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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 unrivalled global service network geared to maximize uptime.

Industry Needs In Focus With HIAB Knuckle Boom Cranes

As a global player, setting the pace of innovation, reaching the highest heights, and responding to industry challenges is all in a day’s work. HIAB is the best knuckle boom crane in the businessoffering world class innovations and features to help you secure a safer, more efficient operation. With the smart technology solutions of HIAB's articulating cranes, human errors and downtime are reduced while maximizing revenue.

HIAB Knuckle Boom Cranes lead the way with industry specific features and accessories that are adaptable to different environments and working conditions. Customize your knuckle boom crane to suit your application needs.

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A Knuckle Boom Crane for Your Needs

No job is too big or too small. Choose from Hiab’s complete knuckle boom crane range from the lightest loads all the way through to super heavy. No matter what weight range you work with, a HIAB will be up to the challenge.

T-Cranes Range Knuckle Boom Cranes

The HIAB T-Cranes are a stiff boom Hiab light Range model with a folding structure optimized for transportation. T-Cranes are ideal for smaller to medium sized truck installations and are exceptional for  a wide range of material handling needs when handling lighter materials. The Duo control system and the optional HiDuo control system provide you all the assistance of functions that add safety and ease of use. 

Light Range Knuckle Boom Cranes

Lift and move different types of goods or hold items in place as you work on them with Hiab's range of lightweight and small knuckle-boom cranes. Choose from stiff boom or smaller knuckle-boom cranes to compliment your existing tools. Versitile and able to fit on most small to medium vehicles.

Medium Range Knuckle Boom Cranes

Versatility is the name of the game with a variety of setups to choose from to give an optimal crane configuration. Strike a balance between crane and payload space by choosing from different setups including knuckle boom, longer extension and folding. These cranes make light work out of even the most complicated jobs.

K-Cranes Range Knuckle Boom Cranes

The HIAB K-HiPro Crane range has been specifically designed for handling drywall materials, while optimizing the truck's payload due to its light weight design. This drywall crane delivers excellent lifting capacity and fast load-cycles with close-in reach and hydraulic forks ideal for this type of use. 

Heavy Range Knuckle Boom Cranes

When your primary business needs a large knuckle boom crane, look no further. Outstanding performance, power and finesse all rolled into versatile and reliable packages. Custom a knuckle-boom, short-boom or long-boom to suit complex manoeuvring, construction jobs, or tricky rescue and salvage operations.

Super Heavy Knuckle Boom Cranes

Industry super heavyweight champion EFFER have built in maximum reach and lifting performance, with an incredibly light design for their power. Engineering balance between performance and payload is unrivalled and inhouse package designs add extra stability where others fail. This is Hiab's largest knuckle boom crane.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a knuckle boom crane?

A knuckle boom crane (also known as an articulating crane) is a kind of heavy 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 machine with specially designed booms for handling and loading logs into trucks. The machines use hydraulic arms to lift the log from the ground and place them inside the truck. They may be track based, wheel based, or trailer mounted.

What is a boom in a crane?

A boom in a crane is the long arm that stretches into the sky. It is one of the cranes most noticeable features. A crane boom is used to move large object in construction and bears most of the weight when positioning a load. It's length determines a crane's maximum reach.

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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Industry 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 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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