The sky's the limit – the new Top Class P 1000 is the largest all-terrain access platform in the world
Tried and tested concept implemented at great heights: the newPALFINGER Top Class P 1000 access platform
PALFINGER presents the P 1000 – a further development of the WT 1000 – for the first time at APEX 2017. It is the largest all-terrain access platform in the world to date. Developed for working on wind turbines, church towers or multi-storey buildings, the Top Class P 1000 impresses with its precise control and new chassis. One highlight is the two new assistance systems to support the driver – the ADAS Hands Free and Collision Protection functions ensure additional user-friendliness and safety.
The P 1000 is the largest all-terrain access platform in the world. Once again it demonstrates PALFINGER's spirit of innovation. It was primarily developed to facilitate assembly and service work on wind turbines. Mounted on a five-axle, all-terrain Faun chassis, thanks to its all-terrain mobility the access platform opens up a wide field of application – including on rough terrain.
Better manoeuvrability thanks to a smaller deployment width
With a lateral reach of 35 metres, jobs can be completed at a height of 102.5 metres with a basket load of 200 kilograms. The maximum nominal load in the basket is 600 kilograms. Based on the tried and tested concept of the Jumbo Class NX controller, in addition to its considerable working height, the P 1000 also impresses with its new assistance functions for enhanced user-friendliness. Two new assistance systems are used for the first time with the P 1000. The ADAS Hands Free System (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) means that platform drivers no longer have to constantly hold the joystick when they are moving the platform, allowing them to perform other activities at the same time. The ADAS Collision Protection function prevents damage by means of anti-collision sensors, which act like parking sensors on a car and emit a warning sound before a collision. The driver's sleeper cab, which was constructed in accordance with European directives, has been given a complete overhaul and now meets enhanced safety standards.
The deployment width, which has been reduced by 60 cm compared with the previous model but still achieves the same performance, makes the chassis of the P 1000 more flexible in situations where space is limited. The key aspect is the even weight distribution across the axles. With a total weight of less than 60 tonnes, the P 1000 also offers a remarkable loading capacity thanks to its power and lifting capacity.
ABOUT PALFINGER AG
For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 10,212 employees, generated total revenue of approx. EUR 1,471.1 million in 2017.
The Group has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Europe, CIS, North and South America, as well as Asia. The pillars of its corporate strategy are innovation, further internationalization, enhanced flexibility of products, services and processes, and PALFINGER 21st (the development of smart solutions and innovative, data-based business models). PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and service centres located in over 130 countries across all continents.