Hiab’s New Super Heavy Loader Crane Has New-Gen Controls
Dec. 7, 2021 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched the 795,630-ft.-lb. (110-tonne meter) super heavy loader crane Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro with the company’s new control system to deliver new productivity and safety.
The iQ range is Hiab’s new generation of loader cranes based on the new control system Spaceevo and CombiDrive 4 remote control, used for the first time on the Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro.
The largest Hiab crane to date, the Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro offers long reach and great capacity in a lightweight and compact package. It delivers the performance of a 795,630-ft.-lb. (110tm) loader crane but is similar in size to a 650,970-ft.-lb. (90tm) model.
That means it can be installed easily on four-axle vehicles and still leave room for payload, as well as reducing costs and fuel consumption. The performance-to-weight ratio comes from the new V12-Power boom profile.
“Our customers want big cranes that are suited for a great variety of tasks in a smaller crane package to increase flexibility, reduce operating costs and improve fuel efficiency. We are proud to have launched our biggest Hiab crane to date with some amazing new technological features to deliver unrivalled performance and safety features,” said Marcel Boxem, Hiab’s director of product management, loader cranes heavy and super heavy.
“The Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro is the first in the iQ. range that will set a new standard for precise maneuvers and high speeds, and personalized settings to improve productivity,” added Boxem. “At the same time, the new features we are introducing are also making crane operation safer than ever for the operator and the surroundings.”
The new Spaceevo control system allows the crane to be operated precisely even at high speed. It is built using an open technological platform that enables continuous updates. The crane is controlled by the new remote control CombiDrive 4 that provides more information, with bigger color screens, haptic (vibration) feedback, and longer battery life. It is possible for the operator to personalize settings like speed and crane reaction. It features the new Confirm View that increases safety by identifying the position of the operator compared to the stabilizers so they only open if the operator is positioned to see their movement properly.
The crane features the DLC-S stabilization program. Using the remote control, operators can simulate the stabilization capacity that the crane will have in a certain position and with the stabilizers opened. This is a great feature to plan lifts.
The Hiab iQ.1188 HiPro has built-in connectivity so owners can access Hiab’s HiConnect system.