Pettibone Cary-Lift 204i

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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.

IQAN System

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

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 14 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.


Overall Height 12' 6" (381 cm) - carrying position
19' 6" (594 cm) - max raised position
Fork Length 60" (152 cm) standard, others available
Ground Clearance 21.5" (55 cm)
Wheel Base 12' (366 cm)
Overall Length 25' 5.3" (775 cm) - carrying position
30' 1.5" (918 cm) - at max reach
Overall Width 10' 6" (320 cm)
Total Operating Weight 45,200 lbs (20,502 kg)
Model/Power 200 HP (149 kW) Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final with DOC and SCR after-treatment
DEF Tank 5 gal. (19 L)
Fuel Tank 70 gal. (265 L)
Fan Engine driven
Cooling Package CAC, radiator and transmission
Heating Engine block heater
System Load-sensing hydraulic, piston
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) 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
40,000 lbs (18,144 kg) tipping load forward
Max Load Capacity (Extended) 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg) 24" LC from back of fork
16,000 lbs (7,258 kg) tipping load forward
Maximum Lift Height 14' (427 cm)
Below Grade Reach 2.5" (6.35 cm)
Maximum Reach from Tires 3' 1.5" (95 cm) retracted
8' 3.8" (253 cm) extended, forks parallel 8’ 10" from ground
7' 6.3" (229 cm) extended, forks parallel at carrying height
Maximum Travel Speed 2.5 mph (4.0 km/h) 1st gear
4.8 mph (7.7 km/h) 2nd gear
9.6 mph (15.5 km/h) 3rd gear
19.1 mph (30.7 km/h) 4th gear
Turning Radius 21' 6" (655 cm) 4-wheel steer
Transmission Funk DF 150, 4-speed Power-shift
Funk DF 3R2A 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 23.5 x 25, 24 ply interchangeable
Lighting 2 headlights, 2 stop/taillights, 2 rear work/reverse lights

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