The PK 27001-EH is one of a new range of knuckle booms from Palfinger in the 24 - 27 tonne metre ran

The PK 27001-EH is one of a new range of knuckle booms from Palfinger in the 24 - 27 tonne metre range

Austria-based Palfinger has launched two Single Link Plus articulated loader crane ranges in response to customer demands for flexible and cost effective machines.

The Single Link Plus High Performance cranes are available in the 20 - 23 and 24 - 27 tonne metre ranges. They have a 15 degree reverse linkage knuckle boom and are designed to offer a highly effective dead weight to lifting power ratio.

The use of sliding elements made from synthetic material combined with KTL cathodic dip paint means the operator no longer needs to service the boom system. This not only saves time and money but also protects the environment, said the company.

The boom's flexibility also allows work to be carried out in cramped conditions and over obstacles. "Load handling in halls or lifting operations between ceiling girders or through door openings are no problem," said a company spokesman.

In the 20 to 23 tonne metre range, the PK 20001 and PK 23001-EH are equipped with up to six hydraulic extensions, both cranes have a hydraulic outreach of 17.1 m. The PK 20001 has a lifting moment of 20 tonne metres, while the PK 23001-EH has a 22.2 tonne metre rating. The PK 20001-K is equipped with up to four hydraulic extensions, has a hydraulic outreach of 12.5 m and a lifting moment of 20.2 tonne metres.

In the 24 to 27 tonne metre range, the PK 24001 and PK 27001-EH are equipped with up to eight hydraulic extensions, both cranes have a hydraulic outreach of 21.3 m. The PK 24001 has a lifting moment of 23.9 tonne metres and the PK 27001-EH has a 26.5 tonne metre rating. The PK 24001-K is equipped with up to 4 hydraulic extensions, has a hydraulic outreach of 12.5 m and a lifting moment of 24.1 tonne metres.

The lightweight PK 24001-K has a short boom system suitable for handling pallets or clamshell use, says the company. The crane can be folded down quickly due to its short parking length.

Across the ranges, the maximum supporting width of up to 7.4 m ensures stability, added the company.

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