14.10.2002

Palfinger launching truck mounted platforms

Final preparations are under way for the unveiling of a new range of truck mounted platforms that are being developed by loader-crane giant Palfinger. The company is keeping details under wraps until the official launch in Spring next year, but dealers have been told to expect a range of truck mounted platforms under the name Palfinger Access.

Palfinger’s decision to join the crowded truck-mount market will be a surprise to established manufacturers, many of whom are currently having trouble filling their order books. However, the Austrian giant’s decision follows months of intensive market research and reflects its desire to diversify into what it sees as a growth market.

No details of the range are being released, but Palfinger is understood to have developed a completely new range of booms for the product which will initially be focussed around the 3.5 tonne range. It is unclear whether the platform range will be launched worldwide and Palfinger declined to comment. However the company has a strong strategic and sales advantage in its ability

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