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Hiab Trade Press Release

Hiab launches RAIL series — a full range of railway loader cranes



Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches a new advanced HIAB railway loader crane range with the advanced SPACEevo control system. The new RAIL series is designed to comply with the complex railway regulations and demanding requirements, offering customers a range of equipment to maintain the railway infrastructure network. The model HIAB iX.122 RAIL will be exhibited by Hiab at IAA, pavilion P35, in Hannover, Germany, 20 - 25 September.

The new range will help railway infrastructure companies with all lifting jobs from service maintenance, all the way to heavy lifting recovery operations, and provide rail wagon makers with a much greater choice of cranes. The cranes’ SPACEevo control system combines the highest level of safety with precise and rapid movements, even for the most delicate operations.

“Using our experience of on-road load handling, we can now offer the same reliability, advanced features and safety that our truck mounted loader cranes are famous for to the railway industry. Our new, extensive offering provides railway customers with a greater choice and the possibility to select the best solution for them,” says Marcel Boxem, Director, Global Product Management, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab.

Hiab’s new railway loader crane models range from smaller units designed for track maintenance and repair like mowing, utility and grab, all the way up to upcoming future super heavy models for the heaviest lifting challenges:

  • HIAB iX.122 RAIL 
  • HIAB iX.142 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.162 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.192 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.232 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.262 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.302 RAIL
  • HIAB iX.2758 RAIL

The demanding railway regulations and standards have been an integral part of its development from the very beginning. The SPACEevo control system allows the RAIL series to have the highest levels of safety when operating in railway and railtrack environments. 
The railway cranes can be compliant with the following standards, subject to customer demands: EN15476, EN14033, EN 50128 and EN 13849. Options such as earth bonding, adjacent track and height limitations are just a few customisation features available. 

Further information:
Marcel Boxem, Director, Global Product Management, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab, m: +31 651666009, 
Thijmen Bakker, Global Product Manager, Special Products, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab, m: +31 615556831,
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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