Press Release

PALFINGER: Introduction of Enhanced Telescopic Hooklift for the North American Market


The global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions PALFINGER has introduced the new HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift designed for higher performance, easy installation, and user-friendliness. 

The new PALFINGER HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift (photo by TranSource, Inc.)

As part of its Vision & Strategy 2030, the international technology and engineering company PALFINGER is constantly challenged to find better solutions for their customers. The result is impressive: the new enhanced telescopic hooklift HT 160 SLD 3 tailored for the North American market and engineered to give superior performance, effortless installation, and ease of use. 


“Our focus is always on developing an exemplary product portfolio specialized for our regional customers to address their challenges effectively. We are proud to offer the HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift to meet industry demands. We are confident that this new model will boost productivity and overall satisfaction for our customers,” said Ismael Daneluz, PALFINGER Vice President of Sales & Service North and Latin America. 


The HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift highlights higher performance with a 10% reduction in dead weight while maintaining a consistent lifting and tipping capacity of 16,000 lbs. at 36” hook height and 18,000 lbs. at 54” hook height. This enhancement ensures top-grade operational efficiency. 


Coupled with an innovative subframe design that includes a raised front cross member, the HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift is versatile and fits a wide range of trucks. It also has a Standard Advanced Mounting (SAM) system, which enables quick and easy installation, minimizing downtime during set-up. 


User-friendliness is also integral to the hooklift’s enhanced design. Among its notable features is an adjustable hook height (measuring 36”/54”) for maximum flexibility. 


“In response to customer feedback, we have redesigned the hook shape to enable easier connection to the container bar. Furthermore, the introduction of greaseless bushings reduces maintenance time and costs for the customer,” explains James Hanson, PALFINGER North America Director of Sales. 


The HT 160 SLD 3 Hooklift is finished with the PALFINGER Origin Protection (POP) painting and surface treatment for best protection, significantly increasing the unit’s lifetime value for customers. 

With the introduction of the HT 160 SLD 3, PALFINGER reinforces its commitment to advance efficiency, durability, and ease of use in its hooklift range. It also exemplifies PALFINGER’s unconditional customer focus and ongoing ambition to set new standards as an innovation leader. 

Photos Courtesy of TranSource, Inc.




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 |