New grab cranes from HMF to debut at Tip-ex 2018

George Barrow
March 22, 2018

Muck away crane manufacturer HMF is bringing its new grab cranes, specially designed for heavy and continuous grab work, to Tip-ex and Tank-ex – which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 31 May to 2 June.

HMF said that the new muck away cranes had been carefully trialled and tested in the UK and are specially designed for handling construction and road waste such as concrete and asphalt.

The cranes have a maximum hydraulic reach of more than eight metres and a slewing area of 440º. They are equipped with dual mechanical crane functions and 2 operating platforms with easy access between the two operating points via a catwalk.

HMF said that the Danfoss PVG32 control valve with load sensing “ensures quick and precise control” while the dual slewing system provides high torque forces with a full load on slopes up to 15% and precise control so the workload can be quickly and accurately adjusted. The chain drive allows the cylinders to work simultaneously allowing you work efficiently and move on to the next task.

Furthermore, HMF believes that the two versions of the new crane (the HMF1310R-MC with manual control and the HMF1510R-RCS with remote control) require minimum maintenance.

This is a result of the hoses and pipes being protected in the arm system, and additional reinforcement on the inner arm . The column is constructed with a spherical roller bearing in the bottom which functions even if the oil is not 100% clean.

The cranes are painted with HMF's surface treatment EQC, which ensures an extra durable surface, long durability and high resale value.

The crane is also equipped with HMF's RCL5300 safety system, which effectively monitors all movements so that the vehicle stays stable on the ground and the crane always only works within the permitted load.

  • See HMF and its new grab cranes - as well as all the latest tipper and tanker technology - at Tip-ex and Tank-ex. It takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 31 May and 2 June and you can register now!

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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