Boom Lift Gets Engine Upgrade

Oct. 13, 2017
Pettibone provides users the option of a 74 HP engine for its boom lift.

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 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.


Delivering a maximum load capacity of 9,000 lb., the 944B provides forward reach up to 30 ft, 3 in, and a maximum lift height of 44 ft., 4 in. 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 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-deg. of frame sway (12-deg. left and right of center) and is equipped with a rear axle stabilization system.

Overall Height7' 7 in. (231 cm) boom downFork Carriage48 in. (122 cm) standardGround Clearance18 in. (46 cm)Overall Length22 ft. (671 cm) to fork frameOverall Width8' 6 in. (259 cm)Pallet Forks2 x 4 x 48 in. standardApproximate Operating Weight25,600 lb. (11,612 kg)