Palfinger UK will be at Road Transport Expo 2022

by T H WHITE on 26th April 2022 No comments

We are excited to announce that Palfinger UK will be exhibiting at Road Transport Expo 2022, at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on the 30th June – 2nd July. This exciting new industry event is bursting on to the scene this summer with HGVs at the heart of everything the show has to offer, from the latest models on display and available to ‘ride and drive’, through to informative seminars and live demonstrations. Whether you are a company owner, transport manager, HGV driver or fulfil any essential role within the road haulage sector, there will be plenty for you do see and experience at RTX.

Visit us at our indoor stand in Hall 2, stand number E1, where our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, venture over to our large outdoor demonstration area located at RB141, where we will be showcasing our first ever PCC115.002 Crawler Crane with its demounting crawler power unit, all-terrain stabilizers, and overstretching knuckle boom. You’ll also find the Palfinger BM26 specifically designed for builders merchants, combining all the features needed for straightforward ‘lift and place’ tasks, as well as the Palfinger Hookloaders and Skiploaders will be on display during the event.

Palfinger UK Sales Director, Ian Valentine has been co-ordinating the organisation of the show and is excited at the opportunity the show will bring. “It’s been several years now since a show of this calibre has been staged and we are all delighted to have the opportunity to meet our customers again in person. This new show also gives us the ideal platform to showcase our premium equipment ranges into the UK marketplace, many seen for the very first time”.

For more information about the show or to visit us register via the link below, it quick, easy, and completely free to attend. We hope to see you there.

Register here 


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T H WHITEPalfinger UK will be at Road Transport Expo 2022


by T H WHITE on 1st November 2019 No comments

The Palfinger UK team had the pleasure of supporting Mercedes-Benz at their ‘Unimog on the Farm’ events. 

These one-day events, held at locations across the UK, are aimed at individuals and businesses operating vehicles in the agriculture and arboriculture industries, showcasing the capabilities of the versatile Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

  During the events, Palfinger UK displayed a Unimog-mounted PK 12.502 SH B boom crane, with a reach of 10.3m and capacity of 1040kg at that distance. The body preparation and fitting, crane mounting and body painting was all carried out in Palfinger UK’s 17-bay workshops in Devizes, Wiltshire.

  Additionally, visitors on each day were invited to take part in a fun, practical activity for a chance to win a Palfinger watch. The challenge – to manoeuvre a tennis ball attached to the crane hook around a series of positions onto the top of road cones, as quickly and accurately as possible.

  National Key Account Manager for Palfinger UK, Tex Allen, commented: “This was an excellent series of events and we were delighted to be able to support our friends at Mercedes-Benz to raise the profile of the perfect pairing of a Unimog vehicle with Palfinger crane. Being able to run the interactive competition brought some fun to our display too, and certainly brought attention to the vehicle.”

  Events were held at Mercedes-Benz Trucks Events Centre in Barnsley, Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich, Cotswold Farm Park in Cheltenham and The 3 Buffalo Farm in Scotland.

  Speak to the Palfinger UK team today to learn more about the wide variety of Unimog and truck mounting options for Palfinger cranes – call 01380 733513 or visit

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Palfinger UK showcase Epsilon and Alucar innovations at APF Exhibition.

by T H WHITE on 26th September 2018 No comments

Palfinger UK once again attended the UK’s largest forestry and timber show this weekend, putting on an impressive display of forestry equipment from market leaders Palfinger Epsilon and timber bunk specialists Alucar.

The biennial APF Exhibition, hosted in the 6,000-acre estate of Ragley Hall near Alcester, Warwickshire, was attended by over 18,500 visitors this year and 320 exhibitors from across the forestry sector.

With a stand space of over 600m2 Palfinger UK showcased a variety of timber handling cranes from Palfinger Epsilon, the world’s largest manufacturer of timber and recycling cranes, as well as specialist timber bunks from Finnish company Alucar, the largest manufacturer of aluminium timber superstructure systems.

Supported by valued customers who proudly displayed their trucks fitted with a variety of Epsilon cranes and timber bunks, the Palfinger UK team were on hand to meet new and existing customers and provide information on the full Epsilon and Alucar ranges, including the new Epsilon Q Series, unveiled at Interforst in July.

Kieron M. Owen Transport Ltd from Powys in Wales showcased their Epsilon M120L crane on a Scania R500 truck, which also featured an Alucar aluminium superstructure with a 5-tonne timber capacity.

TSL Contractors Ltd lent one of their Argyll-based Skyhook company Volvo FH trucks which featured a M12L crane with Epscab all-weather protection command centre and Alu 55 timber bunk. Skyhook are a helicopter hire company serving the construction, forestry and agricultural sectors in Scotland, carrying loads to remote and inhospitable locations where even an Epsilon-laden truck cannot reach.

Ayr-based JST Services Ltd, cargo handling and logistics specialists and one of the largest timber handling businesses in Europe, demonstrated their Volvo FH500 Globetrotter with M10L Epsilon crane and Alu 55 timber bunk on a complete Alucar superstructure subframe kit, coupled with a Dennison tri-axle drawbar trailer, also fitted with Alucar bunks.

Fresh from it’s launch at the 2018 Interforst event in Munich in July, visitors to the stand could see and learn more about the brand new Epsilon Q17L, part of the Q Series which boasts the lightest and longest reach cranes in its class – up to 11m at the maximum. Not only that, the Q Series offers a 15% faster crane speed than its predecessors, enabling maximum speed even at higher lifting capacities for increased efficiency.

Peter Williams of Forestry Transport Maintenance, partner with Palfinger UK for Epsilon and Alucar products, brought along his fully refurbished Volvo F12 tractor unit, resplendent in the livery of Tree Harvesting Ltd, a former timber merchant based in Wales thirty years or so ago.

This was coupled to a Dennison triaxle semi-trailer, fitted with the new Epsilon Q17L 105 with ergonomically designed Palfinger Master Drive top seat. The trailer/loader package is owned by Chris Knowles, who was satisfied enough with Epsilon products to purchase the first prototype Q17L 105 into the UK with positive results so far.

Palfinger UK are the sole UK distributor of Alucar timber superstructure systems, which are produced primarily of aluminium and not only increase truck payloads but also enhance durability and prolong the lifespan of the superstructure. The bunks are unique in their production, using detachable upright stakes which are easier to maintain, repair and replace than traditional welded supports.

James Stronach, Product Manager for Epsilon at Palfinger UK, who organised the APF stand and attended the event was pleased with the event this year, commenting, “despite the weather and fewer visitors this year overall, we had a good number of enquiries and potential orders over the three days, which is great. We are grateful to our customers and manufacturers who supported on the stand and for the visitors for visiting us and offering positive feedback on the Epsilon brand and the Palfinger UK business in general.”

Virpi Hattula, Export Sales Manager at Alucar, added, “we were pleased to come to the show this year to support James and Palfinger UK, and very happy with the display from Palfinger UK at the event, featuring a range of our Alucar bunks and superstructures, which were a great attraction for visitors to the stand.”

Palfinger Epsilon Area Sales Manager, Lorenz Santner, was also full of praise for the Palfinger UK team. “For PALFINGER EPSILON the UK market is one of the most important ones in Europe. After all these years we are happy to call the Palfinger UK team our friends in our big European EPSILON community.”

He added, “the show was again a great place to meet long-time friends, to have interesting discussions about the latest developments in the market and also to meet new people. The APF show is without a doubt the UK’s leading show for the timber industry and I am pleased that so many people from all over the UK made the effort to visit the event and the Palfinger UK stand again this year.”

To find out more about the full range of Palfinger Epsilon timber handling equipment and Alucar timber bunks, please visit

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T H WHITEPalfinger UK showcase Epsilon and Alucar innovations at APF Exhibition.