Munich debut for electric truck mount prototypes

By Leila Steed19 October 2022

Palfinger P 250 BK truck mounted access platform prototype. The first prototypes of the emission-free P 280 CK and P 250 BK (pictured) access platforms will be presented at Bauma 2022. (Photo: Palfinger)

At next week’s Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, Palfinger will present a range of battery pack-powered and zero-emissions truck mounted platforms.

Machines on display will include already available models that have been retrofitted with eDrive battery packs for use on sites that require emission-free and low noise operation.

Enabling the machines to work in places without a power supply at the same speed as in diesel mode, the battery packs are quick and easy to install.

Palfinger P 250 BK truck mounted access platform prototype. The Palfinger P 250 BK truck mounted access platform prototype will be on display at stand FS.1304-1. (Photo: Palfinger)

“Palfinger is thus presenting various possible scenarios for all entry-level operators and newcomers for an electrical solution in the Low Smart, Smart, Light, Premium and Jumbo NX class models,” it said.

Meanwhile, a key focus of the company’s exhibition stand will be the prototypes of its all-electric, emission-free truck mounted access platforms.

Palfinger’s P 280 CK model mounted on an eVolvo truck and its P 250 BK platform with a working height of 25.3 metres on an Iveco eDAILY, are said to offer “a first impression of what the complete conversion to electric mobility could look like for an environmentally friendly construction site”.

Launching its Vision & Strategy 2030 plan, the company said it is investing heavily in the development of “purpose-specific electrical solutions for all customer segments”, as construction sites of the future will require connected, intelligent and adaptable machines.

Gerald Pschernig, Product Line Leader Aerial Work Platforms and Special Solutions at Palfinger, said, “As we continue to innovate and invest in this product area, we are focusing on two other topics in addition to advancing electrification: design engineering with more powerful materials and more digitalization.”

Pschernig said, “At this year’s bauma, we are demonstrating the great future potential of access platforms.

“As flexible and already highly electrified applications, they enable work to be carried out where it would otherwise be difficult — either due to uneven terrain or emissions and noise regulations.”

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