Pettibone adds engine option to 944B
By Lindsey Anderson16 August 2017
Pettibone has introduced a 74-horsepower engine option for its Extendo 944B telehandler.
The 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 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.
“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 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 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.