Hi-tech launch from Hiab

By Euan Youdale08 May 2012



Cargotec has launched the 52 tonne-metre-rated Hiab XS 544 HiPro articulated loader crane.

It was exhibited at the RAI Exhibition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in April and will be ready to order at the end of 2012.

"We are very proud of our new crane and what it can do for our customers' business performance," said Sergio Peiró, Hiab loader cranes heavy range product manager.

It is the latest in Cargotec's heavy range segment and has been developed to meet market demands for productivity, economy, reduced lifetime cost and fast return on investment, the manufacturer said. Features include an improved boom system to minimise deflection, improved sequence cylinders and continuous slewing.

Outreach is up to 35 m with jib, and the crane is designed to be durable and require minimal maintenance. "What is also noteworthy is the crane's speed and precision even at full outreach," added a spokesman. Other features include pump flow distribution (PFD), which supports the speed and precision of the crane, and automatic speed control (ASC), which, in co-operation with PFD, increases capacity by 15%, Cargotec said.

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