The Traverse T1056X telehandler, part of Pettibone’s X-Series lineup, features a traversing boom carriage with the capability to move loads horizontally, optimized drivetrain and axles, 4-wheel-drive, tight steer angle, and more. - Photo: Pettibone

The Traverse T1056X telehandler, part of Pettibone’s X-Series lineup, features a traversing boom carriage with the capability to move loads horizontally, optimized drivetrain and axles, 4-wheel-drive, tight steer angle, and more.

Photo: Pettibone

Pettibone introduced the Traverse T1056X telehandler, the first 10,000-pound-capacity Traverse model it its X-Series lineup. Traverse is the industry’s new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage with the capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions.

The T1056X has a specified lift height of 56 feet, 6 inches and the landing height is identical, thanks to its horizontal sliding boom. By contrast, traditional fixed boom pivots typically have a true landing height that is several feet less than the promoted lift height, as the operator must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.

The traversing boom of the T1056X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, which extends its maximum forward reach to 45 feet, 10 inches. Delivering a maximum load capacity of 10,000 pounds, the telehandler is powered by a 117-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Mounted on a side pod, the engine offers easy service access while allowing curbside visibility and ground clearance of 18 inches.

The Traverse T1056X was engineered on Pettibone’s next-gen X-Series platform, providing a combination of dependability, simplified maintenance, intuitive operation, and clear sightlines for enhanced visibility.

Drivetrain and axles have been optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. A pintle hitch mount adds versatility for towing. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius of 14 feet, 4 inches. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward, and reverse.

Pettibone’s hydraulics deliver elevated controllability and operating feel, with enhanced efficiency and cycle speeds. 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.

Featuring formed boom plates and less welding, the machine’s 4-section boom offers strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads.

The operator cab maintains Pettibone’s ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick, and steering wheel positions. The cab 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 washdown.

All-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks are built to resist damage. The 30-gallon fuel tank offers ample volume for a full day’s work at 100% load, and the lockable fuel-fill is in a clean, accessible location. 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 variety of attachments.