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The term “HIAB” has become commonplace in the haulage industry over the last 50 years, and it refers to a ‘lorry mounted crane’ or ‘lorry loader’. These vehicles combine a truck and crane, helping to load and unload trucks using the vehicle engine, which powers the hydraulics to lift loads safely, conveniently and efficiently.

There are many different HIAB trucks, including rear-fitted brick grab cranes and behind-the-cab cranes — ranging from 5 ton to 100-ton cranes with varied jib extensions. We buy all types of HIAB trucks, including front-mounted lorry cranes and rear truck mounted HIABs — no matter the age, engine condition, mileage or manufacturer.

  • Fast and fair quote
  • Same-day payment is possible
  • Experienced sales advisers
  • Accurate costs
  • Smooth sale process
  • Experienced sales advisors — not databases!
  • Decades of experience buying trucks and trailers
  • We can provide proof of export if needed
  • No hidden or unexpected fees
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Hiab is an acronym stemming from Hydrauliska Industri AB, a Swedish manufacturer of hydraulic cranes, including loader cranes, demountable container handlers, and forestry cranes, truck-mounted forklifts and tail lifts.

HIABs are widely used in the UK for load handling in the construction, agriculture and cargo transport sectors. These trucks deliver goods to various sites, lifting loads on and off trucks, thus eradicating the need for a separate mobile crane. Therefore, HIABs streamline operations, such as moving containers from one space to another — even in tight or restricted areas. Rear-mounted HIAB trucks deliver excellent crane lifting capacity, whereas front-mounted HIABs are a wise investment for gaining greater load flexibility (depending on the model, overhang is possible).

HIAB loader cranes are also built for continuous work, with high-tensile steel, robust parts, reliable seals and protective covers that resist the elements and reduce impact. The latest HIAB control systems feature magnificently tuned hydraulics, giving operators smooth handling. From fragile goods to awkward hefty loads, you can maintain steady performance and complete tricky jobs faster.

Another key advantage is that HIABs do not need support pads like conventional cranes, which means they perform more efficiently on soft ground, gravel roads or sandy surfaces. Like any other rigid truck, HIABs vary considerably depending on the manufacturer, model and specification; however, most can deliver up to 180 degrees of rotation, making light work of demanding tasks. At Truck Trading, our experienced sales reps are regularly buying used Hiab trucks, so whether you’re looking to sell yours at a competitive rate and book a quick collection for your HIAB, Palfinger, PM or Effer or Fassi, we can give you an offer within 24 hours. We can also provide same-day payment and we will arrange a collection at a time that suits your needs.

As is the case with all rigid trucks, huge improvements have been made over the years, and remote control systems play a crucial role in lifting and lowering loads with maximum safety, productivity, precision and speed. With a handheld remote, the operator can enjoy a clearer field of view instead of pressing buttons and pulling levers on the side (or inside) of the truck. This is especially useful when using jib extensions when operators demand a clear view whilst loading/unloading in tricky locations.

  • HIAB
  • Palfinger
  • PM
  • Effer
  • Fassi
  • Atlas Terex
  • Cormach
  • Pesci
  • Copma
  • Bonfiglioli

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Our dedicated team of Sales Representatives are on hand to help you throughout the process. Simply fill out our quick and easy form and be sure to upload several high res images. If you need any assistance at all, please do not hesitate to drop us a line or give us a call.

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