Pettibone T944X Telehandler Features Traversing Boom

Pettibone will debut the T944X, its next generation Traverse telehandler, at booth #C5685 during World of Concrete in Las Vegas. It will also be on display at booth #2451 during The Rental Show in New Orleans.

The Traverse is the industry’s only telehandler with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads at full lift height without having to coordinate multiple boom functions.

With the Traverse, the specified lift height of 44 feet, 6 inches is the same as the landing height. This stands in contrast to a traditional fixed boom pivot, where the true landing height is generally several feet less than advertised lift height, as operators must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.

The T944X builds upon Pettibone’s traditional rock-solid design, delivering the same ruggedness and dependability while providing several new design enhancements.

The telehandler is powered by a 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The side pod engine offers easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 18 inches. A 117-horsepower option is also available.

Drivetrain and axles have been optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. A pintle hitch mount adds versatility for towing trailers. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.

The operator cab maintains Pettibone’s ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions. A new analog/LCD gauge cluster comes standard. An optional 7-inch digital display with integrated back-up camera is also available.