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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

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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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

How Much Can A HIAB Lift?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on May 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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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Topics: HIAB Cranes

HIAB Spare Parts Vs Repair – Which Do I Need?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Feb 27, 2019 12:53:00 PM

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.

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

5 Essential Qualities To Look For In A HIAB Supplier

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Feb 19, 2019 2:12:00 PM

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:

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Topics: HIAB Spare Parts, HIAB Cranes

7 Maintenance Tips For HIAB Cranes You Should Know

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Feb 13, 2019 2:12:00 PM

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.

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Topics: HIAB Cranes, Crane Maintenance

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