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Hiab to launch MULTILIFT hooklifts at Work Truck Show

March 6, 2018  By Hiab

Hiab, the leading on-road load handling provider and part of Cargotec, renowned for HIAB loader cranes, MOFFETT and Princeton truck mounted forklifts and its nationwide service network, announces the launch of MULTILIFT demountables and hooklifts to the U.S. market this week at the Work Truck Show, March 6 to 9, 2018 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Business owners, fleet managers and operators worldwide already rely on MULTILIFT to solve common load handling issues with its versatility and strength. This week’s launch will introduce five hooklift models covering the light, medium and heavy duty ranges to the U.S. market.

MULTILIFT has a unique history – spanning nearly 70 years – rooted in innovation, versatility and strength. In 1949 the Terho brothers of Raisio, Finland, purchased a U.S. Army surplus GMC truck to haul timber. Challenged by the heavy and time-consuming transports, the Terho brothers developed a mechanical cable-operated interchangeable platform loader (hereafter called demountable) that utilized the truck’s front winch, making it possible to use a variety of platform bodies. The body was lowered to the ground for loading, allowing the truck itself to perform other duties in the meanwhile. The idea worked and MULTILIFT was born.

“We are proud to now extend the Hiab portfolio in the U.S. by introducing MULTILIFT demountables, which will allow us to further bring customers a total offering of class-leading load handling equipment and connected solutions supported by the premier Hiab service network. We can’t think of a more appropriate event than the Work Truck Show for this important launch.” says Russ Parisi, vice-president of North America with Hiab.


Hiab has selected the key vertical markets of landscaping, waste & recycling, rock & dirt and municipal for the launch of the XR5, XR7, XR10, XR21 and XR26 light-to-heavy duty range models. MULTILIFT is backed by Hiab USA’s service network – comprised of over 200 service technicians across 21 service locations plus mobile units – which proudly serves HIAB loader cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT hooklifts.

The MULTILIFT demountables and hooklifts together with other Hiab innovations will be presented at Hiab booth #2534 at the Work Truck Show from March 6 to 9. You’re invited to visit us! 

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab’s more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers’ businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.
Hiab’s offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab’s ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.
Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people.

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