Universities & Airport Cranes - Versatility Perfected

HIAB At Work - Universities & Airports

HIAB equipment has been used at universities and airports to transport materials such as large building equipment, construction materials, and even airplane parts. With HIABs reliable knuckle boom university and airport crane, HIAB is able to lift and move heavy loads safely and efficiently. We also have hooklifts available for lighter load transportation needs!

Airport Crane

Hiab knuckle-boom airport cranes are the ultimate versatile solution for the wide variety of lifting operation requirements at airports. Specialist airport crane lifts must be done with fluid movements and accurate placement to ensure optimum safety and lift execution. HIAB airport cranes have been designed and built from the ground up to provide the best operation precision and load handling characteristics in their class. Paired with low crane weight, high lifting capacities and Hiab’s industry leading safety features and stability management systems, there’s no better knuckle-boom crane for lifting operations. Mounted behind the cab or on the rear, the unique fold-away design does not take up valuable payload space so enabling the crane vehicle to double up as the lift item transport vehicle. Hiab airport Cranes provide a safer, more versatile and more efficient crane solution.


MULTILIFT hooklifts provide the ultimate versatility, efficiency, speed, and safety to airport and college campus operations. The hooklift is a superior product that delivers excellent flexibility for your fleet, expanding the capabilities without increasing fleet size. MULTILIFT allows one truck to be used for all tasks, regardless of season or job, maximizing productivity and reliability year round. Designed and built with superior high-strength steel on a lightweight frame and paired with industry leading technology to maximise payload, operation efficiencies and safety, MULTILIFT trucks are capable of exchanging bodies (completely changing application) in 2 minutes or less. Bodies can be left and/or exchanged on site, enabling works to seamlessly continue and the truck to remain available for other works. Multilift’s versatility expands fleet output without increasing fleet size and reduces overhead costs without jeopardizing safety. Multilift Hooklifts provide a safer, more versatile and more efficient solution.

Knuckle Boom 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.


Electric Cab Controls

All MULTILIFT systems are outfitted with electric cab controls as a standard feature, not an upgrade.

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University & Airport Challenges


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 Hooklifts (5-years on Ultima models). 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.

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