Stating that the firm’s big crane series comprises the toughest in Hiab’ range, Joakim Andersson, senior vice president for loader cranes, says the new crane is designed particularly for lifting heavy and bulky loads.
“X-HiPro 558 provides 20% more lifting power than other cranes of equivalent size,” states Marcel Boxem, director of heavy cranes at Hiab.
“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," he adds.
Boxem explains that Hiab’s new crane takes advantage of the company’s HiPro control system, claimed to be the most advanced remote control system in the industry.
He also says that special attention has been paid to the capacity-to-weight ratio to maximise payload and hence work rate.
“We showcased X-HiPro 558 already in Bauma, and it raised lots of interest among visitors," he enthuses – adding that the new crane will be on show at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition is in Hanover, Germany (22—29 September 2016).