Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the next generation of Loglift forestry cranes with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The first crane available to order is the Z boom crane Loglift 18Z with a max outreach of 10.4 metres and a max lifting capacity of 18 tonne metre ™.
“Our next generation of Loglift forestry cranes are created for the new generation of operators. Easy to operate and service, and designed for comfortable and safe operation, the next generation forestry cranes are also the first with digital solutions that can further increase productivity and uptime,” says Davide Pernice, Director, Global Product Management, Forestry, Hiab.
The new geometry of the boom creates a powerful crane with an increased outreach. To reduce the chance of unexpected downtime, hoses are placed inside the boom system of the 18 tm crane with fully protected oil distribution and cables. Larger hydraulic pipes improve flow to avoid fatigue during warm temperatures.
Operators benefit from an improved high seat with better ergonomics and sturdier ladder access. Once seated they have an improved field of vision and several new safety features like an illuminated emergency stop button and better illumination.
The new cranes have been tested in demanding conditions ranging from cold, snowy winters and heavy rainfall in Finland and Sweden to hot summers and varying weather conditions in Germany.
The next generation of forestry cranes has optional in-built connectivity so they can access Hiab’s HiConnect to further enhance performance, safety and avoid unnecessary downtime with real-time insights into equipment utilisation, operation, and condition.
Hiab is a leading provider of smart and sustainable load handling solutions.