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Hiab Trade Press Release

Hiab announces second next generation LOGLIFT forestry crane and PANORAMA cabin



Hiab, part of Cargotec, announces the introduction of the next generation forestry crane, LOGLIFT 18S, with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The company will also show a prototype of the PANORAMA cabin in Pavilion P35 from 20 to 25 September at IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hannover, Germany. The PANORAMA cabin and the LOGLIFT 18S will be available to order in Q1 2023.  

The S boom crane LOGLIFT 18S has a maximum outreach of 11.2 metres and a lifting capacity of 18 tonne metre. This is the second next generation LOGLIFT forestry crane following the launch of the Z boom model LOGLIFT 18Z

“Forestry is a tough business that requires tough equipment like our reliable LOGLIFT 18S crane that is suited for extreme weather conditions, rugged environments and remote locations. The new crane will help operators lift more timber comfortably and without unexpected downtime,” says Davide Pernice, Director, Global Product Management, Forestry, Hiab. 

The next generation S boom has a longer outreach with improved hosing, fully protected oil distribution and cables to reduce the chance of unexpected downtime. It also has a new modular design for speedier installation of the new cranes, which can be installed with forestry crane accessories

Like the LOGLIFT 18Z, the crane has an improved high seat with better ergonomics and sturdier ladder access. Once seated the operator has an improved field of vision and several new safety features like an illuminated emergency stop button and better illumination.  

Providing full weather protection, Hiab’s new PANORAMA cabin offers market-leading visibility and improved ergonomics, providing operators with safe and comfortable working conditions. The cabin has double glazing on the side windows and better insulation to give the operator a quieter working environment.

Operators will benefit from more feedback about the forestry cranes’ conditions, customisable output and safety features such as overload protection indication and stabiliser activation with the operating system SPACE X4 that is customised for forestry cranes. 

Customers can benefit further from Hiab’s digital and service offering that is available for the LOGLIFT 18S. Hiab’s HiConnect™ service and ProCare™ service agreements are available to enhance performance, safety and improve uptime. 

Further information:
Davide Pernice, Director, Global Product Management, Forestry, Hiab, m: +358 40 630 3166, 

Henri Janhonen, Vice President, Sales & Product Management, Demountables, Forestry and Recycling Cranes, Hiab, m: +358 41 506 2252, 

Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab, m: +46 706 005 288,

About Hiab 
Hiab is a leading provider of smart and sustainable load handling solutions. We are committed to delivering the best customer experience every day with the most engaged people and partners. Hiab's premium equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, JONSERED recycling cranes, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, GALFAB roll-off cable hoists, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO brands. As the industry pioneer, Hiab continues to make load handling smarter, safer and more sustainable to build a better tomorrow.

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. 


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