Palfinger expands the functions of its Jumbo clas NX access platforms

Jumbo class NXThe Jumbo class NX access platforms. (Image source: Pressbox/Palfinger)PALFINGER Jumbo class MX access platform range has been expanded, now capable of lifting up to 900 kg and can also be conveniently performed using the access platform

An access platform that can be used for both smaller lifting tasks and as a crane and this innovative solution helps PALFINGER save its customers time and money by combining construction site operations. For the first time, an access platform – specifically the Jumbo class NX, has been equipped with a practical crane mode. This new function allows loads of up to 900 kg to be lifted using the crane hook. The system's cable winch has a lifting capacity of up to 460 kg and measuring equipment prevents overloading. Crane mode makes the access platform more flexible and versatile.

"This means that an additional crane is not required at the construction site for simple lifting tasks", says Dominic Ulrich, technical director at PALFINGER Platforms, explaining the benefit for users. For instance, crane mode can be used to lift tools up to the assembly site. Another typical use for crane mode is to transport air conditioning units or antennae onto the roof of a house for installation. However, for loads weighing more than one tonne or for more complex tasks, crane mode cannot be used in place of a PALFINGER loader crane.

 The lifting capacity is fully utilised even when the access platform is extended to its maximum range. In concrete terms, with the P570 access platform, loads of up to 900 kg can be transported up to 38.3 m. The cable winch is positioned on the loading surface underneath the platform and an automatic function moves it out of the transport position. Generally, crane mode is controlled via the access platform's cable-connected secondary controls. Wireless remote control is also available on request.

The innovative Jumbo class NX has already received several awards, including being voted "Product of the Year 2015" by the jury of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).

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