Telehandlers feature electronically controlled engine.

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Model TH220B offers load capacity of 5,500 lb, max lift height of 20 ft, and max forward reach of 10.5 ft. Model TH330B carries 7,000 lb load with max lift height of 24 ft and forward reach of 12.5 ft. Both feature 50° axle steering angle with no tail swing. Cat 3054E diesel engine generates 99 hp standard and 120 hp optional. Telehandlers are suited for bucket work and bale handling as well as common lifting tasks using forks or hooks.

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Caterpillar Adds Two New Telehandlers To B-Series Line

Caterpillar introduces the TH220B and the TH330B, the most recent additions to the new Cat® B-Series line. The two telehandlers feature an electronically controlled engine for
responsive operation and improved fuel economy as well as new controls for easier operation, more work tools and options for expanded versatility, and extended service intervals for reduced maintenance. The new models are designed to work productively
and cost effectively in a variety of construction, landscaping and agricultural applications.

The TH220B and TH330B are designed for high productivity in bucket work and bale handling as well as common lifting tasks using forks or hooks. Z-bar bucket linkage provides high breakout forces for digging, and five different styles of buckets are offered to match the machine to the job.

The TH220B has an operating weight of 14,771 pounds (6700 kilograms) and a rated load capacity of 5,500 pounds (2500 kilograms). Maximum lift height is 20 feet (6.1 meters), and maximum forward reach is 10.5 feet (3.2 meters). The TH330B weighs 15,873 pounds (7200 kilograms) and carries a 7,000-pound (3100-kilogram) load. Its maximum lift height is 24 feet (7.2 meters), and forward reach is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
Three steering modes (two-wheel, crab and circle steer) allow the operator to position a Cat telehandler easily. Both new telehandlers feature 50-degree axle steering angle, and both have no tail swing for productive operation in tight spaces. Turing radius over tires is only 11.6 ft (3.55 m) for the TH220B and 11.8 ft (3.60 m) for the TH330B.

Electronically controlled engine and matched drive train

Cat power train components are designed as a total system to optimize performance and life. Each of the new telehandlers is powered by a Cat 3054E diesel engine. The electronically controlled engine complies with the latest round of worldwide emissions regulations.

The engine is offered in two different configurations. The standard engine generate, 99 gross horsepower (74.5 kilowatts), and the optional configuration cranks out 120 gross horsepower (92 kilowatts). The electronically controlled engine provides high torque, excellent fuel efficiency and reduced sound levels. A new cooling system enhances performance in challenging applications. The cooling fan is driven directly from the engine through the transmission, and as such, does not require an additional hydraulic pump or related lines. Clean air is pulled from outside the machine through the forward-facing, fully screened cooling pack.

The purpose-designed powersyncro transmission has four speeds forward and three reverse for travel speeds up to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour). The mounting configuration eliminates the need for a separate transfer box. To further reduce downtime and maintenance costs the transmission shares oil with the work tool hydraulics, decreasing the number of filters.

Sure-footed stopping power is provided by oil-immersed disc brakes on the front axle. The braking surface area is 25 percent greater than the TH560B predecessor's surface area. The machine can be equipped with an optional differential lock for improved
traction in poor underfoot conditions.

Another optional feature, self-aligning steering, allows the operator to change steering modes with the wheels in any position. Using axle-mounted sensors, the system actuates
the change when the wheels are centered.

Productivity enhancing work environment

Each telehandler comes equipped with either a canopy or an enclosed cab, which is certified to provide falling object and rollover protection. The new control layout is simple and logical, and the electro-hydraulic joystick allows the three boom functions to operate simultaneously for precise load placement in difficult applications. The joystick also operates the auxiliary hydraulic function and allows the option of a second auxiliary service for the use of work tools that require more than one hydraulic service.

A fully adjustable suspension seat is standard, and an air suspension seat is available as an option. A new electronic machine information display helps the operator work safely and productively.

Lifting and digging tools

The hydraulic quick coupler allows the operator to change non-hydraulic tools quickly and easily from inside the cab. An auxiliary hydraulic service at the boom head and a continuous hydraulic flow supply are available to operate hydraulic work tools.

New work tools include a material handling arm, a universal standard carriage and a side-shift carriage. Buckets include a general purpose bucket (1.3 cu yd/l.0 cu m), a material
handling bucket (1.95 cu yd/1.5 cu m), multi purpose bucket (1.3 cu yd/1.0 cu m), and a grapple bucket (1.1 cu yd/0.85 cu m). Three different light material buckets range in capacity from 2.6 cu yd (2.0 cu m) to 3.9 cu yd (3.0 cu m). For livestock operations, a bale handler equips the telehandler for moving hay. A light-duty manure grab and a heavy-duty manure grab with push blade are available.

Reduced maintenance, easy service access

The new telehandlers are designed for fast, easy maintenance and service to increase uptime and drive down operating costs. Daily maintenance has been reduced to checking fluid levels and performing a quick walk-around inspection.

Engine oil and filter changes and routine lubrication are now required at 500 hours, rather than 250. The combined hydraulic and transmission filter change interval has been extended to 1,000 hours. All service points are readily accessible, and major components are easy to reach at ground level. The machines can now be diagnosed with the Cat Electronic Technician service tool for faster, more accurate troubleshooting.

A new option for the B-Series telehandlers is the Caterpillar' Machine Security System for theft deterrence. The programmable key system provides optimum machine security for both fleet users and single owners.

For more inforrnation about the TH220B and TH330B telehandlers, customers should contact their local Cat dealer or visit the Caterpillar web site at

Basic Specifications
TH220B TH330B

Engine Cat 3054E Cat 3054E

Gross power
Standard 99 hp (74.5 kW) 99 hp (74.5 kW)
Optional 120 hp (92 kW) 120 hp (92 kW)
Rated load capacity 5,500 lb (2500 kg) 7,000 lb (3200 kg)
Operating weight 14,771 lb (6700 kg) 15,873 lb (7200 kg)
Maximum lift height 20 ft (6.1 m) 24 ft (7.2 m)
Maximum forward reach 10.5 ft (3.2 m) 12.5 ft (3.8 m)
Turning radius over tires 11.6 ft (3.55 m) 11.8 ft (3.60 m)
Top travel speed 20 mph (32 km/h) 20 mph (32 km/hr)

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