CARY-LIFT 254Return to Cary-Lift 254i
From pipeyard loading to rough terrain applications, the Cary-Lift 254 provides the power and maneuverability to handle loads more effectively than articulated loaders.
The 254 is powered by a 220-HP Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 3 diesel engine with full electronic control and protection. The unit includes an engine-driven fan cooling package and engine block heater as standard equipment.
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.
Unlike other forward-reaching, articulated loaders, the 254 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 of just 12 feet provides a tight turning radius of 23 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 254 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.
70-gallon (265 L) fuel tank capacity allows for longer operating intervals.
A sliding door offers quick access to the comfortable cab, which includes a tilt/telescoping steering column and swiveling, adjustable suspension seat with padded armrests and lumbar support.
Large tinted safety glass windows contribute to better visibility.
|Overall Height||12' 7" (384 cm) - carrying position
19' 4" (589 cm) - max raised position
|Fork Length||60" (152 cm) standard, others available|
|Ground Clearance||17" (43 cm)|
|Wheel Base||12' (366 cm)|
|Overall Length||26' 5" (805 cm) - carrying position
32' (975 cm) - at max reach
|Overall Width||10' 6" (320 cm)|
|Total Operating Weight||53,300 lbs (24,176 kg)|
|Model/Power||220 HP (164 kW) Cummins QSB6.7|
|Fuel Tank||70 gal. (265 L)|
|Cooling Package||CAC, radiator and transmission|
|Heating||Engine block heater|
|Filter||Hydraulic return oil filtration (10 micron)|
|Tank||75 gal. (284 L)|
|Sway Cylinder||7° both right and left of center|
|Max Load Capacity (Retracted)||25,000 lbs (11,340 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
50,000 lbs (22,680 kg) tipping load
|Max Load Capacity (Extended)||15,000 lbs (6,804 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) tipping load
|Maximum Lift Height||16' (488 cm)|
|Below Grade Reach||7.5" (19.1 cm)|
|Maximum Reach from Tires||3' 6" (107 cm) retracted
9' 1" (277 cm) extended, forks parallel 8’ 10" from ground
8' 2" (249 cm) extended, forks parallel at carrying height
|Maximum Travel Speed||2.8 mph (4.5 km/h) 1st gear
5.9 mph (9.5 km/h) 2nd gear
10.3 mph (16.6 km/h) 3rd gear
17.7 mph (28.5 km/h) 4th gear
|Turning Radius||23' 6" (716 cm) 4-wheel steer|
|Transmission||Dana R32000, 4-speed Powershift
Dana C323 torque converter
|Axles||AxleTech planetary front & rear; 4-wheel drive|
|Steering||Hydraulic power steering with 2 wheel, 4 wheel and crab steering|
|Service Brakes||4-wheel outboard dry hydraulic disc|
|Parking Brake||Spring applied hydraulic release|
|Tires||18.00 x 25, 32 ply interchangeable|
|Lighting||2 headlights, 2 stop/taillights, 1 reverse light|
In addition to standard fork frames, the 254 can be equipped with a pipe and pole baler, log baler, scrap baler or tire handler.
See more behind the machine with a rear-view camera with 7-inch cab display.
Keep the cab cool in warmer conditions.
Multiple tire sizes and types available to fit the application.
Machine can be configured to provide additional lift heights.
Available to provide added illumination to the jobsite.