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Pettibone Adds 74 hp Engine Option For Extendo 944B Telehandler

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 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 after-treatment display found on the standard 944B model. Drive train 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,” 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 four wheel, two 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.

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1881, Pettibone has been recognized as the industry leader in material handling equipment since the company revolutionized the industry with the first forward reaching, rough terrain machines in the 1940s. For more information, call 906-353-4800 or 800-467-3884, or visit


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