APEX debut for 102m Palfinger truck mount
By Euan Youdale31 March 2017
APEX will be the launch pad for the world’s largest all terrain truck mounted access platform, the truck mounted P 1000 top class from Palfinger Platforms.
The P1000 was initially designed primarily for the assembly and service work of wind turbines. It has a lateral reach of 35 m and a maximum working height of up to 102.5 m, with a basket load of 200 kg. The maximum load in the basket is 530 kg.
The platform represents a development of the existing WT 1000, with the established functions of the manufactures Jumbo NX Class. This gives the P 1000 new safety and assistance functions as well, with the set-up width now 60 cm less than the previous model, with no change in performance data.
The P 1000 is mounted on a five-axis all-terrain Faun chassis.
Apart from the 102.5 m working height giant, six further models will be on Palfinger’s stand, including the P 640 from the Jumbo Class NX series, working height of 64 m, 40.5 m reach and flexible basket rotation of 2 x 200 degrees.
Also on show will be the new P 250 BK from the Light Class; and the P 170 TXE, P 200 AXE and P 160 A models from the Smart Class, All three with a GVW of 3.5 tonnes and compliant with Euro 6 emission regulations.
Visitors to the Palfinger stand will also be able to take a ride in a virtual reality simulator and see two advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and experience the advantages of the Hands Free and Collision Protection functions of the P 1000 on location.