Palfinger launches new monster knuckle boom crane

New 45m knuckle boom closes gap with mobile cranes says Palfinger

The new knuckle boom crane with the hydraulic fly jib attachment.
The new knuckle boom crane with the hydraulic fly jib attachment.

Palfinger is showing off its new PK 200002 L SH knuckle boom crane at Bauma, a model which it says 'has closed the gap' with mobile cranes.

With eight hydraulic sections, the crane has a hydraulic outreach of 25.6m. Coupled with Palfinger's new Fly-Jib PJ 300 L, it can achieve a hydraulic outreach of 45.3m, which Palfinger says corresponds to a lifting height of more than 49m.

According to reports, it can lift around 600kg at its maximum extension.

The new model is the first to use a new design for the extension boom system. With a polygonal profile, the extension system improves stability over conventional designs, as well as reducing the crane's dead weight.

The mounting design allows the crane to be installed on a conventional 4-axle or a 5-axle truck.

On a conventional 8x4 truck chassis it has an installation height of only 3.8m.

Features include a quadruple stabiliser system, fully monitored by sensors. An additional front stabiliser and an extendable rear stabiliser are integrated into the crane’s frame, completing the stabiliser system. The stabiliser system features cylinders that can be tilted upwards to overcome obstacles such as walls and fences, and all functions are controlled by the operator remotely.

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