Hiab has launched its largest loader crane to date with the introduction of the 110 tonne/metre iQ.1188 HiPro. The crane is also the first model of the company’s new iQ range.
The iQ.1188 offers a maximum capacity of 30 tonnes and can handle 18.5 tonnes at just over four metres. It can be supplied with either an eight, nine or 10 section boom with its six section JIB155Q-6 jib available for the eight and nine section booms.
The eight section E-8 boom offers a maximum height of 23.3 metres and a radius of 19 metres at which it can handle 6.8 tonnes and 3.7 tonnes respectively. When fitted with its jib it has a maximum radius of 32.3 metres and can handle 920kg. An additional manual section takes this to 34 metres with a capacity of 760kg. Maximum tip height is just under 39 metres.
The nine section E-9 boom offers a maximum height of 25.3 metres and a radius of 21 metres at which it can handle 6.6 tonnes and 3.1 tonnes respectively. When fitted with its jib it has a maximum radius of 34.7 metres at which it can lift 692kg. An additional manual section takes this to 36.3 metres with a capacity of 560kg. Maximum tip height is just over 40 metres.
Finally, the 10 section E-10 boom offers a 27 metre tip height and maximum radius of 24 metres at which it can handle 7.8 tonnes and 2.65 tonnes respectively. The company says the new cranes offer the performance of a 110 tonne/metre crane but are similar in size to a 90 tonne/metre crane, allowing it to be mounted on a four axle chassis with spare payload in hand. Total weight is between 9,000kgs and 9,400kgs.
The full range of iQ cranes will feature the company’s new SPACEevo control system which combines with its CombiDrive 4 remote controller for the first time. The controller features three large colour screens, haptic/vibration functionality and increased battery life. It also allows for the operator to customise speed and crane reaction settings, while the new Confirm View ensures the DLC-S stabilisers can only be deployed if the operators in a safe position. The SPACEevo also connects with the company’s HiConnect telematics system, which uses data to provide real time information on utilisation, operation and machine condition.
Features include up & over heights of 25 metres, the ability to raise the jib 24 degrees above the horizontal and the company’s LSS-V (Load Stability System), VSL+ (Variable Stability Logic Plus) and SAF (Semi-Automatic Folding) systems.
Marcel Boxem, Hiab product director - heavy & super heavy loader cranes, said: “Our customers want big cranes that are suited for a great variety of tasks in a smaller crane package to increase flexibility, reduce operating costs and improve fuel efficiency. The HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro is the first in the iQ range that will set a new standard for precise manoeuvres and high speeds, and personalised settings to improve productivity. At the same time, the new features we are introducing are also making crane operation safer than ever for the operator and the surroundings.”