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Gibsons of Kendal celebrates 40 years with two new Palfinger cranes

The Palfinger UK team has handed over one of two new crane builds to longstanding customer, Gibsons of Kendal.

Scott Dunn, Ray Gibson and Chris Gibson

A major investment for the family-run Gibsons business, the latest delivery sees a Palfinger PK 78002 SH D crane with flatbed body on a new generation Scania R500 8×2 truck. This is the ninth Palfinger crane for Gibsons, with a second, replica truck due in Summer 2019, taking Gibsons into double figures with Palfinger. As well as celebrating the delivery of the new vehicle, Gibsons are commemorating its 40th anniversary this year.

Gibsons specialise in large haulage services in the UK, with a modern fleet of vehicles to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Its new Palfinger PK 78002 SH D high performance crane offers a lifting capacity of 4850kg at 13.7m full extension, perfect for the heavy lifting jobs that are part of the everyday activity for the Gibsons team.

The build comes with Palfinger’s High Performance Stability Control (HPSC) system. Sensors for proportional path measurement are placed in the stabilisers, making its positioning fully variable and enabling the calculation of all permissible working ranges for any slewing angle and stabiliser position.

This ensures maximum flexibility and productivity when the crane is in use, with the widest possible working range and maximum lifting capacity, as well as increased safety for all involved.

Gibsons of Kendal owners, Ray and son Chris Gibson, are pleased to have taken delivery of their newest vehicle, commenting: “This is our ninth crane from Palfinger UK, previously T H WHITE Lorry Cranes – with yet another crane on order for Summer 2019.

“Our vehicles are used for a variety of applications including transporting water turbines, electric panels, transformers, cabins, containers, gate houses, generators, camping pods and art sculptures.

“We’ve always found that Palfinger cranes are more reliable & capable of heavy lifting tasks especially in challenging situations.”