PALFINGER: Compact Crawler Crane Enhances Salzburg Soccer Experience
Low clearances, tight spaces — special requirements require special vehicles, such as the PCC 57.002 crawler crane from PALFINGER. It combines strong performance with maximum flexibility in Salzburg’s Red Bull Arena.
Fans cheering and an exciting match characterise a really good stadium experience. So the Red Bull Arena can welcome even more ball sports fans in the coming season, the stadium’s stand was extended at the end of December 2022. To do this, nine concrete elements, each weighing 1.3 tons, had to be lifted over the stand. There were a number of challenges to overcome: The low stadium entrance, with a clearance of just 2.83 meters and a width of 2.87 meters, narrow aisles, barely any space to turn around and precise specifications regarding the statics of the load-bearing surface, which allow a maximum load of 16 tonnes.
“It quickly became clear to us that this was a challenging job that a standard four-axle truck with a crane would never have been able to handle. It would not have been able to enter the stadium or meet the weight requirements,” says Markus Egger, foreman at construction company Doll, which carried out the expansion of the stand. “The only logical and feasible solution was the PALFINGER PCC 57.002.”