Pettibone debuts T1056X telehandler

By Lindsey Anderson16 June 2021

Pettibone introduced the Traverse T1056X telehandler, the company’s first 10,000-pound-capacity Traverse model it its X-Series lineup. Pettibone’s Traverse models are known for their traversing boom carriages that allow the units to move loads by traveling horizontally. 

The T1056X has a specified lift height of 56 feet, 6 inches with a matching landing height, while its traversing boom provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, extending its maximum forward reach to 45 feet, 10 inches. The T1056X telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Mounted on a side pod, the engine offers easy service access and ground clearance of 18 inches.

Pettibone’s new T1056X telehandler.

The Traverse T1056X ‘s drivetrain and axles have been re-engineered to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed, according to Pettibone. The unit offers full-time, 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. Turning radius comes in at 14 feet, 4 inches. A Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.

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 T1056X uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sight-lines, and has twin hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing.

The also features a four-section boom, upon which overlap has been nearly doubled from 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-percent. The unit’s cylinder location also provides greatly improved service access to internal boom components. Heavy-duty extension chains help ensure stable boom functions and longevity. 

The operator cab has an ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions. An analog/LCD gauge cluster comes standard. An optional 7-inch digital display with integrated back-up camera is also available. The cab also offers enhanced climate control, flat bolt-in glass, 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 also on the machine, with the fuel tank able to hold up to 30 gallons. Other features include non-tensioned boom hoses, split-system electrical circuit panels, a 12-volt accessory plug in the engine bay, and heavy-duty bright LED lighting. Additional options include a sling hook for additional load security, solid or foam-filled tires, and a wide variety of attachments, including a 10-foot tower that can extend the machine’s lift height beyond 66 feet.

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