The TH460B 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 Capacity 9000 lb
Maximum Lift Height 44.3 ft
Load at Max Height - No Stabilizers 3000 lb
Load at Max Height - Stabilizers Down 9000 lb
Load at Max Height - Stabilizers Up 3000 lb
Maximum Forward Reach 30.2 ft
Load at Max Reach - No Stabilizers 1700 lb
Load at Max Reach - Stabilizers Down 4000 lb
Load at Max Reach - Stabilizers Up 1700 lb
Top Travel Speed 25 mph

Engine Model Cat® 3054E
Gross Power 99 hp
Net Power 94.9 hp
Maximum Torque 303 lb ft
Bore 4 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 268 in3

Operating Weight 24978 lb

Height 8.3 ft
Width 8.25 ft
Wheelbase 10.66 ft
Length to Fork Face 19.6 ft
Ground Clearance 20 in
Turning Radius Over Tires 12.47 ft
Turning Radius Over Forks 17.9 ft
Length to Front of Tire 17.03 ft
Rear Overhang 4.17 ft
Height to Top of Hood 6.76 ft

Hydraulic System
Maximum System Pressure 3625 psi
Maximum Pump Flow 40 gal/min
Auxiliary Hydraulic Supply 24 gal/min
Pump Type Variable Displacement Axial Piston Pump

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 23 gal
Hydraulic Tank 15 gal

Transmission Speeds
Forward - 1 4 mph
Forward - 2 7 mph
Forward - 3 13 mph
Forward - 4 25 mph
Reverse - 1 4 mph
Reverse - 2 7 mph
Reverse - 3 13 mph

Boom Performance
Boom Up 17 Seconds
Boom Down 13 Seconds
Tele In 14 Seconds
Tele Out 14 Seconds
Crowd Forward (dump) 3 Seconds
Crowd Backward 3 Seconds
Combined - Up and Out 36 Seconds
Combined - Down and In 20 Seconds

Foot Brake 4-wheel

Operator Station
The operator station provides comfort and protection with excellent job site visibility and convenient, logical controls.

Operator Station

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

Easy Access
Cab entry and exit is easy due to the well placed handholds and step.

Operator Protection
The machine provides full operator security with ROPS/FOPS protection.

A variety of seats are available, tailored to meet the requirements of the operator and applications.

Electronic Machine Information Display
Communicates essential technical data to facilitate easier machine operation.

Excellent Visibility
The B-Series cab has a superb viewing area due to the use of advanced virtual design techniques.

The joystick is capable of three simultaneous boom functions making machine operation easy. All functions are fully modulated.

Ease of Operation
Ease of operation was paramount in the design of the new TH460B. The single joystick with its intuitive, modulated, hydraulic functions and the new Cat electronic machine information display are designed to maximize operator efficiency.

Ease of Operation

Joystick Control
The joystick allows three simultaneous boom functions and incorporates unique slider switches. Two joystick control patterns are available to meet application requirements. 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.

Hydraulic System
The Cat Electro Hydraulic system allows all three boom functions to be operated simultaneously and proportionally. This enables precise placing of loads in challenging applications. Auxiliary hydraulic functions are available on the joystick to allow operators to utilize more complex work tools. A continuous flow auxiliary hydraulic supply is available for operating tools such as brooms that require continuous flow for long periods of time.

Integrated System
The Caterpillar integrated management system allows the engine, transmission and hydraulic systems to operate with maximum efficiency, control and productivity.

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 TH460B delivers high performance to meet your specific job site needs.


Lift Height
The TH460B can effectively and quickly place bricks, roofing materials and trusses to a maximum height of 13.5 m (44 ft).

Job site obstacles present challenges demanding a machine to place loads at greater distances - the TH460B delivers.

The TH460B offers excellent maneuverability due to its tight turning circle and its three different steering modes. The TH460B has a 48 degree axle turning circle and no rear tail swing, allowing it to work productively and safely in confined areas.

Steering Modes
The TH460B offers three steering modes (two wheel, crab and circle steer) to allow an operator to 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.

Frame LevelStabilizers
Power Train
Caterpillar engines, axles and transmissions give you the quality power train that you expect.

Power Train

High Torque Rise Engine
The Cat 3054E Electronic engine is U.S. EPA Tier 2 compliant. While continuing to deliver maximum performance it features improved timing, reduced smoke and exceptional service improvements. For improved sound characteristics, a venturi tailpipe has been packaged inside the engine enclosure. The cooling system has been designed to work in the most challenging conditions. Electronic engines deliver:
  • Improved low idle performance
  • Improved fuel consumption
  • Improved cold start
  • Increased diagnostic and security capability

The TH460B has a purpose designed Caterpillar four speed forward, three speed reverse powersyncro transmission with powershift controls.

The TH460B is fitted with Caterpillar planetary reduction axles. For improved machine performance in difficult conditions, a differential lock is available (front axle).

Redefine the traditional role of a telehandler with the Cat TH460B.


Quick Coupler
An IT interface is standard on the B-Series. It is available in both a manual and a hydraulic version. For optimum versatility, machines can be equipped with the hydraulic quick coupler, allowing the operator to quickly and easily change work tools without leaving the cab.

Hydraulic Services
Machines can be equipped with Auxiliary Hydraulic services, allowing the use of hydraulically operated work tools. Al B-Series Telehandlers are equipped with a single auxiliary hydraulic service and continuous hydraulic flow.

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.
  • Access Platform
  • General Purpose Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 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
  • Swing Carriage
  • Wide Carriage
  • Wide Rotate Carriage
  • Pallet Forks
  • Block Forks
  • Lift Hook
  • Truss Boom
  • Self-tipping Hopper
  • Material Handling Arm
Contact your Cat dealer for additional work tool options.

Tow Hitches
A manual rear tow hitch is available as an option for off-highway towing.

Machine ConfigurationsTires
Cost of Ownership
The TH460B is specifically designed to lower your owning and operating costs.

Cost of Ownership

Ease of Access
Cost of ownership starts with ease of service. All Cat Telehandler service points are readily accessible and major components are easy 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
The combined hydraulic/transmission oil filter requires changing at 1,000 hours. With the reduction in the number of filters and extended service intervals, owning and operating costs are the lowest in the industry.

Machine Security System
Secure your investment with the Caterpillar Machine Security System (MSS), a programmable key system that provides optimum machine security for both fleet users and single owners.
  • MSS disables machine by interacting with the machine's Electronic Control Modules (ECM)
  • Keys fit all existing Cat machines (including machines without MSS)
  • Each machine can store up to 50 key identifications
  • Each key can be configured to operate a certain range of machines or enable operation for a certain period of time

Serviceability and Customer Support
Caterpillar Dealer Services enable you to operate longer with lower costs, helped by significantly extended service intervals.

Serviceability and Customer Support

All Cat Telehandler service points, including the combined transmission/hydraulic oil filter, are readily accessible and major components are easy to reach 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 daily checks.

Make detailed comparisons before you buy. What are the job requirements? What production is needed? What is the true cost of lost production? Your Cat Dealer can give you precise answers to these questions.

Look at the value that the TH460B 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 training literature and other ideas to help increase your productivity.

Repair options guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.

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

  • Wear pads, non-metallic
  • Lock valve on hydraulic cylinders
  • Boom angle indicator
  • Single auxiliary to the boom head
  • Alternator, 90-amp
  • Anti-restart key switch
  • Battery, maintenance-free, 12 volt, 750 CCA with disconnect
  • Horn
  • Alarm, backup
  • Electronic Control Module
  • Power sockets, 12 volt internal and external
  • Caterpillar Electronic Technician diagnostic connection
  • Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
  • Joystick, electronic
  • Adjustable joystick wristrest
  • Low step, grab bars
  • 2-way adjustable vinyl suspension seat, 50 mm (2 in) seat belt, document pouch
  • Steering wheel spinner knob
  • Floor mat
  • Right and left side rear view mirror
  • Service door, cab air intake filter, fuel fill, hydraulic fill, level indicator, fuse panel and washer fill
  • Instrument cluster with power train and system monitor, steering alignment indicator, fuel gauge, engine oil temperature gauge, engine water temperature gauge, hydraulic transmission temperature, SMU and air filter blockage indicator
  • 2-piece entry door
  • Cup holder
  • Fixed steering column
  • Boom lights
  • Engine, Cat 3054E (U.S. EPA Tier 2 compliant)
  • Air cleaner, dual element and filter condition indicator
  • Thermal starting aid
  • Water separator
  • Transmission, Caterpillar 4 forward/3 reverse Powersyncro
  • Direction change, single lever, column mounted
  • Spin-on filters: engine oil filter, hydraulic/transmission filter
  • Axles, Caterpillar; planetary drive, full time mechanical 4-wheel drive, integrated steer cylinders protected above axles, with steer sensors
  • Steering, power assisted, enclosed oil disc brakes, front axle
  • Parking brake, dry disc with transmission disconnect
  • Self aligned steering
  • Chassis, frame level
  • Mechanical quick coupler
  • Anti-freeze, extended life -36°C (-34°F)
  • Cat brand 14.00-24
  • Integrated lift and tie down points
  • Padlock on power module
  • Retrieval point
  • Standard Cat color paint
  • Continuous flow hydraulics

Optional Equipment

  • Hydraulic quick coupler
  • Light packages: boom lights, roading lights, cab lights
  • Alternator, 105 amps
  • Dual battery
  • Engine heater block, 120V/750 Watts
  • Enclosed cab
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater
  • Seats: cloth suspension, cloth air-suspension
  • Headliner
  • Sun visor
  • Screen guard
  • Additional mirror packages
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Machine Security System (MSS)
  • Beacon, magnetic mount
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Radio ready
  • 75 mm (3 in) retractable seat belt
  • Differential lock
  • Stabilizers
  • Anti-freeze, extended life -50°C (-58°F)
  • 14.00-24 SGG Goodyear
  • 14-24 Cat
  • 14-24 Cat foam filled
  • 14-24 Cat (Arnco ReSeal)
  • Fenders
  • Lockable storage drawer
  • Steering cylinder lock
  • Access platform
  • Carriage: standard, rotate, wide frame, wide frame (rotate), side-shift, swing
  • Forks: • Pallet forks 50 x 100 x 1220 mm (2 in x 4 in x 48 in) • Block forks 51 x 51 x 1219 mm (2 in x 2 in x 48 in) • Pallet forks 51 x 102 x 1524 mm (2 in x 4 in x 60 in)
  • Buckets: • General Purpose 1.0 m3 (1.3 yd3) • Material Handling 1.5 m3 (1.95 yd3) • Multi Purpose 1.0 m3 (1.3 yd3) • Grapple 0.85 m3 (1.1 yd3)
  • Material Handling Arm
  • Self-tipping Hopper, 1.2 m3 (1.56 yd3)
  • Lifting Hook
  • Truss Boom
  • Hitch, manual rear-tow



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