Hiab has launched a new railway loader crane range with Hiab's advanced SPACEevo control system. The new ‘Rail’ series is designed to comply with the complex railway regulations and challenging requirements. The iX.122 Rail model will be unveiled on the Hiab stand at the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany, later this month.
The new cranes are aimed at railway infrastructure companies to provide them with a crane that can handle all types of lifting work from service maintenance to heavy lifting recovery operations. The range will also provide rail wagon makers with a much greater choice of cranes.
Hiab product director Marcel Boxem said: “Using our experience of on-road load handling, we can now offer the same reliability, advanced features and safety that our truck mounted loader cranes are famous for, to the railway industry. Our new, extensive offering provides railway customers with a greater choice and the possibility to select the best solution for them.”
The Hiab Rail range includes the iX.122, iX.142 iX.162, iX.192, iX.232, iX.262, iX.302 and iX.2758. The are all compliant with the following standards: EN15746, EN14033, EN 50128 and EN 13849. Options such as earth bonding, adjacent track and height limitations are just a few customisation options available.