February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine
The Pettibone Traverse T944X telehandler offers an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally. Up to 70 in. of horizontal boom transfer allows users to precisely and safely place loads at full lift height through tight openings without having to coordinate multiple boom functions. With the Traverse, the specified lift height of 44 ft., 6 in. is nearly identical to the 44-ft. landing height. This stands in contrast to a traditional fixed boom pivot, where the true landing height is generally several feet less than the 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 traversing boom allows for maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches. 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.