Owners and operators of skiploaders know: the challenge to perform starts over every day. Again and again, you are put to the test. Expected to work smarter and faster and not only in easy conditions, but also where streets are narrow and obstacles unpredictable.
A new-generation skiploader built to perform
To meet these challenges, Hiab has launched a new-generation skiploader named MULTILIFT Futura. With over 100 smart innovations, the new skiploader is designed to lift customers’ business to higher levels of productivity, safety and flexibility.
Jussi Katajainen, Product Manager for MULTILIFT demountables, explains: “In designing MULTILIFT Futura, we have not looked back to what has always been done. We have looked forward, to what should be done and that started with listening, listening and listening some more to our customers.”
100 innovations to boost customers’ business
MULTILIFT Futura combines good looks, street smarts and forward thinking. Featuring a long list of design innovations — many that are easy to see and many more behind the scenes — MULTILIFT Futura ensures the highest durability, professional appearance, and fast, easy operation. After all, a skiploader should be a workhorse — lifting and transporting containers rather than spending time in the repair shop.
“We offer our customers smart and safe solutions that ensure their business growth,” says Katajainen. “The new skiploader has been designed especially to meet customer needs with features that are totally new to the market.”
Here are just a few of the many unique features of MULTILIFT Futura:
EvoLight™ construction means more payload
MULTILIFT Futura is light, lean and tough. The completely redesigned lightweight steel construction gives 300-500 kg more legal payload without compromising strength. That means hauling more while saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. And it also helps save wear and tear on city streets.
SwanNeck™ increases reach
With the distinctive SwanNeck™ design, operators can go further than the competition. The precisely calculated curve in combination with the extra-long telescopic arms increases the skiploader’s reach while maintaining perfect stability — even when lifting over fences and obstacles, or from an unaligned angle.
FlexControl™ offers freedom of control
FlexControl™ gives owners the freedom to customize their skiploader specification — paying only for what they need when they need it, as the modular system makes retrofitting easy. Control options even include the possibility to have outside, in-cab, radio remote controls, or a customised combination. Other smart options include a dynamic on-board weighing system, which weighs the container during the loading movement, and smart-drive for telescopic arms and stabiliser legs.
SkipTop™ covers any load — automatic, fast and safe
At just the touch of a button, SkipTop™ makes it automatic, fast and safe to cover any load. With no need to climb up and wrestle with covers and ropes, SkipTop™ saves time and aching backs. Not to mention setting higher safety standards on the road.
SafetyPlus™ boosts safety for both operator and surroundings
The new-generation skiploader adds leading-edge safety innovations, such as hydraulic side stops, hydraulic container lock and precise controls combined with safety interlocks to help eliminate needless risks in skip-handling.
MULTILIFT: Performance for today and tomorrow
MULTILIFT is renowned for robust quality, and now MULTILIFT Futura takes that excellence and dependability further into the future with a number of ground-breaking innovations.
“We have seen the needs of today and anticipated the needs of tomorrow. MULTILIFT Futura combines forward-thinking techniques with everyday practicality. Because needs change, conditions change, and legislations change. And we want to make sure our customers are on top of them and stay on top,” concludes Katajainen.
Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Hiab’s product range includes HIAB loader cranes, JONSERED recycling and forestry cranes, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT demountables, as well as DEL, WALTCO and ZEPRO tail lifts. www.hiab.com