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The Advantages of Using a Hiab Crane for Transport and Lifting


Hiab cranes, also known as truck-mounted cranes, are a popular choice for construction and transport projects due to their versatility, mobility, and efficiency.



These cranes are mounted on the back or in some cases the front of a truck deck and can be used for a wide range of lifting and transport tasks. In this post, we'll discuss the top advantages of using a hiab crane for your construction and transport projects.


  1. Mobility and Flexibility One of the primary advantages of using a hiab crane is its mobility and flexibility. Hiab cranes are transported to different job sites as part of the transport solution and on arrival can access hard-to-reach locations. Additionally, the crane's knuckle boom can be used to lift loads to difficult locations (like into buildings), making it a versatile option for a wide range of lifting tasks.

  2. Speed and Efficiency Hiab trucks are designed to be highly efficient, allowing construction crews to work quickly and safely. With hiab trucks, you can quickly and easily move equipment, materials, and other loads to where they are needed. This can save time and resources, increasing productivity and reducing project costs.

  3. Increased Safety Safety is always a top priority on construction and transport projects, and hiab trucks can help to reduce the risk of accidents. These cranes often use a remote control allowing the Crane Operator greater control and precision when lifting loads (as they are right there and can move to enable the best visibility), reducing the risk of accidents or damage to surrounding structures.

  4. Versatility Hiab trucks are highly versatile and can be used for a wide range of lifting and transport tasks. The crane's knuckle boom can be used to lift and move loads in different directions, making it suitable for lifting complex loads onto rooftops, balconies, and other elevated areas. Additionally, the crane's ability to maneuver in tight spaces makes it ideal for use in urban areas or other areas with limited access.

  5. Cost-Effective Finally, hiab cranes can offer significant cost savings compared to other cranes. These cranes have lower operating costs, are easier to transport and set up, and require less maintenance than other types of cranes. Additionally, hiab cranes can be rented at a lower cost than other types of cranes, making them a more cost-effective option for construction and transport projects.


Overall, hiab trucks are a great option for transporting and lifting heavy loads on your worksite. These versatile and efficient tools can help you save time, reduce costs, and complete your project quickly and safely. If you're planning a construction or transport project, McLeod's hiab truck services may be just what you need to get the job done right. Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about how they can help you!

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