Loader cranes are used for loading and unloading trucks and for assembly work. The crane is mounted either behind the cab or at the rear of the vehicle and is hydraulically driven by the engine of the vehicle via an oil pump. The crane consists of a base that is directly mounted on the truck frame. On the base frame is the crane column, which is connected to the main boom, either directly or via a linkage system. Another linkage system connects the main boom with the knuckle boom. A crane can be equipped with a maximum of nine hydraulic booms. The crane’s outreach may be further expanded by means of a fly jib. Additional equipment (cable winch, rotator, grapple, pallet fork) makes loader cranes even more widely applicable. As opposed to the mobile crane the power is defined through the lifting moment. The lifting moment refers to the lifting capacity with a certain outreach. To lift one ton at a range of ten meters you need a 10mt crane. PALFINGER loading cranes are available from 1 to 150 meter tons. The cranes are controlled via a control panel directly on the base or via radio remote control.
For decades, PALFINGER has been a pioneer in technology and product innovations, such as the Power Link Plus double linkage system, the active oscillation system (AOS), the intelligent High Performance Stability Control (HPSC) and the assistant system P-Fold. PALFINGER has had a significant influence on the markets and on future developments, due to its state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
PALFINGER’s knuckle boom cranes open up a wide range of applications, giving users optimum support in extreme conditions.