UK commercial vehicle sales and rental company MV Commercial has ordered 100 Hiab loader cranes with capacities ranging from 11.3 to 90 tonne/metres.
In a deal worth more than £5 million, the order includes a number of models from Hiab’s light, medium and heavy-duty ranges, including the 11.3 tonne/metre X-HiDuo 118, 15.3 tonne/metre X-HiDuo 158, 21.1 tonne/metre X-HiDuo 228, 33.5 tonne/metre X-HiPro 362, 39 tonne/metre X-HiPro 418, 55 tonne/metre X-HiPro 558, 59 tonne/metre X-HiPro 658, 80 tonne/metre X-HiPro 858 and the 90 tonne/metre X-HiPro 1058. All will be equipped with the company’s HiConnect telematics system which uses real time data to provide information on utilisation, operation and machine condition.
With deliveries scheduled throughout 2021 and 2022, the company says the order will maintain and expand its inventory for sale or rental. 60 percent of the cranes will be mounted to various chassis by Hiab’s installation facilities in the UK, with the remaining installed by third party body builders. Hiab UK will also provide the after sales and support service for the cranes going forward.
MV managing director Steven Cairns, said: “This deal is testament to the excellent working relationship we have with the team at Hiab. MV Commercial has one of the UK’s best fleets of ready to go specialist crane units with annual specialist truck supply in the hundreds of units, so it is vital for our business model that we maintain a good level of high-quality equipment ready to meet our customers’ needs. This deal will grow our industry leading position and expand our fleet with high quality equipment ready to meet our customers’ needs.”
Ian Mitchell, Hiab sales & services director for UK & Ireland, added: “This is a significant deal for Hiab, which will generate an ongoing pipeline of work for us from parts, service and repairs for up to ten years. Working closely with MV Commercial to develop a strategic partnership has been instrumental in our UK wide growth plans. I expect there will be greater interest in the rental sector for truck mounted cranes as businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, so we’re proud to be partnering with one the UK’s leading leasing companies to give businesses greater choice.”
The deal is one of several multi-million pound orders between MV and Hiab which included an order for 30 loader cranes in 2017 - see: UK orders for Hiab.