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Cat telehandlers target hire fleets

12 Aug 14 Caterpillar says that its new TH414C GC and TH417C GC telehandlers are designed specifically to meet the requirements of hire firms.

The Cat TH417C GC telehandler
The Cat TH417C GC telehandler

They have been designed to be cheap to run and easy to fix, Cat says.

The TH414C GC has a rated load capacity of 3,600kg and a maximum lift height of 13.85 metres.

The TH417C GC lifts 4,000kg maximum and has a 17.0-metre lift height.

The new GC models use a four-cylinder, 3.6-litre engine with a power rating of 74 kW (99.8 hp). Equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), the engine meets EU Stage IIIB emissions standards.

The GC models have permanent four-wheel drive and use a limited-slip differential in the front axle for traction.

These machines have the standard ‘integrated tool carrier’ quick coupler that is compatible with other Cat telehandler models and can accommodate standard and side-shift carriages, general-purpose and light-material buckets, 4-metre truss boom, and lifting hook.

GC models also have an anti-theft system that requires operators to enter a code on the joystick before the machine will start.

Machine specifications



Stability standard

EN 1459:1998 Annex B

EN 1459:1998 Annex B

Load center (mm)



Number of boom sections



Rated load capacity (kg)

3 600

4 000

Max. lift height--stabilisers up (mm)

13 850

15 750

Max. lift height--stabilisers down (mm)

13 850

17 000

Max. forward reach (mm)

8 680

12 750

Load at max. height--stabilisers up (kg)

1 500


Load at max. height--stabilisers down (kg)

3 000

2 500

Load at max. reach--stabilisers up (kg)



Load at max. reach--stabilisers down (kg)



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