Pettibone Adds 74-Horsepower Engine Option for Extendo 944B Telehandler

📅   Mon August 28, 2017 - Southeast Edition #18


The 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier IV Final diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
The 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier IV Final diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

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

The 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier IV Final 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, according to the manufacturer.

“The 74-horsepower Extendo 944B is less complex when it comes to sensors and filtration, so it really simplifies routine maintenance,” said Bob Mayo, product manager of 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 lbs. (4,082 kg), the 944B provides forward reach up to 30 ft. 3 in. (9.2 m), and a maximum lift height of 44 ft. 4 in. (13.5 m). 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 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.

For more information, call 800/467-3884 or visit www.gopettibone.com.