Pettibone 1246X

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Powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine with DEF and SCR aftertreatment. 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 223 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
Formed boom plates offer greater boom 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.
  • Heavy-duty extension chains help ensure stable boom functions and longevity.


 Capacity & Reach

The 1246X has a capable 12,000-pound load capacity rating. It achieves forward reach up to 30 feet and a maximum lift height of 46 feet, 6 inches.



  • The Extendo'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 9' (274 cm) boom down
Fork Carriage 48" (122 cm) standard
Ground Clearance 19" (48 cm)
Overall Length 22' 11" (699 cm) to fork frame
Overall Width 8' 6" (259 cm)
Pallet Forks 2.25 x 4 x 48" standard
Approximate Operating Weight 29,250 lbs (13,268 kg) without outriggers
30,750 lbs (13,948 kg) with outriggers
Model/Power 117 HP (87 kW) Cummins QSF3.8 Tier 4 turbo diesel with DEF and SCR aftertreatment
DEF Tank 5 gal. (19 L)
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 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg)
Maximum Lift Height 46' 6" (1,417 cm)
Landing Height 42' (1,280 cm)
Maximum Forward Reach 30' (915 cm) at 24" LC
Below Grade Reach 3' 2" (97 cm)
Maximum Travel Speed 15.2 mph (24.5 km/h)
Turning Radius 14' 4" (437 cm)
Drawbar Pull (GVW) 28,600 lbs (12,973 kg)
Frame 24° of leveling (12° right and left)
Rear axle stabilization system
Transmission Dana VDT12000 Series, 3-speed Powershift, forward & reverse
Axles Dana 223 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 14.00 x 24, 16 ply, G2 tread air-fill standard
Boom 3-section, slide pad
Automatic fork leveling without slave cylinder