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Hiab Launches K-505 HiPro Heavy Drywall Crane

July 16, 2019 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has released a specialized drywall crane, the K-505 HiPro, for the U.S. and Canadian markets. It is the longest and strongest drywall crane from the manufacturer to date, with a reach of nine floors and a lifting capacity of almost 300,000 ft.-lb. force. The connected crane is also packed with advanced features that enhance operator safety and productivity.

The Hiab K-505 HiPro is the heaviest of Hiab’s drywall cranes and greatly complements their other drywall cranes, the K-HiPro 285 and K-HiPro 425, with a reach of four and six stories, respectively. 

All Hiab drywall cranes are equipped with the Hiab HiPro remote control, which gives operators more flexibility of finding the best working space and field of vision. HiPro brings features such as LSS (load stability system for vertical movements), VSLplus (variable stability logic plus), and ASC (automatic speed control) that improve operator safety and productivity. All drywall cranes are connected and prepared for the future, as connectivity enables Hiab’s Connected Services such as HiConnect.

“[The] Hiab K-505 HiPro allows our customers to be more productive than ever as it can install drywalls rapidly in buildings up to nine stories high,” says Marcel Boxem, director, heavy range, Hiab. “The technological advanced features and remote control let even less experienced operators get a smooth and precise response from their cranes. As it’s connected, fleet owners have the option of receiving performance data to optimize their vehicle fleet and service alerts based on actual usage.”


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