BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC has launched a new X-Series Service School program to provide in-person machine training opportunities for members of its dealer network.

Hosted by Pettibone dealers at various regional locations, the school is specifically focused on Pettibone’s next-gen X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers. Upcoming X-Series Service School sessions are scheduled for Sept. 10 at ARDCO Equipment in New Iberia, La., for the Southern region, and on Oct. 8 at Landmark Equipment in Portland, Ore., for the Western region.

The X-Series Service School consists of one-day sessions that cover product information in a classroom style setting, in addition to hands-on training with the machines. Topics include an overview of hydraulic system, its components, and tutorials on servicing the booms for all X-Series telehandlers and the traversing carriage found only on Traverse models. The training is led by Brian Anderson, a senior service technician who has been with Pettibone for 13 years.

“We try to do as much training as we can in the field,” Anderson said. “Our parts and service department team works hard to deliver personalized support for all our dealers and customers, and the X-Series Service School is another piece we’ve added to enhance the experience for those responsible for maintaining or operating Pettibone equipment.”

Previous training days were recently held at Pettibone headquarters in Baraga, Mich., for the Midwest region and at Power Pro Equipment in New Holland, Penn., for the Northeast region.

Founded in 1881, Pettibone is a leader in material handling equipment, having revolutionized the industry with the first forward-reaching, rough-terrain machines in the 1940s. Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC is part of the Pettibone LLC Heavy Equipment Group.

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