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Hiab Trade Press Release

Hiab launches heavy drywall crane HIAB K-505 HiPro



Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the specialised drywall crane HIAB K-505 HiPro for the US and Canadian markets. It is the longest and strongest drywall crane from HIAB to date with a reach of nine floors and a lifting capacity of almost 300,000 foot-pound force (ft⋅lbf). The connected crane is also packed with technologically advanced features to enhance operator safety and productivity.

The newly launched HIAB K-505 HiPro is the heaviest of HIAB’s drywall cranes and greatly compliments HIAB’s other drywall cranes K-HiPro 285 and K-HiPro 425 with a reach of four and six stories respectively. 

All HIAB drywall cranes are equipped with the industry-leading HIAB HiPro remote control, which gives operators more flexibility of finding the best working space and field of vision. HiPro brings features such as LSS (Load Stability System for vertical movements), VSLplus (Variable Stability Logic Plus) and ASC (Automatic Speed Control) that improve operator safety and productivity. All drywall cranes are connected and prepared for the future, as connectivity enables Hiab’s Connected Services such as HiConnect.

“HIAB K-505 HiPro allows our customers to be more productive than ever as it can install drywalls rapidly in buildings up to nine stories high. The technological advanced features and remote control let even less experienced operators get a smooth and precise response from their cranes. As it’s connected, fleet owners have the option of receiving performance data to optimise their vehicle fleet and service alerts based on actual usage,” says Marcel Boxem, Director Heavy Range, Hiab.

HIAB K-505 HiPro is available to order now.

Further information:

Barry McGrane, Vice President North America, Hiab, m: +1 419 377 9829,

Marcel Boxem, Director Heavy Range, FrameWorks & Sales Support, HIAB Loader Cranes, m: +31 6 51666009,

Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab,  m: +46 706 005 822,

About Hiab
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab’s more than 3,800 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling.

Hiab's class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab ProCare™ service, the award-winning HiVision™ crane operating system, or the HiConnect™ platform demonstrate Hiab’s constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers.

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs around 12,000 people.

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