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New line of Loglift forestry cranes released

July 4, 2022  By Hiab

Hiab has announced a new generation of Loglift forestry cranes, said to offer improvements to safety, performance and reliability.

The first crane available is the Z boom Loglift 18Z which comes with long lower arm and a three section telescopic boom, for an outreach of 10.4 metres and a load moment of 18 tonne/metres. Maximum capacity is five tonnes at a three metre radius, while the crane can handle 1.4 tonnes at its maximum radius of 10.4 metres.

The crane has a new boom geometry which delivers more power in critical areas and an increased outreach. All hoses and cables are placed inside the boom system or fully protected, while larger hydraulic tubes help improve flow to help maintain lower oil temperatures.
Operators benefit from a more ergonomic high seat operating post, with sturdier access ladder, while a cab is optional. The view from the high seat has been improved with a wider field of vision and several new safety features such as an illuminated emergency stop button and better illumination.

A new modular design helps dealers of body building companies install the new cranes faster and easier. The new cranes have been tested in a range of demanding conditions from cold, snowy winters and heavy rainfall in Finland and Sweden to hot summers and varying weather conditions in Germany. The results, says the company, are overwhelming in terms of more reliable performance in tough conditions.


The crane’s new operating system SPACE X4 has been adapted from the manufacturer’s regular cranes, customised for forestry work.
Hiab’s product management director for Forestry cranes, Davide Pernice said: “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.”

Product manager Arkadiusz Banach added: “There is nothing more expensive and potentially a safety risk, than equipment failure, but our customers can count on Loglift to deliver efficient reliable equipment and services. We are also proud to introduce a higher level of safety standards in our new forestry cranes.”

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