Pettibone 944B is First Model in New Generation of Telehandlers

Pettibone 944B is First Model in New Generation of Telehandlers

Pettibone introduces the Extendo 944B, the first model in its new generation of telescopic handlers.

Equipped with industry-leading hydraulics and designed for efficient operation and simplified serviceability, the 944B offers exceptional lifting capacity and reach for a wide array of material-handling applications.

The Extendo 944B is powered by a fuel-efficient, 117-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final turbo diesel engine that features featuring electronic control and SCR after-treatment.

A Parker IQAN-MD3 display has been added to provide instant engine and after-treatment diagnostics.

The unit’s proven Dana T12000 Powershift series transmission offers three forward speeds and reverse. It is complemented by a heavy-duty transmission cooler.

The 944B has a maximum capacity of  9,000 lbs., maximum forward reach of  30'3", and a maximum load height of 44'4".

Single-joystick pilot-operated controls allow smooth operation of all boom and auxiliary hydraulics. For operation in tight areas, the 944B offers four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering, with a minimum turning radius of just 12'4". The unit is powerful, yet compact enough to fit under an 8-ft. doorway.

The Extendo's robust design features two wide-stance, heavy-duty lift cylinders with automatic fork and load leveling that eliminates the need for slave cylinders.

To further improve load stability, the 944B offers 24° frame sway (12° degrees left and right of center) and is equipped with a rear- axle stabilization system.

New service access doors let users remove only the front half of the enclosure to perform daily engine and transmission fluid checks, rather than the entire cover.

A battery-disconnect switch is now standard and accessible from the cab.

A cab step is now standard to help the operator climb in and out more easily.

The cab provides outstanding visibility at any boom position and features a comfortable adjustable suspension seat and adjustable right-side armrest.

The 944B features standard upgraded tires that have demonstrated increased longevity in the field.

The telehandler comes with a variety of standard fixed and side-tilt carriages from 48 to 72 in. Its array of optional attachments includes utility buckets and  pallet, lumber and block forks.

Other options include foam-filled tires, light packages, an enclosed climate-controlled cab, and several others.


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