Steep slope lift for Palfinger crawler

By Niamh Marriott21 December 2021

Grabmaier used a Palfinger PCC 57 002 crawler crane to erect power poles in the mountains of St. Johann in Pongau, Austria.

The company was tasked with lifting electricity pylon elements weighing up to 2.5 tonnes

The company was tasked with lifting electricity pylon elements weighing up to 2.5 tonnes at a height of 15 metres.

The elements were assembled over a steep uncompacted section of land that had a slope gradient of over 28 degrees, and the lifting work took place in a very tight space of 7 by 8 metres.

“What impressed me about the crawler crane was the extraordinary slope it can cope with,” said client Markus Viehhauser, owner of VIMA Maschinen-Service e.U.

The elements were assembled over steep uncompacted land that had a slope gradient of over 28 degrees

“With a mobile crane, the effort would have been far too great, as it would have required soil compaction on site in addition to the road widening and reconstruction.”

“With the crawler crane, we are more optimised on the road and, thanks to the perfect weight distribution, we were also able to drive to the site without any crop damage,” said Viehhauser.

The crawler completed the job in three days.

Watch a video of the lift below:

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