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 8×4 truck chassis it has an installation height of only 3.8m.
Features include a quadruple stabilizer system, fully monitored by sensors. An additional front stabilizer and an extendable rear stabilizer are integrated into the crane’s frame, completing the stabilizer system. The stabilizer 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.