New 135tm Effer loader crane from Hiab

9 March 2023

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Hiab targets city work applications with latest Effer loader crane.

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched the Effer iQ.1400 HP – a super heavy loader crane equipped with Hiab’s SPACEevo control system designed for improved productivity and safer operations. The size and vertical performance of the new loader crane make it ideal for operations in metropolitan areas, says Hiab.

The Effer iQ.1400 HP is a 135 tonne metre (tm) crane that has a V10-Force decagonal boom. It has a maximum vertical reach of 39.5 metres and with a jib of 26 tm it can deliver materials with an ‘up and over’ of 26 metres.

The V10-Force boom, first used in the Effer 1000, is designed to provide increased strength for vertical performance and improved overall precision, further enhanced by the advanced control system. 

The high lifting capacity makes it suitable for many applications but the possible 83 degree working angle is perfectly suited for operations in metropolitan areas. Being able to work closer to the buildings makes it less obtrusive to the surroundings and the boom profile reduces the side oscillations for high-precision load delivery, says Hiab. The low weight and compact frame size make it possible to install it on smaller trucks than is usual for this lifting category, which lower purchase and operating costs, as well as CO2 emissions, it adds.

“Customers will be able to experience a whole new level of heavy load lifting, with a crane that excels in vertical reach of over 39 metres,” said Marcel Boxem, vice president, Sales and Product Management, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab.  “The engineering, combined with a CombiDrive4 remote control from Olsbergs gives operators unprecedented precision even at high heights. The 135 tm range delivers performances similar to bigger segment cranes. The smaller frame makes it suitable for installations on smaller trucks and provides plenty of payload, not normally seen in this segment.”

Precision and safety are enhanced by the SPACEevo control system, says Hiab, that provides advanced functions for veteran and novice operators alike. The Load Stability System for vertical movements (LSS-V) compensates for unintentionally excessive lever movement in vertical operations, while the Variable Stability Logic PLUS (VSL+) feature optimises lifting capacity by monitoring the position and pressure of the stabiliser legs. The Dynamic Load Chart (DLC-S) reduces setup time by simulating the load capacity before opening the stabilisers.

The Effer iQ.1400 HP shares parts and controls with the other iQ and iX range cranes. This makes it easier for operators to use different size cranes and owners of multiple units can lower their warehouse inventory by storing common spare parts that can be used across iX and iQ cranes.

As the crane is connected, owners can access HiConnect. It provides access to real-time insights about the condition of the equipment, to further increase productivity and operator safety. Customers can monitor equipment status, plan service and improve operations from whole fleets down to single units. HiConnect is available in two levels: HiConnect Insights and HiConnect Premium.

If specified, customers can purchase a ProCare service contract to secure original performance with regular preventative maintenance checks and scheduled inspections. Repairs are covered as part of the most extensive package, ProCare Total R&M.