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Pettibone celebrates 50th anniversary of the Extendo telehandler

Pettibone telehandler

Pettibone is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pettibone Model 88 Extendo. According to Pettibone, it is believed to be the first telehandler ever produced. Pettibone developed the Model 88 in the late 1960s, and the first unit was completed and delivered in early 1970. The original bill of sale is from March 24, 1970.

"Pettibone has a rich heritage of which we are extremely proud," said Scott Raffaelli, vice president and general manager for Pettibone. "For almost 140 years, Pettibone has established a very high standard for rugged, reliable material handling equipment, and that's a standard we continue to try to exceed today."

Current Extendo models include the X-Series 944X, 1246X and 1258X. The X-Series also includes the Traverse, which the company says is the only telehandler line currently on the market with an extendable traversing boom that moves loads with a horizontally sliding carriage.

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