New X-HiPro 558 loader crane from Hiab
By Katherine Weir23 August 2016
Said by Hiab, part of Cargotec, to be “the strongest crane to be mounted on a three axle truck”, the X-HiPro 558 is designed for lifting heavy and bulky loads.
Joakim Andersson, senior VP of loader cranes at Hiab, said, “Our big crane series consists of strongest and toughest of our products. Now, it covers a full range of loading capacities and can handle even the most difficult lifts.”
The new model has the HiPro control system and special attention has been paid to the capacity-to-weight ratio that maximises the payload, the company said.
Marcel Boxem, director of heavy cranes at Hiab, said, “The X-HiPro 558 provides 20 % more lifting power than other cranes of equivalent size. With our optimised EP boom system, which has longer and lighter individual extensions, the new crane offers optimised outreach with more net capacity for lifting bulky loads.”
Andersson adds, “For Hiab, safety is always the first priority. In big cranes we have taken safety into consideration by offering features like VSL [vehicle stability limit] Plus, which uses the position of the stabiliser legs and the total weight of the truck to calculate maximum safe crane capacity, and boom deployment assistant [BDA] that monitors the angle and position of the boom during folding and unfolding.”