The traversing boom of the T1246X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches. - Photo courtesy of Pettibone

The traversing boom of the T1246X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches.

Photo courtesy of Pettibone

Pettibone’s Traverse T1246X telehandler joins the company’s X-Series lineup. Traverse is the only telehandler product line on the market with a traversing boom carriage with capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This exclusive feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without having to coordinate multiple boom functions.

The T1246X has a specified lift height of 46 ft., 6 in., which exactly matches its landing height. By contrast, traditional fixed boom pivots typically have a true landing height that is several feet less than the advertised lift height, as users 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 T1246X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches. The telehandler is powered by a 117-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that helps it achieve a maximum load capacity of 12,000 lbs. The engine is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19 inches.

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 ft., 4 in. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds.