Tim Uhler

Telehandlers resemble forklifts, but they have a telescoping boom for far more versatility.

Frequent JLC contributor Tim Uhler says that Pioneer Builders, the Port Orchard, Wash., company where he is a lead framer, bought its first machine—a ’70s Badger Dynamics model—years ago for $7,500 and instantly saved some hard labor by using it to lift an I-joist package to a second floor. Pioneer now owns two Ingersoll Rand models: a VR-90...

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