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Knuckle boom cranes
Knuckle boom cranes
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Knuckle boom crane

Knuckle Boom Cranes

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Knuckle Boom Crane

Industry leading technology drives the superior performance and efficiency of your HIAB Knuckle Boom Crane. We use cutting edge technology to maximize safety, performance and efficiency. Products are guaranteed to exceed expectations; handling the heaviest jobs, delivering fast loading cycles or carrying out delicate precision work. Smart solutions keep both operator and the working environment safe. All backed up by an unrivaled global service network geared to maximize up-time.

HIAB Knuckle Boom Cranes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a knuckle boom crane?

A knuckle boom crane, (also known as an articulating crane), is a category of truck-mounted equipment used for lifting heavy loads. Knuckle boom cranes are designed to be lightweight and highly maneuverable while still handling heavy loads.

What is a knuckle boom loader?

A knuckle boom loader is a separate category of truck-mounted equipment specifically designed for material handling and loading. For example, loading logs into trucks, loading recycling materials, etc. The loaders’ hydraulic arms are used to lift the materials, for example lifting the log from the ground and place them inside the truck, or vice versa and lifting the log from the truck back to the ground. To learn more about HIAB Material Handler loaders, click here.

What is a boom in a crane?

A crane boom is the long arm part of a crane that stretches into the sky. All cranes have a boom. There are many types of crane booms, including: telescopic straight-boom, stiff-boom, and articulating boom knuckle-boom. The construction and length of the crane boom determines the crane’s structural reach and capacity.

Do you need a license to drive a Knuckle Boom?

Yes, OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 requires that all knuckle boom crane operations relating to construction and building in any form must be carried out by NCCCO operator certified operators. 

Features That Optimize Operations

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.

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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 loader cranes and MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, 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 Cranes come with a 2-year warranty on the entire product (3-year on a Drywall K-Crane) with the warranty on the structural parts is extended to 5-years. Meaning, Hiab covers repair or replacement of components for 2-3 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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