PBO 5548 IM

Bucket Trucks

Overcenter Insulated Material Handler

The new PBO 5548 IM Bucket Truck by PALFINGER provides smooth, safe boom placement — relieving operator fatigue for long days in the bucket working on power lines. Customer specified design improvements allows for ease of service, a lower cost of ownership, enhanced safety feature and performance. The PBO 5548 IM is proudly made in the USA and backed by the global innovations and technologies of PALFINGER.

Industry leading work position side reach

The PBO 5548 IM features an industry leading 44 ft of horizontal reach and vertical reach of up to 62 ft working height with elevator option. Exceptional side reach is achieved with superior stability providing operators with the capability to reach farther and get the job done.

Superior lifting capacity

The PBO 5548 IM delivers increased lifting capacities throughout the entire range of motion enabling operators to do more in less time. Lift up to 2,000 lb. of materials when the boom is at a 60° angle. Jib working position - 900 lb.

Exceptional speed and control

Get into position faster with superior aerial function speeds and smooth variable boom control functions. The PBO 5548 IM features best-in-class minimum boom deflection for increased stability.

Ultimate corrosion protection

PALFINGER’S 12-step E-Coat process cleans and coats the steel components of the bucket truck body with the best anti-corrosion primer process available. Unlike a traditional wand-wash and primer application, electrocoating ensures complete and consistent coverage.

Comprehensive warranty

When you choose PALFINGER you get more than advanced technology—you partner with a trusted brand that’s committed to building your business. Our bucket trucks offer the most comprehensive warranty policy in the business. We back it with no-hassle warranty claims, plus quick turn-around from friendly service agents who understand your business.


Elevator design

Delivers exceptional performance

Provides a smoother ride and improved hose containment, plus it decreases warranty costs. Reach up to 62 ft vertical working height with elevator option.

Additional maintenance access points

Provide access to both upper and lower boom

Maximize performance and uptime with easy access to hoses for inspections and maintenance.

Military grade plastic covers

Withstand tough conditions

Improved protection and rigidity when encountering trees and other overhead obstructions - reducing downtime.

Overstow protection

Protects upper and lower booms

Automatically reduces boom speed into the cradle maximizing equipment life.

Hydraulic tank location

Moved outside of load area for extra storage

Frees up valuable working space and provides more storage for tools and materials.

Reduced corrosion on all pins & bosses

Minimizes maintenance

Utilizing proprietary components on all pivot points, composite bushings, and trademarked coating processes on pins result in increased durability, reduced service time and lower costs.

High pressure oil filtration

Increases reliability

PALFINGER state-of-the-art high pressure filter improves oil cleanliness and reduces valve replacement.

Bucket pin triple-redundant fastening to the boom

Maximizes safety

Increases safety attachment between bucket and boom.

Very low heat generation while idling

Maximizes performance

Advanced hydraulic system reduces horsepower loss and heat generation. Temperature control extends component life.

Bonded boom tip

Safety at the highest level

Fiberglass bonded to steel improves safety during operation.



PBO 5548 IM Brochure

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