Palfinger Premieres High-Capacity Knuckleboom at ConExpo | Construction News

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Palfinger used the ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show to hold the North American premiere of its new high-capacity but light weight PK 165.002 TEC 7 knuckleboom crane.

Designed for carriers with a maximum permitted total weight of 32 tons, the PK 165.002 TEC 7 reaches new dimensions in terms of weight reduction.

“For the North American market, the new PK 165.002 TEC 7 offers tremendous advantages and industry leading technologies,” explains Greg Sneek, product manager at Palfinger North America.

The new model can be installed on Class 8 chassis, and when fully equipped with fly-jib and winch has a total vehicle weight of less than 80,000 lbs., reducing the need for special permits to transport the truck throughout areas in North America.

Despite its relative lightness, the PK 165.002 TEC 7 offers a maximum lifting capacity of 64,374 lbs. at a 13-ft. radius, as well as the ability to handle 10,802 lbs. at a radius of 68'3". Maximum tip height is 131 ft., and the crane offers unlimited continuous swing.