Pettibone adds new 15,000-pound capacity telehandler to lineup
Pettibone has added a 15,000-pound lifting class telehandler to the X-Series lineup with the Extendo 1544X telehandler. The increased load capacity is ideal for material handling tasks in highway construction, pipe yard applications, and jobs that require an extended load requirement on traditional building sites.
The 1544X telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final turbo diesel engine. Mounted onto a side pod, the engine components are easily accessible for daily service checks, while still allowing for curbside visibility and a ground clearance of 19 inches. The 30-gallon fuel tank provides enough fuel for a full day's work at 100-percent load and the telehandler comes standard with foam-filled tires.
The 1544X is built on Pettibone's X-Series platform and utilizes an advanced boom design. The machine has a maximum lift height of 44 feet, a maximum forward reach of 29 feet, and a maximum load capacity of 15,000 pounds. Formed boom plates provide the boom structure with greater strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads.
Significant boom overlap provides smoother operation and reduces the contact forces on wear pads. An external, bottom-mounted extended cylinder further reduces the load on wear pads by up to 50 percent. The cylinder location provides improved service access to internal boom components. Fastener-less wear pads also simplify service, and heavy-duty extension chains help to ensure stable boom functions.
Pettibone's hydraulic circuit delivers ideal control while enhancing efficiency and cycle speeds. Cylinder cushioning dampens the end of strokes – both extending and retracting – to avoid the wear and tear of hard, jarring stops, while also helping to prevent the potential spilling of a load. The 1544X uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sight lines and has twin hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing.
X-Command, a Pettibone telematics program, comes standard on the 1544X telehandler.
The drivetrain and axles are optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top-end speed. The machine is built for use on rough terrain and offers a full-time four-wheel drive operation with a limited-slip front-axle differential. The machine has a tight steering angle and a Dana VDT12000 powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward, and reverse capabilities.
The X-Series operator cab maintains Pettibone's standard features, including ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick, and steering-wheel positions, while optimizing lines of sight in all directions. An analog/LCD gauge cluster comes standard, and an optional seven-inch digital display with an integrated backup camera is also available. The cab is climate controlled with flat bolt-in glass, a split-door design, an openable rear window, lockable storage under the seat, and water-resistant components for easy interior washdown.
All-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks are built to resist damage, and the lockable fuel fill is in an accessible location. Other built-in features include split-system electrical circuit panels and LED lighting.
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