PALFINGER Introduces Crane at Bauma

PALFINGER, Salzburg, Austria, expands its range of large cranes with the introduction of the PK 74002 Performance truck loading crane this week at Bauma, which runs April 23-29 in Munich, Germany. Compared with its predecessor model, the PK 72002, the heavy-duty crane has a 3-percent higher lifting capacity.

The company also recently developed the Integrated Stability Control (ISC) system, which assists the crane operator achieve stability even in cramped spaces. By means of ISC, the crane's stabilizer legs are controlled at three different outrigger positions (retracted, half-extended, fully extended) and the stabilizers are also controlled (not under load, under load). The user can read the current status on a display panel that has been designed to provide full clarity.

Depending on the position of the crane boom, the lifting forces are restricted to the current stability support situation. For example, if the outriggers are half-extended, the stabilizers fully supported and the crane boom is to the left working side, ISC allows only the working range that is safe for this situation. The new system is available for all PALFINGER cranes with hydraulically extendable outriggers.

Another recent company innovation is the Dual Power System (DPS), which increases the range of duties for cranes with fly jib. The technical concept behind DPS represents a combination of modern crane technology and the PALFINGER Paltronic system.

Crane customers mainly set two requirements for a knuckle-boom crane: greatest possible lifting capacity with maximum outreach. Up until now it has only been possible to meet this requirement by means of a compromise solution • either heavy-duty working or maximum outreach. With the development of the dual power system, PALFINGER has combined both customer requirements in one crane model.

If the crane is fitted with a fly jib and the new DPS system, it is possible to increase the lifting moment in a wide range of different crane and fly jib combinations by up to 70 percent. The new PK 85002 Performance is the first PALFINGER crane to be equipped with DPS.

For more information visit www.palfinger.com.