February 13, 2019 by On-Site Staff
Equipment manufacturer Pettibone has stepped into the market for 12,000-pound capacity telehandlers.
The company launched its Traverse T1258X at World of Concrete in Las Vegas late last month. Pettibone said the new telehandler has a specified lift height of 58 feet, 6 inches, with identical landing height. The T1258X also provides up to 70 inches of boom transfer, allowing operators to place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions.
It’s powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine, which is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19 inches.
The company said the telehandler’s hydraulics continue to deliver exceptional controllability and overall operating feel, while enhancing efficiency and cycle speeds. Cylinder cushioning dampens the end of strokes — both extending and retracting — to avoid the wear-and-tear of hard, jarring stops, while also helping prevent the potential spilling of a load. The telehandler also uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sight-lines, and has twin hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing. Pettibone has installed all-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks designed to resist damage.
The cab is outfitted with an ergonomic seat and an analog/LCD gauge cluster, among other standard features. A 7-inch digital display with integrated back-up camera is an option as well.