Lull’s 944E-42 telehandler is the company’s second Place Ace model, named for machine’s horizontal boom travel system. “This Place Ace model delivers up to 80 inches of forward reach,” says Steve Kiskunas, product development manager, ” all without having to reposition the machine.”
Kiskunas says the 944E-42 delivers 12.5 percent more lift capacity than the previous Lull model offered in this telehandler class. “This is a true 9,000 pound capacity machine,” he says. “It has 42 feet of standard reach, and the additional forward reach provided by the Place Ace system.”
Other new features include a totally redesigned frame and boom that deliver increased load capacity, a side-mounted engine and enhanced hydraulic and systems controls for improved operation and maintenance. “The side-mounted engine provides improved visibility 360 degrees around the machine,” Kiskunas says. “And improved cab ergonomics now give operators a more comfortable work environment. In addition, multifunction, hydraulic-over-hydraulic joystick controls deliver superior responsiveness for precise load placement and faster cycle times.”
The 944E-42’s steel frame design incorporates a patented twin-rail box construction from the front of the machine to the back. This, Kiskunas explains, creates an overall stronger structure and helps to insure longer vehicle life. “In addition, we’ve powered this machine with an electronically-controlled Cummins QSB4.5 turbo diesel engine,” he says. “It’s rated at 110 horsepower and is mated to a modulated powershift transmission with four forward and three reverse gears.”
Although the 944E-42 is new, Lull didn’t abandon proven features currently found in its model line. “This new machine is equipped with our exclusive Stabil-Trak system for increased stability,” Kiskunas says. “Stabil-Trak locks all the telehandler’s wheels, effectively doubling the stability area of the vehicle while giving the operator additional flexibility in positioning a load.”
[Photo Caption – print given to you] Lull’s new 944E-42 telehandler features the company’s Place Ace system, which gives up to 80 inches of forward reach without having to move the machine.