If you already know that present-day HIAB cranes have been used for animal-rescue operations, this blast from the past won’t come as a big surprise to you: the HIAB 174 Speedloader was used to feed wild beasts in a Swedish zoo. Yes, even forty years ago, HIAB cranes came to the aid of animals, and […]
Looking back over 40 years ago, there were initiatives by the Western Geophysical Company to find oil off the US west coast. And, of course, the efforts were supported by HIAB, with HIAB loaders becoming an integral part of this process. What does the oil exploration job entail? Back in the Sixties, it started with […]
Can you imagine a time when loading and unloading was done only by hand? Before cranes, workers had to rely only on their strength and makeshift arrangements like planks to discharge loads. HIAB METHOD looked back at the good ‘ol days with Enstaberga Cementgjuteri, a pre-cast concrete works in Stockholm, started by brothers Georg and […]
The HIAB Method Magazine No. 8 from 1967 shone the spotlight on a simpler day and age when faced with fewer effective loading solutions, workers would lift loads manually or use ropes and other rudimentary tools to discharge and move loads at job sites. The improved HIAB 174 Speedloader ushered in greater load-handling efficiency and […]
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