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A number of exciting competitions will be running alongside the 2022 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show, showing the true skill and talent within the industry. Come along on 25/26 November to support the operators competing in the Palfinger Crane Championships, there will be grandstands and commentary, followed by the industry awards ceremony from 5pm after the show on Saturday.

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Register your interest below and more details will be emailed to confirm your entry

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Who is New Zealand's Best Truck-Mounted Crane Operator?


Palfinger New Zealand are proud to sponsor the 2022 New Zealand Crane Championships. This competition will run on 25/26 November alongside the 2022 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show, held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

The competition is free to enter and spaces are limited, so secure your spot quickly. Competition pre-requisites:


  • Competitors must have a valid Truck Loader Crane Licence

Two finalists will compete for the grand title with the winner announced at the Industry Awards Function that evening. The competition will be judged by 3 judges using a points system. Be fast, the best time wins! But you will also be judged on your skill to operate the crane in a safe and smooth operation, penalties will apply. 

All competitors will receive a Palfinger prize pack with the winner taking home the grand prize and 2022 Winners Trophy. So be in to win and register your interest using the form below.

“We are very excited to see this competition come together. Seeing all the highly skilled operators come together to compete it is going to be a spectacle and a lot of fun.” – Duncan Phillips, General Manager of Palfinger NZ

Palfinger Crane Championships Expression of Interest
Do you have a valid Truck Loader Crane Licence?

Thanks for registering! We will send more details soon

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