Material Handling Cranes
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Frequently Asked Questions
What size material handler do I need?
To determine this, ask yourself, how heavy is the material you are lifting and how far do you need to reach? These two answers will narrow the selection. Hiab offers a wide selection of material handler sizes.
What boom style should I choose?
If you want to stow the boom over the cargo area, an S-boom will be the one for you. If you're wanting to keep the boom out of the cargo area, a Z-boom will be the best choice.
What grapple do I need?
The material you are handling will determine the type of grapple needed. For example, timber requires a bypass grapple, waste and storm debris may need an orange peel grapple. There are many types of grapples to choose from. Working with an industry expert can help narrow the selection.
What is the warranty period for Hiab Material Handlers?
Hiab offers the best and most comprehensive warranty in the material handling crane market. Two full years of coverage on all components! Fully supported by our market-leading national service network, we can come to you with one of our 200 + mobile technicians.
Do you have radio controls?
Absolutely! We offer several models with radio control, along with standing platforms and top seats.
What is a material handler?
A material handler is a machine used for lifting materials such as timber, waste & recycling materials, aggregates and debris. The purpose of a material handling loader is to load and unload materials from one place to another.
What is a forestry crane?
A forestry crane, sometimes referred to as a timber crane, material handler, or log loader, are normally mounted on a straight truck or a trailer and are designed to load and unload timber.
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HIAB Control Systems
Determining the correct control system is an important part of selecting the correct material handler for your application. From mechanically operated levers, electronic joysticks, to battery operated remote controls and an extensive list of safety features, Hiab has the control system to make your material handler one of the safest and most reliable on the market today.
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