Cat® TH414C GC and TH417C GC Telehandlers Designed for Low-Cost Operation, Reliability, and Ease of Operation in Rental Service

For Release in Europe, Africa, Middle East: August 2014
Release Number: 335PR14

The new Cat® TH414C GC and TH417C GC telehandlers are designed specifically to meet the requirements of rental-fleet operators for low operating costs, simple maintenance, reliability, durability, and ease of operation. The new TH414C GC and TH417C GC have rated load capacities of 3 600 kg and 4 000 kg, respectively, and maximum lift heights of 13 850 and     17 000 mm.  Heavy-duty construction of the boom and frame, field-proven power-train components, robust hydraulic system, and intuitive operator’s station combine to ensure maximum return on investment. 

The new GC models use a four-cylinder, 3.6-liter engine with a power rating of 74 kW (99.8 hp). Designed to deliver the performance of a significantly larger engine, the compact TCD 3.6 L4 engine is extremely fuel-efficient for low operating costs. Equipped with a maintenance-free diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), the engine meets EU Stage IIIB emissions standards; for regions where the DOC is not used, the engine meets EU Stage IIIA standards.

The 3F/3R power-shift transmission in GC models is designed for smooth shifting, providing optimum operator control and load retention. The new telehandlers feature permanent four-wheel drive and use a limited-slip differential in the front axle to ensure ample traction in any operating situation. Dual-axle braking via large oil-immersed disc brakes provides superior stopping power, and the front brakes also serve as the parking brake, ensuring both positive action and reliability, compared with an external parking brake exposed to the elements.

For maximum reliability in harsh operating conditions, the hydraulic system in GC models uses a robust gear pump, and the system’s flow-sharing main valve provides smooth, responsive control of three simultaneous operations. All hydraulic functions, including stabilizer actuation and auxiliary hydraulics, are fully proportional and controlled via a single joystick for intuitive operation and reduced operator fatigue.

 For added versatility, the TH414C GC and TH417C GC are equipped with a standard “Integrated Tool Carrier” quick coupler that is compatible with other Cat telehandler models and can accommodate standard and side-shift carriages, general-purpose and light-material buckets, 4-meter truss boom, and lifting hook.

The boom is a heavy-duty structure featuring an external-cylinder design and chain drive, which combine to deliver speed, excellent load capacity at full reach, and ease of maintenance. The boom sections extend in a synchronous manner, resulting in even loading of the wear pads and added service life. GC models also feature a heavy-duty frame, constructed for long-term durability and using a lowered boom-pivot pin that significantly enhances right-side and rear visibility.

To further enhance all-around visibility and to reduce operating expenses, the GC cab features large flat glass areas. For the operator’s convenience, switches are clustered by function, and a new instrument/dash panel is designed for at-a-glance reading. The design of the cab’s door sills allow the cab floor to be easily cleaned with a hose.

GC models also have a built-in theft-deterrent system, which requires operators to enter a code before the machine will start. Once activated, the code can be conveniently entered via buttons on the joystick.

Adding to the overall low-cost of operation for the new TH414C GC and TH417C GC, all daily maintenance points are conveniently located and accessible from ground level, including drain ports and filters.

Machine Specifications





Stability standard

EN 1459:1998 Annex B

EN 1459:1998 Annex B


Load center (mm)




Number of boom sections




Rated load capacity (kg)

3 600

4 000


Max. lift height--stabilizers up (mm)

13 850

15 750


Max. lift height--stabilizers down (mm)

13 850

17 000


Max. forward reach (mm)

8 680

12 750


Load at max. height--stabilizers up (kg)

1 500



Load at max. height--stabilizers down (kg)

3 000

2 500


Load at max. reach--stabilizers up (kg)




Load at max. reach--stabilizers down (kg)





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