Hiab XS 288 loaders for China Railway

20 March 2008

China Railway Construction Corporation, the second biggest railway corporation in China, has ordered 23 Hiab XS 288 hydraulic loader cranes.

The cranes will be first used to help construct a test track on the Wu-Guang passenger transport line from Wuhan to Guangzhou in southern China. The Wu-Guang line has been separated into 23 sections and construction of the line where trains will run at up to 350 km/h will start around September 2007.

Each section contains a combination of nine different construction machines. Mounted on road-rail vehicles the XS 288s will be used to lay the rails in the correct position and to make adjustments.

Productivity and safety were the main reasons why China Railway chose the Hiab loader cranes, the manufacturer said.

The order is valued at more than Euro 800,000 and the cranes will be delivered between May and October 2007.

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