Hiab launches new super heavy loader crane
By Niamh Marriott26 November 2021
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched a new 110 tonne-metre super heavy loader crane, the Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro.
It comes with the company’s new control system SpaceEvo and its CombiDrive 4 remote control which, it said, delivers new productivity and safety benefits.
The new crane is the largest Hiab crane to date with a long reach and high lifting capacity, but still lightweight in a compact package, the company said, similar in size to a 90 tonne-metre model.
It is designed for installation on 4 axle trucks and still leaves room for payload, as well as reducing costs and fuel consumption, Hiab said. Its performance to weight ratio is achieved by the new V12-Power boom profiles.
“Our customers want big cranes that are suited for a great variety of tasks in a smaller crane package to increase flexibility, reduce operating costs and improve fuel efficiency. We are proud to have launched our biggest Hiab crane to date,” said Marcel Boxem, director of product management, loader cranes heavy and super heavy at Hiab.
“The Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro is the first in the iQ. range that will set a new standard for precise manoeuvres and high speeds, and personalised settings to improve productivity,” he said. “At the same time, the new features we are introducing are also making crane operation safer for the operator and the surroundings.”
SpaceEvo control system
The new SpaceEvo control system is designed to allow precise crane operation, even at high speed. It is built using an open technological platform that enables continuous updates.
The crane is controlled using the new CombiDrive 4 radio remote control that provides more information, with bigger colour screens, haptic (vibratory) feedback and increased battery life.
It is possible for the operator to personalise settings like speed and crane reaction.
The new Confirm View is fitted to increase safety by identifying the position of the operator compared to the stabilisers, so they only open if the operator is positioned to see their movement properly.
Also featured is the DLC-S stabilisation program. Using the remote control, operators can simulate the stabilisation capacity that the crane will have in a certain position and with the stabilisers opened.
Built-in connectivity allows owners to access Hiab’s HiConnect system.