HMF introduces HMF 3220-K for hauliers21 September 2012
Loader and hydraulic crane manufacturer HMF has announced the launch of its new crane, HMF 3220‐K, with characteristics that are suitable for haulier applications.
The new HMF 3220-K will be on display at the IAA in Hanover for a week in September, 20-27th.
HMF has designed the HMF 3220-K for longer reach as well as a low tare weight. It said that hauliers benefit from the higher payload on the truck.
The new crane is designed to have the longest reach of any crane in the 30tm range.
HMF's CEO Ove Trankjær said, "This is the result of a deliberate strategy and an intensive development work. We made a beeline for passing the bounds of what this type of crane has previously been able to perform."
Making additional design improvements, the company designed the new crane to weigh less than previous models and to require less space on the truck.
R&D Manager Gudmund Brændgaard said that the company reduced the length of the crane to a minimum, arequirement important for the haulier applications because of the wider range of applications for the crane and the truck.
Brændgaard explained that the crane was equipped with the EVS Electronic Vehicle Stability system:
"The system carries out active monitoring of vehicle stability. When the maximum permissible heel of the vehicle has been reached, the crane stops completely," he said.