Hiab launches heavy lifter
By Euan Youdale18 May 2011
Cargotec has launched a 58 tonne-metre articulated loader crane, demonstrating continued demand for strength at long radius.
The Hiab XS 622, exclusively revealed by IC in its May 2011 issue, offers a new boom system and cylinders, improved couplings and seals, HiPro control system and variable pump as standard.
Mikael Rietz, vice president Cargotec loader cranes claimed that even at maximum reach lateral deflection is negligible, "New technical solutions make the boom system more stable. For instance the design of the full sequence cylinders is refined to prevent the crane from unexpected jerky movements during extension or retraction. On each boom extension, a new type of side supports stabilise the boom laterally."
By mounting a Hiab Jib 150 X on the crane, the load can be placed in spots previously inaccessible for a crane this size, added Rietz. In the most powerful configuration the maximum outreach will be 32 m, while the jib can be angled at 25 degrees upwards. "Installation and roofing are examples of work where you benefit from longer outreach and higher precision," said Rietz. "Thanks to new couplings, new seals and optimised piping diameters ensuring that the gear is kept cool, Hiab XS 622 has less risk of leakage and longer service life."
E-link and the HiPro control system are standard and will automatically generate the extra capacity needed for heavy lifts up close, says the company. By fitting a P-boom the crane will be suited for loading and unloading boats, mobile offices and containers. "The main benefit is the light weight with this capacity. This is really something the market has not seen before. The crane can be installed on a lighter or smaller truck, but the operator will still be able to take full advantage of the crane's high capacity. In addition, the crane is really smooth and precise, even at long outreach," concluded Rietz.