On behalf of the whole Truckloaders team we would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to HIAB on achieving 75 years in business – the anniversary falling on 1st May 2019. HIAB celebrated the occasion by attending the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show at the Birmingham NEC, which some of you may have visited.
When HIAB parts wear out, it can be tempting to replace them with a second-hand component. These are usually cheaper than purchasing a brand new part, but is buying second-hand a false economy? We take a look at the pros and cons of buying second-hand.
HIAB cranes offer a degree of control that other truck loading crane manufacturer’s struggle to match. They offer best-in-class controls featuring remote functionality that allow you to work on site or from a distance while providing an unobstructed view of your work site. Whatever your preferences, HIAB cranes are quick, smooth, and precise with advanced software and intuitive controls.
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One of the reasons that HIAB are market leaders for truck loading cranes is how versatile they are. There are many different models of HIAB suitable for different purposes, and even an XS product that enables you to design a crane to meet your exact specifications – something no other leading crane manufacturer offers at present.
Maintaining the safety of your HIAB crane is your responsibility as an employer. This outline explains what you need to do to keep your employees safe when operating a crane.
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HIAB cranes add value to the productivity of an individual worker by enabling lifting of heavy objects. They provide the ability to lift, manipulate and manoeuvre to collect and deliver anything from builder’s merchant supplies to forestry timber and much more; with improved safety and in less time.
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LOLER testing is a legal requirement enforced by Health & Safety (HSE) inspectors. The government takes Health & Safety very seriously and it is quite obvious that machinery used in the workplace has potential to cause accidents and injury. LOLER focuses on the safe operation of lifting equipment, which can range from patient hoists in care homes to cranes on ships. This article looks specifically at truck loaders and what LOLER means for owners, employers, employees and members of the public.
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When a component fails in your HIAB, you may wonder whether it can be repaired and have its useful life extended, or perhaps you are better off ordering a replacement part and not wasting time on attempting a repair which might not be successful in any case. There is no hard and fast rule although load bearing structural parts must not have their strength and durability compromised. In this article we take a quick look at some of the problems that can arise and whether repair is applicable to them.
When choosing any supplier, a good working relationship is the top priority for long term satisfaction on both sides. It must be win/win for both customer and supplier. First rate HIAB suppliers know this and go out of their way to deliver the best possible service. That usually means taking actions to strengthen their capability, such as gaining accreditations, investing considerably in staff training and equipment to achieve high performance standards, and ensuring an excellent relationship with their own suppliers, not least HIAB, so that your supply chain can be as assured as they can make it. HIAB’s own policy towards identifying excellent suppliers gives a good indication of the ethos you want to see in your own supplier:
What attributes single out a great crane operator as being above average when it comes to carrying out simple regular HIAB maintenance? Many would say paying careful attention to the little things before they deteriorate into a more serious issue. Carrying out a simple inspection is only as good as the number of items that are checked and minor tasks performed. Below are some actions that may not always be apparent, especially to new operators.