Hiab is to launch the new 90 tonne/metre iQ.958 HiPro loader crane, its second model in the new iQ range, at the IAA show in Hanover later this month.
The new crane will feature Hiab’s new SPACEevo control system, which is said to improve productivity and safe operation. The system made its debut with the first iQ crane, the 110 tonne/metre iQ.1188 HiPro late last year.
The HIAB iQ.958 HiPro uses the new 12 sided V12 boom profile for both boom and jib and features a nine section boom topped by a seven section jib. The result is a light, compact crane with a minimum width of just under two metres, allowing it to be installed on smaller trucks within the four axle 32 tonnes GVW category, leaving plenty of cargo payload capacity, helping reduce CO2 emissions.
The detailed specifications for the new crane have yet to be published but the new SPACEevo control system is said to allow most operators to combine both speed and precision. It also offers advanced safety and productivity features such as VSL+ (Variable Stability Logic PLUS) that can maximise the lifting capacity by calculating the stability according to the position of the stabiliser legs and the actual total weight of the truck. DLC-S (Dynamic Load Chart) which lets the operator set up the crane quicker by simulating the load capacity before opening the stabilisers, avoiding lost time in finding the correct stabiliser position for maximum lifting. This can be done from the comfort of the truck cab, particularly handy in bad weather.
The standard XS Drive remote controller can be substituted with the new CombiDrive 4 remote control option, with 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.
Product management director Marcel Boxem said: “The iQ.958 HiPro is a technologically advanced crane for its category, offering great performance for a wide variety of lifts both in horizontal and vertical positions. The crane offers among the best in class lifting performance when using the eighth extension in combination with the six extension jib.”
The new models will also be offered in non-CE versions, equipped with the control system Space X4 and the optional CombiDrive 3 remote control.