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Kit: Hiab

What is your product?

Hiab has introduced a new range of truck-mounted loader cranes - the X-CLX 178, X-DUO 178, X-HIDUO 188 and X-HIPRO 192 – which offer improved performance, safety and user-friendliness.

How does it work?

These cranes offer greater levels of speed, precision and lifting capacity through a package of improvements that also improve safety, durability and service life.

Where would it ideally be used?

Truck mounted cranes are used in delivery work where a self-load/unload capability is required. A typical example is the delivery or collection of waste materials or of building products. 

How is it different?

A series of functional solutions aim to protect and prolong the lifetime of parts susceptible to damage and wear and tear in the often harsh environments in which these cranes are used.

Electronic components and hose and cable routing, for example, have been given additional protection and high quality soft-seal hydraulic couplings are used throughout to ensure a dry, clean and healthy machine.

What benefits does it offer? 

To optimise performance the boom extension system is nearly twice as fast in operation when compared with the previous system. The entire hydraulic system is finely tuned to deliver fuel economy and smooth, precise operation.  The main control valve, the size of the tubing, the couplings and the pressure relief valves are perfectly balanced, timed and optimised to eliminate vibration and excessive heat.

The operators’ day-to-day work is also made easier and safer with a new ergonomic work place and a new joystick control for remote-controlled cranes. 

Where has it been used?

The product will enter service in the UK in early 2014.

Any savings?

The faster speed and more precise operation of the boom extension system enables more accurate and quicker load lifting and placing, which will significantly improve efficiency and productivity.  

Installation is quicker, easier, and less costly with fewer bolts required to mount the crane on the truck. 

What about maintenance?

Particular care has been taken to make maintenance simpler and faster to carry out with all main components made easily accessible.

What is its life span?

Lifespan is a function of frequency of use and will vary considerably but many Hiab cranes exceed the lifespan of their host truck at least twice over.

How is it future-proofed?

Hiab is committed to continuous development and improvement of its products and regularly offers updates to customers that improve performance or extend service life.

How many have you sold and where?

The range will be introduced into the UK market in 2014 and will have applications across the waste and recycling, and other sectors.

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