Rail Handling Equipment - Ultimate Railroad Cranes


Hiab Rail Handling Equipment

When working in the railroad handling business, you need the equipment that is realizable, safe, and efficient. Hiab provides a full range of products of rail handling equipment including railroad cranes, truck mounted forklifts, and material handler cranes.

Knuckle Boom Railroad Crane

A railroad crane is used on the railroad for one of three basic purposes. These include for accident recovery efforts, freight handling in good yards, and permanent way maintenance. With the latest technology, HIAB railroad cranes are the safest, most rugged crane in the railroad industry. Even in the most time-sensitive situations, our cranes are reliable and durable for any repair. Known for its smooth and precise controls, downtime is kept to a minimum, allowing maximum productivity without compromising safety.

Truck Mounted Forklifts

MOFFETT’s commitment to solution driven design is reflected in the versatility and functionality of each truck mounted forklift. The MOFFETT is the safest and most reliable solution for a wide range of applications. Supported by a nationwide service network with the expertise to keep your investment working day after day, year after year.

Material Handler Railroad Cranes

Whether pioneering new lines, carrying out maintenance of way on a tight schedule, or moving materials between railyards or sections under repair, HIAB loaders are a reliable and cost-effective solution to the railroad industry. With a solid, basic construction, smart controls, and features that facilitate the operators’ job, safety is built into these loaders.

Knuckle Boom Railroad Crane Features


HiConnect Remote Connectivity

HIAB HiConnect™ is a web-based dashboard that displays insights on equipment usage, location, time in operation, idle time, and productivity level. By enabling new insights, it helps you to further increase efficiency, productivity, and safety. HiConnect is the latest technology in terms of connectivity capabilities. Being able to remotely access data is key to maximizing your business with facts instead of assumptions. HiConnect maintains constant contact with all units, giving fleet managers the ability to stop unsafe behavior and usage before an incident happens. With the ability to view service history and plan upcoming services, your fleet has minimum downtime and increases daily efficiencies.

Truck Mounted Forklift Features


Remote Ground Mount

Remote Ground Mount (RGM) allows the operator to completely mount or dismount the MOFFETT without the need to climb onto or off of an elevated forklift. With up to a 25' range, the wireless remote control allows the operator to stand away from the machine and traffic during the mounting and dismounting process. This means staying out of the line of traffic or other jobsite hazards while giving optimal visibility during the mounting/dismounting process.

Material Handler Loader Features

Estop System

An optional E-stop kit improves safety. One hit on the button stops all operations – just what you need in an emergency, such as hydraulic system failure. This option also includes operator indication for transport status of boom and stabilizers and operational status of capacity.

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Railroad Crane & Equipment Attachments

Download our attachment data sheets for our rail handling equipment, including our Knuckle-Boom Railroad Cranes, Truck Mounted Forklifts, and Material Handler Loaders.

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Hiab’s industry leading technology provides world class, industry leading safety features that keep operators safe and in control, minimizing risk to individuals or the environment. With the smart technology solutions of Hiab’s knuckle boom cranes, human driven errors and unsafe operations are reduced.


Industry Leading Warranties

Saying you are confident in your product is one thing, warranting it is another. All Hiab equipment comes with a 2-year warranty on the entire product. Further warranty on the structural parts is extended to 5-years on Cranes and 3-years on Loaders. Meaning, Hiab covers repair or replacement of components for 2-years on all components and up to 5-years on main structural components. There's no better or more comprehensive warranty in our Industry. Certain normal exceptions, such as replacement of consumables, apply. Download our product Specific Warranty Statements to find out more.


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