Hiab, part of Cargotec, has announced the availability of its largest crane to date, the Hiab X-HiPro 1058, a knuckle boom crane rated at 90 tonne-metres.
Horizontal outreach is 34.5 metres with a jib, and up to 38 m vertically, the manufacturer said. A new load stability system (LSS) is fitted for faster and smoother operation and it offers pinpoint precision, even at full outreach, the manufacturer claimed.
In addition, if a control lever is quickly released, the system dampens lifting movements, helping to protect the cargo and the surrounding environment from potential damage, the manufacturer added. A new 9 m chain-driven stabiliser extension system has also been added.
Xavier Picart, TVI Tècnica de Vehicles Industrials Girona director, said, “Installation of the new Hiab X-HiPro 1058 is faster, cleaner and cheaper. In fact, I estimate that we save around 180 hours of labour on a standard crane, which is 40 % of the total cost.
“The main time-saving features are associated with the new bolted base, as this can be fixed to the sub frame, thereby avoiding lateral plates. It is no longer necessary to remove parts from the truck in order to install the sub frame. Additionally, we can paint the complete sub frame before installing the crane. For customers, this means a major reduction in delivery waiting times.
“The new Variable Stability Limit+ (VSL+) gives the operator much greater handling freedom, since it allows the crane to work at maximum capacity with excellent stability.”
Sergio Peiro, Hiab product manager, said, “The new and improved VSL+ stability system can take advantage of its loaded platform - the extra load on the truck acts as a counterweight. The VSL+ automatically optimises the crane's capacity on the basis of excellent stability. This function increases flexibility, especially at work sites where it is impossible to take advantage of the full stabiliser extension spread.”
Carl Gustaf Göransson, Hiab senior vice president of sales and markets, said, “The new Hiab X-HiPro 1058 really sets the standard for high-capacity cranes. Our product design team has developed an exceptional solution by listening carefully to our customers. We understand the critical demands our customers face in providing services and running successful businesses. Our focus on manufacturing high quality products that deliver increased productivity but lower ownership costs has resulted in the first of a new breed of high-capacity cranes with an excellent return on investment.”
The X-HiPro 1058 was first shown at the 2014 IAA commercial Vehicle exhibition in Germany.