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Cargotec launches a speedy light weight hoisting crane, the Hiab ST 080

10/11/2011

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 11 OCTOBER 2011 AT 2 P.M. (EEST)

Cargotec is launching the Hiab ST 080 in emerging markets.  Due to its compact dimensions, this speedy crane is a perfect match for light trucks. 

The ST (stiff and telescopic) concept was originally inspired by stiff boom users' need for a crane with excellent hoisting properties, a low weight and long lifetime. This new member of the Hiab ST crane family will strengthen the product line's position in the world of hoisting cranes.

The Hiab ST 080 extension boom is based on its unique hexagonal profiles. The crane is available with two or three extensions. The ST 083-032 has two extensions and a horizontal outreach of 7.8 metres, while the ST 084-032 has three extensions and a horizontal outreach of 10.1 metres. The ST 080 range has a maximum lifting capacity on the hook of 3 200 kg.

The speed of the Hiab ST 080 is based on its easy operation. High productivity and smooth operation is ensured by the excellent Hiab control valve. All ST cranes are manually controlled through user friendly cross controls; these enable the driver to operate the crane from both sides of the truck in the same logical sequence. A strong and well-designed hoisting mechanism, combined with large wire drums, provides fast and reliable load handling while minimising time spent on loading and unloading. A powerful gearbox provides high hoisting speed at low noise levels.

The Hiab ST 080 is made of high quality materials. It also features various built-in and well protected components. The crane has compact dimensions and low weight, is easy to service and guarantees a long lifetime. "The need for ST cranes is rising rapidly in the emerging markets. We are delighted to be able to present our customers with more alternatives, so that they can find the best solution for their work," says Marcel Kappe at Cargotec.

For further information please contact,
Marcel Kappe, Senior Project Manager, tel. +31 620428707
Pauliina Koivunen, Public Relations Director, tel. +358 20 777 4205

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab,Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

Hiab is the global market-leading brand in on-road load handling solutions. Customer-driven Hiab on-road load handling products and solutions are utilised in moving goods and materials on the road, for example in construction sites, forests, industry, waste handling, recycling and by the defence forces. www.hiab.com