WCC instructions


Hiab presents for the second time the World Crane Championship, the ultimate test of precision, accuracy and nerves of steel. The competition is being held in recognition of the highly skilled crane operators from around the world who perform demanding jobs
daily. Whoever is crowned World Crane Champion will walk away with a €5,000 travel
cheque and €20,000 towards the purchase of a new Hiab crane.


Timekeeping begins with the crane properly parked. With a load suspended from the hook, you must proceed past a number of drums, pass under a height limit and lower the load into a barrel. Next you topple a number of drums around the course with the load, while other drums may absolutely not be touched at all. The clock stops when the crane is once again parked, and the indicator lamp lights up, showing that it is properly parked.


Because the will to win is nowhere near as important as the will to prepare for victory, we want to provide you with the best means to practice. We think almost every crane driver will have access to the various parts of the course. You will need 12 EUR pallets, 10 x 25-litre drums, a height obstacle 3 meters tall, a 200-litre barrel, and a 15-litre drum as the load. Add a tape measure and you’re ready to set up your course.


The WCC truck and crane specification

Contestants will set their time using a HIAB X-HiPro 192 crane, one of the most advanced cranes in the world; equipped with the renowned HiPro steering system including an optimized hydraulic system giving it unrivalled precision and an outstanding load cycle speed. It has a lifting capacity of 19 tonne meter and a maximum outreach of 17,4 meters.

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Next WCC finals will be in Germany at IAA 2016.
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local qualification rounds during 2016!