04.05.2021

Telehandler overturns

Several readers have sent us details of a telehandler that overturned in the UK last week.

The telehandler, a 14 metre/3,600kg JLG 3614RS, was being used to either lift or remove material from the roof of the Aldi supermarket in Macclesfield when the incident occurred.

The images do offer an explanation as to what caused the telehandler to tilt forward however it is almost certainly due to overloading, not helped by the fact that the outriggers have not been deployed. This, in spite of the fact the boom was almost fully extended.
The telehandler overturned while work was being carried out on the roof of an Aldi in Macclesfield - photos courtesy of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

It is also not clear whether the operator was in the cab at the time but fortunately no one was reported injured in the incident with the telehandler boom coming to rest on a hedge. As a precautionary measure, nearby homes were evacuated and the road closed until the telehandler was recovered later that day using a loader crane and recovery truck.
The telehandler was recovered later that day

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