yellow Effer loader crane by Hiab Hiab’s Effer iQ. 1400 HP articulating loader crane launched in March 2023. Photo: Hiab

Hiab’s new Effer iQ.1400 HP is a 135 tonne-metre rated hydraulic articulating crane. It follows hot on the heels of the Effer iQ.950 HP, a new 90 tonne-metre model announced in February.

Manufacturer Hiab, part of Cargotec, said the latest one is a super heavy loader crane ideal for operations in metropolitan areas.

Maximum vertical reach is 39.5 metres and adding the jib means it can deliver materials with an “up and over” of 26 metres, Hiab said.

Instead of the 12 sided boom section of the smaller 90 tonne-metre model, this latest one has the V10-Force decagonal (ten-sided) boom and the latest SPACEevo control system. The V10-Force boom, as also used in the Effer 1000, is designed for increased strength enhancing vertical performance, to its maximum 83 degrees working angle. With the control system it also helps reduces oscillation to help place loads more precisely.

Ideal for city work

Being able to work closer-in to buildings is ideal for restricted sites in urban areas.

“Customers will be able to experience a whole new level of heavy load lifting, with a crane that excels in vertical reach of over 39 metres. The engineering, combined with a CombiDrive4 remote control from Olsbergs gives operators unprecedented precision even at high heights. The 135 tonne-metre range delivers performances similar to bigger segment cranes. The smaller frame makes it suitable for installations on smaller trucks and provides plenty of payload, not normally seen in this segment,” said Marcel Boxem, Hiab vice president, sales and product management, loader cranes heavy and super heavy.

The new model shares parts, components and controls with other iQ. and iX series cranes. It helps with operator familiarisation and reduces inventory for parts and service items.

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