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Specialty Equipment Spotlight: Pettibone Speed Swing 445F

Specialty Equipment Spotlight: Pettibone Speed Swing 445F

Published on: January 22, 2020

Categories: Danella News, Rentals

Versatile and vigorous

The Pettibone Speed Swing 445F is the mother of all rail cranes, engineered to tackle a staggering variety of applications.

Tapped most often to swap out old rail for new, Pettibone’s precise hydraulic engineering combines with a 163-horsepower Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 4 diesel engine and a 180-degree boom to deliver a one-two punch of power and accuracy across a number of tasks.

“The capability and versatility of the Pettibone Speed Swing 445F is why it’s added so often to fleets,” explains Tom Walsh, Vice President of Operations for Danella Rental Systems, noting Pettibone’s compatibility with thirty attachments. “Pettibone is a strong choice for anyone looking for a solid return on their rental investment.”

Beyond its core functions, the Pettibone Speed Swing 445F tows and moves rail cars and carts, while also serving as an air supply or hydraulics source for hand tools. Work does not have to stop due to frigid weather as an engine block heater keeps this powerhouse working no matter how low temperatures dip on the job. Still, its attachments clinch Pettibone’s status as one of Danella’s most sought-after railroad service rentals. The Pettibone’s magnet attachment is a cleaning machine, great for picking up old plates, loose spikes, and rail debris. A loader bucket, extendable boom, grapple, backhoe, forks, and brush cutter are just a few more of this fleet’s star attachment lineup – available for the life of the Pettibone rental, or during specific time frames. Its safety features are bar none.

“Above and beyond the Pettibone’s impressive capabilities, features like four-wheel drive keep workers and work sites safe.”

Satisfied customers often mention Pettibone’s impact on uptime. It travels up to 25mph on high-rail and up to 20mph with all-terrain rubber tires. In terms of threshold, Pettibone Speed Swing 445F offers a front load capacity of 10,000 pounds, and a side load capacity of 8,000 pounds.

“This piece of equipment is not something that sits around our facilities for too long,” Walsh says. “Act fast to schedule it for your project.”

Interested in renting the Pettibone Speed Swing 445F? Reach out to Steve Bolte at