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Hiab Announces Two New Loaders for the U.S.

Sep. 27, 2019 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has announced two loaders for material handling in the U.S. market. With maximum lifting capacities of 9,260 lbs. and 12,570 lbs. respectively, the Hiab J14S and J24S both belong to Hiab’s heavy material handling range.

They will be complementing two new industry sectors in Hiab’s U.S. offering. First, the U.S. freight railroad industry where they deliver enhanced safety and reliability for efficient maintenance, and second, the waste and recycling industry where the loader’s speed and precise maneuverability deliver major productivity advantages.

“Our loaders were originally designed for use in the Nordic forestry industry, one of the toughest operating environments on the planet,” says Hans Ekman, vice president, forestry and recycling cranes, Hiab. “The technology is proven; we know these loaders can be relied upon to work in the full range of climatic conditions and to handle heavy duty cycles year-after-year.”

A key differentiator between the new loaders and traditional U.S. A-frame loaders lies in the basic construction. Hiab’s engineers deliberately chose the column design basis in order to broaden installation options and enable a more flexible stabilizer system option. This contributes to the loaders’ stability and enhances safety. Other safety-enhancing options include a one-hit button that stops operation in case of an emergency, an overload protection system, and load-holding valves.

The loaders are lightweight and engineered for an optimal weight to capacity ratio. This gives greater agility and higher payloads, while also contributing to a longer service life. The Hiab J14S and J24S are treated with Hiab’s nDurance coating to resist corrosion and protect against minor physical damages. Hoses are protected with smart routing, while swiveling couplings minimize mechanical wear.

The new loaders are built for fast, precise operation. “In-house designed hydraulics and control system kinematics allow operators to carry out multiple maneuvers simultaneously and effortlessly,” says Jani Koskinen, application manager, Hiab. “This boosts operator productivity without sacrificing on precision.”

Combining durability and high productivity, the J14S and J24S help lower operational costs over their lifetime. Their day-to-day productivity is secured by Hiab’s nationwide service network and two years’ full warranty plus three years’ structural component warranty program.

The new loaders will not be ready to order before 2020.


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