At HRG we can provide you with a HIAB lorry, ideal for loading and unloading heavy objects from the back of the transport vehicle. We have access to a modern fleet of high specification HIAB lorries, enabling us to provide HIAB lorry hire throughout the UK.
HIAB is actually a brand name. It is a term within the haulage industry that refers to a lorry mounted crane or lorry loader. Such vehicles are made up of a crane and truck combined in one vehicle assisting in the loading and unloading of such trucks using the vehicle engine to power the hydraulics of the crane.
These vehicles can be used to not only transport goods to site, but also put goods in situ on site easily.
The type of HIAB or lorry mounted crane that you require will depend on the weight of your load, the distance that the goods need to be lifted when on site and what access is also like at the delivery point. We can assist you with this process and offer guidance.
A rigid Hiab is a vehicle which is a made up of the truck, trailer and lorry mounted crane all in one rigid structure. Rigid Hiabs are a bit more nimble and can fit into tighter spaces than the alternative of a truck pulling a separate trailer. Rigid Hiabs can have their crane situated at the front or back of the vehicle and are often referred to as a rear mount or front mounted Hiab for this reason.
For a rigid Hiab to carry a larger load than their trailer body allows, an additional trailer can be pulled which is often referred to as a ‘wagon and drag’.
An artic Hiab is a vehicle which is made up of a truck with the lorry mounted crane situated behind the cab. These trucks can move around unit only or can pull a variety of trailers. They’re so versatile that Artic Hiabs are also capable of a tandem lift where two trucks with Hiabs are used to lift a larger than normal load. This requires great skill and precision by the operators.
Hiabs have developed significantly over the years and are widely used by haulage companies these days. Many Hiabs can now rival mobile cranes in terms of the weights they can lift and the distances they can move. We can offer heavy lift cranes, long reach cranes and those with 4x4 capabilities.
We offer the perfect third party solution for all of your specialist transport requirements.
Moving awkward, abnormal and heavy loads:
We are able to manoeuvre heavy and awkward objects into tight and restricted spaces.
Our drivers have extensive experience allowing us to offer a professional HIAB lorry service throughout the UK.