W&W Energy Services is helping its customers simplify operations and reduce costs with its knuckle boom crane truck.
The Petrofac-owned company specialises in pipeline, production and infrastructure services to energy producers in the Permian Basin.
The vehicle is a 2019 Kenworth K900 Tractor with an integrated Palfinger 110002 high performance hydraulic knuckle boom crane, capable of hauling, lifting and setting large tanks and oilfield equipment.
It can lift up to 12t at a range of 24ft and 3t at a range of 73ft and can manage all sizes of spoolable pipe reels, 1,000-barrel tanks and vessels.
The vehicle reduces the time and cost associated with conventional crane movement methods, allowing for streamlined pickup, delivery and drop-off of loads across the region, without the need for expensive and time-consuming third-party crane, crew and truck services.
Jason Waters, president of W&W, said: “We invested in the large truck last year and its game changing technology is helping customers enhance safety by reducing excessive manpower and simultaneous operation risks.
“The truck improves performance by combining hauling, lifting and setting functions and electronic controls ensure precise placement. The truck enables haul, lift and set costs to be significantly reduced by up to 40%.”
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