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Hiab introduces the small and productive MULTILIFT Futura 8 skiploader for urban use



Hiab, part of Cargotec, is introducing the MULTILIFT Futura 8 skiploader that is ideal for urban use within confined city streets.

The MULTILIFT Futura 8 joins the new-generation MULTILIFT Futura family which currently includes a 12-tonne skiploader featuring innovative design, top performance and durability.

"This is a skiploader designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern skiphandling. The MULTILIFT Futura 8 can be navigated through narrow city streets with ease. For an 8-tonne skiploader, we're confident it will deliver new levels of productivity. It's an excellent choice when you are looking to get high performance for a quicker return on investment," says Hans Ekman, Head of Sales, Demountables at Hiab.


The smaller-sized skiploader can easier be carried on a smaller truck. The completely redesigned lightweight steel construction gives more payload without compromising strength, meaning that customers can haul more while saving fuel. For higher uptime, the MULTILIFT Futura 8 features service-friendly design that makes it faster to carry out routine checks and provides easy access to all key components.

A modular system of control options gives flexibility: "Retrofitting is made easy according to changing needs. You will pay only for what you need, and when you need it, be it in-cab, radio remote or outside control, or a customised combination of these," tells Hans Ekman.

The MULTILIFT Futura 8 adds several leading-edge safety innovations, such as hydraulic side stops, hydraulic container lock and safety interlocks, boosting safety for both the operator and people nearby.   

The new MULTILIFT Futura 8 will be shown at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham, UK on 13-15 September on Hiab's stand 5Y20-ZZ21.

The global launch will take place at the IAA in Hannover, Germany on 22-29 September. The new MULTILIFT Futura 8 will be demonstrated in the outdoor display area. Visitors can also see the MULTILIFT Futura 12 on display at Hiab's stand P35 at the IAA. More information at

For more information, please contact in English:

Hans Ekman, Director, Sales and Product Business Management, Demountables, Hiab, tel. +358 400 439 972,

Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari, Senior Communications Manager, Hiab, tel. +358 40 758 1572,

For more information, please contact in German:

Jürgen Hollmann, MULTILIFT Product Sales Manager, Hiab Germany, tel. +49 (0)179 9159050,

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Around 3,000 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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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