April 20, 2021

The Spanish railway infrastructure manager Adif (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) has ordered 37 railway variants Hiab X-Rail 192 loading cranes worth € 1.7 million. The units are part of a tender by Prosutec and Air Rail to supply maintenance trains that will replace a number of older crane trucks.

The Hiab X-Rail 192 is the first in a new line of loading cranes for railway infrastructure companies. Based on the 19 ton / meter X-HiPro 192 from Hiab and the 11.3 ton / meter X-HiDuo 118, it was modified for railway maintenance. It can handle its maximum capacity of 4.7 tons in a radius of 3.3 meters and at a height of just over 11 meters. It offers a maximum center height of 15 meters and can hold 1,060 kg with a maximum radius of 12.9 meters. Features include the company’s ADC (Automatic Duty Control) system, which can increase capacity by up to 10 percent, and the HiConnect telematics system, which uses real-time data to provide information on utilization, operation and machine health.

The cranes are manufactured in the company’s production facility in Zaragoza, Spain, and mounted on light passenger and material rail vehicles. They are mainly used for lifting and unloading materials such as rails and sleepers.

Hiab’s new X-Rail 192 will be the first in a new line of loader cranes aimed at the rail market

Santiago Faraldo, Technical Advisor at Prosutec, said: “One of the main reasons we chose Hiab was the extensive service network in Spain and Europe and that the HiConnect service ensures maximum productivity for our customers. I have over 30 years of experience in the manufacture and maintenance of rail and road vehicles. My experience with Hiab cranes has always been good, as has Multilift dismantling equipment. I believe that Hiab has the highest level of technology on the market and is mounted on Prosutec vehicles to add value to our customers. ”

Hiab Iberia Managing Director Ronald Verzijl added: “From extreme heat to prolonged rainfall along the Atlantic coast, the Spanish climate can be challenging, but on the road or on the tracks, Hiab can be productive and safe day after day, night after night You help keep the railroad running. We are very pleased that our cranes were selected and look forward to servicing them for years to ensure maximum uptime. ”