Tip-ex 2018: HMF and Hiab target tipper grab sector

Will Shiers
June 1, 2018

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.

About the Author

Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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