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PALFINGER enters crawler crane market

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 ( #887 ) - Hanover, Germany
PALFINGER's first crawler crane
PALFINGER's first crawler crane
PALFINGER will debut its first crawler crane at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in September in Hanover. The PALFINGER Crawler Crane (PCC), the first PALFINGER crane mounted on a crawler chassis, will initially be available in three variants of around 50 to 115 Tm. "On difficult terrain - for example, when constructing power lines or cable lifts - helicopter transport is normally the only alternative to a truck-mounted crane," says Michael Hagenauer, head of product division - crawler cranes, citing one of the typical areas where the new model series is used. "With the PCC, such jobs can be completed safely, efficiently and inexpensively." The crawler crane operates on difficult terrain and with gradients of up to 60%. Being around 40 cm narrower than a conventional truck, it offers new lifting potential even in confined areas where one centimetre extra can make all the difference. Thanks to the knuckle boom that can be angled upwards, the high lifting power and compact dimensions, the PALFINGER Crawler Crane is also suitable for use in urban areas as well as in the industrial and indoor sector. The crawler allows the crane to be quickly repositioned on construction sites as and when necessary. Another advantage is that the crawler and crane can be controlled, transported and operated separately, which is particularly useful in situations where weight restrictions apply. The crane module can also propel itself on its own stabilisers without the crawler - a process also known as shifting. If necessary, the PCC can also be mounted onto the transport truck. This means greater utilisation and maximum flexibility with maximum power for the user. The PCC 57.002 has a maximum reach of 29.5 m, a maximum lifting height of 32 m and a maximum lifting capacity of 17,900 Kg. The slightly more powerful model, the PCC 71.002, has a reach of 31.6 m, a maximum lifting height of 34 m and a maximum lifting capacity of 19,100 Kg. The most powerful model is the PCC 115.002, which has a reach of 33.3 m, a maximum lifting height of 35.8 m and a lifting capacity of up to 30,000 Kg. Numerous pieces of additional equipment, such as workman baskets, vacuum lifters, pipe manipulators and grippers, are available for all models.