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The 15,000-pound-capacity 1544X offers up to 44 feet of lift height for enhanced lifting capabilities in highway construction, pipe yard handling, and building sites.


X-Command® Telematics

A standard feature for 2 years on X-Series telehandlers, 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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Powered by a 120-horsepower Deutz® TCD 3.6 Tier 4 Final diesel engine with DEF and SCR aftertreatment. Side pod mounting offers easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance.

Drivetrain & Axles

Drivetrain and axles have been optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed.

  • Dana 223 Series high steer axles provide excellent tractive effort.
  • Tight steer angle capability provides efficient turning radius.
  • Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers 3 speeds, forward and reverse.
  • Full time 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential.

Boom Construction

Formed boom plates offer greater boom strength with less weight.

  • Boom deflection minimized for better control and accuracy placing loads.
  • Boom overlap nearly doubled to provide smoother operation and reduce contact forces on wear pads.
  • Fastener-less wear pads simplify service.
  • Bottom-mounted external extend cylinder significantly reduces load on wear pads; cylinder location also provides better service access to internal boom components.
  • Compression tilt design allows for a smaller bore cylinder with same tilt force.
  • Heavy-duty extension chains help ensure stable boom functions and longevity.

Capacity & Reach

The 1544X has a capable 15,000-pound load capacity rating. It achieves forward reach up to 29 feet and a maximum lift height of 44 feet.


The Extendo's hydraulic circuit delivers exceptional controllability, efficiency and cycle speeds.

  • Cylinder cushioning dampens the end of strokes – both extending and retracting – to prevent hard, jarring stops and avoid both wear-and-tear and potential load spills.
  • Single lift cylinder provides operator with clear sight lines.
  • Twin lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing.

Steel Tanks

Damage-resistant, all-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks. Fuel tank provides ample fuel volume for a full day's work at 100% load.

Operator Station

The operator cab includes ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions. Available as an open canopy or enclosed cab, it features an all-steel interior with water-resistant components for easy washdown.

  • New analog/LCD gauge cluster.
  • Enhanced climate control system.
  • Split door design allows upper half to lock in the open position.
  • Flat, bolt-in glass can easily be removed or replaced.
  • Openable rear window improves air flow while keeping cab dry.
  • Lockable storage area under seat for manual, gloves and tools.


  • Split-system electrical panels allow for easier service of individual circuits.
  • Heavy-duty bright LED lighting.
  • Weather-sealed connections.


  • Easy access to all filters and fluid level indicators.
  • Lockable fuel-fill in clean, accessible location.
  • Inside of boom easily accessible for service.
  • Non-tensioned boom hoses offer long service life.



The 1544X can be equipped with a variety of attachments, including pallet, lumber or block forks, truss boom, utility bucket, pipe and pole baler, standard carriage, or side tilt carriage (+/- 10°).

Premium Gauge Cluster

Premium gauge cluster upgrade includes a 7-inch digital display.

Rear-View Camera

Rear-view camera system is included with the digital display, or available as an add-on to standard gauges.

Sling Hook

Sling hook available for additional securing of load

Pintle Hitch

Bolt-on rear pintle hitch for towing


High output LED lighting package (roading lights, turn signals, boom work light, amber beacon, dome)

Enclosed Cab

Enclosed cab with heater, wiper, defroster (A/C available)


Solid tires


Cubing Tines

Cubing Tines

Easily engage loads of block for safe and efficient placement.

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Fork Positioning Carriage

Fork Positioning Carriage

Dual hydraulic positioning forks allow the operator to move forks left or right from inside of the cab.

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Lumber Forks

Lumber Forks

Wide, fully tapered forks designed to precisely engage and handle various types of stacked lumber.

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Pallet Forks

Pallet Forks

General material handling forks available in several lengths and widths to meet your jobsite needs.

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Pipe and Pole Baler

Pipe and Pole Baler

Specially designed for pipe or pole handling applications in stockyards.

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Sling Hook

Sling Hook

Dedicated central lifting point for slinging loads.

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Side Tilt Carriage (+/- 10°)

Side Tilt Carriage

Added degree of adjustment when picking and placing loads at elevation.

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Lift loads an additional 10 feet with a quick attach vertical mast tower.

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Truss Boom

Truss Boom

Gain additional lift height and reach to safely place trussing and other suspended loads.

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Utility Bucket


Transport loose material and debris. Bucket can be easily interchanged with other attachments with the use of quick disconnect. Bucket is non-ground engaging.

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