The term, Hiab, derives from the repeatedly used abbreviation of Hydrauliska Industri AB, a corporation founded in Hudiksvall, Sweden 1944 by Eric Sundin, a ski manufacturer who saw some way to take advantage of a truck’s engine to power loader cranes through the utilization of mechanics.There are four principal styles of mobile cranes: truck mounted, rough-terrain, crawler, and floating. A truck-mounted crane has 2 parts: the carrier, usually referred to as the lower, and also the lifting element which incorporates the boom, referred to as the upper. These are partnered together through a turntable, permitting the upper to swing from side to side. These modern hydraulic truck cranes are generally single-engine machines, with the same engine powering the undercarriage and the crane. A rough terrain crane encompasses a boom mounted on an undercarriage atop four rubber tires that’s designed for cross-country pick-and-carry operations. Outriggers are accustomed to level and stabilise the crane for hoisting. A crawler crane has its boom anchored on an undercarriage fitted with a group of crawler tracks that equally provide both stability and mobility. The greatest benefit of a crawler crane is its handy mobility and use, since the crane is able to perform on sites with nominal improvement and stable on its tracks without outriggers. Floating cranes are used wholly in bridge building and port construction, although they are also used for infrequent loading and unloading of particularly heavy or awkward loads on and off ships.
HIAB lorry hire is ideal for loading and unloading heavy objects from the back of the transport vehicle.
Chris Bennett (HH) Ltd operate a modern fleet of high specification lorries enabling us to provide hiabs throughout the UK.
Operating on a daily or half day rental basis, or on an individual quotation, we provide the perfect third party solution for all your specialist transport requirements.
With highly versatile pieces of equipment, we are able to manoeuvre heavy and awkward objects into tight or restricted spaces. The hiab capabilities along with the extensive experience of our drivers allow us to provide professional hiab lorry services throughout the UK. Our drivers are fully trained in the use of this specialist equipment.
We have both rigid and tractor mounted cranes in our fleet. The tractor mounted hiabs are able to be combined with a variety of standard and specialist trailers whichever is required to accommodate the load. We can offer over 40 years of road transport experience to guarantee a first class service to our customers.
Site surveys can be conducted to ensure safe movement and transportation of abnormal loads.
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Please except my thanks for a hassle free job, we would be very happy you use you again and recommend you to others.
Please send my thanks on to your delivery driver and escort for their help although I did make 4 cups of coffee something I don’t usually do!
I just wanted to email to express my gratitude for the fantastic service that you have provided us over the last couple of months, moving our loads from Ince to Sheffield. This has proven to be a smooth operation and your involvement has certainly enhanced the service, so again thank you. Alan and Andy you have both been so accommodating and you have both provided a great service.