Control Options from Top to Bottom

From stabilizing and steering to telescoping the boom and holding the load, hydraulic cartridge valves work on every level in the telehandler market. No matter your machine's specification, we can offer system solutions that can enable your machine to reach higher, lift faster, and use less fuel.  Our system expertise can take your equipment to the next level.


Request engineering assistance below to learn more about our innovative gravity lowering, main control section valves and boom suspension solutions.

Application Details

Main Control Solutions for Telehandlers

Control Options from top to bottom...

  • Piloted directional control valves provide cost-effective control of telescoping, lift, an sway functions.
  • Improved serviceability for steering and boom function

From brakes and steering to telescoping the boom and holding the load,
hydraulic cartridge valves work on every level in the telehandler market


  • Reach higher, lift faster, use less fuel, hold more load, turn sharper corners, fit in tighter work spaces, and meet stricter safety regulations.
  • Small compact cartridge valves for efficient responsive control


Load Moment Limitation

  • European safety standard EN 15000
  • Ensures stability by automatically reducing speed before unloading



Gravity Lowering…can augment or act as an efficient alternative to power down systems

  • Use the force of nature for load-lowering rather than engine power
  • Improve efficiency
  • Save fuel – up to one gallon of fuel per hour



Transmission Solutions for Telehandlers
  • Compact, cost effective and fuel efficient
  • Fast, reliable response, smooth
  • Contamination-resistant, IP69K-rated
      coils and corrosion resistant plating

A typical two-speed transmission for a telehandler

Fan Drives

• Control valves provide variable fan speed control depending on air
  temperature,load and cooling requirements independent of engine RPM
     - Up to 30% HP vs traditional
• Checks protect the motor from cavitating
• Two-position valves can reverse fan direction to help remove dust and
  debris from radiator
• Precise control of coolant temperature and reduced engine wear


ERT 120 Sensor available

• Designed for use in demanding applications

Model                          Temp range                       Output signal
ERT120              -40 to 150 °C (-40 to 300 °F)            436 to 5428 Ω
ERT130              -40 to 135 °C (-40 to 275 °F)            46 to 18.5 kΩ
ERT150              -40 to 150 °C (-40 to 300 °F)            33 to 26 kΩ

Priority Steering and Brake Solutions for Telehandlers

• Provides priority flow for brakes / steering
• Store hydraulic energy for use upon
• Fail safe load shuttle



Simple Brake Circuit
Provides reduced pressure to power off the brakes



Alternative Brake Circuit
includes hand pump for emergency pumping of the brake


Dynamic Steering

• Serviceable 3 pos / 4 way valve replaces sub-plate valves
• Double-blocking valves eliminate leakage concerns

 Torque Divider

• Balances the pressure drop across each
• Efficiently sized to accommodate the flow
  difference between motors

Four wheel drive series-parallel crossover with torque dividers for a telehandler


Fully integrated electrohydraulic control system for Telehandlers


Inputs and outputs are controlled by a single ECU-2415

HydraForce is pleased to offer a full line of electronic vehicle control products integrating engine, transmission and other machine functions into a common J1939 or CAN Open Data Link control circuit.

These systems consist of rugged, field-proven components suitable for heavy-duty operating conditions. PWM digital signal logic maximizes efficiency, response and signal integrity under harsh environmental conditions. Reliability has been proven through extensive testing, as well as years of real-world application experience.

This is a complete line of the most rugged, heavy duty vehicle machine controllers, monitors, displays and electrical connectors for motion control and integrated machine control applications in mobile, off-highway and material handling equipment.

  • Reliable operation in the most demanding mobile equipment applications
  • Operating temperatures from -40 to 85°C
  • Chemical splash immunity
  • Moisture resistance to IP67 specifications
  • Fully resistant to EMI/RFI
  • Vibration resistant to 8 Grms (random) 24–200 Hz, 3-axis

Associated Applications



Implement | Auxiliary | Pilot controls Learn More
Wheeled Loaders

Wheeled Loaders

Powertrain | Variable Speed Fan Drives | Boom Suspension | Main Controls | Auxiliary Functions | Electronic Controls Learn More
Wheeled Excavators

Wheeled Excavators

Powertrain | Variable Speed Fan Drives | Suspension Systems | Main Controls | Auxiliary Functions | Electronic Controls Learn More

Video: HydraForce's Telehandler Products Highlighted

Watch now to see how HydraForce's cartridge valves help elevate performance of boom lifting, loadholding and suspension, with energy-efficient and safe gravity lowering.

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Video: HydraForce's Telehandler Products Highlighted

IOT Fleet Management for Telehandlers

Implemented on telehandlers, HydraForce Internet of Things (IOT) technology improves reliability and availability and can even extend its lifetime. This is achieved by capturing and reporting operating data, such as main control, powertrain, variable speed fan drives, steering, brakes,electronic & hydraulic controls and others, as well as through enhanced control and improved asset utilization.

Many farms make substantial investments in agricultural machinery. IOT fleet management technology from HydraForce raises ROI by improving availability and reducing maintenance costs.

IOT Fleet Management Solutions  

  • Monitoring and logging of key operating characteristics (cycles, hours, temperatures, pressures, vibration, etc.)
  • Reporting of key performance indicators
  • Remote adjustment of on-board settings (maximum permitted speeds, loads, etc.)
  • Updating of onboard software
  • Geo-location
  • Reducing the risk of breakdown and preventing unnecessary maintenance