Palfinger launches two new models5 March 2020
Palfinger has introduced two new crane models in the 60tm segment, the PK 55.002 TEC 5 and the PK 58.002 TEC 7.
Both cranes feature an outreach of 33.7m with a fly jib. The maximum lifting moment for the PK 55.002 TEC 5 is 53.1tm, while for the PK 58.002 TEC 7 is 55.5tm.
“The PK 55.002 TEC 5 and PK 58.002 TEC 7 crane models represent a completely new design in the 55–60tm segment. This goes for both the steel construction and the electronics,” said Michael Völker, head of product management for cranes.
The complete TEC-range features a functional design. The internal hose guide via the crane column and main boom offers enhanced protection against mechanical damage and the elements. TEC cranes have a variety of features and comfort functions, such as Dual Power Systems for the utilisation of full lifting power in fly jib mode, the DPS-Plus for TEC 5 and DPS-C for TEC 7, and the HPSC-Plus modules LOAD, GEOM and FSTAB for improved stability in every situation.
Mechanical extensions are now available not only on the fly jib, but also on the TEC crane itself. These can be integrated in the overload protection system in combination with the MEXT function. “This enables the PK 58.002 TEC 7 to achieve optimal performance in its daily work,” Palfinger said.
For the new crane models, there are two P-profile fly jibs on E, F and G extensions: the PJ150 and PJ090. “The PK 58.002 TEC 7 F achieves outstanding performance in combination with the PJ150 E. This allows the crane operator to lift weights of more than 1t to heights of just over 20m thanks, in part, to the DPS-C. The lightweight design of the polygonal profile (P-profile) ensures that the extension boom system remains very stable up to the boom tip despite its low dead weight, so that it can be used to complete work more efficiently and safely – be it in the structural or civil engineering segments, or in city centres, where precision and finesse are required,” Palfinger said.
These models also feature the Power Link Plus, a double-linkage system that increases the crane’s lifting power thanks to the special connection between the knuckle boom and main boom and the main boom and crane column. The knuckle boom can also be over-extended by up to 15° and offers the crane operator even more potential applications with the PK 55.002 TEC 5 and PK 58.002 TEC 7.
With the ‘Weigh’ function on the TEC 7 model, crane operators can weigh the load directly on the crane so that they know exactly where they can lift it. This saves time as it eliminates the potential need to move the truck. It also saves the last ten weighing operations automatically and can add them up.
In the TEC-range, the return oil utilisation system can be turned on and off manually to increase efficiency.