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06 March 2017

Palfinger sees growing market for world’s tallest platform

First published onCONEXPO-CON/AGG
2017
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Palfinger The WT 1000
The WT 1000 is starting to be used for more applications in North America.

The world’s tallest all-terrain platform continues to see an expanding market in North America, said Scott Sasser of Palfinger.

The WT 1000 Aerial Work Platform has long been popular in Europe because of its ability to reach working heights of about 102m. When introduced to the North American market, the lifts worked primarily on wind turbines.

“Wind turbine applications are still strong, but we’re starting to see others,” said Sasser, the Palfinger marketing and product manager for North America. Those applications include electric utility work, building inspection and even the rental market.

The WT 1000 is equipped with a five-axle, all-terrain mobile crane chassis and four different stabilising configurations, which help the machine work in tight spaces. Electronic and safety features, including telescopic stabilisers, also enable stability and allow for safe operation in winds speeds up to 12.5 m/s.
“The wind speed rating is the key,” Sasser said.

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