New | TL943C Telehandler

The TL943C is a highly versatile machine, designed to deliver maximum performance with traditional Cat reliability, durability and productivity in the toughest working conditions.

Operating Specifications
Rated Load Capacity9000.0 lb
Maximum Lift Height43.0 ft
Load at Max Height - No Stabilizers7000.0 lb
Maximum Forward Reach31.5 ft
Load at Max Reach - No Stabilizers1200.0 lb
Top Travel Speed20.3 mph
Load at Max Height7000.0 lb
Load at Max Reach1200.0 lb
Load at Maximum Height7000.0 lb
Load at Maximum Reach1200.0 lb
Engine ModelCat® C3.4B Tier 4 Interim
Gross Power (Basic)111.3 hp
Maximum Torque - Standard302.4 lb ft
Bore3.9 in
Stroke4.3 in
Displacement207.5 in3
Operating Weight26525.0 lb
Height8.0 ft
Width7.94 ft
Wheelbase11.0 ft
Length to Fork Face20.5 ft
Ground Clearance19.0 in
Turning Radius Over Tires12.0 ft
Standard13.00 x 24 12-PR
Optional Construction13.00 x 24 Foam Filled or Rock Lug or Solid
Hydraulic System
Pump TypeTandem gear pump
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank38.0 gal
Hydraulic Tank41.5 gal
Boom Performance
Boom Up13.9 Seconds
Boom Down10.2 Seconds
Tele In16.8 Seconds
Tele Out14.9 Seconds
Drawbar Pull (Basic)22619.0 lb
Parking BrakeSpring-applied hydraulic release on front axle
FeaturesService Brakes - inboard wet disc brakes on front and rear axles; Parking Brakes- spring-applied hydraulic release on front axle
Operator Station
FeaturesVinyl suspension seat, single electronic joystick, spacious interior, ergonomic cab
FeaturesVolt meter, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge

The operator station provides comfort and protection with improved job site visibility and convenient, easier to use controls.

Intuitive Control Layout

All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through our simple, logical control layout.

Easier Access

Cab entry and exit is both easier and more convenient due to the well placed handholds and step.

Operator Protection

The machine provides full operator security with OROPS or EROPS protection.

Enhanced Visibility

The TL-C Series cab has better visibility due to the use of advanced virtual design techniques.

Ease of operation was extremely important in the design of the new TL943C telehandler. The boom lift functions are controlled by a single, pilot operated joystick.

Joystick Control

The joystick allows three simultaneous boom functions and incorporates unique slider switches. The joystick also operates the auxiliary hydraulic function and allows the option of a second auxiliary service for the use of work tools that require more than one hydraulic service.

Flow Sharing

Three simultaneous hydraulic functions are achieved using a full flow sharing hydraulic valve. A load sensing variable displacement pump allows full hydraulic power even at low revs.

The TL943C delivers high performance to meet your specific job site needs.

Lift Height

The TL943C can effectively pick and place materials to a maximum height of 43 ft. (13.1 m).


Job site obstacles present challenges demanding a machine to place loads at greater distances - the TL943C delivers.


The TL943C offers improved maneuverability, allowing it to work productively and safely in confined areas.

Steering Modes

The TL943C offers three steering modes (two wheel, crab and circle steer) to allow an operator to more easily position the machine. Steering modes are selected by a single three-position rocker switch. Steering position sensors are fitted as standard to all steering modes to be changed while moving.

Cat componentry, including a Cat C3.4B Tier 4 Interim engine, gives you the quality power train that you expect.


The TL943C features a ZF, WG98-TSC power-shift transmission.

The TL943C telehandler is as versatile as your toughest job demands.

Quick Coupler

A Caterpillar IT interface is standard on the TL C Series machines. For optimum versatility, an optional hydraulic quick coupler is available, allowing the operator to more easily change non-hydraulic work tools without leaving the cab.

Work Tools

A wide range of work tools are available to meet most job site applications. Caterpillar Telehandler Work Tools extend the versatility of the machine. Built for performance and durability, these work tools deliver high productivity, long life and excellent value.

  • General Purpose Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 yd3)
  • Light Materials Bucket (2.0 m3/2.6 yd3, 2.5 m3/3.25 yd3, 3.0 m3/3.90 yd3)
  • Material Handling Bucket (1.5 m3/1.95 yd3)
  • Multi Purpose Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 yd3)
  • Grapple Bucket (0.85 m3/1.1 yd3)
  • Fixed Carriage
  • Rotate Carriage
  • Sideshift Carriage
  • Wide Carriage
  • Wide Rotate Carriage
  • Pallet Forks
  • Block Forks
  • Lift Hook
  • Truss Boom
  • Material Handling Arm
Contact your Cat dealer for additional work tool options.

Machine Configurations


A wide range of tire options enables the machine to be configured to achieve optimum job site performance, including foam-filled, rock lug and solid tires.

Specifically designed to lower your owning and operating costs.

Ease of Access

Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are readily accessible and major components are easier to reach at ground level due to overall machine design.

Daily Maintenance

Routine daily maintenance is now reduced to checking fluid levels and a walkaround inspection.

Service Intervals

Engine oil, filter changes and routine lubrication are now only required every 500 hours.

Reduced Componentry

With the reduction in the number of filters and extended service intervals, operating costs are the lowest in the industry.

Equipment Protection Plan

Designed to enhance your telehandler ownership experience with comprehensive coverage and peace of mind.

Caterpillar Dealer Services enables you to operate longer with lower costs, helped by significantly extended service intervals.


All Cat Telehandler service points, including the combined transmission/hydraulic oil filter, are accessible and major components are at ground level due to the overall machine design. A cab mounted service point allows access to the fuel fill, hydraulic oil fill, washer bottle, fuse box and cab air filter for routine checks.


Make detailed comparisons before you buy. Your Cat Dealer can give you precise answers to your questions.


Look at the value that the TL943C telehandler will offer you. Consider all the flexible financing options your Cat Dealer offers as well as day to day operating costs.


Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat Dealer has literature and other tools to help increase your productivity.


Repair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat Dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.

Product Support

You will find high availability of parts at our Dealer parts counter. Cat Dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. Additionally, Caterpillar offers a line of genuine remanufactured components which can help lower repair costs.

Easy Financing

Your Cat Dealer can provide a financing package to meet your needs.

  • Boom angle indicator
  • Alternator, 60 amp, 12 volt
  • Battery, 12 volt, 1000 CCA
  • Horn
  • Alarm, backup
  • Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
  • Joystick, single electronic
  • Adjustable joystick wristrest
  • Low step, grab bars for easy entry
  • Seat - vinyl, suspension with Cat logo
  • Steering wheel spinner knob
  • Floor mat - heavy duty
  • Left side rear view mirror
  • Service door, cab air intake filter, fuel fill, hydraulic fill, level indicator, fuse panel and washer fill
  • Instruments - volt meter, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge. All gauges protected by clear acrylic cover.
  • Park Brake with indicator light
  • Steering Wheel with Cat logo
  • Cat keys and locks
  • Brakes - wet disc service
  • Belt, seat - 3" wide
  • Engine, Cat C3.4B Tier 4 Interim - (111.3) hp gross power
  • Thermal starting aid
  • Transmission, ZF, WG98-TSC Power-shift, 4-speed forward, 3-speed reverse
  • Cat filters, hoses and couplings
  • Axles - Dana
  • Steering - 4 wheel
  • Drive - 4 wheel
  • Chassis, frame level up to 10 degrees when operating in rough, uneven terrain
  • Cat IT Coupler
  • Coolant - Anti-freeze, 50/50 Mix
  • Tires - 13.00 x 24 - 12 PR
  • Integrated lift and tie down points
  • Standard Cat color paint
  • Auxillary hydraulics for auxillary attachments (one function)








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