Aspen Equipment upfits truck with Palfinger

By Hannah Sundermeyer17 January 2023

Aspen Equipment has completed a challenging sign truck upfitting project for a municipal customer in Kanabec County, MN.

Like the truck body, which had to be designed from scratch, the tower that supports the service crane was also engineered by Aspen Equipment.

Featuring a 6,000-pound capacity Palfinger crane plus operator catwalk, the operation involved the fit out of a mid-sized Chevrolet Silverado 6500 HD chassis cab.

“Municipalities invariably want something with large-truck capabilities, while still being small enough to enable a smaller turning radius in the garage, or that doesn’t require a commercial driver’s license, for example,” said John Orzechowski, municipal sales, Aspen Equipment. “But I think what makes this latest upfitting job unique is having such a large crane on a relatively small chassis, along with its hydraulically extendable outriggers and catwalk.”

The Palfinger PSC 6025 service crane that was incorporated into the Chevy is a part of a range that is up to 30 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than competitive models, the company said. Requiring fewer setup adjustments, its 29-foot boom length improves access for challenging lifts, especially with the optional personnel basket accessory.

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