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Hiab update light-range loader crane portfolio


Renewed light crane equipment range now offers capacities from 4 to 11 tonne-metres

HIAB, specialists in on-road load handling equipment, have updated their light range of loader cranes with capacities from 4 to 11 tonne-metres. The Hiab light cranes have been designed to combine strength and reliability with ease of use.

For example, four options for remote and manual control systems ensure that the operator can choose between the systems that meet specifically the level of precision needed when using the crane.

Jan Vink, director of light range loader cranes at Hiab, commented: ‘When we started the development of this Hiab loader crane series, we wanted to ensure that the renewed equipment will help make work easier for operators, keeping them safe and increasing efficiency, as we have learned that these are our customers’ priorities when choosing a loader crane.

‘The unique X-4 Space system on the light range loader cranes enables the operator to handle the crane with the greatest ease and with higher load cycling speeds.’

As the Hiab light cranes are made of durable high-tensile steel, they still have the capability to deliver heavy loads. Also, an external display gives a better overview of the active crane and service status.

Depending on the choice of control system, a range of key features are available for improving capacity, durability, flexibility and safety. These include a semi-automatic folding system, a load-stability unit, and remote control features.

‘To avoid unnecessary downtime during operations, Hiab light cranes are designed for easier everyday maintenance. Key parts and components that require regular attention are located where they are easy to access,’ said Mr Vink.

‘A good example is the integrated oil tank in the crane base, which can be installed without rearranging truck components and is quicker and simpler to reach. Also, these new models can be configured with various options to provide easy mounting on the truck chassis. The whole installation is designed for the lowest possible overall weight.’

According to Hiab, the light loader cranes come with the market’s only two-year warranty, as well as a five-year warranty for the steel structure.

Joakim Anderson, senior vice-president (loader cranes) at Hiab, commented: ‘Over the past two years, we have successfully renewed both our medium-range cranes and now our light-range cranes. The positive feedback from customers ensures that we are on the right path with our development work.’

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