Route Assistant truck

Route Assistant®

Petersen Industries, Inc., now offers the Route Assistant™ as an option for their legendary TL-3 loader. It incorporates a side-loading trough to the front of the dump body and can be a full-trough system or half-trough and cart tipper. The Route Assistant™ option truly makes the TL-3 the Jack-of-all-trades loader. The trough can be used to quickly pick up small piles of debris by hand and the cart tipper can be used for missed cans on the route. It is available on a standard or stand-up-right-hand-drive chassis.


TL-3 with TBS body shown, other body sizes & options available.

General Specifications
Reach (from centerline rotation): 20 feet 7 inches
Main Boom and Tip Boom: 16 feet 7 inches
Tip Extension: 4 feet
Tare Weight (empty): 23,000 lbs
Front Axle Weight: 8,510
Rear Axle Weight: 14,490 lbs
Outrigger Span: 11 feet 8 inches
Storage Height: 11 feet 3 inches
Dump Body Hoist Capacity: 23 tons

Lifting Capacity
10 Foot Radius: 7,100 lbs
16 Foot Radius: 4,400 lbs
20 Foot Radius: 3,200 lbs

Weight of bucket and/or attachments must be subtracted from lift capacities shown. Standard bucket weights approximately 1,000 pounds. Capacities shown do not exceed 85% of vehicle tipping moment with outriggers fully extended on firm, level ground.

Standard Bucket Features
All purpose clamshell design, 4 feet wide with an opened width of 5 feet. High impact tempered steel used on bucket cutting edges for extended life. Reverse curve shape helps prevent scalping of lawns. Continuous rotation. No hoses below bucket rotator.

Recommended Chassis Specification (Minimum)
Body Style                                                Conventional Cab
Cab-to-Axle Dimension                         168″, 186″, 192″
Front Axle Rating                                    12,000 lbs
Rear Axle Rating                                      21,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating               33,000 lbs
Frame                                                          1,500,000 RBM
Engine                                                        230 HP Diesel
Transmission                                            Automatic
Electrical                                                   Remote engine & transmission connectors
* CNG Capable*

Standard Trash Dump Body
18 feet, 24 cubic yard capacity is standard (larger sizes available). 3/16″ solid plate floor on cross members with 12″ centers.

Operator Controls
Dual manual controls (greaseless) for outriggers and loader on both sides of the truck for easy access and visibility. QUADSTICK® mechanically linked dual joystick controls and stationary top-mount controls are available.

A-frame pedestal design allows flexing under repeated load shocks. Replaceable Cast Nylon bushings used in head assembly. Head assembly is stress relieved. Reinforced connection points with hardened pins and replaceable bushings. Counterbalance valves used on boom cylinders and pilot operated check valves used on vertical outrigger cylinders.

* We reserve the right to change product design and specifications at any time without notice. There maybe more specifications than are listed here. Consult your Petersen dealer for complete specifications.