Pettibone adds a third Extendo telehandler to X-Series lineup

Pettibone telehandler Extendo 1246X

Pettibone is introducing the new Extendo 1246X telehandler to its X-Series lineup, the third Extendo machine in the series.

Built on Pettibone’s next generation X-Series platform, this 1246X is ideal for contractors and rental users working in various conditions, from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246X joins the Extendo 944X and 1258X, as well as the three corresponding Traverse models.

The Extendo 1246X is powered by a 117 hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Mounted on a side pod, the engine delivers convenient service access, while allowing curbside visibility and ground clearance of about 50 cm. A 114 litre fuel tank provides enough volume for a full day’s work at 100 per cent load.

Extendo boom design

Featuring an advanced boom design, the 1246X offers a maximum lift height of 14.16 metres, a max forward reach of 9.15 metres, and max load capacity of 5,443 kg. 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.

Boom overlap on the Extendo 1246X is nearly double that of 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 per cent. Furthermore, the cylinder location provides improved service access to internal boom components. Fastener-less wear pads also simplify service, and heavy-duty extension chains help ensure stable boom functions.

Tried-and-true hydraulics

Pettibone’s tried-and-true hydraulics deliver controllability and a smooth overall operating feel, 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 prevent the potential spilling of a load. The Extendo 1246X also uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sight lines, and has twin non-tensioned hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing.

Drivetrain and axles on the Extendo 1246X have been optimized to provide more tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. A pintle hitch mount adds versatility for towing. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time four-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.

In the cab

The Extendo operator cab maintains Pettibone’s ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions, while optimizing line of sight in all directions. A new analog/LCD gauge cluster also comes standard. An optional 18-cm digital display with integrated back-up camera is also available.

The cab also offers enhanced climate control, flat bolt-in glass, a split door design, openable rear window, USB accessory plug, 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 a clean, accessible location. Other features for the Extendo 1246X include split-system electrical circuit panels, a 12-volt accessory plug in the engine bay and heavy-duty bright LED lighting.

Additional options include axle-mounted outriggers, solid or foam-filled tires, a sling hook for additional load security and a wide variety of attachments.