Dieci’s Pegasus Elite

Italian telehandler manufacturer Dieci has launched a substantial upgrade to the top end of its 360 degree telehandler range, starting with the 6,000kg/35 metre Pegasus 60.35, which becomes the Pegasus 60.35 Elite.

The move is part of a programme to offer three levels of machine build - Pegasus Essential, Pegasus Classic, and the new Pegasus Elite.
The major change for the Elite is all new control system - the Easy Tech System - developed entirely in house with new software and hardware, together with a new cab that sits right at the front of the chassis.

The software is at a similar level found on the latest road vehicles and is said to provide greater precision and movement of all functions, with the possibility to set maximum threshold parameters, including ‘Automatic boom movement’, with six selectable working modes - Normal, Soft, Heavy, Eco, Wall and Floor. The ‘Anti Tilt System-Pro’, which automatically adjust the overload protection to take speed and abruptness of operation as well potential dynamic loadings of the equipment installed.

A new electronically controlled load sensing pump, automatically adjusts to match working conditions and the equipment in use.
The cab interior has been completely redesigned with new smart and more intuitive controls which are now digitally managed on two separate display screens, a three inch one dedicated to the machine’s basic running functions and a 12 inch multi-touch screen dedicated to the machine’s operating status and the management of the more advanced features.

It has two automatically selected modes: On wheels ‘Drive mode’ or On outriggers: Information includes the working mode, the range diagram – with both load and attachment position and actual centre of gravity.

The other improvements to the cab, include a much larger glazed area for improved visibility, both on site and on the road, dramatically improved access with four access ladders and a walkway that can be controlled from the cab.

Once in the reclining seat the operator has two main proportional joysticks with a capacitive sensor for boom control, along with a mini joystick for the proportional control of the four outriggers, and an ‘equipment quick coupling’ control to facilitate accessory changes.

The Elite is also equipped with an array of LED work lights, which can be controlled from the touch screen, backlit keypads and three cameras for all round monitoring.