PALFINGER: Advanced HT Series Hooklifts Emphasize Operator Safety and Productivity


PALFINGER, the world leader in innovative crane and lifting solutions, is proud to bring its next generation of heavy-duty hooklifts to North America. Serving industries such as construction and demolition, waste removal, recycling, landscaping, municipalities, and more, the new HT Series includes:

  • HT 400 Hooklift with 40,000 lb. lifting capacity
  • HT 500 Hooklift with 50,000 lb. lifting capacity
  • HT 660 Hooklift with 66,000 lb. lifting capacity


The HT 500 Hooklift is one of the models included in the new HT Series Hooklifts introduced by PALFINGER. © PALFINGER  


Engineered for the specific needs of the North American market, these hooklifts are designed with a strong emphasis on safety, comfort, and durability. All HT Series models come equipped with removable and adjustable container slides, allowing users to accommodate various container lengths.

"The HT Series is designed with the operator in mind, featuring advanced technologies that simplify operations and enhance productivity. We’re focused on stability, ease of use, and safety," says James Hanson, PALFINGER North America Director of Sales, Hooklifts and Cable Hoists. “When we demonstrate the HT Series to operators, we can see we’ve addressed common key pain points in the design of the HT Series Hooklifts.”

In this video, Hanson walks through the safety and security features of this new product line.

Enhanced Safety and Stability

The HT Series Hooklifts boasts several key safety and stability features:

  • New Subframe Design: Enhances stability, especially during tipping operations, providing a secure environment for handling heavy loads. Key components include:
    • X-Beam: Increases resistance against chassis torsion, extending the vehicle's lifespan.
    • Front Cross Beam: Minimizes interference with truck engine and gearbox components.
    • Improved Mid-Cross and Rear Cross Beams: Strengthen overall stability.
  • Low-Profile Bogie System: Allows for a reduced transport height for enhanced load stability and operator comfort.
  • Enhanced Hook Arm Design with New Safety Latch: Offers greater strength for easier hook height adjustment and smoother engagement with container bars, ensuring increased safety. The safety latch securely locks the container baler into the hook, preventing bouncing or accidental disengagement.
  • Adjustable Lock System: Enhances safety and compatibility with all variations of manufactured bins, offering a secure fit regardless of bin type.

New Remote Control for Ease of Use

Designed to boost productivity, the HT Series simplifies operations with the new PRO ACTIVE DRIVE (PAD) Remote Control. This advanced feature allows drivers to load and unload containers without leaving the cab, enhancing comfort and efficiency. The remote control can be customized for operational add-ons such as auto tarp systems, salt spreaders, and snow plows.

Optional features include:

  • Automatic Cycle: Enables effortless loading and unloading with a single joystick push.
  • Rapid Motion: Increases extension speed by 30% for empty containers.
  • Wireless remote control

HT Series

“Our customer-centric approach drives us to develop products tailored to the evolving needs of our customers in the region. The HT Series exemplifies our commitment to creating exceptional solutions that enhance the efficiency and safety of our customers’ daily operations,” says Ismael Daneluz, PALFINGER Vice President of Sales & Service, North and Latin America.

PALFINGER is known for its extensive range of lifting equipment for movable containers in North America. As part of its Strategy 2030 and its journey towards becoming number one in the region’s lifting industry, PALFINGER is dedicated to providing the best solutions to empower customers, helping them overcome challenges and maximize the value of their investments.

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PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,700 employees (without contingent workers), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. In 2023, PALFINGER achieved a record revenue of EUR 2.45 billion.

Since 1989, PALFINGER serves its customers in North America with a comprehensive product portfolio perfectly measured to the region’s needs and standards. With a broad sales and service network, a mobile service fleet of over 100 vehicles, four manufacturing and assembly sites, and 15 locations that offer custom-built solutions, PALFINGER guarantees its customers the best support close at hand in the region. With its new headquarters in Schaumburg, IL, PALFINGER is underlining its aim of becoming North America's leading supplier in all product lines by 2027.



For further information, please contact:

Lulette Gehron
Manager, Marketing Communications & PR

PALFINGER North America Region
M +224 363 4568 |