Telehandlers are heavy duty work machines made specially to operate in rough terrain. This however, does not mean they can be driven without consideration on rough environment. These machinery have a much bigger risk of load loss or tipping over when they are traveling on slopes.
If you do have to travel on a slope, ensure that you proceed carefully and slowly while keeping the load low. Before getting on the slope, downshift to 4WD and a lower gear. Using the engine brake will actually help to control the telehandler's speed. Try to avoid turning on a slope if possible. If you need to make the turn, use extreme care and take it as wide as possible.
Under any conditions, do not drive across very steep slopes. Ascend and descend slopes with the heavy end of the telehandler pointing up the incline. Even when there is no cargo on the forks, the machine's counterweighted rear is quite heavy; therefore, it could be required to drive backwards up slopes. Once the telehandler is carrying a load, the front of the unit becomes the heavy end, and you would be able to back the machinery down the slopes.
On a mixed jobsite, operator training is really essential. The coordinated steering machinery, along with the rear-pivot equipment normally operate on the same jobsite where everyone is permitted to utilize all of the machinery. In this case, an individual who is used to operating a coordinated steer equipment can jump onto a rear-pivot machinery. A really significant distinction between how these two units work depends on what part of the machinery extends outside of the turning radius.