Chicago Construction Only Uses Lull Telehandler 13/03/2008
A Construction Company in Chicago only uses the Lull Telehandler models and have been singing their praises since. The company which now owns 21 Lull Telehandler units, has built up over the years a veritable history of the Lull Telehandler model range. The company owns eight of the older model 844C-42 Lull telehandlers, six model 644E-42s, three model 944E-42s and four model 1044C-54s. This provides the company with a lifting range of 6,000 lbs to 10,000 lbs and a maximum lift height of 54 ft. The company which has been in the business for over 28 years, speaks highly of the Lull telehandler not only because when the company first started there was no such thing as telehandler available, making the business of loading material extremely awkward and painstakingly long. The main feature of the Lull telehandler the foreman, Tom Tokarz says is the Lulls tight turning radius, which is highly useful on crowded jobsites, and the load placement system. The system allows 80 in. of horizontal boom travel which makes it a very precise machine to land loads with. The Lull telehandlers are also noted to be safer with a lower centre of gravity.
Ron Paver a Lull telehandler operator and a 25 year construction industry veteran, especially favors the Lull model 944E-42s because of the tight turning radius and ergonomic layout of the controls and side mounted engine. The Lull telehandlers also come with a variety of attachments which extend their productivity and versatile use on a jobsite. They include a fork-mounted work platform, truss booms, and material buckets. Tokarz likes to use the truss boom attachment instead of the forks to gain additional working height although this does reduce the amount of weight the telehandler can safely lift. The truss boom attachment is simply to operate, the telehandler operator lowers the boom to the ground, removes the pins securing the forks and carriage assembly to the boom, then places the truss boom onto the Lull telehandler boom and replace the secure pins.