Double loader launch

28 February 2008

The Hiab Group has announced its highest capacity hydraulic loader series to date, along with another mid-range model designed for heavy duty applications.

Target applications for the XS 1055 include loading construction materials, ISO containers and mobile offices.

“We developed the Hiab XS 1055 very much in response to demands last year from the market place, where customers have articulated a need for loader cranes with a higher capacity than our current top of the range Hiab XS 800 series,” said Sergio Peiró, XS 1055 product manager.

Based on the XS 800, the new model has up to 10 hydraulic extensions and a maximum lifting height of more than 30 m with jib.

“The weight-to-capacity ratio of the XS 1055 is unmatched in the industry, while the installation space required is minimal compared to competitor cranes in a similar capacity class. A top benefit of the new range is the excellent energy balance in combination with the variable pump, which delivers customers reduced fuel consumption, less contamination and better profitability,” added Peiró. The model is manufactured at Hiab's factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

Hiab's new mid-range XS 211 model is one of the largest loader cranes that can be mounted on a two-axle vehicle, without additional stabilizer equipment, according to the company, and has optimised inner and outer boom cylinders to speed up load cycles.

The multi-purpose model fills the gap between the Hiab XS 166 and XS 244 models and was developed in response to customer demands, said Leif Törnblom, mid-range product manager. “The Hiab XS 211 incorporates technology solutions that have been tried and tested across Hiab's extensive XS ranges as well as some new productivity enhancing features,” He added.

With two optional boom systems and up to eight hydraulic extensions, the XS 211 provides added reach compared to the five extensions available with Hiab's XS 166 and 200C/220C models.

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