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Press Release Hiab

Hiab to launch the new Z-series crane - the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes


Hiab, part of Cargotec, is delighted to announce the launch of the HIAB Z-HiPro 191 and HIAB Z-PRO 171. Part of the new HIAB Z-series, the cranes feature the ability to be folded into a Z position and parked behind the drivers cab with the tools still attached. This unique attribute makes them the only models available on the market to be fully optimised for transport, whilst meeting the latest legislation.
The Z-series cranes have been designed for applications where speed, efficiency and a high number of load cycles are typically required. For example, customers handling digging, filling, waste handling and other light tool operations will now get the job done faster. With a clean and intelligently designed boom system - where the hose-routing and chain driven extension system are internally mounted - the result is a fast and highly efficient crane. The HPL link between the crane tip and tool also provides protection of the hoses, which prevents down time and unnecessary expenses. 
Carl Gustaf Göransson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Markets, says: "With the launch of the Z-series, we are filling yet another important gap and broadening our product range. This is an important step for us in our ambition to become the industry benchmark in customer satisfaction." 
The Z-series are the only cranes available that remain within the measures of the truck cabin whilst in a parked position with the tools still attached. This makes the time-consuming job of attaching and detaching tools to the crane tip unnecessary. The new design also means that it is now much easier for the driver to cover the load during transport and comply with the latest legislation.
"The Z-series cranes are 'generalists', and suitable for any task imaginable - you could call them the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes. They have been developed with our customers' needs clearly in mind, providing fast and precise control. With a tough design that reinforces the legendary HIAB quality, they deliver consistent and reliable productivity," Göransson continues.
Hans Ohlsson, Director, medium range cranes at Hiab also comments: "The compact design of the Z-series allows an easy fit onto modern compact trucks with limited installation space. The cranes are fast and precise thanks to the features of the new HiPro control systems and the well-tuned hydraulic system producing high pressure oil flow. They are well prepared for intensive work cycles, particularly when high speed is required, and simultaneously provide high precision."
"We know our customers very well, and they have high demands on their cranes. That's why the new Z-series provides operators with the highest quality and performance possible," he concludes.
For further information please contact:
Leif Törnblom, Product Manager, tel; +46 705 748 139, e-mail;
Hans Ohlsson, Director medium range, tel; +46 706 635 334, e-mail;
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Around 2,600 professionals at Hiab work to provide high-performance products and services that meet customer needs globally. Our product range includes HIAB loader cranes, JONSERED recycling and forestry cranes, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT demountables, as well as DEL, WALTCO and ZEPRO tail lifts.
Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. 


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