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In transport works, forklifts and loaders are commonly used. Thanks to them, you can do labor-intensive operations saving time and with the emphasis on higher level of safety.

The use of machines
Telescopic loaders are one of commonly used machines in building works, including earthworks which are also good in other branches, among others, agriculture, magazines. It is also used for close transport of different types both horizontally and vertically. This specialized forklifts need appropriate knowledge certified by the operator’s qualifications.

Telescopic loader operator can move goods correctly such as ground or aggregate while doing ground works. In agriculture, straw, manure or wood can be transported. Such machines also are used while loading and handling pallets, casepallets, big bags in warehouses and handling ports.

Some loaders have special boxes for people and they can be used as hoists. Full range of the equipment cause them being comprehensive and often used machines which makes high demand on workers having qualifications for their operation.

The construction
Telescopic loaders or a loader with a changebale extension (such name is used too) differs from the typical forklift. First and foremost, it is equipped with the engine with higher power which causes it can do more difficult tasks. Its small extensions are also a big advantage because it can be used on small surfaces. The machine has four wheels with a stable transmission, it is able to work on every kind of surface also on difficult surfaces such as sand or mud. Loaders have roomy cabins protecting the operator or stabilizers.

Machines are commonly divided into two types:

  • Fixed, front, panoramic- these are loaders which have hard placed operator’s cabin. Extensions are driven on the right side of the vehicle in these models. Extensions can be equipped with side pillars. Its load capacity is usually from 1.5 to 20 tons, and the extension is 20 metres.
  • Rotary, roto- models with rotary head which lets change the position of the operator’s cabin with 360 degree extension on the platform of the machine. Most often, its load capacity is from 3 to 5 tons and its extension is 30 metres.

Among most popular producers of telescopic loaders, you can list: New Holland, Manitou, Case, Dieci, JCB or Merlo. In their offer, you can find a full range of modern machines comprehensively helping in building works and other type. The price of the equipment is up to several thousand zlotys depending on the producer, its size and the use of the equipment.

Courses on telescopic loaders
To work as the machine operator, you need qualifications for that. They are given after completing trainings and passing UDT ( the Office of Technical Inspection) exam. Choosing the course on telescopic loaders, the participant will receive information concerning safe exploitation of the machine on the position of the operator. The course teaches you how to correctly drive the truck, place loads, how to keep to the regulations of the technical inspection and EHS.

In ODK (the Centre for Staff Training) ERGON, we offer you professional trainings which are the basis for getting I WJO qualifications on specialised trucks so among other things a telescopic loader. As a company with longstanding educational experience, we provide full assistance of our experts for our students in taking an exam in front of the board of the Office of Technical Inspection. We operate in cities: Warsaw, Cracow, Katowice and Bielsko- Biala as well as we are able to organize classes in closed groups for our customers in any place and at any time. The pricelist of our classes is adjusted to the number of participants.

All people interested are invited to the course on a telescopic loader to the Centre for Staff Training ERGON.