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How Cold Weather Conditions Can Affect Crane Operations

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Oct 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Operating your HIAB crane in winter frequently requires allowing for and mitigating some extra risks. Your lift planning and execution must always be as safe as you can make it. This requires careful thought and often takes additional time. The golden rule when operating in adverse weather conditions is to Slow Down. That may be difficult when delivery schedules have been promised but safety is paramount.

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Topics: HIAB Cranes

Why It's Worth Letting A HIAB Trained Professional Install Your Spare Part

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Oct 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

It can be frustrating when a crane component breaks down in the middle of a project, especially if it is unexpected and you are working to a tight deadline and budget. You want to resolve the issue as seamlessly as possible, so you can continue with the job at hand. Calling out a HIAB-trained professional to install a spare part may not initially seem like the best use of time or money when you have knowledgeable people on the ground. However, it could prevent costly and time-consuming issues in the future.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts

When To Repair & When To Replace Your HIAB Parts

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Oct 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM



Repair or replace your HIAB parts? The answer can make a difference to cost, productivity, and safety, so it pays to get it right. There are a few different things to consider, as well as some golden rules that everyone can benefit from adhering to.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts

Kinshofer Crane & Excavator Attachments

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Oct 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Truckloaders Ltd are official UK resellers for Kinshofer crane and excavator attachments and accessories. Kinshofer attachments can be used with any model of truck-mounted crane and have numerous applications for construction, haulage, waste management and landscaping:

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Topics: Crane Maintenance

Truck Loaders Ltd – Celebrating 15 Years In Business

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM

This month marks an important milestone for Truck Loaders Ltd – 15 years since Wayne and I resigned from our previous employment and set up our own lorry loader business. We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to all the engineers, customers, and the guys at HIAB, who have helped us on our journey so far. We’re looking forward to the next 15 years!

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Topics: News

HIAB: Looking Good at 75!

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 11, 2019 3:08:40 PM

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.

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Topics: HIAB Cranes, News

Don't Waste Your Money Buying Second-Hand Wear Parts

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM

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.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

HIAB Crane Control Tips

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 2, 2019 5:06:45 PM



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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Topics: HIAB Cranes

4 Versatile HIAB Accessories To Increase The Value Of Your Crane

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Aug 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM

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.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

A Brief Safety Guide For Operating HIAB Cranes

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Aug 9, 2019 10:22:00 AM

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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Topics: HIAB Cranes

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