Hiab launches new super heavy loader crane


The HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro is equipped with the new advanced control system SPACEevo for improved productivity and safety, the company says

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched its biggest on-road HIAB loader crane to date at IAA TRANSPORTATION. The HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro super heavy loader crane comes equipped with the firm’s new advanced control system – SPACEevo – for improved productivity and safer operations, the company says.

The 135tm (tonne metre) crane also has a V10-Force decagonal profile first used in the EFFER 1000, designed to provide increased strength for vertical performance and improve overall precision, the firm explained.

In addition, Hiab’s Load Stability System for vertical movements (LSS-V) compensates for unintentionally excessive lever movement in vertical operations, while its Variable Stability Logic PLUS (VSL+) stability feature optimises lifting capacity by maintaining safety and monitoring the position and pressure on each stabiliser leg, Hiab confirmed.

In March 2021, Hiab renewed its GCC distribution agreement with Thor Middle East.

The crane is said to be suitable for several types of applications due to its high lifting capacity. According to the company, it can also be installed on a four-axle 32 GVW truck, making it suitable for operation in metropolitan areas.

“This is not just simply a new model. It is the answer to a long-time customer request, a super heavy crane with our most advanced control system features, designed to carry out demanding and challenging heavy lifts in the most effective way,” says Marcel Boxem, Director of Global Product Management, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab.

He added, “Operators and customers will appreciate how each part of the crane has been designed to excel, from a precision, safety and speed point of view.”

In September 2022, Grove introduced a heavy-duty jib option for its rough-terrain crane and, later in the month, Johnson Arabia said that it had enhanced its fleet with a wide range of new battery-powered equipment.



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