The cranes have greater and safer performance, and improved uptime.
The first crane available to order is the Z boom crane Loglift 18Z with a maximum outreach of 10.4 m (34 ft). The new geometry of the boom creates a powerful crane with an increased outreach. To reduce the chance of unexpected downtime, hoses are placed inside the boom system of the crane with fully protected oil distribution and cables. Larger hydraulic pipes improve flow to avoid fatigue during warm temperatures.
Operators benefit from an improved high seat with better ergonomics and sturdier ladder access. Once seated they have an improved field of vision and several new safety features like an illuminated emergency stop button and better illumination.
A new modular design is provided for speedier installation of the new cranes, which can be installed with accessories. The new cranes have been tested in demanding conditions ranging from cold, snowy winters and heavy rainfall in Finland and Sweden to hot summers and varying weather conditions in Germany. Overwhelmingly, the new cranes have had a reliable performance in even the toughest environments.
The next generation of forestry cranes has optional in-built connectivity so they can access Hiab’s HiConnect™ to further enhance performance, safety and avoid unnecessary downtime with real-time insights into equipment utilisation, operation, and condition.
Operators will benefit from more feedback about the forestry cranes’ conditions, customisable output and safety features such as overload protection indication and stabiliser activation. It is made possible by the operating system Space X4 customised for forestry cranes. It is based on Hiab’s Space system used for loader cranes so the next generation Loglift cranes will be easy to configure using the same tools that are currently being used.
ProCare™ service agreements are also available to Loglift to secure original performance with regular preventative maintenance checks and scheduled inspections. Source