Palfinger expands its 25-60 meter-ton category with two new cranes


Palfinger’s new PK 45.002 TEC 5 and PK 48.002 TEC 7 cranes in the 40-50 meter-ton segment are designed for versatile applications such as steel construction, container handling, building maintenance and assembly work, as rear- or front-mounted versions on trucks.

The lightweight design of the polygonal profile (P profile) ensures that the extension boom system remains highly stable all the way to the boom tip despite the lower dead weight. This makes applications – whether for structural and civil engineering work or in city centers where precision is required – safer and more efficient

Three fly jibs - PJ075, PJ090, PJ150 - are available. This means that DPS-P or DPS-C is always on board, helping to utilize maximum lifting power in fly jib mode. The PK 48.002 TEC 7 E combined with PJ150E and DPS-C for example, can lift up to 1,080 kilograms to a height of 18 meters over a 17-meter outreach while positioned at 70 degrees, which is particularly useful for work performed at high altitude such as window installation or in workman baskets during building maintenance.

Power Link Plus is a double-linkage system that significantly increases the crane’s lifting power, with the help of a special connection between the knuckle and main booms, as well as the main boom and crane column. The knuckle boom can be overextended by an additional 15 degrees.

The ‘Weigh’ function on the TEC 7 model makes weighing loads at point of use particularly effective; loads can be weighed directly on the crane so that exact lifting locations are given and considerable time is saved because moving the truck is no longer necessary. ‘Weigh’ also saves the last ten weighing operations automatically and can add them up if required. This function is particularly useful when it comes to loading the platform of the truck. 

Flow Sharing is an electronically controlled volumetric hydraulic oil flow distribution system designed to ensure that various activated functions are supplied with exactly the required amount of oil. This enhances overall crane functionality. Flow Sharing is essential to the soon-to-be-available Smart Boom Control function, the innovative tip boom controller by Palfinger.

The model line TEC 5 features the familiar TEC steel construction with P profile and the maximum in system options that can be expected from the TEC range. The TEC 7 model line offers a range of assistance and comfort systems in addition to its maximum lifting power.

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