Pettibone’s new Cary-Lift 254i offers more visibility

Pettibone cary-lift

Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole and log handlers.

The new machine, which is ideal for moving and placing heavy pipe in stock yards and construction sites, is built to deliver numerous new safety and performance benefits.

The Cary-Lift 254i features a unique overhead lift arm design, giving operators full front visibility when lifting or transporting loads – a contrast to the lift arms on wheel loaders, which are located directly in front of the vehicle. As well, Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks, such as unloading pipe from railroad gondola cars.

The 254i is powered by a 225 hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 diesel engine with Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) after-treatments. The unit includes an engine-driven fan, cooling package and an engine block heater as standard equipment. The machine provides a maximum load capacity of 11,400 kgs and max lift height of 4.3 metres. Offering four-wheel drive with two-wheel, four-wheel and crab hydraulic power steering modes — and with the wheelbase limited to just 3.6 metres — the 254i can achieve a turning radius of 7.2 metres.

Furthermore, the Cary-Lift’s heavy-duty, solid steel frame design allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability, according to Pettibone. Hydraulic frame sway control and side shift capabilities also stabilize loads by levelling the lifting frame when driving on uneven ground. The sway cylinder moves 7 degrees both right and left of centre.

A sliding door offers access to the operator cab, which includes a tilt/telescopic steering column and a swiveling, adjustable suspension seat with seat belt, padded armrests and lumbar support. Dual joysticks provide intuitive controls to shift gears and control the hydraulics. Large tinted safety glass windows and a rear-view camera with 18 cm display are standard.

A quick attach system increases the machine’s versatility, with fork frames, pipe and pole baler, log baler, scrap baler and tire handler all available as attachments.