Custom truck builder Paul Nutzfahrzeuge in Germany has converted a Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck with crane for special application in the energy industry.
It is an Arocs 4151 AK 6x6 and was converted from a four axle truck by removing the rearmost axle. The front two axles are steered and the result is an all wheel drive, three axle truck with better manoeuvrability offroad, Paul said.
A Hiab hydraulic loader crane is mounted permanently behind the cab and there is a removable ballast box and a winch. Removing the ballast box reveals a fifth wheel coupling for a low loader trailer to transport machines, equipment and materials on rough ground and in tough conditions.
In more detail the cut-down Arocs 4151 AK 8x8/4 has air suspension on the rear axle while the two front ones are on leaf springs. The load capacity requirement meant retention of the two front axles. The Hiab X-HIPRO 638 E-6 JIB 150X-6 has six extensions and a jib, a camera, and a work platform. The jib increases reach by 9 metres to a total of 32.2 m. A Rotzler winch with 69 m of 10 mm diameter rope is fitted.