Hiab has announced three new Effer high capacity loader cranes which offer lower fuel consumption and its new SPACEevo operating system, which it claims improves productivity and safe operation. The three new models are the 110 tonne/metre iQ.1200 HP, the 51 tonne/metre iX.550 HP, and 32.1 tonne/metre iX.355 HP.
The Effer iQ.1200 HP
The Effer iQ.1200 HP is said to be as compact as most current 90 tonne/metre cranes, which helps improve the available payload on the chassis/truck. The crane features a new lightweight dodecagonal profile - 12 sided - boom and jib which is said to provide both high lateral and vertical rigidity. It takes up just two metres of chassis length or 2.1 metres on with maximum boom and jib combination while saving weight, which comes in at between 9.02 and 9.4 tonnes, making it a practical crane for a four axle chassis.
The crane can handle 17.8 tonnes at 4.5 metres radius with the 10 section boom - or 18.5 tonnes with the shorter versions but has a maximum rating of 30 tonnes. At 24.5 metres it can handle 2.65 tonnes and take it to a tip height of more than 27 metres.
With the jib installed the maximum radius extends to 34 metres at which it can handle 760kg, which it can also take to the maximum tip height of 38 metres with six metres radius. Maximum jib capacity is 5.1 tonnes, available at heights of up to 24 metres and a radius of 10 metres.
The SPACEevo control system is said to enable even moderately skilled operators to operate the crane precisely even at high speeds. It also offers advanced safety and productivity features like VSL+ that can maximise the lifting capacity by calculating the stability according to the position of the stabiliser legs and the total weight of the truck and its load.
SPACEevo is an open and modular platform that allows buyers to add or enhance their cranes with more functions over time as they become available, keeping their equipment up to date and evolving according to the needs of their business.
The standard XS Drive remote controller can be substituted with the new CombiDrive 4 remote control, which is said to enhance the crane operation with new safety features such as Confirm View to find the best field of view, three high definition and bright colour displays and a long lasting battery with single-user operator personalisation settings.
The paint utilises Nano-based technology to provide tough long lasting protection from corrosion, rust or external environmental factors that would affect its appearance and residual value over time.
The Effer iX.550 HP
The Effer iX.550 HP has a 51tonne/metre rating and boasts a 21.8 metre maximum radius on the main boom with nine hydraulic sections, or up to 33 metres with boom, jib and manual section. Total weight ranges from 5.3 to 7.5 tonnes. The E-6, E-7 and E-8 versions are all available with optional 150X-6 jib. 360 degree continuous slew is standard.
The Effer iX.355 HP
The Effer iX.355 HP has a 32.1 tonne/metre rating, while offering up to 21.8 metres of outreach on the boom - with eight hydraulic sections, or 28 metres when topped with the 70X4 jib. Slew is limited to 420 degrees. Both smaller cranes include the key feature the SPACEevo control system and Nano technology paint.
All three cranes are available to order now.
Marcel Boxem, global product director for Heavy & Super Heavy loader cranes at Hiab said: “We are proud to introduce three new Effer loader cranes that widen the choice of lifting capacities available to our customers. The new operating system SPACEevo ensures that the cranes have ‘best in class’ performance and safety features. The new cranes also help our customers to lower their emissions by weight reduction and reducing the energy consumption. Overall lower vehicle weight leads to more net payload for the customer.”