UK transport and logistics company Wincanton has taken delivery of 14 Hiab 145DLL-1 HiPro loader cranes.
Mounted on 26 tonne Mercedes Actros chassis, the rear mounted Hiab 145DLL-1s have a maximum load moment of 14.4 tonne/metres and up to 7.5 metres of reach with just the single hydraulic extension. Features include the company’s Power on Demand drive - which runs the engine on idle when a crane control is activated and includes a remote engine start/stop function - along with Hiab’s advanced radio remote controls and HiConnect telematics system.
Given the crane’s position at the rear of the truck, Wincanton opted for uprated rear steer axles plated at 8,500kg to give a 19 tonne bogie weight. The chassis can also work with drawbar trailers with a total weight of up to 44 tonnes.
Wincanton’s construction fleet engineer, Martin Reeve, said: “While safety is always our number one priority, offloading efficiency is crucial too, as these new vehicles are set up to make the most of the innovations available on these new products.”
The Wincanton group is one of the largest logistics companies in the UK, operating more than 3,500 distribution and transport vehicles from 200 locations throughout the UK and Ireland.