Pettibone’s T944X Traverse telehandler is the only telescopic handler currently on the market with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally, according to the OEM. This capability allows users to precisely and safely place loads forward through windows or other tight openings without having to reposition the machine.

With the Traverse, the specified lift height is the landing height. This stands in contrast to a traditional fixed boom pivot, where the true landing height is generally several feet less than advertised, as operators must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.