Hiab renews its light range loader crane portfolio

16 May 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched its renewed light range loader cranes.

They come with capacities from 4t to 11t and with four options for remote and manual control systems, which, says Hiab, allow the customer to choose the specific level of precision needed in operation.

"When we started the development of this series we wanted to ensure that the renewed equipment will make work easier for the operators, keep it safe and increase efficiency, as we have learned that these are our customers' priorities” said Jan Vink, director, light range loader cranes at Hiab. “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."

The Hiab light cranes are made with durable high-tensile steel, combining low weight with the capacity to deliver heavy loads. An external display gives a better overview of the active crane and service status. Depending on the choice of control system, a range of features are available for improving capacity, durability, flexibility and safety. Among them are systems for semi-automatic folding, load stability, and remote control.

"To avoid unnecessary downtime in our end customers' operations, Hiab light cranes are designed for easier everyday maintenance” said Vink. “Key parts and components that require regular attention are located where they are easy to access. An 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. These new models can be configured with various options to allow easy mounting on the truck chassis. The whole installation is designed for the lowest possible overall weight" he added.

The light range loader cranes come with a two-year warranty – claimed as the only one on the market  – as well as a five-year warranty for the steel structure, as with other Hiab loader cranes.

"Over the past two years we have renewed successfully both our medium-range cranes and now our light range cranes. The positive feedback from our customers ensures that we are on the right path with our development work," said Joakim Andersson, Hiab’s senior vice president for loader cranes.