Loader duo extends Palfinger range
By Euan Youdale23 April 2012
Palfinger has added two new loader cranes to its SH control system range.
Both offer six boom extensions and a maximum hydraulic outreach of 17 metres. The PK 14502 SH has a lifting moment of 13.8 tonne metres, while the PK 18502-SH is rated at 17.6 tonne-metres.
Standard on both models is the SH package, incorporating S-HPLS, PAL 150, Danfoss control valve and radio remote control with LCD display.
With the manufacturer's Power Link Plus, constant lifting power is available over the entire working range, said the company. The reverse linkage knuckle boom can be angled upwards by 15 degrees, enabling crane work even in the tightest spaces, added the company.
The use of sliding elements made from synthetic material combined with KTL cathodic dip paint means that the operator no longer needs to service the boom system, explained the company. The series' Soft Stop electronic limit position damper allows gentle braking before the mechanical end stop is reached.
The series' new radio remote control comes with LCD display. The large graphic display screen provides information about operating conditions, including capacity usage, active systems, service intervals or allowable movements. The position of the stabilisers is also indicated. The cranes are available with stabilisers that can be pivoted upwards through 180 degrees.