ISO 10896 Part 2 specifies general safety requirements for slewing rough-terrain variable-reach trucks (hereafter known as “trucks”), consisting of a lower chassis with a slewing upper structure equipped with a telescopic lifting means (pivoted boom), on which a load handling device (e.g carriage and fork arms) is typically fitted. Fork arms and other integrated attachments are considered to be parts of the truck.
When Manitou first introduced the concept of slewing Telehandlers to Australia in late 90’s today’s standards did not exist. In fact the very first machines had no classification. In the early days of slewing Telehandlers they were also looked at as mobile cranes but today by definition and the scope of AS 1418.5-2013 Cranes, hoists and winches Mobile cranes (EN 13000:2010, MOD) that is not the case.