Pettibone Traverse T944X

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Horizontal Traversing Boom

The T944X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, the industry's only new machine with this capability. With Traverse, the specified lift height is the same as the landing height. This stands in contrast to a traditional fixed boom pivot, where the true landing height is generally several feet less than the advertised lift height, as operators must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.


The 74-horsepower Cummins QSF3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). 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 212 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

Newly designed boom with formed boom plates offers greater 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.
  • Single extension chain eliminates the need to balance dual chains.

Capacity & Reach

The T944X has a capable 9,000-pound load capacity rating. It achieves forward reach up to 35 feet, 10 inches and a maximum lift height of 44 feet, 6 inches.


The Traverse'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
  • USB accessory plug in cab
  • 12-volt accessory plug in engine bay


  • 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.


Overall Height 8' 3" (243 cm) boom down
Fork Carriage 48" (122 cm) standard
Ground Clearance 18" (46 cm)
Overall Length 22' (671 cm) to fork frame
Overall Width 8' 6" (259 cm)
Pallet Forks 2.25 x 4 x 48" standard
Approximate Operating Weight 22,500 lbs (10,206 kg)
Model/Power 74 HP (55 kW) Cummins QSF3.8 Tier 4 turbo diesel with DOC muffler
Fuel Tank 30 gal. (114 L)
System Pressure comp, axial piston pump
Features Fully proportional functions
Auxiliary boom tip hydraulics
Quick disconnect for attachments
Controls Single joystick, pilot operated
Max Load Capacity 9,000 lbs (4,082 kg)
Maximum Lift Height 44' 6" (1,356 cm)
Landing Height 44' (1,341 cm)
Maximum Forward Reach 35' 10" (1,092 cm) at 24" LC
30' (914 cm) non-traversed
Below Grade Reach 3' (92 cm)
Maximum Travel Speed 15.2 mph (24.5 km/h)
Turning Radius 14' 1" (429 cm)
Drawbar Pull (GVW) 22,050 lbs (10,002 kg)
Frame 24° of leveling (12° right and left)
Rear axle stabilization system
Transmission Dana VDT12000 Series, 3-speed Powershift, forward & reverse
Axles Dana 212 Series: 4-wheel drive, 45% limited slip front differential
Steering 4 wheel, 2 wheel, and crab steer
Brakes Oil-immersed inboard disc service brakes, integral front SAHR park brake
Tires 13.00 x 24, 16 ply, G2 tread air-fill standard
Boom 3-section, slide pad
Automatic fork leveling without slave cylinder

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