TL1255C Telehandler

TL1255C Telehandler

Overview

The TL1255C is a highly versatile machine, designed to deliver maximum performance with traditional Cat reliability, durability and productivity in the toughest working conditions.

Operator Station
Control Layout All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our simple, 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. 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 hydraul...
Performance
Lift Height The TL1255C can pick and place bricks and materials to a maximum height of 54.3 ft. (16.6 m).
Power Train
Transmission The TL1255C features a ZF, WG98-TSC Power-shift transmission.
Versatility
Quick Coupler A manul IT quick coupler is standard on the TL C Series machines. For optimum versatility, an optional hydraulic quick coupler is available, 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 readily accessible and major components are easy to reach 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...
Operator Station
Control Layout All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our simple, easier to use control layout.
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 or EROPS protection.
Enhanced Visibility The TL C Series cab has better 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. 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.
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 TL1255C can pick and place bricks and materials to a maximum height of 54.3 ft. (16.6 m).
Reach Job site obstacles present challenges demanding a machine to place loads at greater distances - the TL1255C delivers.
Steering Modes The TL1255C 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 rocker switch. Steering position sensors are fitted as standard to all steering modes to be changed while moving.
Capacity The TL1255C provides a load capacity of 12,000 lbs (5400 kg).
Power Train
Transmission The TL1255C features a ZF, WG98-TSC Power-shift transmission.
Versatility
Quick Coupler A manul IT quick coupler is standard on the TL C Series machines. For optimum versatility, an optional hydraulic quick coupler is available, 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 C 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
  • Wide Carriage
  • Wide Rotate Carriage
  • Pallet Forks
  • Block Forks
  • Lift Hook
  • Truss Boom
  • Material Handling Arm
Contact your Cat dealer for additional work tool options.
Machine Configurations
Tires A wide range of tire options enables the machine to be configured to achieve optimum job site performance, including optional foam-filled, rock lug and solid tires.
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 readily accessible and major components are easy to reach 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 TL1255C 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.
Maintenance Repair options guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
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.

Instrumentation

Features
Volt meter, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge

Operator Station

Features
Vinyl suspension seat, single electronic joystick, spacious interior, ergonomic cab

Axles

Manufacturer
Dana

Brakes

Features
Service Brakes - inboard wet disc brakes on front and rear axles; Parking Brakes - mechanical on front axle
Parking Brake
mechanical on front axle

Boom Performance

Tele Out
17.2s
Drawbar Pull - Basic
20000lb
Tele In
13.4s
Boom Down
14.8s
Boom Up
16s

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic System
63gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
63gal (US)
Fuel Tank
38gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Pump Type
Load sensing piston

Tires

Optional Construction
17.50 x 25 Foam Filled, Rock Lug or 14.00 x 24 Solid
Standard
17.50 x 25 - 12 PR

Dimensions

Turning Radius - Over Tires
14ft
Ground Clearance
19in
Length - Fork Face
20.8ft
Wheel Base
12ft
Width
8.4ft
Height
8.4ft

Operating Specifications

Load at Maximum Reach
3498.73lb
Load at Maximum Height
5000lb
Top Travel Speed
20.4mile/h
Load at Maximum Reach - Stabilizers Down
3500lb
Maximum Forward Reach
42.5ft
Load at Maximum Height - Stabilizers Up
4000lb
Load at Maximum Height - Stabilizers Down
5000lb
Maximum Lift Height
54.3ft
Rated Load Capacity
12000lb

Weights

Operating Weight
35860lb

Engine

Gross Power - Basic
142.1HP
Engine Model
Cat® C4.4 ACERT™, Tier 4 Interim

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Telescopic Boom
    • Boom angle indicator
    • Cat IT Coupler
  • 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
    • Belt, seat - 3" wide
  • Power Train
    • Engine, Cat® C4.4 ACERT, Tier 4 Interim - 142.1 hp
    • Thermal starting aid
    • Transmission, ZF, WG98-TSC Power-shift, 4-speed forward, 3-speed reverse
    • Cat filters, hoses and couplings
    • Axles - Dana
    • Steering - 4 wheel
    • Drive - 4 wheel
    • Air cleaner, 11 in.
  • Structure
    • Chassis, frame level up to 10 degrees when operating in rough, uneven terrain
    • Stabilizers/Outriggers
  • Anti-freeze
    • Coolant - Anti-freeze, 50/50 Mix
  • Tires
    • Tires - 14.00 x 24 - 12 PR
  • 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: 3 Cab Mounted Lights -- 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
    • Single Joystick - with Rocker Switch
    • EROPS - Cab Enclosure (Door, Safety Glass Windows, Front Windshield Wiper, Heater & Defroster Fan)
    • Skylight Wiper
    • Brick Guard - Front and top
  • Tires
    • Tires - 17.50 x 25 Foam filled
    • Tires - 17.50 x 25 Rock Lug
    • Spare - 17.50 x 25 Tire and Wheel
    • Spare Rock Lug - 17.50 x 25 Tire and Wheel
    • Tires - 14.00 x 24 Solid
  • Other Equipment
    • Fenders
    • Tow Hook - Pintle Type
    • Instant Hook - 4000 lb capacity, boom head mounted winch
    • 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
    • Work Platform - 8 ft x 4 ft; 1000 lb maximum capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - side shift, 48 in., 12,000 lb. capacity (available from factory)
    • Lifting Hook - fork mounted (available from factory)
    • Truss Broom
    • Carriage - standard tilt, 50 in., 12,000 lb. capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - wide tilt, 72 in., 12,000 lb. capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - standard rotate, 50 in., 10,000 lb. capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - wide rotate, 72 in., 10,000 lb. capacity (available from factory)
    • Carriage - swing, 72 in., 100 degrees, 10,000 lb. capacity, 5,000 lb. swung (available from factory)
    • Pallet Forks - two 60 in, 2 in x 6 in, 12,000 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
    • Pallet Forks - two 48 in, 2.36 in x 4 in, 12,000 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
    • Cubing Forks - two 48 in, 2 in x 2 in, 3,800 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
    • Bucket - General Purpose 1.3 Cu. Yd.
    • Bucket - Material Handling 1.95 Cu. Yd.
    • Bucket - Multi-Purpose, 1.3 Cu. Yd.
    • Carriage - swing, 72 in., 180 degrees, 10,000 lb. capacity, 5,000 lb. swung (available from factory)

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