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Pettibone Traverse T1246X Telehandler

February 25, 2020
Promotional photo shows Pettibone Traverse T1246X telehandler.

Pettibone Traverse T1246X telehandler lifts to 46 feet 6 inches and has a maximum load capacity of 12,000 pounds.

The traversing boom provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet 10 inches. The telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 diesel engine that is mounted on a side pod for easy service access, curbside visibility, and ground clearance of 19 inches.

Turning radius is 14 feet 4 inches, and the Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.

Hydraulic 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, according to the company. A single lift cylinder provides operator sight-lines, and twin hydraulic lines control tilt and auxiliary plumbing.

Formed boom plates and the welding design gives the 4-section boom strength while reducing weight, the company says. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads.

Boom overlap has been nearly doubled from previous models to provide smoother operation and reduce contact forces on wear pads, thereby extending service life. A bottom-mounted external extend cylinder further reduces the load on wear pads by up to 50 percent. This cylinder location also provides greatly improved service access to internal boom components. Heavy-duty extension chains help ensure stable boom functions and longevity. Service is further simplified by fastener-less wear pads.

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