Standard installations

Hiab FrameWorks -

Standard installation solutions from Hiab are products and services that support bodybuilders and installers around the globe in reducing installation times and accessing highly professionally designed pre-fit equipment.

Hiab contributes to serving its customers through the offer of solutions that optimize time, reduce handling efforts and that last long mankind the investment truly worth it. Discover more about the many solutions that are available.


Hiab FrameWorks is the pre-manufactured, fully bolted system with subframe solution to install the heavy range HIAB loader cranes.

The patented installation package offers a standardised solution heavy crane subframes and it is complete with pump, tanks and auxiliary stabilizers.



Hiab FrameWorks means a rugged subframe with extreme torsion rigidity – for up to 40% greater stability.

The Hiab FrameWorks system is a CE-certified package that takes full advantage of Hiab manufacturing capabilities. Designed for fully automated production, including robot welding and advanced cataphoretic dip painting, create a lasting subframe with incredible torsion rigidity. The latter limits stress on the truck chassis and works with VSL or VSL PLUS to provide capacity-enhancing stability.


Hiab FrameWorks is a modular system that minimises design work and cuts installation time by 75%.

Supplied ready-to-install for a specific truck and crane, a Hiab FrameWorks solution eliminates days of calculation and design hassle, as well as weeks of installation labour. The subframe is bolted on using the included attachment kit, with no welding or grinding involved. Nor is any lateral plating needed on the Truck chassis.


Hiab FrameWorks saves you a great deal of effort, but it also saves you headaches by eliminating risk. Installing a crane in one quarter of the time is a valuable proposition. And so is the opportunity to spend less time on sourcing and quality control.

But Hiab FrameWorks is smart in other ways too. All critical calculations are incorporated into the Hiab FrameWorks system, which leaves all the worry to us.


Hiab FrameWorks is a full package that makes both delivery and future service a simple matter.

A Hiab FrameWorks solution is a complete solution that leaves nothing to chance. As well as the subframe, attachment kit and detailed mounting instructions, you get the oil tank and other key accessories along with the crane itself. That saves you sourcing elsewhere – and means easy access to Hiab spare parts and service down the road.


Hiab T-Bodies are specifically designed ‘ready to install’ rear truck installation packages for professional load and lifting purposes, capable of fitting on a wide array of truck brands.

They represent the optimal setup for your HIAB loader crane and total package offer. What matters is being able to dedicate time to the business, while reducing that required for internal procedures or setup times that do not contribute to the bottomline.

Ideal for OEM truck manufacturers, professional bodybuilders, installers, Municipalities, Utility companies and Governmental service departments.


What matters is being able to dedicate time to the business, while reducing that required for internal procedures or setup times that do not contribute to the bottomline. The 100% bolted, weld-free construction saves you time and money on labour and maintenance, since all parts are quick and easy to remove and replace.


Hiab BodyWorks makes getting the perfect loader body an affordable reality for the first time ever. Our core concept is straightforward and modular. Take one of our three standard models, then simply add the options and accessories you need. It’s a quick and cost-effective way to get the solution that’s just right for your vehicles and applications.


Hiab BodyWorks are significantly lighter than any other loader body currently available. This means you can carry the same payload more economically, a higher payload at no extra cost, or any combination of the two. It’s a win for your bottom line, and a win for the environment, too.


Our pre-manufactured modules make installation a breeze – around two weeks compared with up to eight weeks for a traditional loader body. This cuts 75% off the waiting time for a truck to be delivered and ready for use.


Our modular concept is designed for mechanical simplicity. The bolted construction is 100% weld-free, so parts are easy to remove and replace. That means big savings for you when it comes to maintenance time and labour costs.


Corrosion is a killer for loader bodies. To ensure a long service life, Hiab BodyWorks are treated with our unique nDurance anti-corrosion coating. nDurance is Hiab’s advanced nanotechnology paint process, and it provides the industry’s toughest protection in all weathers.


  • Headboard module
  • Wheel arch module
  • Rear section
  • Working lights
  • Simple flooring option (wood)
  • Standard toolboxes


Is the same as our Basic model, plus:

  • Standard flooring, wood combined with steel above the rear axles
  • Multiple toolboxes
  • Additional lashing points
  • Side rave continues to the cabin
  • Stainless steel plating


Is as Basic+, with additional pocket storage, and options including:

  • Toolbox on top of headboard with working lights, supports for a spreader and ball coupling for a trailer.
  • Wide load signs
  • Stainless steel plating in front of fuel tank
  • Step or toolbox between rear axles

Ever wished you could mount a crane and hooklift on the same vehicle?  Now you can, thanks to MultiBeam, part of the next generation of Hiab FrameWorks.


Consisting of two beams and an attachment kit, Hiab MultiBeam is our new flexible, two-in-one solution, designed to meet the productivity needs of users in the waste handling, recycling and forestry industries. Not only multifunctional but also stable, durable, and simple to install, MultiBeam simultaneously extends the functionality of your equipment and reduces your workload.

Key Advantages with Hiab MultiBeams

  • Unique two-in-one solution for mounting a crane and a hooklift on the same truck
  • Accommodates numerous combinations of hooklifts and cranes, recycling and forestry cranes
  • Quick and easy to install – bolt on construction reduces installation time up to 50% - no welding or grinding needed
  • Excellent durability, thanks to complete E-Coated construction including nDurance primer and a final top layer of anti-corrosion paint
  • Engineered for maximum safety - controlled production process, FMEA analysis, FEM calculations
  • MSP Modular Subframe Program

MSP Modular Subframe Program

Hiab FrameWorks division offers a number of diverse subframe elements that enable the connection between the different truck manufacture's frames and the various BodyWorks solutions, hosting crane and tool equipment. The subframes are treated with the special protective coating nDurance and come with a two year warranty for the installation and five years coverage for the structural components. MSP is available for cranes ranging from the X-CLX 078 to the X-HiPro 232 model.

Hiab Installation center in Meppel

Spotlight on Hiab’s Installation center in the Netherlands for Hiab FrameWorks solutions 

Hiab FrameWorks installation on a customer's vehicle in the United Kingdom
Why choose Hiab FrameWorks for your heavy crane installation

Listen to Jos Brandsma, Product manager, Hiab FrameWorks and our dealer ADL in Luxembourg and learn how Hiab FrameWorks can help you optimize your heavy crane installation. 

Listen to Hiab dealer in Luxembourg, ADL and their customer on how they can be more efficient with Hiab FrameWorks solution

Jean Clauide Dosert, Manager of ADL and Alain Weyrich, Director of Allicance explain in this video how their partnership works efficiently with the Hiab FrameWorks solution. 

Verhelst Transportation in the Netherlands explain why they choice Hiab FrameWorks for their crane installations

"We had certain ideas about what a crane should look like and Hiab Factory Installation Center was the only supplier who could realise our vision quickly, properly and in line with our demands. They´re very flexible when it comes to the build-up. You could really tell that at Hiab the customer comes first"
Jacky Verhelst, Owner Verhelst Transport

Remmers Transport in the Netherlands explain the value they see with Hiab FrameWorks installation

Hiab customer, Remmers Transport has chosen Hiab FrameWorks for the fast and good installation and the torsional stiff subframe

Hiab T-bodies, the perfect complete solution for our HIAB T-crane

Time is precious, time for your business is even more important. With Hiab T-Bodies, the overall time required is the most limited, not only for the minimal half a day needed for the installation itself, but imagine all the time saved in having to design, source and then manufacture the rear structure for your truck.