Telehandler tilt

FarmyStu

Member
Location
NE Lincs
Hi all. Does anyone have any experience of telehandlers with the ability disable the tilt/tip function? Mate has just bought a manbasket and he's been told that it's only legal if the "tilt mechanism is disabled"? Kind of makes sense but I don't think I've seen an agri telehandler with such a thing.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Hi all. Does anyone have any experience of telehandlers with the ability disable the tilt/tip function? Mate has just bought a manbasket and he's been told that it's only legal if the "tilt mechanism is disabled"? Kind of makes sense but I don't think I've seen an agri telehandler with such a thing.

Correct, but for some reason manitou seem to have missed the memo on that as most dont have this block on the tilt and isnt an easy thing to sort depending on the model.

if its a servo joystick then will need a tap/shut off valve putting on to the pilot line operating the tilt, if its manual levers then some kind of mechanical block on the linkage will have to be made.

Sandersons, matbros all had tilt lock as standard and so do most jcbs either via electric switch or a pin to lock the linkage so why manitou and possiibly others seems to overlook this i dont really know! about 12 years ago or so on most models they put a switch in to lock the whole joystick out but thats not really very usefull:ROFLMAO:
 

Tim G

Member
Livestock Farmer
I remember older jcbs having the pin to put in next to the joystick to lock the side to side movement. Trouble was (might of just been our one) the self leveling was a bit 'out' so after a few ups and downs in the man crate it felt like you were about to be tipped out!
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Hi all. Does anyone have any experience of telehandlers with the ability disable the tilt/tip function? Mate has just bought a manbasket and he's been told that it's only legal if the "tilt mechanism is disabled"? Kind of makes sense but I don't think I've seen an agri telehandler with such a thing.
Breaking the law if it’s an non emergency use anyway so might as well break it twice. Probably easier to get a man harness than sort the tilt lock.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Hi all. Does anyone have any experience of telehandlers with the ability disable the tilt/tip function? Mate has just bought a manbasket and he's been told that it's only legal if the "tilt mechanism is disabled"? Kind of makes sense but I don't think I've seen an agri telehandler with such a thing.

Yes, I read the safety details for man baskets and specified this as an option on my Manitou. It wasn’t a standard option and caused the dealer a bit of stress. All works via an additional in cab switch on my machine
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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