Telehandlers Review Plattsburgh NY
Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: March 1, 2008
By MASONRY CONSTRUCTION StaffLevel load
The Traverse T8044 features a 70-in. horizontal boom travel at every height, which lets operators lift and land loads in hard-to-reach locations. The product has a lift capacity of 8000 lbs and a lift height up to 44½ ft. A frame sway feature offers an industry-leading leveling of 12 deg to the left or right and allows leveling of the machine and load simultaneously when working over rough and uneven terrain.
• Pettibone, 800-467-3884, www.gopettibone.comStable operation
The M428 features a low-profile rear boom that enhances stability and operator visibility. The machine offers a maximum lift capacity of 8000 lbs and top lift height of 42 ft. A tight turning radius and choice of three steering modes (front, crab, or four-wheel) give the operator a great deal of maneuverability. Optional stabilizers can be added for increased safety on heavy jobs. Other features include simple joystick controls and a comfortable operator compartment.
• New Holland Corp., 866-726-3396, www.newholland.comTight turner
The G5-18A is a super-compact model with a 5500-lb maximum lift capacity and 1850-lb load capacity at its full reach of 11 ft. Its small size (146-in. long, 71-in. wide, and 77-in. high) and tight turning radius (126 in.) provide for easy, effective maneuvering in confined areas or congested jobsites. Several optional attachments, including buckets, carriages, and a crane hook, are available.
JLG Industries Inc., 877-554-5438, www.jlg.com
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