Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched its new X-series of loader crane models at a global press event in Berlin, Germany.
The development of the X-CLX 178, X-DUO 178, X-HIDUO 188 and X-HIPRO 192 marks 70 years since Hiab put the very first loader cranes on the market, and the business believes the new series will set a new standard for future load cranes.
One of the main features includes a new boom extension system, which Hiab claims to be nearly twice as fast as the old system.
The new loader cranes are equipped with functional solutions to protect and prolong the lifetime of parts susceptible to potential damage and wear and tear.
Other developments include safer and easier to use stabiliser legs with a new sensor system and a new joystick type remote control. Installation of the cranes has also been made easier and faster due to fewer mounting bolts.
Leif Törnblom, Hiab product manager for mid-range cranes, said: “What we have seen in our surveys is that it is crucial that the crane is reliable and has minimum downtime. So we have worked on several details that will improve durability and ensure functionality for a long period of time.
“Our customers work in very different sectors, with different demands on the cranes. However, regardless of the sector, crane operators want speed, precision and lifting capacity. We have therefore focused on improving these factors even more.”