Telehandler Pushes High-Lift Envelope

By Rod Sutton, Editor in Chief | September 28, 2010

Xtreme XRM1267 telehandler

Xtreme XRM1267 lifts 3,000 pounds to a maximum reach of 53 feet 9 inches.

In the range of telehandlers with lift height greater than 55 inches, Xtreme Manufacturing's XRM1267 pushes the performance range. According to the company, this telehandler will take 6,800 pounds to 67 feet high, and 3,000 pounds to its maximum horizontal reach of 53 feet 9 inches. It has a lift capacity of 12,000 pounds.

The telehandler has "the ability to be able to load material into the fifth floor of a building," says Lee Kramer, vice president, engineering for Xtreme. "Both the lift height and reach are prime features."

Launched earlier this year at World of Concrete, the XRM1267 is manufactured by Xtreme. Xtreme is owned by Don Ahern, who also owns Las Vegas-based Ahern Rentals.

A key feature on the XRM1267, Kramer says, is the roller boom. "The roller boom replaces the wear pad, which is a maintenance issue," he says. "It also improves the performance of the boom." Daily service points are grouped together at one location, he says. In addition, all electrical wiring terminates at one central location for ease of troubleshooting.

Other features include a 130-hp Perkins turbocharged diesel, 360-degree visibility, and planetary four-wheel drive. Operating weight is 46,300 pounds.

List price for the XRM1267 is $245,000. Warranty on the telehandler is 10 years on the frame and chassis, five years on the roller boom, three years on hydraulics, and two years on the power train.

Spec Comparison of High-Reach Telehandlers
Model Max. lift height Lift capacity @ max. height (lb.) Max. lift capacity (lb.) Max. reach
Note: List may not include all of a manufacturer's models; see for more comparisons.
Xtreme XRM1267 67Œ 6,800 12,000 53Œ 8
Ingersoll Rand VR-1056C 56Œ 2 6,000 10,000 41Œ 6
Genie GTH-1056 56Œ 4,000 10,000 40Œ
Pettibone 10056 Extendo 56Œ 4,500 10,000 42Œ 1
ZoomBoom ZB10056 55Œ 10 5,000 10,000 41Œ
Caterpillar TL1055 55Œ 5,000 10,000 42Œ 6
Gehl DL-10H / 55 55Œ 5,500 10,000 40Œ 9
Gradall 544D10-55 55Œ 5,000 10,000 42Œ
Omega Lift 10T55-E ARM 55Œ 4,000 10,000 36Œ
JLG G12-55A 55Œ 5,000 12,000 42Œ
LiftKing LK 120R Traverse Action 55Œ 4,000 12,000 37Œ 1