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.
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.