Palfinger debuts 337-footer to North America audience

By Lindsey Anderson22 March 2011

Palfinger's new all-terrain 337-foot boom lift at ConExpo.

Palfinger's new all-terrain 337-foot boom lift at ConExpo.

The Palfinger North America Group debuted its largest aerial platform, the 337-foot (103 m) working height P333 at ConExpo. It was the first time the machine has been exhibited in North America.

The P 333 is modeled on Palfinger's existing WT 1000 machine. Designed and built in Germany, the unit is mounted on an all-terrain Tadano Faun crane carrier and features a five-axle crane chassis with four steering axles, giving it "ultimate roadability" and ability to "take narrow curves," said Scott Sasser, Palfinger's sales and product manager - aerial platforms.

The unit has a five-section lower boom, three-section upper boom, and a fly jib as well.

Palfinger is targeting wind turbine applications in the US with its massive truck mounted platforms.

On the P 333 telescopic outriggers provide stability and the heavy duty 'workman' basket capacity is up to 1,322 pounds (600 kg), and there is also a hydraulically extendable telescopic basket option with a capacity of 1,168 pounds (530 kg).

In 2008, Palfinger acquired German truck-mounted platform specialist Wumag, which was a competitor to Bronto Skylift and Ruthmann. Wumag is well known for its very large aerial lifts.

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