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When buying a new telehandler, you want to make sure you’ve done your homework. You wouldn’t just walk into a dealership and buy the first car you see. You would take it for a test drive, check out all of the major components like the engine, tires, etc. And then you might continue shopping around to see if another car might fit your needs better.

This is the same process for buying a telehandler. They’re big investments, so you want to make sure you’re spending your money on the best machine for you!

Today, we are here to help you by listing a few things you should be looking for in a used telehandler.

What to Look For in a Used Telehandler?

First, you want to identify the size and type of telehandler you need. You also need to pay attention to hour many working hours the machine has. They can make it all the way up to 10,000 hours!

From there, you can inspect the back of the machine to check out the hydraulics – ensure there are no broken hoses or leaks.

Then you want to pop open the hood. Check for oil leaks, noises such as the belts or alternator.

It is also a good idea to operate the boom to make sure there is no chatter in the boom and that it is a smooth movement.

Be Wary of Cheap Telehandlers

Don’t be too stingy; a lot of times the cheapest telehandler you can find will end up costing you the most. If a machine is super affordable, almost too affordable, you’ll probably end up putting more money into it than it’s worth to keep running.

Why Choose Above All Equipment?

At Above All, we sell new and used aerial lifts, including telehandlers, boom lifts, and scissor lifts. When it comes to our used equipment, they are all reconditioned and basically as good as new, just with a few hours on them. We work with you to make sure you get the right machine for your job and your budget!

Learn More About Used Telehandlers

If you are interested in learning more about our used telehandlers, check out our online inventory and contact us today!

Make sure to check out our social media too!


The History of Scissor Lifts

The first scissor lift was created in the early 1900s in Sweden. They were super primitive and lack a lot of the features that we have become used to. For example, they were attached to vehicles like the back of trucks in order to move them around.

Since then, scissor lifts have taken off! Now we have so many different kinds of scissor lifts, from sizes, engines, accessories, and so much more.

Stay Tuned for Announcements on New Equipment in Stock

In the coming weeks, we will be posting vlogs about the new equipment we have in store! Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our affordable and reliable scissor lifts, telehandlers, and boom lifts.


Have you ever wondered what all those numbers in the names of scissor lifts mean? You’re not alone!

Scissor Lifts Brand Names

With the most popular brands like Genie, Skyjack, JLG, the number in the names of the scissor lifts relates to the width and the height of the machine. Generally, the first two numbers are the platform height, whereas the last two numbers are the width of the machine.

Take the Genie GS 1930 scissor lift, for example, it has a 19-foot height and is 30 inches wide.

However, some brands such as Skyjack reverse the numbers and put the width first and the height second.

Working Height

Always make sure to keep in mind that the working height on these scissor lifts is going to be about 6 feet more than the height of the machine.

Most Popular Scissor Lifts

There are so many different brands and models of scissor lifts on the market, but Above All Equipment Sales always has the most popular brands and sizes when it comes to aerial lifts, especially scissor lifts!

Our bread and butter scissor lifts are:

  • 1930 = 19′ platform / 30″ wide
  • 3246 = 32′ platform / 46″ wide
  • 3226 = 26′ platform / 32″ wide (SKYJACK)

Learn More About Scissor Lifts

If you are looking for an affordable scissor lift from a knowledgeable and reputable company, Above All Equipment Sales has you covered with both new and reconditioned aerial lifts! Contact us today to see which machine is right for your job!