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Hiab is the Global Market Leader in On-Road Load Handling

The History of Hiab

So, what is Hiab? They are the premier brand in the global load handling industry. It keeps everyday life moving by unlocking the full potential of load handling in its customers’ businesses.

Hiab sees load handling as a major contributor to industrial productivity and with the success of the company based on the values of reliability, caring and pioneering, it’s not surprising that Hiab have customers in over 100 countries.

Choose Site Movements UK for Services and Plant Transport

Here at Site Movements UK we have a range of hire transport vehicles which include Hiab transport vehicles and cranes. Plus, our Hiab trucks are top of the range. This allows our fully-trained drivers to deal with and manoeuvre heavy and wide loads into over areas.

Our Manchester-based fleets of Hiab lorry mounted crane vehicles specialise in lifting, positioning, and transporting goods. Our Hiab self-loading vehicles are also crane mounted for crane assisted haulage.

What’s more, Site Movements have over 20 years of experience in Hiab cranes and the plant transportation industry. Due to this, our drivers operate nationwide and cover all industries like entertainment events, portable accommodation, containers, construction, and building sites and plant moves.

What Does HIAB Stand For?

The name comes from the commonly used abbreviation of Hydrauliska Industri AB, a company founded in Hudiksvall, Sweden 1944 by Eric Sundin, a ski manufacturer and inventor who saw a way to utilise a truck’s engine to power loader cranes using hydraulics.

What is a HIAB Truck?

A Hiab truck allows you to load and unload heavy objects without requiring too much equipment, saving you time and large amounts of money. It’s made up of a crane mounted on a modified truck chassis. Forming a vehicle that self-loads and unloads. The vehicle engine powers the crane’s hydraulics.

The beauty of these vehicles is that they can deliver goods to the site as well as lift them on and off the truck. Which can often reduce the need for a separate mobile crane. They can also be used to move goods within a space, for example rather than delivering goods, they can move containers, generators or other items from one space to another within a building site.

Site Movement UK with Have Experienced Drivers

If you’re wondering, what is hiab driver? It is someone who loads, transports and offloads goods from a vehicle that has a lorry-mounted crane attached. If your work is going to involve loading and offloading goods from a vehicle that has a lorry-mounted crane attached, you will need a specific training licence, also sometimes referred to as an ALLMI Certificate.

A Hiab licence is needed due to the size of the equipment and the variety of uses. Often removing the need for forklifts to be present at collection and delivery sites. How wide is a Hiab lorry? They vary in size, so the widths are different. However, the 8-wheeler, 20 tons lorries are 8’4″ / 2.5m in width.

So, if you need the work of a HIAB truck, Site Movements UK is your answer, no job is too big or small. Get in touch with us today!