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New Hiab Heavy-Lift Crane Reaches the Inaccessible

Cargotec, Helsinki, Finland, has introduced a new heavy-lift crane with state-of-the-art features including new boom system and cylinders, better couplings and seals, HiPro control system, and variable pump as standard. The new Hiab XS 622 provides a longer outreach, higher precision, and smoother operation than other cranes in the 58 tm capacity range, according to the manufacturer. By mounting a Hiab Jib 150 X on the crane, load can be placed in spots previously inaccessible for a crane this size.

"Great precision can sometimes be hard to come by at long outreach. But not with Hiab XS 622. Even at maximum reach lateral deflection is negligible," said Mikael Rietz, vice president, loader cranes, at Cargotec.

In the most powerful configuration the maximum outreach will be 32 meters. The jib is exceedingly flexible and can be angled upward to 25 degrees. "Installation and roofing are examples of work where you benefit from longer outreach and higher precision. Hiab XS 622 with Hiab Jib 150 X face up to the challenge," said Rietz.

New technical solutions make the boom system more stable. For instance, the design of the full sequence cylinders is refined to prevent the crane from unexpected jerky movements during extension or retraction. On each boom extension, newly-designed side supports stabilize the boom laterally.

Thanks to new couplings, new seals and optimized piping diameters ensuring that the gear is kept cool, Hiab XS 622 has less risk of leakage and longer service life. E-link and HiPro control systems are standard, and will automatically generate the extra capacity needed for heavy lifts up close. By fitting a P-boom, the crane will be perfect for loading and unloading boats, mobile offices, and containers. Transportation is often part of the job, which makes weight an important factor.

"Despite its robustness, the Hiab XS 622 is still a light crane. It may sound like a contradiction. And in a way it is. But with great engineering we could achieve both," said Rietz.

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