Hiab releases innovations to US market at World of Concrete

News | 9 july 2020 9:13 AM

Hiab, part of Cargotec, brings new crane technologies to the US market at the World of Concrete event January 21-25 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Designed to make crane operation safer and more efficient, the new technologies are Crane Tip Control (CTC)Variable Stability Logic Plus (VSL+), Semi Automatic Folding (SAF) and the connected service, HiConnect.

Hiab celebrates its 75-year anniversary in 2019 and continues to innovate the loader crane industry with new features that are unique on the US market. Crane Tip Control brings increased automation to crane operation by simplifying operator controls. This lets even novice operators perform complicated movements to deliver the load from point A to point B, simply and safely. Variable Stability Logic Plus is a revolutionary safety system that automatically maximizes crane capacity according to both the stabilizer position and “the load” on the bed of the truck. Semi Automatic Folding automates all crane folding and unfolding maneuvers via one remote paddle, giving further protection to both the crane and truck. HiConnect is a connected service for Hiab customers to bring real-time data and insights about their equipment, to enhance productivity and optimize equipment performance, which allows customers to avoid unnecessary downtime.

“Hiab celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019, and I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to our pioneering history than bringing these innovations to the US market,” says Hiab’s Barry McGrane, VP North AmericaMcGrane further says, “Concrete companies are well-positioned to benefit from these solutions as capacity and performance demands are ever-present in this space.

Terry Fidler, Business Development Manager with Hiab USA, will discuss these innovations and take press questions at World of Concrete at 4pm on January 23, 2019, in the Press Conference Room N251 within the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Hiab

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab's more than 4,000 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling. 

Hiab's class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab ProCare(TM) service, the award-winning HiVision crane operating system, or the HiConnect platform demonstrate Hiab's constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers. www.hiab.com

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com

Further information:

Terry Fidler, Business Development Manager
Terry.fidler@hiab.com, 419-482-6000

Kim Quinn, Director Marketing North America
Kim.quinn@hiab.com, 419-482-6000

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