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Your complete guide to HIAB hire

Everything you need to know

HIAB hire can be daunting, especially if you have never been through the process before. Templant are here with the information you need.

We are the specialists in HIAB crane hire London customers’ trust. Here is everything you need to know about HIABs, including which one could be the most suitable for you.

What is a HIAB?

What is a HIAB? HIAB is actually a brand name – it’s an abbreviation of Hydrauliska Industri AB, who manufactures this particular kind of hydraulic crane. Over the years, HIAB has become a byword for any lorry mounted crane, truck mounted crane, crane lorry, mounted crane, or lorry loader body.

HIABs are made up of a truck and crane combined in one vehicle, and they use the vehicle engine to power the hydraulics of the crane, loading and unloading the truck with ease. HIABs gain their popularity as they can transport goods to the chosen destination and also lift them on and off the truck. This reduces the need for a separate mobile crane and streamlining operations, therefore reducing costs.

What HIAB should I choose?

What kind of HIABs are available to customers in London? Depending on your project, you will choose from one of the following:

Small HIABs

These trucks range from small to medium in size and are fitted with light capacity loader cranes. They are effective for loads of up to 12-ton metres. These kinds of trucks are ideal for loads such as cable spools and tyres, and despite their small size are very effective at keeping goods secure and loading and unloading with no difficulty.

Medium HIABs

If you are looking to load and unload goods weighing between 12 and 30-ton metres, then you will need a medium-capacity crane. These cranes give you a much greater degree of flexibility, making them some of the most popular that we supply. They are commonly used for the transportation of construction supplies such as gravel and sand. They are also a great option for loading and unloading medium-sized containers.

Heavy-Lifting HIABs

If you need to safely transport a load of more than 30-ton metres, then our heavy-capacity HIAB cranes are the right choice for you. They perform incredibly well on a variety of projects, giving you the peace of mind you need to get the job done. They are ideally suited to jobs that require complicated manipulation and manoeuvring. This could be something such as construction, installation, and complex salvage operations.

Working with us

As the providers of HIAB crane hire London business owners’ trust, we tailor our services to suit the needs of every single customer. We’re here to help if you need items moved from one part of your premises or site, ensuring that everything makes it that short distance in one piece. We can also provide assistance with more complex operations; dismantling, transporting and reinstalling your goods elsewhere. No matter how far you need to travel, we are here to help.

Along with our main HIAB services, we can also take care of project management. This includes risk assessment and method statements for your HIAB operations, helping you to maintain the highest levels of safety for your staff, customers, and property.

Find out more today

If you want to find out more about us and the services we provide, we would love to hear from you today. Just get in touch, and we will answer all your questions.