• HIAB VSL+: NEVER BE CAUGHT OFF-BALANCE

    At Atlas Polar, safety is a key priority – it’s one of the key reasons we’re so happy to be HIAB’s sole Canadian distributor. Once again, HIAB has delivered a significant new safety and performance feature that makes operating a heavy-duty crane safer and more stable than ever before. And it’s revolutionizing the way we […]

  • VIRTUAL REALITY IS NOT JUST FOR GAMING ANYMORE

    Virtual Reality (VR) puts you intensely, right ‘in the moment’ in any situation. It makes you hyper-aware of everything around you. So it only makes sense that this exciting technology has been brought to bear for heavy equipment cranes in highly sensitive operations like forestry, railway and recycling. And it only makes sense that HIAB […]

  • MASTER CONTROL WITHOUT THE EXPERIENCE

    Think of driving a truck with a manual shift. Now think of switching over to an automatic. You’re still driving, but there are fewer things to worry about. The whole shifting of gears, managing the clutch, gearing up or down, adjusting the gas is just, well, automatic. There’s less to think about, so you pay […]

  • KNUCKLEBOOM MAINTENANCE AND CERTIFICATION – REQUIRED AND PROFITABLE

    While Ontario’s GDP is in steep decline, the construction sector has been going up, up, up! And it’s predicted to continue. That’s excellent news for Atlas Polar and our customers. Our HIAB knuckleboom articulating cranes and Moffett truck-mounted forklifts are powering construction projects across the country and are everywhere on Ontario job sites. Downtime is […]

  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A TRUCK-MOUNTED CRANE

    If your business delivers products out there or up there, truck-mounted articulating cranes can be an essential piece of equipment. These cranes range in capacity, reach, control, safety and performance features to lift heavy loads and deliver your materials on the job site. Also known as knuckleboom cranes, they’re designed to be durable, highly manoeuvrable […]

  • UNEARTHED VIDEO SHOWS A HIAB ERECTED STONEHENGE

    As history buffs, we were thrilled to discover this bit of archival history – an unearthed video documenting the construction of Stonehenge. Engrossed, you can imagine our surprise when, from across the Salisbury Plain, there emerged a HIAB truck crane hefting one of the great stones into position! But wait, what’s that? Heavy equipment? A […]

  • HIAB’S HI-TECH ARCTIC EXPEDITION

    When you send your equipment off to spend a year drifting the Arctic Ocean on an ice floe, there can be no doubt whatsoever that it’s up to the challenge. The HIAB X-HiDuo 108 E-4 truck-mounted crane is the intrepid explorer on the MOSAiC expedition, doing precisely that. Inspired by Norwegian researcher and explorer Fridtjof […]

  • HIAB HELPING BUSINESSES RECOVER FROM COVID

    Covid-19 has challenged businesses all over the world. It’s been even more challenging in the UK, where companies are also reeling from Brexit. So when MV Commercial, one of the UK’s top independent commercial vehicle dealers, came up with a plan to help recovery and grow their company, we thought the story struck an interesting […]

  • VISION LAB TESTS THE LIMITS OF POSSIBILITY

    HIAB had a vision: tackle the long-time industry challenge of detecting and identifying objects in shifting environments and ever-changing climate conditions. HIAB has always been at the forefront of innovation. Vision Lab, the latest addition to its Test and Innovation Center in Hudiksvall, Sweden tests the limits of possibility. The state-of-the-art facility tests HIAB cranes, […]

  • HIAB SOS! HISTORIC HIGH TOWER RESCUE

    Innovative design ideas draw attention. Executing those ideas can mean ‘back to the drawing board’ without equally innovative solutions to do that – precisely what happened recently when Jersey Heritage had exciting new design and marketing ideas for their historic Radio Tower at Corbiére on the island of Jersey. The iconic site, located on the […]