Caterpillar Introduces New TL1255C Telehandler


Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has released the Cat TL1255C Telehandler, which has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 54.3 feet. Targeted for applications in the general construction and industrial markets, the TL1255C is the largest machine in the company’s new C Series range.

The TL1255C’s high-strength boom enables it to handle job site loads and its large box sections are designed to handle the demands of side tilt and swing carriages. The telehandler features a high boom pivot and side-mounted power module, as well as a simultaneously extending telescopic boom.

The TL1255C’s Cat C4.4 ACERTTM engine meets 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emissions regulations, developing 106 kiloWatts (142 hp). It is designed for telehandler applications and can accommodate B20 biofuel.

The TL1255C features the new Cat power shift transmission, which has four forward and three reverse gears. The transmission has clutch modulation fitted standard.

The cab is comfortable with a Cat full-suspension seat and improved job-site visibility. A pilot-operated, single-lever joystick combines boom crowd and lift functions with an adjustable, two-position button for work tool tilt.

A high visibility manual IT coupler comes standard, with the option of a hydraulic quick coupler to allow work tool changes without leaving the cab.

Service points are readily accessible and major components are at ground level. Service access points are located under the engine cover, and routine daily maintenance requires checking fluid levels and a walk-around inspection.