Palfinger has launched a 109 tonne/metre loader crane, the PK 135.002 TEC 7 adding to its heavy duty crane product range. The crane has a maximum capacity of 30 tonnes at around 3.5 metres, or more practically 22.7 tonnes at 4.5 metres. and a maximum hydraulic radius of 22 metres on the 10 section boom at which it can handle 3.8 tonnes.
The maximum radius with the new PJ 190 jib is 32.2 metres at which it can lift 1,200kg, and a maximum tip height of 36 metres. Other jibs include the PJ 240 and PJ 150. The jibs can offset from 25 degrees above horizontal, to around 70 degrees below. The PK 135.002 has a total all up weight of 10,200kg - around 2,000kg lighter than its predecessor - the PK 150002 - yet offers up to 35 percent more jib capacity.
It has standard 360 degree continuous slew, an outrigger spread of 10 metres, and can be mounted on a four axle, 32 tonne chassis for a transport payload of 3,000kg or a five axle, 40 tonne chassis for 8,000kg payload.
Other features include HPSC - High Performance Stability Control, SRC- Synchronised Rope Control, which automatically maintains a constant distance between the boom tip and hook block, automatic rope tension and the P-Fold boom stowage function.
New overload related devices include 'Mext', which allows one or two manual boom extensions to be monitored by sensors and integrated into the overload protection system. 'Tool' which allows additional devices connected via the multi-functional adapter to be included in the stability calculation and load limiter and 'Weigh' which allows operators to weigh the load directly with the crane, thereby getting an overview of the positions which can be reached.