Pettibone Cary-Lift 204i with Scrap Baler
Published: 11/9, 2023
The Pettibone Cary-Lift 204i rough terrain forklift can be equipped with a scrap baler attachment for handling debris and materials in demolition and recycling applications. The machine is purpose-built to deliver numerous safety and performance benefits over other material handling alternatives.
The Cary-Lift 204i features a unique overhead lift arm design, giving the operator full front visibility when lifting or transporting loads—a sharp contrast to the lift arms on wheel loaders typically located directly in front of the vehicle. Additionally, Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks.
The 204i is powered by a 200-hp (149kW) Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 diesel engine with DOC and SCR aftertreatment. The unit includes an engine-driven fan, cooling package, and engine block heater as standard equipment. The machine provides a maximum load capacity of 20,000 lb (9,071kg) and max lift height of 16 ft (4.9m). Offering 4-wheel drive with 2-wheel, 4-wheel, and crab hydraulic power steering modes—and with the wheelbase limited to just 12 ft (3.7m)—the 204i can achieve a turning radius of 21.5 ft (6.5m).
Unlike forward-reaching articulated loaders, the Cary-Lift’s heavy-duty, solid steel frame design allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability. Hydraulic frame sway control and side shift capabilities further stabilize loads by leveling the lifting frame when driving on uneven ground. The sway cylinder moves 7 degrees both right and left of center. Dual joysticks provide intuitive controls to efficiently shift gears and control the hydraulics.
A standard feature for the Cary-Lift 204i is X-Command®, a Pettibone telematics program that offers real-time access to machine data, thereby saving time, money and hassle for equipment owners and maintenance technicians.