

So far, we have over 15 years of total experience hiring out countless telehandler machines in Bishop Auckland. We fully understand the equipment we sell and know how to provide exactly what our clients need.

Accredited Telehandler Hire Company

We aim to provide high-quality telescopic handler hire services that can suit any industry.

Our telehandler options are all properly tested and approved for full use in a range of different fields, from construction to maintenance.

We aim to provide our clients with the best possible service options and post-hire support.

What is a Telehandler?

A telehandler, or telescopic handler, are lifting machines used to help transport materials and heavy equipment around reliably.

Various attachments allow them to serve a range of roles in any Bishop Auckland workplace, no matter the work involved.

In general, a telescopic handler can be more practical than using a forklift for anything except small-scale materials transportation.

The Base

The base is the main body of the telehandler and is very often a fully drivable vehicle without needing to be towed.

Most bases have 4-wheel drive and steering, with larger bases offering more stability overall.

The Boom

The boom is the extendable neck of the telehandler.

These can range in length but can reach further than forklifts while fitting into smaller spaces.

The Tool

The various attachments that can be equipped onto the end of the boom allow a single telescopic handler to solve a range of problems.

Swapping these tools in and out is not too difficult, but the process may be different for each unit model.

Our Telehandlers

JCB 516-402m1,600kg19kW
JCB 520-404.0m2,000kg19kW
JCB 525-606.0m2,500kg55kW
JCB 525-60E6.0m2,500kg24kWh
JCB 531-707.0m3,100kg81kW
JCB 533-10510.22m3,300kg81kW
JCB 535-959.5m3,500kg81kW
JCB 535-12512.28m3,500kg81kW
JCB 540-14013.78m4,000kg81kW
JCB 540-17016.7m4,000kg81kW
JCB 540-18017.51m4,000kg81kW
JCB 540-20020m4,000kg81kW
JCB 541-707.0m4,100kg81kW
JCB 516-404m1,600kg24hp
JCB 520-404m2,000kg24hp
JCB 525-606m2,500kg74hp
JCB 560-807.9m6000kg97kW
Manitou MHT 1233011.92m33,000kg180kW
Manitou MT 4204.35m2,000kg42kW
Manitou MT 6255.85m2,500kg55.40kW
Manitou MT 7306.9m3,000kg54.60kW
Manitou MT 7336.9m3,300kg55.40kW
Manitou MT 9308.85m3,000kg54.60kW
Manitou MT 9339.07m3,300kg55kW
Manitou MT 10339.98m3,300kg55.40kW
Manitou MT 113511.05m3,500kg75kW
Manitou MT 133512.55m3,500kg75kW
Manitou MT 144013.53m4,000kg75kW
Manitou MT 184017.55m4,000kg75kW
Merlo P27.65.8m2721kg55kW
Merlo TF30.98.5m2993kg85kW
Merlo TF38.109.4m3810kg100kW
Merlo TF42.77.1m4173kg100kW
Merlo TF50.87.7m4989kg125kW
Merlo MF34.76.8m3401kg100kW
Merlo MF40.98.7m3991kg125kW
Merlo P50.1817.9m4989kg125kW
Merlo P65.149.0m6531kg125kW
Merlo P72.109.5m7166kg75kW
Merlo P120.109.7m12020kg125kW
Merlo P35.1110.9m3492kg55kW
Merlo P40.1312.4m3991kg55kW
Merlo P40.1716.5m3991kg55kW
Merlo Roto 40.1817.6m3991kg90kW
Merlo Roto 50.2121m4989kg55kW
Merlo Roto 70.2420.4m6985kg125kW
Merlo Roto 50.2622.8m4989kg55kW
Merlo Roto 50.3029.3m4989kg125kW
Merlo Roto 70.2828m6985kg125kW
Merlo Roto 50.3527m4989kg125kW
Genie GTH-55195.74m2,495kg55.4kW
Genie GTH-63610.97m2,722kg55.2kW
Genie GTH-84413.4m3,629kg73.8kW
Genie GTH-105617.25m4,536kg55kW
Genie GTH-125617.07m5,450kg99kW
Genie GTH-154413.41m6,804kg115kW
JLG G5-18A5.59m2500kg55kW
JLG 74212.8m3,175kg55kW
JLG 94313.11m4080kg83kW
JLG 104313.11m4,535kg83kW
JLG 105516.76m4535kg96kW
JLG 107522.86m4535kg119kW
JLG 125516.76m5443kg97kW
JLG 164413.28m7098kg100kW
JLG 173216.76m7599kg100kW
JLG 273310.08m12,065kg119kW
Magni RTH 4.1817.56m4,000kg55kW
Magni RTH 5.1817.56m4,999kg100kW
Magni RTH 5.2120.70m4,999kg100kW
Magni RTH 5.2322.80m4,999kg100kW
Magni RTH 5.2524.60m4,999kg100kW
Magni RTH 6.2120.80m6,000kg100kW
Magni RTH 6.2323.30m6,000kg100kW
Magni RTH 6.2525.00m6,000kg100kW
Magni RTH 7.2625.70m7,000kg160kW
Magni RTH 6.3029.90m6,000kg160kW
Magni RTH 6.3534.70m6,000kg160kW
Magni RTH 6.3938.90m6,000kg17kW
Magni RTH 6.4645.64m6,000kg175kW
Magni RTH 8.2524.90m8,000kg175kW
Magni RTH 13.2626.20m13,000kg175kW
Magni HTH 10.109.52m10,000kg100kW
Magni HTH 16.109.50m16,000kg160kW
Magni HTH 20.109.80m19,999kg160kW
Magni HTH 24.1110.50m24,000kg175kW
Magni HTH 27.1110.85m27,000kg175kW
Magni HTH 30.1211.72m30,000kg235kW
Magni HTH 35.1211.72m35,000kg235kW
Magni HTH 50.1414.00m50,000kg235kW
Magni TH 6.2019.20m6,000kg100kW
Magni TH 5.2423.90m4,999kg100kW
Magni Ricklift 1311.00m500kg45kW
Magni Ricklift 1512.95m800kg75kW
Magni Ricklift 1815.93m800kg75kW
Dieci Agri Farmer 30.76.35m3000kg79.5kW
Dieci Agri Farmer 30.98.70m3000kg79.5kW
Dieci Agri Farmer 32.98.70m3200kg79.5kW
Dieci Agri Farmer 34.76.35m3400kg79.5kW
Dieci Agri Max 50.87.70m5000kg128kW
Dieci Agri Max 60.98.60m6000kg128kW
Dieci Agri Max 65.87.70m6500kg128kW
Dieci Agri Max 75.109.65m7500kg114kW
Dieci Agri Plus 40.109.60m4000kg114kW
Dieci Agri Plus 42.77.20m4200kg114kW
Dieci Agri Star 37.76.80m3700kg100kW
Dieci Agri Star 38.109.6m3800kg100kW
Dieci Agri Star 40.87.70m4000kg100kW
Dieci Mini Agri 20.44.35m2000kg37kW
Dieci Mini Agri 26.65.68m2600kg55kW
Dieci Apollo 20.4 Smart4.35m2000kg37kW
Dieci Apollo 26.65.68m2600kg55kW
Dieci Dedalus 30.7 GD6.35m3000kg55.4kW
Dieci Dedalus 30.9 GD8.7m3000kg55.4kW
Dieci Dedalus 32.9 GD8.7m3200kg55.4kW
Dieci Dedalus 34.7 GD6.35m3400kg55.4kW
Dieci Hercules 100.109.5m10000kg128kW
Dieci Hercules 130.109.5m13000kg128kW
Dieci Hercules 190.1010.2m19000kg128kW
Dieci Hercules 210.1010.2m21000kg128kW
Dieci Hercules 230.1010.15m23000kg128kW
Dieci Icarus 40.14 GD13.4m4000kg85.1kW
Dieci Icarus 40.17 GD16.4m4000kg85.1kW
Dieci Icarus 50.18 GD17.8m5000kg85.1kW
Dieci Samson 50.8 Vs Evo2 GD7.7m5000kg128kW
Dieci Samson 60.9 Vs Evo2 GD8.6m6000kg128kW
Dieci Samson 65.8 Vs Evo2 GD7.7m6500kg128kW
Dieci Samson 75.10 GD9.65m7500kg114kW
Dieci Zeus 35.11 GD10.6m3500kg54.6kW
Dieci Zeus 38.10 GD9.6m3800kg54.6kW
Dieci Zeus 40.13 GD12.5m4000kg54.6kW
Dieci Zeus 40.8 GD7.6m4000kg54.6kW
Dieci Agri Pivot T604.7m2250kg54.6kW
Dieci Agri Pivot T705.2m3000kg85.9kW
Dieci Agri Pivot T805.2m3500kg107kW
Dieci Agri Pivot T905.7m4100kg114kW
Dieci Pegasus 40.1615.70m4000kg85.9kW
Dieci Pegasus 40.1818.00m4000kg85.9kW
Dieci Pegasus 45.3029.6m4500kg127kW
Dieci Pegasus 50.2524.10m5000kg100kW
Dieci Pegasus 50.2625.7m5000kg127kW
Dieci Pegasus 60.1616.20m6000kg100kW
Dieci Pegasus 60.2120.50m6000kg100kW
Bobcat TL26.605.8m2600kg75kW
Bobcat TL30.605.8m3000kg75kW
Bobcat TL35.706.8m3500kg75kW
Bobcat TL35.10510.2m3500kg75kW
Bobcat T35.105L10.2m3500kg75kW
Bobcat T36.120SL11.8m3600kg75kW
Bobcat T35.130S12.4m3500kg75kW
Bobcat T35.130SLP12.4m3500kg75kW
Bobcat T35.140S13.6m3500kg75kW
Bobcat T41.140SLP13.6m4100kg75kW
Bobcat T40.180SLP17.4m4000kg75kW
Bobcat TL34.65HF6.3m3400kg97kW
Bobcat TL38.70HF6.9m3500kg97kW
Bobcat TL43.80HF7.5m4300kg97kW
Bobcat TR40.180 Rotary17.6m4,000kg55kW
Bobcat TR50.180 Rotary17.6m4,999kg100kW
Bobcat TR50.210 Rotary20.5m4,999kg100kW
Bobcat TR50.250 Rotary24.6m4,999kg100kW
Bobcat TR60.210 Rotary20.8m6,000kg100kW
Bobcat TR60.250 Rotary25m6,000kg100kW
Bobcat TR70.260 Rotary25.7m7,000kg160kW
Bobcat TR60.300 Rotary29.8m6,000kg160kW
Bobcat TR60.350 Rotary34.9m6,000kg175kW
Bobcat TR60.390 Rotary38.9m6,000kg175kW

Telehandler Attachments Bishop Auckland

Telescopic handlers have a range of optional attachment choices.

Many of these are meant for specific roles or emulate other kinds of plant hire vehicles that you may have used in the past.

Choosing the right attachment for the job is important. For example, a fork attachment can work like a forklift but over a larger area.

We can offer a range of attachment choices suitable for many different situations in Bishop Auckland.

Carriage Attachments

Most telehandlers are equipped with a carriage attachment meant for moving pallets and general materials around.

These allow the telehandler to work as effective transport and materials handling tools.

Standard Carriages

A regular carriage is a jack-of-all-trades option for general transportation.

Not only can they move heavy loads, but they often have a huge weight capacity.

Their higher reach also makes them perfect for storing items on raised shelves or loading larger vehicles.

Tilting/Shifting Carriage

These shifting carriages can have their fork angles adjusted to allow for greater precision.

These effectively allow for more care when storing and transporting larger items.

This feature alone makes these carriage options a common choice for newly-hired telehandler machines in Bishop Auckland.

Side-Shift Carriage

These allow for manual adjustment of each fork by a maximum of ten degrees.

This provides greater precision during load placement.

Side-Tilt Carriage

These tilt loads to either side based on user inputs.

This allows for greater control and easier corrections during transport.

Swing Carriage

These swinging systems are designed to help place loading materials into confined spaces.

Dual Fork Positioning Carriage

These manually-adjustable pairs of forks can make it easier to correct placement angles.

Fork Attachments

While a fork and carriage attachment may seem similar, they are slightly different in a lot of subtle ways.

Pallet Forks

Pallet forks serve as a reliable way to move pallet materials from place to place.

These are a great option for general-purpose telehandler use in any site or plant.

Unlike forklifts in Bishop Auckland, these attachments can allow telescopic handlers to move pallets much higher, further, and into more confined spaces.

This extra versatility can make the pallet forks surprisingly versatile in the right situations.

Cubing Forks

Cubing forks are used to store cubed items, such as cubes of bricks or cinderblocks.

These can also be used to raise crates and other cubed items as needed.

Lumber Forks

Lumber forks are perfect for moving longer materials, with the most obvious being lumber.

This makes them ideal for moving items that are not square or cubed.

Bucket Attachments

Bucket attachments are perfect for moving large amounts of debris or loose substances like dirt.

This can be a cleaning tool as well as a transport tool.

Buckets most often see use in construction and demolition fields.

Material Buckets

Material buckets are similar to those on digger vehicles (but without the ability to dig).

These are perfect for transporting loose materials or cleaning up an on-site mess.

Grapple Buckets

Grapple buckets use a swinging-down case to secure individual items.

This ensures that nothing large can fall out of the bucket, making it more practical for a general cleaning or transport job.

Other Attachments

Our telehandler options are incredibly versatile, with each attachment allowing them to offer excellent loader performance in different fields.

Even our specialised attachments can be an invaluable option for certain niches.

We make sure to offer a range of less-common attachment choices for Bishop Auckland companies that require specialised equipment or support.

Work Platforms

Telescopic handlers can be equipped with work platforms, allowing them to serve as powered access platforms.

This kind of attachment means that the telescopic handler can simplify any job dealing with a raised surface or shelving.

Truss Booms

The truss boom attachment can help set trusses and wall sections during construction.

While specialised, this telescopic handler attachment still has many uses in the construction industry.

Lifting Hooks

Lifting hooks provide a general-purpose material transport method.

Anything that can be safely hooked onto the attachment with a suitable hooking ring or connecting point can be lifted by the telehandler.

These hooks are very versatile, allowing them to become a major boon in any industry where moving large amounts of supplies is important.

Telehandler Roles

Telehandlers are invaluable for a huge range of industries.

Most notably, they provide a way to move heavy loads in very precise and controlled ways, something not many other loader methods can do.

Using attachments, a single Bishop Auckland telehandler can show excellent loader performance in countless roles and tasks.

This means that a single telehandler could be regularly adapted with new attachments suitable for different uses and situations.


Telescopic handlers are perfect for storing items.

The high max lift height and max forward reach mean that it is easier for them to reach shelving or operate in large storage areas.

They can be equipped with various attachments for different cargo types or tasks, such as becoming a long-reach crane in one situation and a forklift in another.

This flexibility and full reach potential mean that even a standard telescopic handler can become a huge asset on any industrial site.


Powered access platforms make it very easy for an individual worker to inspect raised surfaces quickly.

Many of the latest machines on the market are designed to lift safely, making this process even more reliable.

If used correctly, the telehandler platform can replace the need for scaffolding entirely.


A telescopic handler can serve countless uses when it comes to construction.

Not only can a good telescopic handler provide the high max lift height to be a good powered access platform, but the crane-like boom can transport materials quickly.

A telescopic handler can even use its long reach to hold items in place while they are being installed or move items through narrow spaces.


Using a telescopic handler as a powered access platform allows for very easy maintenance of any large space.

The full reach and lift height control make it easy to maintain an indoor area, while the great overall height limit allows for the maintenance of a building’s exterior.

You can also use the telehandler to move heavier maintenance equipment around, replacing the need for a crane in Bishop Auckland.


A telescopic handler can be invaluable for cleaning large open areas.


A telehandler is a great alternative to a crane.

While it may not have the range of a dedicated cargo vehicle, the lift height and long reach make it great for moving items around a site quickly.

Telehandler Hire Costs Bishop Auckland

Hiring a telehandler will cost a varying amount depending on each unit’s specifications.

We offer a huge range of telehandler options, and our experts can walk you through what each one will bring to your site.

Average Costs

Expect to pay an average of £250 to £500 each week for a telehandler.

There are a lot of factors that can go into the exact price you end up having to pay, so this price can vary heavily.


The size and weight of the telescopic handler can directly impact its hire and delivery costs.

This also includes the overall length of the telescopic handler boom.

Maximum lift height is another factor in the total price. The higher the max lift height (based on the overall length of the boom and its max rotation), the more certain models will cost.

Maximum Loads and Weight Capacity

Weight capacity will also increase cost due to the bulkier telehandler designs required to hold it.


Any attachments for the telescopic handler can add to the cost, too.


The delivery costs depend on the chosen delivery sites for your telescopic handler.


Usually, you will receive the telescopic handler already filled with fuel.

However, you will often have to refill the telehandler before you return it.


Taking out insurance is naturally going to add more to your overall costs.

Insurance can sometimes be an important security option when hiring a tool like this.

Overall Length of Hire

Consider the overall length of your hire period.

Shorter leases generally cost more per day but less overall.


If you do not have a licensed telescopic handler operator, then you will usually need to hire one.

The costs of hiring a licensed operator will naturally increase the overall cost substantially.

Benefits of a Telehandler

A telehandler is more than just a loading tool.

Each Bishop Auckland telescopic handler can serve a huge range of roles in almost any space.

A telescopic handler can also offer a range of core benefits that makes it worth using in a wide range of situations. This includes:

Increased Overall Height

Telescopic handlers boast a better lift height max compared to other tools.

They can provide a greater overall height, and their max lift height tends to allow for ease of use at full reach.

This means that a telescopic handler at max lift height can be used for loading, storage, transport, and countless other roles.

Better Overall Length

The high max lift height also means greater overall length for the boom, letting a telescopic handler work in wide areas.

The lift height and length both make the telescopic handler even more practical for various purposes.

Stability at High Lift Height

Like many boom designs, a telehandler has the width and weight control to work in a range of sites and industries.

Its solid weight and good width also mean excellent control at maximum overall height and full reach.

This allows a max lift height telehandler to be used effectively as a powered access platform or to transport heavy items.

Max Weight Limits

Good max weight limits, along with the max lift height, make a telehandler more practical in sites that require heavy-duty work.

The higher max weight means that the telehandler can lift heavy cargo and material, even at full reach length.

Max Forward Reach

The telehandler boom’s high overall height and max lift height can be used to improve the max forward reach.

With this, a single telehandler can provide enough max forward reach to cover entire sites as needed.

In some cases, this max lift height and forward reach can make the telehandler work like a small crane.

Telehandler Hire Duration

Our Bishop Auckland telescopic handler options can be hired out in very flexible ways.

We focus on a week-by-week basis first and foremost.

Our experts can handle week-by-week telehandler hires or monthly hires, depending on your week-hire needs.

Week Hire

A lot of our hire options are done week-by-week. For example, using £250 as a week average:

Of course, this is just an average based on previous week-long hires.

The hire cost of a telescopic handler varies depending on the model and length of time you want to keep it.

Hire Periods

We can offer to hire for a custom length of time, depending on your needs.

A week hire is not always enough. A single-week hire might become a monthly hire or even a length that requires week-by-week renewal.

Talk with us to discuss week hire options or other hire length requirements.

Hiring Options

We can discuss the week-by-week hire with you, but our hiring options are also varied.

Length of hire might impact things like maintenance schedules. We take this into account and work with our clients to resolve these issues, regardless of hire length.

Nationwide Telehandler Hire and Delivery

We provide delivery all across the UK, aiming to have our telehandlers delivered within the week whenever possible.

Contact us if you want to discuss delivery to specific sites or spaces. We will always do our best to provide same-week delivery to whatever sites you have selected.

Week-by-Week Hire

We take each hire seriously, even if it is only for a week or two.

Our weekly and monthly hire options are all delivered with the same urgency and care.

Max Hire Periods

A max week hire limit is not usually something we like to employ.

However, like any weekly or monthly hire, sometimes a max week limit is required. This is especially true for high-demand hires.

We work with clients in Bishop Auckland to ensure that they get the week-by-week hire they need, even if that means switching their first-week handler for another model in a following week.

What do you look for in a telehandler?

If you are interested in a telescopic handler, there are some factors that matter more than others.

Max Lift Height

Max lift height dictates how high the unit can lift something.

Max lift height can be impacted by weight and heavy loads, with over-loading reducing practical max lift height.

Knowing the total max lift height is important to understand how high the unit can lift any given material.

Max Lift Height (as a platform)

Max lift height is important for user safety.

Managing max lift height to achieve safe working heights is important to protect employees, especially in dangerous worksites.

Max Forward Reach

Max forward reach equates to the total boom reach.

High max forward reach is good for open spaces where reach is more important than lift height or movement speed.

Depending on the design, max lift height and max forward reach influence one another. A unit that is good at one is usually good at the other.

Max Forward Reach (as a platform)

Max forward reach matters in a powered access platform.

Without good max forward reach, it becomes harder to reach raised surfaces or operate the unit safely. Max forward reach needs to be managed for many different safety reasons.

Too much max forward reach without proper support can make a high lift height platform less stable, increasing the chance of somebody getting hurt while using it.

Overall Height

The height of the unit itself can be extremely important.

Excellent loader performance is hard to achieve if the boom is cramped into a tight area or if it can’t reach the required height from ground level.

Overall Height (as a platform)

Excessive height can be harder to manage in cramped sites where small height adjustments may be highly sensitive.

Lower max height levels can leave a unit unable to reach higher surfaces properly.

Weight Limit

A high weight limit prevents the unit from suffering faults or damage under excessive amounts of weight. This is important in every situation and across every site.

Weight Limit (as a platform)

Platforms need to be designed to handle at least one person’s weight, along with their tools.

This means that the unit needs to be designed to lift that kind of weight from the start.

Lift Speed

High max lift speed makes adjusting lift height faster, but slow lift speed makes it safer.

In either case, being able to lift properly is important in any industry.

Lift Speed (as a platform)

The max lift speed matters a lot more for a powered access platform.

Not being able to adjust the height due to a sensitive max speed could put employees in danger.


Width (including adjustable max width) is important.

Better width means more stability when trying to load or transport objects.

Insufficient max width could cause supplies or materials to fall easily.

Width (as a platform)

A powered access platform needs enough width to support somebody working on one.

Good width (and adjustable width) is not just about safety but also having the width to move around and work while on the platform.

Excellent Loader Performance

Achieving excellent loader performance is important in every situation.

Better performance means greater safety and a more reliable solution to your current problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you control a telehandler?

A telehandler usually requires a licensed operator.

To get excellent loader performance, hiring an operator is your best option unless you have one in-house.

This training takes about a week, so being prepared a week ahead is a good idea.

What is another name for a telehandler?

Telehandlers are occasionally also called lulls, telescopic handlers, reach forklifts and zoom booms.

What can a telehandler lift?

Telescopic handlers are used to lift pallets, blocks, timber, piping, packaged items, and so on.

These units can lift a max of anywhere between 4,400 lbs and 12,000 lbs.

Get in Touch

If you want to know more about what we can offer in Bishop Auckland, get in touch with us today and talk with our experts.

Whether you want a simple one-week hire or a week-to-week telescopic handler arrangement, we can provide the best telehandler solutions for your needs.

Contact us to learn more about what we can provide and the telescopic handlers we can offer you.

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