NEWS & EVENTS
Pettibone Launches X-Command® Telematics for Telehandlers, Cary-Lift and Speed Swing
Pettibone has introduced X-Command®, a new telematics program available for the company’s X-Series telehandlers, Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers, and Speed Swing rail maintenance machines. The system offers real-time access to machine data, thereby saving time, money and hassle for equipment owners, fleet managers, rental centers and maintenance technicians.
X-Command allows users to remotely track a machine’s location and observe data points such as engine hours, fuel rate and usage, diesel exhaust fluid level, battery voltage and more. By obtaining accurate and current performance information, users can quickly identify and address minor mechanical issues before they become serious.
Equipment owners can access data and generate reports using the online X-Command dashboard on their computer or mobile device. The platform allows for quick and simple remote diagnosis of a telematics-equipped machine, potentially eliminating the need for certain field service calls. By ensuring maintenance is up to date, users can consistently increase equipment uptime and improve their overall return on investment.
X-Command comes standard for two years on new Pettibone X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers, and it is also available as a retrofit for existing X-Series models in the field. The system is optional on new sales of Cary-Lift material handlers and on Speed Swing, the original do-it-all crane for the rail maintenance industry.
Extendo 1246X Selected for Rental Editor’s Choice Award
The Pettibone Extendo 1246X telehandler was selected as one of Rental magazine’s 2020 Editor’s Choice Award winners! The awards – which are based on several factors, including innovation and utility for the rental market – were featured in the October/November issue of Rental.
Scissor Lifts Receive “Top 100” Award
Pettibone’s new lineup of mobile elevating work platforms, featuring eight scissor lift models, has received a Top 100 New Products of 2020 Award from Construction Equipment magazine! Pettibone has previously had X-Series telehandlers recognized with the award in 2018 and 2019. All Top 100 winners were featured in the magazine’s December issue, which you can read HERE.
Speed Swing Adds CreepDrive For High-Flow Attachments
Pettibone’s do-it-all rail crane, the Speed Swing 445F, is now available with the CreepDrive™ system from Poclain Hydraulics. This optional feature allows the Speed Swing to run high-flow hydraulic attachments while driving the machine at a slower independent travel speed on or off the rails.
The Poclain CreepDrive is a hydrostatic driveline motor that can be clutched. When the operator wishes to engage the CreepDrive, the Speed Swing’s mechanical transmission is placed into neutral. A display interface is then used to raise and lower the engine RPMs, providing the necessary hydraulic flow – up to 33 gallons per minute – to run high-flow attachments. At the same time, the operator can control the CreepDrive with an integrated rocker pedal, which precisely travels the machine forward or backward at slower speeds of up to 2 miles per hour.
Super Equipment Announced as New Dealer for Québec
Pettibone announces the addition of Super Equipment Inc. to its dealer network. Located in Vaudreuil-Dorian, Québec, near Montréal, Super Equipment will carry Pettibone Traverse and Extendo telehandlers, mobile elevating work platforms, and Cary-Lift product lines for Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We are excited to welcome Super Equipment to the Pettibone team,” said David Chase, director of sales and marketing for Pettibone. “Their experience and focus in the lifting equipment market is a natural complement for our product offering. We look forward to working with them to grow their coverage in eastern Canada.”
Founded in 2010, Super Equipment specializes in sales, long-term rentals and refurbishments of equipment including boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, truck cranes, and now telehandlers, mobile elevating work platforms, and Cary-Lifts with the Pettibone partnership. Super Equipment recently acquired a new 14,000-square-foot facility to expand service capabilities for its customer base.
“Pettibone has a wonderful product, and we are eager to start marketing their telehandlers in our area,” said Patrick Tremblay, vice president of Super Equipment. “The Traverse telehandler line, in particular, provides a unique solution with the horizontal traversing boom that nobody else offers, and we believe there’s a great opportunity to be successful with that product in our territory.”
Bracing Systems Inc. Joins Pettibone Dealer Network
Pettibone announces the addition of Bracing Systems, Inc. to its dealer network. With locations in Hanover Park and Mokena, Illinois, Bracing Systems will primarily focus on sales and service of Traverse telehandlers for northern Illinois and a portion of northwest Indiana.
“We are excited to welcome Bracing Systems, Inc. to the Pettibone team,” said Mitch Fedie, marketing manager for Pettibone. “The company’s rich history and personal connections to the masonry and concrete industry, in particular, make Bracing Systems perfectly suited to handling the Traverse product line and its unique advantages for that market.”
Bracing Systems, Inc. was founded in 1972 when a group of masonry contractors including John and Bob Williams launched their own supply business, spurred by their invention of a bracing pole for free-standing masonry walls. The company has since grown to become a one-stop shop for masons and concrete contractors through both new equipment sales and a rental fleet.
In taking on the Pettibone Traverse, Bracing Systems now offers the industry’s only new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage, which allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions.
“There’s a high demand for traversing telehandlers in the masonry business, so we’re thrilled to be offering Pettibone to our customers,” said Jared Williams, sales representative for Bracing Systems, Inc. “This style of boom has proven to be a safer way to land material at height, as well as to provide better control when moving mobile scaffolding around a jobsite.”
Pettibone Announces Rail Excavator Partnership with Mecalac
Looking to expand its reach into the rail market, Pettibone recently announced a partnership with Mecalac to provide sales and service support in North America for the Mecalac 8MCR Rail-Road, a compact crawler excavator that is purpose built with factory-installed hi-rails for railway maintenance work.
In addition to digging, the 8MCR Rail-Road excavator is also designed to provide outstanding lifting and handling functions for its size class with appropriate attachments. For instance, the machine can lift 6,600 pounds at 8.2 feet from the center of the rails or 2,200 pounds at 14.8 feet in a full 360-degree radius.
The Mecalac machine can also be used as a skid steer, but with the unique capability of 360-degree rotation that allows material to be moved anywhere it’s needed while the unit stays firmly on the track. Designed for exceptional efficiency, the 8MCR Rail-Road boasts higher speeds than other rail-operated excavators, moving up to 14.3 mph on rail and 6.2 mph with tires on the ground.
“We are very excited to work with our partners at Pettibone to offer the 8MCR Rail-Road to the North American rail market,” said Bruno Chaleon, special application manager for Mecalac. “Pettibone has a well-deserved reputation for providing exceptional service and support, and we look forward to a successful long-term relationship.”
“Mecalac and Pettibone are family-owned companies that share similar values and goals,” said Scott Raffaelli, vice president and general manager for Pettibone. “Much like the ongoing development that has gone into our industry-original Speed Swing, Mecalac prides itself on innovating products that match true customer needs on the jobsite – and this purpose-built rail excavator does exactly that. It’s a great fit for Pettibone as we aim to deliver new rail solutions to our customers.”
2019 Dealer Meeting
Pettibone hosted its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Houghton and Baraga, Michigan, in early June. Several dealers from around the country gathered to discuss new product developments, participate in interactive training sessions, and have some fun! Click HERE to see video and photos from the 2019 Pettibone Dealer Meeting in Houghton and Baraga, Michigan.
Safety Considerations for Handling Heavy Pipe
An article in North American Oil & Gas Pipelines magazine discusses the numerous safety advantages afforded by the unique design of the Pettibone Cary-Lift when moving or placing pipe, versus the limitations of a wheel loaders or other equipment in this type of application. Read the article HERE.
Pettibone was the featured company on Manufacturing Marvels in a segment broadcast nationally on Fox Business Channel. Click to watch the video!
November 17-19, 2021