World’s tallest fixed boom telehandler debuts at WOC 2021

Xtreme Manufacturing made a big return to in-person trade shows with the debut of its tallest fixed boom telehandler at World of Concrete (WOC) 2021, which was recently held from 8 to 10 June.

The new Xtreme XR1585-C is also believed to be the world’s tallest fixed boom telehandler, delivering a maximum lift height of 25.9 m. Capable of lifting loads weighing up to 5,443 kg, the machine benefits from a 20.4 m maximum forward reach and is available with a choice of fixed, fork positioning, swing or side tilt C-class carriages.

According to Xtreme, the XR1585-C is the company’s first telehandler to utilise a five-section boom design. Weighing 29,710 kg, the machine is powered by a 4.5-l Cummins 173 hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine and features a large capacity 272.5-l fuel tank. Utilising a newly designed chassis, specific to this model, the XR1585-C is 2.6 m wide, has a stowed height of 2.7 m, a turning radius of 4.8 m, and wide stance outriggers as standard for maximum stability.

With a hydraulic flow of 185.4 l/min and a hydraulic pressure of 4,000 psi, the XR1585-C can be fitted with a wide range of C-class attachments, including pole grapples, sling mounts, truss booms, buckets, and personnel platforms. For its customers with B-class attachments, Xtreme is offering a version of the XR1585-C with a B-class carriage, known as the XR1285-B, with a reduced 5,443 kg maximum capacity.

Like all Xtreme telehandlers, the XR1585-C provides 360-degree visibility from the cab, a fully-rated boom lift point, and long-life boom rollers for smooth operation. The machine can be configured with a choice of open cab, enclosed cab, and enclosed cab with heat and AC, as well as various tyres, fork tines, and options, including telematics.

To accompany the launch of the XR1585-C, Xtreme also showcased a brand-new concept designed to make it easier to precisely position loads at extreme heights. A newly-designed operator station has been fitted to the rear of the XR1585-C carriage, enabling the operator to travel with the load to height for enhanced positioning control. Using a wireless RF pendant, the operator can control all boom functions from the platform to safely and efficiently place the load at height. The carriage was shown at WOC as a concept design, and would be sold as an option.

It was initially announced at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 that Xtreme Manufacturing was commencing the development of this model, and it is expected that the XR1585-C will enter full production by late 2021.

New coordinated boom control option

At WOC 2021, Xtreme Manufacturing also unveiled its new coordinated boom control option, referred to as ‘coordinated motion’. Ideal for the masonry industry, this new option gives much greater control of the load position, making it safer, easier and smoother to pick and place loads at height, particularly when working on uneven terrain.

The option includes two new sensors on the boom, which enables new horizontal and vertical boom operation modes. The new length and angle sensors allow operators to achieve true horizontal and perpendicular fork motions, independent from the angle of the chassis.

Xtreme said the new coordinated boom control option is now available on its XR944-B and XR1147-B, and will be rolled out across all Xtreme models during the remainder of 2021.