Hiab 30-40tm cranes turn right round, like a record

11 September 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris


Hiab, part of Cargotec, is introducing continuous slewing on its 30–40tm range of cranes. Continuous slewing had previously been available only for cranes over 50tm.

"Continuous slewing offers the operator the best possible load access, avoiding unnecessary backtracking, and enables safer operation with no awkward lifts and stopping in risky positions. There has been high demand for this from our customers, which we are now answering by expanding our offering to the lighter end of the heavy range," says Marcel Boxem, director heavy range cranes, Hiab.

Hiab said continuous slewing increases productivity, as operators can move the crane where needed, in a full circle and beyond. The right boom and jib options give operators what they need for a non-stop performance.

Hiab cranes with continuous slewing are specifically built for high precision at long outreach (long-boom applications) or for more lifting power close to the truck (short-boom applications).

The following models are now available with continuous slewing: Hiab X-HiPro 358, Hiab X-CLX 398, Hiab X-HiPro 408, and Hiab X-HiPro 418.