Caterpillar unveils rental-oriented telehandlers

Latest models have been designed to meet the needs of hire firms

Caterpillar's GC telehandlers have been built to offer rental-fleet owners safe returns on their investments.
Caterpillar's GC telehandlers have been built to offer rental-fleet owners safe returns on their investments.

Caterpillar has unveiled a pair of telehandlers designed to meet the needs of rental-fleet operators.

The TH414C GC and the TH417C GC models deliver low-cost operation, reliability, and ease of use, according to Caterpillar.

With their heavy-duty booms and frames, the robust units have been built to offer hire firms safe returns on their investments.

The TH414 GC boasts three boom sections, a rated load capacity of 3,600kg and a maximum lift height of 13.85m.

The TH417C GC, which is the larger of the two machines, sports four boom sections and offers a rated load capacity of 4,000kg and a maximum lift height of 17m.

The GC telehandlers use four-cylinder, 74kW 3.6-litre engines and 3F/3R power-shift transmissions. Both models feature permanent four-wheel drive and use limited-slip differentials in their front axles for enhanced traction.

For added versatility, the machines are equipped with Caterpillar’s standard Integrated Tool Carrier quick coupler, which is compatible with other telehandler models produced by the manufacturer. The system can accommodate standard and side-shift carriages, general-purpose and light-material buckets, 4m truss booms, and lifting hooks.

Moreover, the heavy-duty booms of the models feature external-cylinder designs and chain drive systems to deliver speed, impressive load capacity at full reach, and ease of maintenance.

The machines’ daily maintenance points have also been situated with rental companies in mind; all of these points, including drain ports and filters, are accessible from ground level.

Caterpillar is confident that by keeping costs low, reliability high, and operation simple, the TH414C GC and TH417C GC models are likely to appeal to rental companies across the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

 

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