I will admit, I am a big Palfinger fan, if you look at quarterly reporting it will vary who is #1 in the world either Palfinger or Hiab. Either way, both are the top 2 cranes in the world when it comes to sales.
The technology on knuckle boom cranes has far outpaced that of the stiff boom industry, with AOS (active oscillation control), ISC (internal stability control) and many more features that are now almost commonplace in the knuckle boom world, this is why I love this industry, operators run THE safest cranes in the world, they just need a little help with how to use them from www.KnuckleBoomTraining.ca
More recently, Palfinger launched another large crane into the marketplace:
I know this has nothing to do with the classification size we teach on, but you have to admire and respect the sheer size of these cranes.