Building block manufacturer Road 2015 LLC, located in Georgia, has five rear-mounted Palfinger PK 17.001 SLD 3s in its fleet. According to the company the crane’s out-reach of around 13 metres and its lifting moment of nearly 16 metre tonnes make it well-suited to delivering building block pallets.

The company also identifies the crane’s radio remote control and Single Link Plus function – where the knuckle joint on the crane’s knuckle boom has been designed to offer increased lifting power at the tip – as being key features it likes. The Single Link Plus also enables the crane to be angled also upwards to work better in tight spaces and through low door openings, Palfinger adds.

Road 2015 LLC also uses Palfinger’s crane manipulator on the crane tip.