Hiab Loader Crane Puts a Finishing Touch on World’s First…

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Hiab Loader Crane a Finishing Touch on World’s Zetros for Civilian Use


The result of the close cooperation Cargotec Finland Oy, Veho Vehicles, and Eltel Networks is taking the pathless wilderness of Finland by storm. Originally for military use, the Mercedes-Benz is now used for civilian purposes in the of power lines — with a heavy-duty Hiab crane.

The first Zetros for civilian use was made public at the of December. This heavy-duty truck that was commissioned by Networks is showing the way for the production of equipped vehicles.

From the of the design to the final introduction of the the Zetros project took one year. The design work and calculations took their especially as the vehicle was equipped in to meet the demanding requirements of a building and maintaining electrical and networks. The goal of the project was to a production concept that the utilization of high volume components and assembly, describes Moilanen, the Sales Manager for Hiab products.

During the project, the cooperation of the strong companies was close-knit. The knowledge that the Eltel provided on the requirements of power construction was the basis for the professional created by Cargotec and Veho. The of the project is a highly powerful and loader with the famous capabilities of the Zetros truck.

cooperation continues Cargotec’s and work, which has also a concept designed for the four-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz Atego chassis. standardised, multipurpose vehicle, a Hiab 088 HiDuo crane, is mainly by energy companies in network maintenance tasks, for construction work and in the laying of new lines.

Reaching the Wilderness with and Efficiency

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is an truck that is designed for environments. The continuous all-wheel ensures you’re making in the most difficult terrains. The 7.2 diesel engine has an output of 326 and has proven its reliability time and again in Mercedes-Benz trucks. The does not have to shy away water puddles, as its standard depth is 80cm, and it has optional as high as 110cm.

While the truck delivered to Eltel a manual, hydraulic Mercedes-Benz G 131 the vehicle is also available a fully automatic gearbox. In the truck, the cabin is located the engine, providing more space. The even floor makes it easier to move the cab. In addition to three seats, the cab has room for tools and equipment.

The civilian Zetros is lighter and the door on the roof is used as an exit when using the in a swamp, for example. For a heavy the Zetros has a lower cabin enabling its transportation by rail or by air. Eltel Networks, in North Europe, prefers to personnel and equipment by air, as electrical and telecommunications networks short reaction times in situations.

When the Going Tough

The Zetros, flying colors, is equipped with a heavy-duty loader crane.Â

A loader crane in the 37 tonne class is so heavy that it the frame of an off-road vehicle. on strength calculations, the frame of the Zetros has been stiffened to the demanding conditions. The crane on the provides a horizontal reach of 24 and a vertical reach of nearly 30 A crane of this size is for working with power as it is used to move heavy reels, explains Arto from Hiab.

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In addition to the boom system, the Hiab XS 377 E-6 loader crane has a jib for attaching a basket. The hydraulic hoist can be by remote control, making the easier and safer. Safety and for off-road work is also by the hydraulic stabilizer legs are put into transport position

The sturdy platform on the Zetros is made by Cargotec.

The platform is with a rack for transporting and binding sections for cabling The aluminium profile base large point-concentrated loads, are often needed when power networks, Moilanen

Gathering Experience

Eltel is one of the leading Infranet service in Northern Europe. The Eltel that constructs power works in rough terrains the year, in turn setting requirements for the equipment that use.

The first civilian receives its baptism of fire in the of Eltel personnel in the cold of Northern Finland. The 220-kilovolt from Levi to Sodankylä for the gathering of first-hand experience in the use of the Based on these experiences, the of the Northern cooperation will be evolved in order to meet or the needs of Cargotec and Veho’s

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Pauliina Koivunen

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