Cargotec Previews New Hiab Cabin
By Anuja Abraham
Cargotec will preview its new Hiab cabin with a greater view at the KWF Tagung in Bopfingen, Germany, June 13-16. Crane drivers in timber handling value view and comfort. Service personnel value easy access to hydraulic valve and hoses which in turn reduces downtime for the end-user. Cargotec’s new Hiab cabin cut it in every aspect.
Many cabins have limited view in certain, vital angles. This makes it hard for drivers to see where to place the timber during loading. As a consequence, valuable time is lost. With the new Hiab cabin a quick glance suffice for the driver to spot where to put the load and if traffic is approaching. “By slimming down the lifting device extra space was created which was used to make the cabin notably more spacious and then we put in the very large windows”, Jukka Soini, Business Support Manager for Hiab Loglift and Jonsered at Cargotec says. To see, in all directions, saves the driver precious time in each and every load cycle.
Easy access to levers and large buttons on the control panel were also top priorities when designing the new Hiab cabin.”There is plenty of room in this cabin and I have a tremendous view of the entire working area. Also, the seat is really comfortable and the controls easy to reach,” says Ismo Viitanen, one of the field test drivers and owner of P.O. Viitanen Ky in Finland.
Other details of the new cabin are great insulation, robust handles and door locks – and the front door shield curtain, which can be put in place using just one hand. The air conditioning device has been placed well covered under the cabin floor in order to reduce the height. The new cabin will be available for Hiab Loglift and Jonsered cranes.