Crane Freight Services
A crane truck or Hiab, is a truck with a crane mounted on it. The crane is powered by the truck’s engine through hydraulics and was created by a Swedish company called Hydrauliska Industri AB, abbreviated to Hiab (pronounced high-ab). As is the case with many trailblazers, Hiab has become synonymous with mobile crane and is commonly used when referring to any crane truck.
With a crane truck, you are able to load and unload the truck without any other equipment, like a forklift – offering convenience, time and cost savings. Are you thinking about a hiab hire to help you with some bulky freight transport? We have access to crane trucks and can take care of the entire delivery for you. Submit a Quote Request online for your next crane truck delivery.
Hiab Crane Trucks Are Great When…
Because a Hiab crane can move a load vertically and horizontally, they are highly effective in places where other methods of loading and unloading are impossible. Like placing a load on the other side of fence or delivering to a very busy and cramped building site. When necessary it can even lift the load onto a second storey of a building.
What’s more is the crane allows for loading of awkwardly shaped or Bulky Freight, like large water or fuel tanks that cannot easily be loaded by forklift. They can lift heavy loads and loads that have been placed in awkward inaccessible spots, such as alleyways.
Hiab truck cranes are great for loading and transporting anything from bulk freight on pallets, steel and bricks to building and construction sites, even sea containers and oversized loads such as transportables. They can be a lifesaver when there is no forklift available.
“Hiab truck cranes are great for loading and transporting anything from bulk freight on pallets, steel and bricks to building and construction sites…”
But They Do Have Limits…
There are many different makes and models of cranes, with varying specifications and capabilities. There are also numerous makes and models of trucks, each with their own specifications which can be fitted with a crane. Therefore, every Hiab lorry has a safe working standard specific to that particular crane and truck which details the limited range and weight capacity to safely operate the crane.
Bystanders should always stand well clear of the truck and the crane whilst goods are being loaded or unloaded.