Pettibone enhances options for 944B telehandler

Pettibone has introduced a simplified engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler.

The Extendo 944B is now available with a 74-hp engine, giving end users and rental operators another material handling solution to fit their needs.

Simplified exhaust system

The 74 hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid. This simplified exhaust system is more compact and eliminates the need for the MD3 aftertreatment display found on the standard 944B model. Drivetrain and axles have been optimized with the engine to provide greater traction with minimal tradeoff for top end speed.

“The 74-hp Extendo 944B is less complex when it comes to sensors and filtration, so it really simplifies routine maintenance,” said Bob Mayo, product manager for Pettibone. “At the same time, users will get the same lifting capacity and performance they’ve come to expect from Pettibone. As well, this option just gives people another choice that might better suit their operation.”

The machine delivers a maximum load capacity of 9,000 lbs. As well, the 944B provides forward reach of up to 30 ft., 3 in., and a maximum lift height of 44 ft., 4 in.

Joy stick for smooth control

For smooth control of the Extendo’s boom and auxiliary hydraulics, the telehandler includes a single joystick and pilot operated controls. For operation in tight areas, the 944B offers 4-wheel, 2-wheel and crab steering modes.

The design of the Extendo features two wide-stance, heavy-duty lift cylinders with innovative automatic fork and load levelling that eliminates the need for slave cylinders. To further improve load stability, the 944B offers 12 degrees of left and right of centre of frame sway and is equipped with a rear axle stabilization system.

Previously the 944B was only equipped with a 117 hp Cummins QSF3.8 Tier 4 turbo diesel engine featuring electronic control and protection with SCR after-treatment.