High-altitude Puma order

By Euan Youdale25 May 2018

Konsag, a building conservation specialist in Switzerland, has ordered a Puma 42GTX from Teupen Maschinenbau


The company said it would use the 42.7m working height ultra-rough terrain lift as an all rounder in its fleet. “The Puma can be used like a boom lift or a truck mounted aerial platform, but its ability to adapt and cross-country mobility is unique,” said Michael Wys, founder of Konsag.

Launched in 2016 at bauma, the Puma is a unique combination of a Menzi Muck walking excavator chassis and an aerial work platform, based on Teupen’s Leo series of tracked lifts.The unit will be equipped for the first time with a W135M cable winch, with mooring function for extreme terrain.

With the investment, Konsag hopes to increase its customer base in the applications such as ropeways, mobile communications, power lines and rockfall protection. Traditonally these jobs have been carried out by climbing or with helicopters. Using the Puma means these applications are less expensive and safer, said the manufacturer.

Konsag Holzkonservierung und Bautenschutz was founded in 1985 to provide construction conservation and expanded into wood preservation and the drying out of buildings and water damage remediation. In February 2007 it acquired its first MEWP and an additional related branch was opened. The company now has 15 units in its fleet.

Konsag’s new Puma will be used at Jungfrau, Europe’s highest railway station, which is based in the Alps and is 3,454m above sea level.



Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Long Reads
Post-pandemic demand lengthens delivery times for construction equipment
Government stimulus measures following the global pandemic have led to a surge in demand for construction equipment
Technology paves the way for driving 3D development
What is 3D modelling and what is it used for? Discover more at SC&RA Workshop
PREVIEW: SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
The 2021 Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held September 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, USA
Alex Dahm Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport Tel: +44(0) 1892 786 206 E-mail: alex.dahm@khl.com
Mike Posener Sales Manager Tel: +353 860 431 219 E-mail: mike.posener@khl.com