BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC announced the addition of Palmer Johnson Power Systems to its dealer network. Palmer Johnson will carry Pettibone Extendo and Traverse telehandlers and Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers for Southern and Central California, while focusing strictly on the Extendo and Traverse product lines in the state of Washington.

“We are thrilled to have Palmer Johnson aboard to represent Pettibone on the West Coast,” said Kyle Rubin, director of sales and marketing for Pettibone. “We are in the midst of launching our next generation telehandlers, including the re-introduction of our traversing boom units, so the timing couldn’t be better to establish this tremendous partnership.”

Founded in 1977, Palmer Johnson is a family-owned business under second generation management with roughly 120 employees. The company has seven service centers and a network of dealer locations to provide sales, service and support for their customers working in construction, oil and gas, and mining. Palmer Johnson also had a pre-existing relationship with Pettibone involving various parts, components and tech support.

“Pettibone has been a great company to work with over the years, and we are extremely excited to take our relationship to the next level,” said Susan Schuster, OEM and service programs manager for Palmer Johnson. “With their new products and long-standing name in the lift industry, we look forward to overall success serving new and existing customers.”

In addition to equipment distribution, Palmer Johnson Power Systems specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off highway transmissions and axles. For more information, call 608-834-5215, or visit

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1881, Pettibone has been recognized as the industry leader in material handling equipment since the company revolutionized the industry with the first forward-reaching, rough-terrain machines in the 1940s. For more information, call 906-353-4800 or 800-467-3884, or visit