First published in World Highways
Cargotec is launching the Hiab ST 080 in emerging markets, a compact unit suited for mounting on light trucks.
The ST (stiff and telescopic) concept was developed to meet the need for a crane with good hoisting properties, a low weight and long lifetime. This new model broadens the product line, features a boom with a hexagonal profile and is available with two or three extensions. The ST 083-032 has two extensions and a horizontal outreach of 7.8m, while the ST 084-032 has three extensions and a horizontal outreach of 10.1m and the ST 080 models offer a maximum lifting capacity on the hook of 3.2tonnes.
The Hiab ST 080 is said to offer easy use, high productivity and smooth operation. The ST cranes feature cross controls that allow a truck driver to operate the crane from either side of a truck. Other features include a strong hoisting mechanism, combined with large wire drums and reliable load handling while minimising time spent on loading and unloading. A powerful gearbox provides high hoisting speed at low noise levels and the ST 080 is made of high quality materials with various built-in and well-protected components.