The UK’s buoyant tipper grab sector, which accounts for 500 units a year, has attracted two new entrants to the market.
First is long-established Danish crane manufacturer HMF, which is launching its 1310 and 1510 grabs. Both cranes have been designed specifically for the UK.
At Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2018 it conducted live demonstrations with a crane mounted to a Renault 8-legger, which has recently undergone a year-long field test with a UK customer.
A company spokesman told CM the trial was a success, and HMF is hoping to take a 20% market share. Meanwhile, Hiab, which showed its new Jonsered grab crane (CM 31 May 2018), is also looking to take another 20% share.