In a special pre-show media briefing here at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Caterpillar introduced two new telehandlers the company says boasts improvements to the cab and sight lines as well as an expanded range of attachments.
The new TL1055D has a lift capacity of 10,000 pounds while the TL1255D maxes out at 12,000 pounds. Both machines have max lift heights of 55 feet and three-mode steering.
The machines are powered by Cat’s C4.4 ACERT engine the company says reduces emissions but causes no disruption of work cycles. The engine is paired with a 4F/3R power-shift transmission. The new telehandlers have large steering angles thanks to trunnion-mounted planetary axles and three steering modes: two-wheel, four-wheel and crab.
Inside the cab, Cat has updated the dash design to make it easier to read and a programmable display can now be added. The machines’ joystick offers on-the-move control of the driving modes, three simultaneous boom functions and has a transmission-disengage switch.
Cat also improved the design of the cab to offer better sight lines to the right-front and right-rear corners of the machine. The machines feature ground-level routine maintenance access points.
Both telehandlers come standard fitted with a tool carrier quick coupler that supports buckets, (standard-, multi-purpose-, and grapple-type), carriage choices (fixed, rotating, and side-shift), lift hook, truss boom, and material-handling arm.
Cat will offer the option to have these new machines “Product Link Ready,” making installation of the telematics equipment faster for Cat dealers.