TH255 Telehandler


TH255 Telehandler

The TH255 super compact telehandler, with its 2-section boom, is built to provide you with maximum mobility and maneuverability in tight access areas.

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Rated Load Capacity 5500 lb (2500 kg)
Maximum Lift Height 18.4 ft (5608 mm)
Load at Max Height - No Stabilizers 4400 lb (2000 kg)
Maximum Forward Reach 10.83 ft (3302 mm)
Load at Max Reach - No Stabilizers 1800 lb (816 kg)
Top Travel Speed 18 mph (29 km/h)
Load at Max Height 4400 lb (2000 kg)
Load at Max Reach 1800 lb (816 kg)
Load at Maximum Height 4400 lb (2000 kg)
Load at Maximum Reach 1800 lb (816 kg)
Engine Model Cat® C4.4 DIT, Tier 3
Gross Power 84 hp (63 kW)
Maximum Torque 260 lb ft (353 N·m)
Displacement 268.5 in3 (4.4 L)
Operating Weight 10800 lb (4899 kg)
Height 6.3 ft (1920 mm)
Width 5.96 ft (1816 mm)
Wheelbase 7.5 ft (2286 mm)
Length to Fork Face 12 ft (3658 mm)
Ground Clearance 11 in (279 mm)
Turning Radius over Tires 10.5 ft (3200 mm)
Standard 12.00 x 16.5 Pneumatic
Optional Construction 14.00 x 17.5 Pneumatic or FF
Auxiliary Hydraulic Supply 3600 psi (248.2 bar)
Pump Type single-section gear
Fuel Tank 24 gal (91 L)
Hydraulic Tank 23.51 gal (89 L)
Hydraulic System 25.89 gal (98 L)
Number of Speed Ranges (forward/reverse) variable hydrostatic transmission
Max Travel Speed 18 mph (29 km/h)
Maximum Travel Speed 18
Boom Up 6.2 Seconds (6.2 Seconds)
Boom Down 4.3 Seconds (4.3 Seconds)
Tele In 3.4 Seconds (3.4 Seconds)
Tele Out 6.3 Seconds (6.3 Seconds)
Crowd Forward (dump) 2 Seconds (2 Seconds)
Crowd Backward 2.4 Seconds (2.4 Seconds)
Boom Breakout Force 7650 lb (34.03 kN)
Drawbar Pull (Basic) 8700 lb (38.7 kN)
Parking Brake wet disc spring-applied hydraulic release
Manufacturer Spicer - Dana
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  • Operator Station

    The operator station in the new TH255 provides maximum space, good visibility and easier access to all controls. Overall, the new cab provides a comfortable environment for the operator.

    • Control Layout

      All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our easy to read control layout.

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      Easier Access

      Cab entry and exit is both easier and more convenient due to the well placed handholds and step.

    • Operator Protection

      The machine provides full operator security with OROPS/EROPS protection.

    • Electronic Machine Information Display

      Communicates essential technical data to facilitate easier machine operation.

    • Joystick

      The single joystick control with rocker switch is easier to operate and has multi-function capability.

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  • Ease of Operation

    Ease of operation was paramount in the design of the new TH255.

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  • Performance

    The TH255 delivers maximum mobility and maneuverability to meet your specific job site needs.

    • Lift Height

      The TH255 can lift and place materials to a maximum height of 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in).

    • Reach

      Job site obstacles present challenges demanding a machine to place loads at greater distances - the TH255 delivers.

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      The TH255 offers excellent maneuverability, due to its tight turning circle and three steering modes.

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      Steering Modes

      The TH255 offers three steering modes (2-wheel, crab and 4-wheel steer) and full-time 4-wheel drive for non-slip, steady navigation to allow an operator to more easily position the machine.

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  • Power Train

    The TH255 Telehandler powertrain delivers ultimate performance in the toughest of working conditions.

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      Caterpillar Engine

      The TH255 features a reliable turbo charged engine, which is certified to meet the Stage IIIA (Tier 3) emission regulations.

    • Transmission

      The TH255 features a hydrostatic transmission with a 56cc variable displacement piston pump and a variable displacement piston motor.

    • Axles

      Durable planetary axles with fulltime 4-wheel drive are features on the TH255 providing a 40 degree steering angle for outstanding maneuverability.

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  • Versatility

    Redefine the traditional role of a Telehandler with the Cat TH255.

    • Coupler System

      For added versatility, choose either the standard universal-style skid steer loader (SSL) coupling system that's compatible with many Cat skid steer loader work tools or the optional telehandler-style coupler system. When choosing the telehandler-style coupler system, a hydraulic Quick Coupler is available to allow the operator to quickly change non-hydraulic work tools without leaving the cab.

  • Cost of Ownership

    The TH255 Telehandler has been specifically designed to lower your owning and operating costs.

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      Ease of Access

      Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are accessible and major components are within reach at ground level due to the machine's overall design.

    • Daily Maintenance

      Routine daily maintenance is now reduced to checking fluid levels and a walkaround inspection.

    • Service Intervals

      Engine oil, filter changes and routine lubrication are now only required every 500 hours.

Standard Equipment

    • Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit routed to front of boom for use with worktools.
    • Boom angle indicator
    • Single auxiliary to the boom head
    • Alternator, 75-amp
    • Caterpillar battery, maintenance-free, 12 volt, 1000 CCA; available with optional disconnect switch
    • Alarm, back up
    • Canopy, OROPS
    • Joystick, single, multifunction and fully proportional
    • Seat, full suspension, heavy duty vinyl with Cat logo, seat belt
    • Steering wheel spinner knob
    • Floor mat, heavy duty
    • Right and left side rear view mirror
    • Instrument panel and switches illuminated for night operation. Indicators include machine hours, fuel level, steer mode selection, low engine oil pressure
    • Fixed steering column
    • Front windshield wiper for enclosed cab
    • Horn
    • Engine, Cat C4.4 Tier 3, DIT
    • Transmission, hydrostatic propel drive
    • Direction change, single lever, column mounted
    • Caterpiller filters, hoses, and couplings
    • Axles, front axle rigid-mount to frame, rear axle trunnion-mount to frame, total gear ratio at wheel hubs: 1:13.647
    • Steering, 3-modes (crab, four-wheel and two-wheel)
    • Parking brake with indicator light, wet disc spring-applied hydraulic release
    • Chassis, fixed frame
    • 12.00 x 16.5 Pneumatic
    • Integrated lift and tie down points
    • Standard Cat color paint

Optional Equipment

    • Work Light Group: 4 Cab mounted headlights -- 2 forward, 2 rearward; 2 Boom Mounted Lights, 1 Rotating Beacon
    • Road Light Group -- Headlights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals
    • Battery Disconnect
    • Air conditioning
    • Auxiliary hydraulics for Hydraulic Work Tools (one function)
    • EROPS - Cab Enclosure (Door, Safety Glass Windows, Front Windshield Wiper, Heater & Defroster Fan)
    • Skylight Wiper
    • Brick Guard - top and bottom
    • Tilt Steering Wheel for Open Cab
    • Tires - 12.00 x 16.5 Foam filled
    • Tires - 14.00 x 17.5 Pneumatic
    • Tires - 14.00 x 17.5 Foam-filled
    • Tires - 33.00 x 12 Solid
    • Fenders - set of four
    • Tow Hitch - Mechanical or Automatic
    • Rear Auxiliary Hydraulics
    • Radio Ready Kit (for enclosed cab)
    • Hydraulic Telehandler-style Quick Coupler
    • Block Heater
    • Mechanical Telehandler-style Coupler
    • Carriage - standard, 48 in. (available from factory)
    • Carriage - rotate/side tilt; 48 in. (available from factory)
    • Pallet Forks - two 48 in, 2 in x 4 in, capacity per pair 3,800 lb (available from factory)
    • Cubing Forks - four 48 in, 2 in x 2 in, capacity per pair 1,940 lb (available from factory)
    • Bucket - General Purpose 72 in, 1.0 cu yd
    • Bucket - Light Material, 72 in, 1.7 cu yd
    • Bucket - Grapple, 72 in, 1.0 cu yd
    • Lumber Forks -- Two 60 in, 1.5 in x 6 in, capacity per pair 3,650 lb
    • Crane Hook, 5,500 lb capacity
    • Skid Steer Loader Work Tools