Hiab, part of Cargotec, is introducing continuous slewing on its 30- to 40-tonne metre range of cranes. Continuous slewing is previously available for only the biggest HIAB cranes, which have a capacity of above 50 tonne metres.
“Continuous slewing offers the operator the best possible load access, avoiding unnecessary backtracking, and enables safer operation with no awkward lifts and stopping in risky positions. There has been high demand for this from our customers, which we are now answering by expanding our offering to the lighter end of the heavy range,” says Marcel Boxem, Director Heavy Range Cranes, Hiab.
Combined with boom and jib operations for construction, transport and specialist work, cranes with continuous slewing is said to make work faster, smarter and safer.
- Load cycle times are faster, increasing productivity: Continuous slewing increases productivity as operators could move the crane where needed, in a full circle and beyond. The right boom and jib options give operators what they need for a non-stop performance.
- Everything is brought into close and easy reach with precise control, wherever the operator turns: Continuous slewing makes lifting easier and safer, since operators could choose the best path for lifting, while avoiding unnecessary and potentially unsafe stops and backtracking.
- Purpose-built design optimises performance: HIAB says its cranes with continuous slewing are specifically built for high precision at long outreach (long-boom applications) or for more lifting power close to the truck (short-boom applications).
The following models are now available with continuous slewing: HIAB X-HiPro 358 (specifically designed for long boom applications with or without a jib), HIAB X-CLX 398 (for short to medium length boom applications for emerging markets), HIAB X-HiPro 408 (for long boom applications with or without a jib for maximum performance) and HIAB X-HiPro 418 (for short to medium length boom applications for more mature markets with high demand for electronic safety features and optimal performance).