Gecko Logistics Group can arrange a wide variety of transport options for clients in and around Perth. We maintain an extensive fleet of 23 heavy duty vehicles that includes side loaders, low loaders, tilt trays, drop deck trailers and crane trucks (i.e. HIABs). Our HIAB trucks in Perth are a relatively new addition to our fleet, and they’ve offered an invaluable expansion to our list of potential services.
A HIAB truck-mounted crane is capable of lifting and transporting a wide variety of heavy duty equipment, including power poles, construction equipment and sea freight containers. If you’re not sure whether HIAB crane transport in Perth is the right option for you, feel free to get in touch with us. Our team will be happy to advise you regarding the appropriate transport solution for the job you have in mind.
HIAB Truck Background
The HIAB truck takes its name from the first truck of its kind, which was manufactured in Sweden in 1947. ‘HIAB’ is actually an acronym that stands for ‘Hydrauliska Industri AB’. Back in the 1940s, the HIAB was a technological breakthrough, as this was the first time that a truck-mounted crane could easily be transported from one location to another.
Today, it is easy to take the innovative HIAB for granted. But in those days, there was no question that this truck was set to revitalise the construction and transportation industries. Today, you’ll find these trucks all around the world, and HIABs continue to be Australia’s most popular articulated truck crane.
A HIAB truck in Perth also provides excellent value for money. These vehicles significantly simplify major transport jobs, by eliminating the need to hire an additional crane to use in conjunction with your transport platform. Instead, all of this is rolled into one with a highly cost-effective truck-mounted crane. There’s no more practical solution for handling and transporting heavy equipment and machinery.
With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that you’ll find so many HIAB trucks hard at work around Perth. At Gecko Logistics Group, we place a high value on these vehicles – both for their durability and for the exceptional power they bring to the job. HIABs are tough because they’re built to top specifications. That’s why we’re proud to include this vehicle in the Gecko Logistics fleet.
HIABs in Perth Are Highly Adaptable
This is a highly adaptable vehicle, and it is capable of pinpoint accuracy on the toughest of jobs. With
a HIAB truck at your disposal, you’ll be able to successfully deliver your cargo to hard-to-reach areas that are inaccessible via other modes of transport.
Our trucks have a maximum lifting capacity of 6 tonnes, though this is reduced to 3 tonnes with the crane is extended to a length of 6.5 metres. Bear in mind that an empty sea container weighs roughly 2.3 tonnes – and it’s only going to be heavier when loaded to capacity. With that in mind, some calculations need to take place to ensure that a HIAB can safely and successfully load your container given the space requirements and lifting constraints. These are calculations that our team will be happy to assist you with.
We should also note that HIABs are able to transport greater weight than they are able to lift in a single go. In some cases, it may be possible to load a HIAB to a limit of up to 9 tonnes for transport.
When a HIAB in Perth Is the Right Vehicle for the Job
There are many situations in which a HIAB truck-mounted crane is the ideal vehicle for the job. Our HIAB trucks regularly assist with the loading and transportation of heavy machinery, construction equipment and freight containers across the Perth metropolitan area – and even into greater WA.
Here is a partial list of the types of equipment that our HIABs are regularly charted to load and transport:
- Electrical generators
- Power poles
- Earthmoving equipment
- Site dongas
- Shipping and sea freight containers
- Portable ablution units
- Elevated work platforms (EWP)
- Building and construction supplies
- Heavy duty pumps
- Farm equipment and tractors
If you are interested in arranging HIAB transport in Perth, our team is standing by to assist. Our drivers and crane operators have all of the appropriate qualifications and licenses for the job, and our vehicles are properly rated and accredited for operation on WA roadways. Contact Gecko Logistics Group by calling toll-free on 1300 744 192 to learn more about our services or to request a quote.