Pettibone Unveils Largest Traverse Series Telehandler

At its 2007 International Dealer Retreat in Phoenix, Ariz., last week, Pettibone, Baraga, Mich., unveiled the newest telescopic handler in its Traverse Series, the T10056. Lift and Access was on-hand to witness Pettibone rolling out its latest introduction.

This all new T10056 is in response to dealer demand to produce a traversing boom machine that competes with the Lull Model 1044C-54 Series II. Dealers in attendance were very pleased that Pettibone had listened to their requests.

The T10056 is similar in design to Pettibone's T8044. Maximum lift capacity on the T10056 is 10,000 pounds and maximum lift height is 56 feet. As with the entire Traverse Series, the boom travels 70 inches horizontally.

Ray McDonald, Pettibone's vice president of engineering, pointed out this is the first Pettibone telehandler to come with frame-mounted stabilizers. He also shared that plans call for Pettibone to shift the entire product line over to this type of mounting. Another major difference from the T8044 is the T10056 has a 12-inch longer wheel base, and the sub-frame that the boom traverses on has also been lengthened a similar distance. These changes were required to deal with the increased leverage produced by the longer four-section boom. A Tier 3-compliant 110-hp Cummins turbo diesel engine has also been carried over from the T8044.

Deliveries are projected to begin in beginning of the second quarter of 2008. Although this unit is black, production machines will be the signature Pettibone yellow. Look for a complete equipment review of the T10056 in the December issue of Lift and Access.