Turnabout is fair play when it comes to the exchange of equipment between agriculture and construction. Forklifts started gaining favor with farmers 25 to 30 years ago as producers began employing factory-floor or warehouse machines (often hard-tired with propane-powered units), first to store seed bags and containers. The convenience of forklifts grew so much so that a great many used indoor lifts can be found in farms today.
As farmers search for rough-terrain lifts, they discover the advantages of telehandlers. That is why this issue’s Pocket Price Guide lists both straight-mast and telehandler lifts. If you are looking for such a lift, bear in mind the market offers a wide range of lift capacities and features.