TL642

TL642 Telehandler

Overview

The TL642 is precision engineered to handle any task, offering stability, maneuverability, speed and power in any application.

Operator Station
Intuitive Control Layout All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our easier to use control layout.
Ease of Operation
Joystick Control The joystick allows three simultaneous boom functions enabling application customization for more than a dozen configurations.
Performance
Lift Height The TL642 can pick and place bricks and materials to a maximum height of 42 ft. (12.8 m).
Power Train
Transmission Th TL642 features a Cat Power-shift transmission.
Versatility
Quick Coupler A manual IT coupler is standard on the TL-Series machines. For optimum versatility, all machines are equipped with the hydraulic quick coupler, allowing the operator to more easily change non-hydraulic work tools without leaving the cab.
Cost of Ownership
Ease of Access Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are accessible and major components are at ground level due to overall machine design.
Serviceability and Customer Support
Access All Cat Telehandler service points, including the combined transmission/hydraulic oil filter, are accessible and major components are at ground level due to the overall machine design. A cab mounted service point allows access to the fuel fill, hydraulic oil fill, washer bottle, fuse box and cab air...
Operator Station
Intuitive Control Layout All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our easier to use control layout.
Easier Access Cab entry and exit is both easier and more convenient due to the well placed handholds.
Operator Protection The machine provides full operator security with OROPS or EROPS protection.
Enhanced Visibility The TL-Series cab has improved visibility due to the use of advanced virtual design techniques.
Ease of Operation
Joystick Control The joystick allows three simultaneous boom functions enabling application customization for more than a dozen configurations.
Flow Sharing Three simultaneous hydraulic functions are achieved using a full flow sharing hydraulic valve. A load sensing variable displacement pump allows full hydraulic power even at low revs.
Performance
Lift Height The TL642 can pick and place bricks and materials to a maximum height of 42 ft. (12.8 m).
Reach Job site obstacles present challenges demanding a machine to place loads at greater distances - the TL642 delivers.
Maneuverability The TL642 offers improved maneuverability, allowing it to work productively in confined areas.
Steering Modes The TL642 offers three steering modes (two wheel, crab and 4-wheel steer) to allow an operator to more easily position the machine. Steering modes are selected by a single three-position rocker switch. Steering position sensors are fitted as standard to all steering modes to be changed while moving.
Power Train
Transmission Th TL642 features a Cat Power-shift transmission.
Versatility
Quick Coupler A manual IT coupler is standard on the TL-Series machines. For optimum versatility, all machines are equipped with the hydraulic quick coupler, allowing the operator to more easily change non-hydraulic work tools without leaving the cab.
Hydraulic Services Machines are equipped with Auxiliary Hydraulic services, allowing the use of hydraulically operated work tools. All TL-Series telehandlers are equipped with a single auxiliary hydraulic service and continuous hydraulic flow.
Work Tools A wide range of work tools are available to meet most job site applications. Caterpillar Telehandler Work Tools extend the versatility of the machine. Built for performance and durability, these work tools deliver high productivity, long life and excellent value.
  • General Purpose Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 yd3)
  • Light Materials Bucket (2.0 m3/2.6 yd3, 2.5 m3/3.25 yd3, 3.0 m3/3.90 yd3)
  • Material Handling Bucket (1.5 m3/1.95 yd3, )
  • Multi Purpose Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 yd3)
  • Grapple Bucket (0.85 m3/1.1 yd3)
  • Fixed Carriage
  • Rotate Carriage
  • Sideshift Carriage
  • Pallet Forks
  • Block Forks
  • Lift Hook
  • Truss Boom
Contact your Cat dealer for additional work tool options.
Tires A wide range of tire options enables the machine to be configured to achieve optimum job site performance.
Cost of Ownership
Ease of Access Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are accessible and major components are at ground level due to overall machine 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.
Reduced Componentry With the reduction in the number of filters and extended service intervals, operating costs are the lowest in the industry.
Equipment Protection Plan Designed to enhance your telehandler ownership experience with comprehensive coverage and peace of mind.
Serviceability and Customer Support
Access All Cat Telehandler service points, including the combined transmission/hydraulic oil filter, are accessible and major components are at ground level due to the overall machine design. A cab mounted service point allows access to the fuel fill, hydraulic oil fill, washer bottle, fuse box and cab air filter for routine checks.
Selection Make detailed comparisons before you buy. Your Cat Dealer can give you precise answers to your questions.
Purchase Look at the value that the TL642 telehandler will offer you. Consider all the flexible financing options your Cat Dealer offers as well as day-to-day operating costs.
Operation Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat Dealer has literature and other tools to help increase your productivity.
Replacement Repair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat Dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.
Product Support You will find high availability of parts at our Dealer parts counter. Cat Dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. Additionally, Caterpillar offers a line of genuine remanufactured components which can help lower repair costs.
Easy Financing Your Cat Dealer can provide a financing package to meet your needs.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C3.6L
Gross Power - Basic
73.7HP
Maximum Torque - Standard
302.4lb/ft
Bore
4.13in
Stroke
4.99in
Displacement
268.5in³
Note
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Weights

Operating Weight
22002lb

Operating Specifications

Rated Load Capacity
6500lb
Maximum Lift Height
42ft
Maximum Forward Reach
30ft
Top Travel Speed
19mile/h
Drawbar Pull - Loaded
20670lbf
Turning Radius - Over Tires
12ft
Frame Leveling
10°
Capacity at Maximum Height
6500lb
Capacity at Maximum Reach
700lb

Dimensions

Height
8ft
Width
8ft
Wheel Base
11.25ft
Length - Fork Face
18.5ft
Ground Clearance
17in
Turning Radius - Over Tires
12ft

Tires

Standard
370/75-28 Duraforce Air
Optional (1)
370/75-28 Duraforce Foam Fill
Optional (2)
315/95-28 Telemaster Solid
Optional (3)
13.00-24 16PR Air
Optional (4)
13.00-24 12PR Foam
Optional (5)
370/75-28 Non-Marking Air
Optional
370/75-28 Non-Marking Foam

Hydraulic System

Gear Pump
Single-section
Auxiliary Hydraulic Pressure
3481psi
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
18gal/min

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
38.3gal (US)
Hydraulic System
42gal (US)

Boom Performance

Boom Up
15s
Boom Down
10.3s
Tele In
9.5s
Tele Out
16.3s

Braking System

Parking Brakes
Wet disc, spring applied hydraulic release on front axle
Service Brakes
Inboard wet disc brakes on front and rear axles

Axles

Type (1)
Trunnion mounted planetary 55 degree steer axles.
Type (2)
High bias limited slip differential on front axle.

Work Tools

Carriages - Dual Fork Positioning
50in
Pallet Forks - Option 2
[2] 1220 mm, 60 mm × 100 mm ([2] 48 in, 2.36 in × 4 in)
Pallet Forks - Option 3
[2] 1829 mm, 60 mm × 150 mm ([2] 72 in, 2.36 in × 6 in)
Pallet Forks - Option 1
[2] 1220 mm, 60 mm × 125 mm ([2] 48 in, 2.36 in × 5 in)
Cubing Forks
[2] 1220 mm, 50 mm × 50 mm ([2] 48 in, 2 in × 2 in)
Carriages - Standard Tilt
50in
Carriages - Side Shift
50in
Carriages - Swing
100°, 1829 mm, 2948 kg Capacity, 2268 kg Swung (100°, 72 in, 6,500 lb Capacity, 5,000 lb Swung)
Lumber Forks - Option 1
[2] 1525 mm, 45 mm × 180 mm ([2] 60 in, 1.75 in × 7 in)

Transmission Speeds

Forward
4 speed
Reverse
3 speed

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Telescopic Boom
    • Boom angle indicator
  • Electrical
    • Alternator, 60 amp, 12 volt
    • Battery, 12 volt, 1000 CCA
    • Horn
    • Alarm, backup
  • Operator Station
    • Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
    • Joystick, single electronic
    • Adjustable joystick wristrest
    • Low step, grab bars for easy entry
    • Seat - vinyl, suspension with Cat logo
    • Steering wheel spinner knob
    • Floor mat - heavy duty
    • Left side rear view mirror
    • Service door, cab air intake filter, fuel fill, hydraulic fill, level indicator, fuse panel and washer fill
    • Instruments - volt meter, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge. All gauges protected by clear acrylic cover.
    • Park Brake with indicator light
    • Steering Wheel with Cat logo
    • Cat keys and locks
    • Brakes - wet disc service
  • Power Train
    • Engine,Cat® C3.6L (73.7 hp)
    • Thermal starting aid
    • Transmission, 4-speed forward, 3-speed reverse
    • Cat filters, hoses and couplings
    • Axles - Dana
    • Steering - 4 wheel
    • Parking brake with indicator light
    • Drive - 4 wheel
  • Structure
    • Chassis, frame level up to 10 degrees when operating in rough, uneven terrain
    • Cat IT Coupler
  • Anti-freeze
    • Coolant - Anti-freeze, 50/50 Mix
  • Tires
    • Tires - 370/75-28 Duraforce Air
  • Other Equipment
    • Integrated lift and tie down points
    • Standard Cat color paint
    • Auxillary hydraulics for auxillary attachments (one function)

Optional Equipment:

  • Telescopic Boom
    • Hydraulic IT Coupler (includes Auxiliary Electrics)
  • Electrical
    • Work Light Group: 2 Cab mounted headlights -- 2 forward, 1 rearward; 1 Reversing Light; 2 Boom Mounted Lights, 1 Rotating Beacon
    • Engine heater block
    • Heater - open cab
    • Road Light Group -- Headlights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals
  • Operator Station
    • Air conditioning
    • Auxiliary hydraulics for Hydraulic Work Tools (one function)
    • Single Joystick - with Rocker Switch
    • EROPS - Cab Enclosure (Door, Safety Glass Windows, Front Windshield Wiper, Heater & Defroster Fan)
    • Skylight Wiper
    • Brick Guard - Top and front.
  • Tires
    • Tires - 13.00-24 12PR Foam
    • Tires - 13.00-24 16PR Air
    • Tires - 370/75-28 Duraforce Foam Fill
    • Tires - 370/75-28 Non-Marking Air
    • Tires - 315/95-28 Telemaster Solid
  • Other Equipment
    • Fenders
    • Tow Hook - Pintle Type
    • Instant Hook - 4000 lb capacity, boom head mounted winch
    • Outriggers
    • Artic package - Package includes: 2400 AMP starter, 1000 watt hydraulic reservoir heater, 500 watt engine oil-pan heater, Dual maintenance free, 1375 CCA gel cell batteries, 160 watt battery heating blanket, 1000 watt engine block heater.
  • Work Tools
    • Access Work Platform - 8 ft x 4 ft; 1,000 maximum capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - side shift, 50 in. (available from factory)
    • Lifting Hook - fork mounted (available from factory)
    • Truss Broom
    • Carriage - standard tilt, 50 in. (available from factory)
    • Carriage - wide tilt, 72 in. (available from factory)
    • Carriage - standard rotate, 50 in. (available from factory)
    • Carriage - swing, 72 in., 100 degrees, 6000 lb capacity, 5000 lb swung (available from factory)
    • Pallet Forks - two 60 in, 2 in x 6 in, capacity per pair 6600 lb (available from factory)
    • Pallet Forks - two 48 in, 2.36 in x 4 in, capacity per pair 6600 lb (available from factory)
    • Cubing Forks - two 48 in, 2 in x 2 in, capacity per pair 3800 lb (available from factory)
    • Bucket - General Purpose 1.3 Cu. Yd.
    • Bucket - Material Handling 1.95 Cu. Yd.
    • Bucket - Multi-Purpose, 1.3 Cu. Yd.

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TL642

Engine Model
Cat® C3.6L
Gross Power - Basic
73.7 HP
Maximum Torque - Standard
302.4 lb/ft
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