Telehandlers are machinery which are designed to operate in rough terrain, however, that doesn't mean that they could be driven without any consideration for the environment. These kinds of machinery have a much bigger risk of load loss or tipping over when they are traveling on slopes.
When traveling on a slope, make certain that you move slowly with the equipment while also keeping the load low. Downshift to 4WD and a lower gear, before getting on the slope. Utilizing the engine brake will really help to control the telehandler's speed. Try to avoid turning on a slope if possible. If you must make the turn, take it as wide as possible and utilize extreme caution.
Always try not to drive across excessively steep slopes. Use the heavy end of the telehandler pointing up the incline, when ascending and descending slopes. Even when the forks have no load, the machine's counterweighted rear is fairly heavy; thus, it can be necessary to drive in reverse up slopes. Once the telehandler is carrying a cargo, the front of the unit becomes the heavy end, and you could back the machine down the slopes.
On a mixed jobsite, operator training is really essential. The coordinated steering machinery, along with the rear-pivot machinery often work on the same jobsite where everyone is allowed to utilize all of the machinery. In this case, an individual who is used to using a coordinated steer equipment can jump onto a rear-pivot equipment. A really key difference between how these two units work depends on which part of the equipment extends outside of the turning radius.