Pettibone 2009November 2009
Adding a Big Dog to the Boneyard
In a world where time is money, hauling heavy loads, setting up big equipment, and tearing down job sites can eat heavily into profits and cause safety concerns. With this in mind, Pettibone set out to address these issues with the new 15,000 pound capacity Extendo 1530 machine.
INTRODUCING THE NEW EXTENDO 1530
As an industry leader in the material handling industry now celebrating its 129th year, Pettibone takes its role seriously providing end users with the machine they want, to handle the toughest jobs. Pettibone Vice President of Sales and Marketing Pete Haikio says the release of the Extendo 1530 fills an important need among contractors, especially those using large scaffolding units that need to be moved around a jobsite. “The 1530 really has the capacity to not only haul large loads safely, but it can actually save contractors money by eliminating the need for multiple machines on a jobsite to do the tasks the Pettibone can do on its own.”
15,000-POUND LIFTING CAPACITY
The new 1530 model sits atop the Pettibone Extendo line boasting a 15,000-pound (6,803 kg) lifting capacity combined with a 30-foot, 10-inch (9.4 m) lift height. When configured with an optional front baler attachment, the 1530 becomes ideally suited for use in highway construction and pipe yard applications. This underscores Pettibone’s platform engineering strategy that benefits customers by enabling multiple machine versions off one basic platform. As with all Extendo models, the new 1530 offers standard equipment that includes full time four-wheel drive planetary axles; four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering modes; rapid response piston pump hydraulics; and unmatched visibility.
By adding a 15,000-pound material handler to the Extendo lineup, Pettibone commands an even stronger competitive position in the marketplace. Based in Baraga, Michigan, Pettibone manufactures a wide range of material handling solutions that range from 6,000-pound rough terrain forklifts, to 30,000-pound pipe and pole handlers.
FIRST AND STILL ON THE JOB
Being the best takes a steady focus. Pettibone is totally dedicated to material-handling equipment. It’s all we’ve ever done, will ever do. In the 1950s, we revolutionized the jobsite with the world’s first forward-reaching, rough-terrain machines. Since then, we’ve continued to give customers superior machines that can tackle their toughest demands. From design to engineering to production and owner support, we do it best. Pettibone takes the time to make each machine one by one at our plant in Michigan. So our parts fit better, our machines last longer and work harder, and operators can move their materials wherever they need to without thinking twice.
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