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How Long Should HIAB Wear Parts Last Under Constant Use?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Feb 6, 2019 10:03:00 AM

This is a question that our parts department is frequently asked and there is no definitive answer for wear parts such as slide pads and hydraulic hoses. There are so many factors involved in determining the usage and wear characteristics of these components that only the service history of a particular HIAB can provide answers that resemble reality for that particular crane.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

Is It Safe To Buy Second-Hand HIAB Crane Parts?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Jan 31, 2019 10:02:00 AM

We are often asked about used HIAB crane spare parts – how safe they are and if we can offer any advice to a customer who is considering buying one. It’s an impossible question in some regards because of the many unknowns surrounding the part being considered. We can only advise on used parts that we ourselves have sourced directly or through HIAB. We know those parts are reliable.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

What To Do In The Event Of A HIAB Crane Fault

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Jan 24, 2019 10:01:00 AM

Always be on the alert for early warning signs that something isn't quite right. As the operator, you will have achieved great familiarity with the sound, look and feel of your HIAB as you use it. Frequently, a fault may just be a sense that something is not quite right.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

4 Benefits Of Reading A HIAB Crane Service Manual

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Jan 17, 2019 5:12:41 PM

When we get a new phone, tablet or cooker even, we tend to read through the manual to better understand which buttons or knobs do what and how the item operates in general. Yet that is not always the case for a very important piece of equipment – the HIAB. Very often, new operators are trained on the job by more experienced hands, and perhaps handed a copy of the operator’s manual if one is still available. All too often, that’s the extent of familiarisation. There is so much more to be gained by taking the time to read through and study the service manual as well as the operator’s manual.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes, Crane Maintenance

What To Expect When Your HIAB Crane Is Serviced

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Dec 20, 2018 1:52:44 PM

Many establishments offer HIAB crane servicing. Assuming that you are engaging a reputable HIAB accredited service centre then your expectations are governed by HIAB’s own exceptionally high standards for servicing HIAB machinery. Service engineers will have been through HIAB’s training program and taught how to approach each service in a thorough and professional manner.

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Topics: HIAB Cranes

HIAB Crane Tip Control (CTC) & What It Means For You

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Nov 28, 2018 10:17:00 AM

HIAB are constantly innovating to improve the value-add that owners can extract from their equipment. Crane tip control takes the science of control sensitivity to a whole new level without removing any existing functionality from the operator.

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Topics: HIAB Cranes

Why HIAB MULTILIFT Hooklift Uploaders Are The Best In Their Class

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Nov 23, 2018 10:15:15 AM

Running a demountables operation successfully requires top notch specialist equipment. Your hooklift system should demonstrate some qualities that set it apart as being both value for money and efficient to operate. 

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Topics: HIAB Cranes

What is HIAB HiConnect?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 20, 2018 1:45:00 PM

Everything seems to be going online these days and now your HIAB equipment can be connected to the Internet to feed back a great deal of data about what is happening in real life. Metrics such as location, utilisation, sensor status and so on provide an extremely useful and accurate picture of both usage and mechanical condition.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

What ALLMI Means For HIAB Users

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Sep 13, 2018 2:43:00 PM

 

The home page of our website carries a statement to the effect that every one of our engineers has been certified by ALLMI after being factory trained by HIAB. But what exactly does “certified by ALLMI” mean, and just as importantly, what does it mean for you as a HIAB user availing of the our services?

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes, Crane Maintenance

HIAB Remote Control Skip Loaders

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Aug 22, 2018 9:14:55 AM

The MULTILIFT Futura skip loader brings traditional HIAB engineering excellence and functionality to the world of skips and skip loading.

You can see more detail and watch the video here on the HIAB website.
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Topics: HIAB Cranes

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