Noise reduction on Truck Mounted Forklifts thanks to the new Silent Pack


Compact, powerful, and now low in noise emission too: thanks to the Silent Pack developed by PALFINGER, truck mounted forklifts in the F3 151 series now carry their loads with a lot less noise. The Silent Pack uses innovative engineering to achieve measurably lower noise levels.

Whenever the need to transport beverages in crates, cases, trays, or boxes the PALFINGER F3 151 truck mounted forklifts are the solution. They are always where the action is, ensuring complete independence during unloading. These “lightweights” can be operated with exceptional precision and boast outstanding lifting power of 1,500 kg. They are also extremely light and maneuverable. Above all, the truck mounted forklifts come with the specially developed Silent Pack as an optional extra. The Silent Pack significantly lowers noise emission, thus meeting the growing demand for increasingly low-noise machinery. This facilitates or even makes it possible to deliver in residential areas and in the early morning hours. 

Innovative noise optimization

During work on the technology for the Silent Pack, the engine’s cooling air intake was redesigned, which reduced the noise generated by suction fan and cut the noise emitted by the engine further still. In combination with larger flange surfaces, reinforced engine support brackets curb the transfer of vibrations into the main frame, thereby reducing further noise caused by vibrations. This effect is heightened by the hydraulic engine mount which is also built in. Furthermore, the sound-insulating materials developed for the engine compartment with an Austrian specialist from the automotive industry and the completely re-engineered muffler significantly cut noise levels.

Low noise, high power

“Our truck mounted forklifts are continuously optimized.”, says Franz Hettegger, TMF product manager at PALFINGER. “They’re becoming even smaller, more powerful and audibly and measurably quieter,” he adds proudly. The truck mounted forklifts from PALFINGER therefore provide the ideal solution for the challenges facing the logistics departments of breweries, drinks manufacturers, and distributors. The Silent Pack solution is already available to order as an additional feature for the popular F3 151 truck mounted forklift series for the beverage industry.

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The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With more than 11,600 employees, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and maintenance centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER is always close to the customer.

As the leader in its engineering field, the company aims to ensure its partners’ business success in the long term by providing solutions and products that remain economically and ecologically viable in the future. Its broad product and model portfolio allows PALFINGER to take digitalization and the deployment of artificial intelligence to new levels.

As a global company with strong roots in its home region, PALFINGER is convinced that thinking and acting in the interests of sustainability play a vital role in successful business operations. This is why the company assumes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999 and in 2020 achieved revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.


Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations | PALFINGER AG
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