Caterpillar entered the telehandler business through a series of acquisitions in 1998, purchasing the design rights, intellectual property, and inventory of rough-terrain forklifts from English firm, DJ Industries. Caterpillar manufactured and marketed through its Dealers their own product for the next seven years until an alliance with JLG Industries was formed to shift worldwide production to JLG, but maintain the branding and marketing through the Caterpillar Dealer network.
The Caterpillar telehandlers have been a key product in the agricultural, industrial, and rental industries, providing customers with a machine that can move and lift loads on even and uneven terrain where a traditional forklift could not do the job.
“On a commercial job site, telehandlers are crucial on a jobsite for a general contractor. Whether unloading supplies at the beginning of the job, placing materials on the first floor to the fourth floor or general cleanup around the site, all contractors have use for a telehandler during construction. They are on site at the beginning until the job is complete.”
Scott Angel, Yancey Bros. Co.
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