As a result of the alliance with JLG, Caterpillar introduced four telehandlers to replace its previous B Series. Two smaller B-Series machines, the TH220B and TH330B, will continue to be offered in North America. Models TL642, TL943, TL1055 and TL1255 feature JLG designs and include Caterpillar components. A pilot-operated joystick allows three boom functions to operate simultaneously; a separate control lever operates the auxiliary hydraulic functions. The new machines have a capacity range of 6,500 to 12,000 pounds and lift heights from 42 to 55 feet. They also have an integrated toolcarrier interface available with a standard manual coupler or an optional hydraulic quick coupler.
Staff | September 28, 2010