Pettibone Cary-Lift 154 Wood Baler

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The 154 is powered by a 160-HP Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 3 diesel engine with full electronic control and protection. The unit includes a hydraulically driven and variable speed fan cooling package and engine block heater as standard equipment.

IQAN System

IQAN electro-hydraulic control system offers infinite variable control, individual operator settings and onboard diagnostics for consistent, productive operation.

Joystick Control

A multi-function joystick provides intuitive fingertip controls to efficiently shift gears and control the hydraulics, allowing for non-stop work without having to change hand positions or let go of the steering wheel.

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 154 has a heavy-duty, welded box-section frame design that allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability.

Wheel Base

Wheel base of just 10 feet provides a tight turning radius of 16 feet, 7 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 8 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 154 is capable of reaching the forks out an extra 4 feet without having to reposition the machine. It offers a maximum lift height of 14 feet.

Centralized Lubrication

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

Fuel Tanks

Balanced dual fuel tanks offer capacity of 79 gallons (299 L) for longer operating intervals, along with a single refueling port as ground level.

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.

Lighting and Windows

High-output LED lighting and large tinted safety glass windows contribute to better visibility.


Overall Height 11' (335 cm) - carrying position
18' 9" (572 cm) - max raised position
Fork Length 60" (152 cm) standard, others available
Ground Clearance 19" (48 cm)
Wheel Base 10' (305 cm)
Overall Length 25' (762 cm) - carrying position
30' 3" (922 cm) - at max reach
Overall Width 10' 5" (320 cm)
Total Operating Weight 42,200 lbs (19,142 kg)
Model/Power 160 HP (119 kW) Cummins QSB6.7 Tier III
Fuel Tank 79 gal. (299 L)
Fan Hydraulically driven and reversible
Cooling Package CAC, radiator, transmission and hydraulic oil
Heating Engine block heater
System IQAN: Infinite variable control, individual operator settings, onboard diagnostics
Filter Hydraulic return oil filtration (10 micron)
Tank 40 gal. (151 L)
Sway Cylinder 8° both right and left of center
Controls Single joystick operation with push button shifting
Max Load Capacity (Retracted) 15,000 lbs (6,804 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
30,000 lbs (13,608 kg) tipping load
Max Load Capacity (Extended) 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
13,300 lbs (6,033 kg) tipping load
Maximum Lift Height 14' (427 cm)
Below Grade Reach 1.1" (2.79 cm)
Maximum Reach from Tires 2' 2" (66 cm) retracted
6' 11" (211 cm) extended, forks parallel 8' 10" from ground
5' 9" (175 cm) extended, forks parallel at carrying height
Maximum Travel Speed 4.4 mph (7.1 km/h) 1st gear
8.6 mph (13.8 km/h) 2nd gear
24.4 mph (39.27 km/h) 3rd gear
Turning Radius 16' 7" (505 cm)
Transmission 3-speed Powershift
Axles AxleTech high steer
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 16.00 x 25, 28 ply interchangeable
Lighting Full LED lighting

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