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  • 2015 May 29 12:05

    Hiab to launch the new Z-series crane - the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes

    Hiab, part of Cargotec, announced the launch of the HIAB Z-HiPro 191 and HIAB Z-PRO 171. Part of the new HIAB Z-series, the cranes feature the ability to be folded into a Z position and parked behind the drivers cab with the tools still attached. This unique attribute makes them the only models available on the market to be fully optimised for transport, whilst meeting the latest legislation, the company said in its press release.
     
    The Z-series cranes have been designed for applications where speed, efficiency and a high number of load cycles are typically required. For example, customers handling digging, filling, waste handling and other light tool operations will now get the job done faster. With a clean and intelligently designed boom system - where the hose-routing and chain driven extension system are internally mounted - the result is a fast and highly efficient crane. The HPL link between the crane tip and tool also provides protection of the hoses, which prevents down time and unnecessary expenses.
     
    Carl Gustaf Göransson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Markets, says: "With the launch of the Z-series, we are filling yet another important gap and broadening our product range. This is an important step for us in our ambition to become the industry benchmark in customer satisfaction."
     
    The Z-series are the only cranes available that remain within the measures of the truck cabin whilst in a parked position with the tools still attached. This makes the time-consuming job of attaching and detaching tools to the crane tip unnecessary. The new design also means that it is now much easier for the driver to cover the load during transport and comply with the latest legislation.
     
    "The Z-series cranes are 'generalists', and suitable for any task imaginable - you could call them the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes. They have been developed with our customers' needs clearly in mind, providing fast and precise control. With a tough design that reinforces the legendary HIAB quality, they deliver consistent and reliable productivity," Göransson continues.
     




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