TL943 w/Stabilizers

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Rated Load Capacity9000 lb (4082 kg)
Maximum Lift Height43 ft (13.1 m)
Engine ModelCat® C3.6L
Operating Weight26852 lb (12180 kg)
The TL943 is a highly versatile machine, designed to deliver maximum performance with traditional Cat reliability, durability and productivity in the toughest working conditions.


Rated Load Capacity9000 lb (4082 kg)
Maximum Lift Height43 ft (13.1 m)
Engine ModelCat® C3.6L
Operating Weight26852 lb (12180 kg)
Gross Power - Basic73.7 HP (55 kW)
Gross Power - Premium111 HP (83 kW)
Load at Maximum Height - Stabilizers Down7000 lb (3175 kg)
Maximum Forward Reach31 ft (9.4 m)
Load at Maximum Reach - Stabilizers Down2700 lb (1225 kg)
Top Travel Speed18 mile/h (29 km/h)
Height8.16 ft (2490 mm)
Width8 ft (2470 mm)
Wheel Base11.25 ft (3343 mm)
Length - Fork Face20.5 ft (6248 mm)
Ground Clearance17 in (432 mm)
Turning Radius - Over Tires12 ft (3.7 m)
Standard370/75-28 Duraforce Air
Optional (1)370/75-28 Duraforce Foam Fill
Optional (2)315/95-28 Telemaster Solid
Optional (4)14.00-24 12PR Foam
Optional (3)14.00-24 16PR Air
Optional (5)370/75-28 Non-Marking Air
Optional370/75-28 Non-Marking Foam
Fuel Tank38 gal (US) (145 l)
Hydraulic Tank49 gal (US) (184 l)
Boom Up9.9 s (9.9 s)
Boom Down8.5 s (8.5 s)
Tele In14.6 s (14.6 s)
Tele Out14.5 s (14.5 s)
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
FeaturesVinyl suspension seat, single electronic joystick, spacious interior, ergonomic cab
FeaturesVolt meter, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge
Carriages - Dual Fork Positioning50 in (1270 mm)
Carriages - Standard Tilt50 in (1270 mm)
Lumber Forks - Option 1[2] 1525 mm, 45 mm × 180 mm ([2] 60 in, 1.75 in × 7 in)
Carriages - Side Shift50 in (1270 mm)
Carriages - Swing100°, 1829 mm, 2948 kg Capacity, 2268 kg Swung (100°, 72 in, 6,500 lb Capacity, 5,000 lb Swung)
Note*Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Pallet Forks - Option 1[2] 1220 mm, 60 mm × 125 mm ([2] 48 in, 2.36 in × 5 in)
Cubing Forks[2] 1220 mm, 50 mm × 50 mm ([2] 48 in, 2 in × 2 in)
Pallet Forks - Option 2[2] 1220 mm, 60 mm × 100 mm ([2] 48 in, 2.36 in × 4 in)
Pallet Forks - Option 3[2] 1829 mm, 60 mm × 150 mm ([2] 72 in, 2.36 in × 6 in)
Drawbar Pull - Basic22619 lb (100.65 kN)
Drawbar Pull - Premium25589 lb (114 kN)

Benefits and Features

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.

Operator Protection

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

Enhanced Visibility

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

Joystick Control

The joystick allows three simultaneous boom functions and operates the auxiliary hydraulic function. It 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.

Lift Height

The TL943 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 TL943 delivers.


The TL943 offers improved maneuverability, allowing it to work productively in confined areas.

Steering Modes

The TL943 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.


The TL943 features a Cat PG145 power-shift transmission.

Quick Coupler

A manual IT quick coupler is standard on the TL-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
  • Pallet Forks
  • Block Forks
  • Lift Hook
  • Truss Boom
  • Self-tipping Hopper
  • Material Handling Arm
Contact your Cat dealer for additional work tool options.


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

Ease of Access

Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are accessible and major components are 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.


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 TL943 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.

Standard Equipment

  • 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 C3.6L - 55kW (73.7 hp) or 83kW (111hp) gross horsepower
  • Thermal starting aid
  • Transmission, Cat PG145 6 speed 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 - 370/75-28 Duraforce Air
  • Integrated lift and tie down points
  • Standard Cat color paint
  • Auxillary hydraulics for auxillary attachments (one function)

Optional Equipment

  • Hydraulic IT Coupler (includes Auxiliary Electrics)
  • Work Light Group: 3 Cab mounted Lights -- 2 forward, 1 rearward; 1 reversing light; 2 Boom mounted Lights, 1 rotating beacon
  • Engine heater block
  • Heater - open cab
  • Road Light Group -- Headlights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals
  • Air conditioning
  • Single Joystick - with Rocker Switch
  • EROPS - Cab Enclosure (Door, Safety Glass Windows, Front Windshield Wiper, Heater & Defroster Fan)
  • Skylight Wiper
  • Brick guard - Front and top.
  • Tires - 370/75-28 Duraforce Foam Fill
  • Tires - 315/95-28 Telemaster Solid
  • Tire - 14.00-24 16PR Air
  • Tire - 14.00-24 12 PR Foam
  • Tires - 370/75-28 Non-Marking Air
  • Fenders
  • Tow Hook - Pintle Type
  • Artic package - Package includes: 2400 AMP starter, 1000 watt hydraulic reservoir heater, 500 watt engine oil-pan heater, Dual maintenance free, 1375 CCA gel cell batteries, 160 watt battery heating blanket, 1000 watt engine block heater
  • Carriage - side shift, 48 in. (available from factory)
  • Lifting Hook - fork mounted (available from factory)
  • Truss Broom
  • Carriage - standard tilt, 50 in. (available from factory)
  • Carriage - standard rotate, 50 in. (available from factory)
  • Carriage - swing, 72 in., 100 degrees, 9,000 lb. capacity, 5,000 lb. swung (available from factory)
  • Pallet Forks - two 60 in, 2 in x 6 in, 9,000 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
  • Pallet Forks - two 48 in, 2.36 in x 4 in, 9,000 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
  • Cubing Forks - two 48 in, 2 in x 2 in, 3,800 lb. capacity per pair (available from factory)
  • Bucket - General Purpose 1.3 Cu. Yd.
  • Bucket - Material Handling 1.95 Cu. Yd.
  • Bucket - Multi-Purpose, 1.3 Cu. Yd.
  • Work Platform -- 8 ft x 4 ft with maximum capacity of 1,000 lbs. Includes enclosed fork pockets, side entry/exit gate, removable front rail and wire mesh floor