Austrian construction machinery manufacturing company Palfinger have launched a new series of cranes designed to operate in every working condition.
The Palfinger TEC series was presented to a selected audience at the EMEA Sales & Service Conference in Salzburg, featuring a range of cranes capable of working on complex, inner-city projects through to rural areas and large construction sites.
Operating with a ‘customer-first’ approach, the Product Line Leader of Loader Cranes Stefan Oberleitner stated that customers were “involved” from the outset in the development of Palfinger’s new range.
“As a technology and innovation leader, Palfinger is constantly challenged to find better solutions for our customers,” he said. “In the development process with the interdisciplinary project team, we involved customers right from the start in order to develop the new TEC series according to their needs. The stated aim: to develop every crane operator’s dream.”
New features in the TEC series include ‘Smart Control’ – a program that allows the operator to control the crane tip with only one lever movement – and the ‘Memory Position’, a crane positioning system storing up to four crane positions, holding the capacity to return to them with “absolute precision”.
Additional to the new features, Palfinger’s range is all encompassing: featuring nine models, the TEC range holds the capacity to lift between 25-100 tonnes. With an outreach of 37 meters and a capacity of 100-meter-tonnes, the PEK 1050 TEC is Palfinger’s highlight when it comes to the heavy-duty class of cranes.
Further to the heavier class, Palfinger also showcased the PK 250 TEC, and the PK 245 TEC, a slewing system variant with a hydraulic outreach of nigh on 20 meters and a max. lifting capacity of 23.5-meter-tonnes.