PALFINGER Knuckle Boom Cranes

Knuckle Boom Crane Highlights

Experience the highlights of our PALFINGER Knuckle Boom Cranes


The patented PALFINGER ACTIVE OSCILLATION SUPPRESSION (AOS) system dampens the boom system of the crane, compensating for vibration and shock, even after a sudden stop of the lifting function. The result is a significant increase in saftey in crane operation for operator, loads and surrounding areas.


A good design must primarily fulfill its purpose, i.e. it should fulfill the function of the component the best way possible. Moreover, it must be possible to use it easily, ergonomically and economically. PALFINGER knows how to combine the functionality with individuality - through the use of new materials, shapes, colors and detailed solutions.

Turntable Bearing

The crane is rotated using a gear box and hydraulic motor rather than a rack and pinion system. The hydraulic motor drives a pinion which meshes with a base-mounted high quality roller ball bearing, rotating the crane.


The PALFINGER HIGH POWER LIFTING SYSTEM (E-HPLS or S-HPLS) increases the capacity of the crane by up to 15% with reduced working speed. E-HPLS can be activated manually for the occasional manipulation of very heavy loads. S-HPLS is activated fully automatically for the SH crane series. There is continuous activation depending on the power required.

KTL — Cathodic Dip Painting

Innovative technology for surface coating is the foundation for durable and long-lasting surface protection—a unique KTL process with years of experience and environment-friendly energy consumption.


With the low maintenance extension system, PALFINGER leads the way in service-friendliness. The use of sliding elements made from special synthetic material, together with the highly dependable KTL cataphoretic dip painting, means that the operator no longer needs to grease the boom system.


Our goal is to provide our customers with product sales support, mounting, and service for dealers and customers.


High Performance Stability Control (HPSC) is a proportional system which recalculates and defines the working range and stability of the crane. Sensors for proportional path measurement are located in the stabilizers make their positioning fully variable.