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Designed to provide full front visibility, the Cary-Lift 204i allows operators to move loads with maximum efficiency and safety. Offering joystick controls for intuitive operation, the machine also provides forward reach and sway control for unmatched load manipulation.


X-Command® Telematics

A standard feature for 2 years on the Cary-Lift, X-Command provides access to the real-time status of your Pettibone machine:

  • Remotely monitor equipment location and data: Engine hours, fuel usage, DEF level, battery voltage and much more.
  • Identify minor mechanical issues before they become serious.
  • Minimize downtime through remote diagnosis.
  • Get reports and notifications via web browser or mobile app.
  • Increase ROI by ensuring maintenance is up-to-date, and by eliminating certain field service calls.
  • Use current, accurate machine info to plan ahead on fleet maintenance.
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The 204i is powered by a 200-HP Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine with DOC and SCR aftertreatment. The unit includes an engine-driven fan cooling package and engine block heater as standard equipment.

Joystick Control

Dual joysticks provides intuitive control of the hydraulics for lifting, tilting and reaching simultaneously.

Overhead Lift Arm

The unique overhead lift arm design gives the operator full front visibility when lifting, placing or transporting loads. The arms are mounted behind the cab, rather than in front where they would obstruct the forward view.

Solid Frame

Unlike other forward-reaching, articulated loaders, the 204i has a heavy-duty, solid steel frame design that allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability.

Wheel Base

Wheel base of just 12 feet provides a tight turning radius of 21 feet, 6 inches.


Excellent maneuverability thanks to 4-wheel drive with 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab hydraulic power steering modes.

Hydraulic Frame Sway

Hydraulic frame sway control and side shift stabilize loads by leveling the lifting frame when driving on uneven ground. The sway cylinder moves 7 degrees both right and left of center.

90-Degree Fork Tilt Down

Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks.


The 204i is capable of reaching the forks out an extra 4 feet without having to reposition the machine. It offers a maximum lift height of 16 feet.

Centralized Lubrication

Routine maintenance is simplified by a centralized lubrication system that provides one access point for most greasing needs.

Fuel Tank

70-gallon (265 L) fuel tank capacity allows for longer operating intervals.

Operator Cab

A sliding door offers quick access to the comfortable, air-conditioned cab, which includes a tilt/telescoping steering column and swiveling, adjustable suspension seat with padded armrests and lumbar support.

Camera and Windows

Standard rear-view camera and large tinted safety glass windows contribute to better visibility.



In addition to pipe and pole balers, the 204i can be equipped with a fork frame, log baler or scrap baler.

Fork Sleeves

Polyurethane fork sleeves available for handling coated pipe.


An autoshift transmission is available.


Multiple tire sizes and types available to fit the application.

Service & Safety

Additional machine options include central lube, automatic fire suppression system and 5-minute shutdown.

Light Packages

Available to provide added illumination to the jobsite.