January 28, 2008
BARAGA, MI Pettibone, the leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, has announced
the 1,000 pound capacity up-rating of its complete Telehandler line. The up-rating, verified by ANSI
B56.6 tilt table stability testing, gives Pettiboneâ€”an industry leader for more than 125 yearsâ€”an
even stronger competitive position in the marketplace.
The original and new lifting capacities for these heavy lifters are:
*Traverse T1157 is currently in the prototype stage and will be available for second quarter of 2008.
When asked about the reasons behind the popular machines™ redesign and up-rating, company
Product Manager Dan Blondeau said, The idea for up-rating actually originated with our dealers
who wanted to know if we could make our machines even more competitive than they already
were. We we™re confident that with a few modest design changes the machines were capable of
more, so we made the changes, ran the tests, and proved it. We™ve built machines that have a
tested and verified additional 1,000 pounds capacity,â€ he continued. That means our customers
get an even better, more capable and more versatile machine. That™s a win-win situation for
Pettibone representatives and the newly up-rated equipment, including the company™s
forthcoming Traverse T1157, will be present at the upcoming World of Concrete show in Las
Vegas, January 21-25, where Pettibone will be sponsoring the Telehandler Skills Challenge.
Additional information is also available on the company™s website, http://www.gopettibone.com, by
calling 1-800-GOPETTIBONE, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.