74-hp. telehandler engine option 

Pettibone now offers a 74-hp. engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler, giving end users and rental operators another material handling solution to fit their needs.

Pettibone Extendo telehandler with 74-hp. engine option
Pettibone 944B Extendo telehandler with 74-hp. engine option simplifies operation, maintenance and meets Tier 4 Final emissions requirements.

The Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final-compliant diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). 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 74-hp. engine to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed.

“The 74-hp. Extendo 944B is less complex when it comes to sensors and filtration, so it really simplifies routine maintenance,” says 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. This option just gives people another choice that might better suit their operation.”

Delivering a maximum load capacity of 9,000 pounds, the 944B provides forward reach up to 30 feet 3 inches, and a maximum lift height of 44 feet 4 inches. Single-joystick, pilot-operated controls allow for smooth control of all the Extendo’s boom and auxiliary hydraulics. For operation in tight areas, the 944B offers 4-wheel, 2-wheel and crab steering modes.

The robust design of the Extendo features two wide-stance, heavy-duty lift cylinders with innovative automatic fork and load leveling that eliminates the need for slave cylinders. To further improve load stability, the 944B offers 24 degrees of frame sway (12 degrees left and right of center) and is equipped with a rear axle stabilization system.