Pettibone’s Extendo 1246X telehandler has a load capacity of 12,000 pounds, and lifts to a maximum of 46 feet 6 inches with a maximum forward reach of 30 feet. Its Tier 4-F Cummins QSF 3.8 diesel delivers 117 horsepower, and is side-mounted for ease of service access. Ground clearance is 19 inches.
The X Series have formed boom plates that are stronger and lighter than predecessor telehandlers. The design minimizes boom deflection, according to the company, which gives operators better control and accuracy. Boom overlap is nearly double that of the predecessor. That, coupled with a bottom-mounted external extend cylinder, extends wear pad life.
The hydraulic system features cylinder cushioning to dampen the end of strokes and avoid wear-and-tear from hard stops. A single lift cylinder improves operator sight lines, and twin nontensioned lines contain tilt and auxiliary plumbing.
Telehandlers have full-time 4 wheel drive with a limited-slip front axle differential. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.
All-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks are built to resist damage, and the lockable fuel-fill is in a clean, accessible location. Other features include split-system electrical circuit panels, a 12-volt accessory plug in the engine bay, and heavy-duty bright LED lighting. Additional options include axle-mounted outriggers, solid or foam-filled tires, a sling hook for additional load security, and a wide variety of attachments.