The Difference Between Crane Trucks And Hiab Trucks For Hire In Brisbane And Gold Coast

Which is better, Crane Trucks or Hiab Trucks? What is the difference between them? These are some of the most frequently asked questions by a client in the haulage industry. There is a perception that Hiab Trucks and Crane Trucks are two completely different items used by haulage companies when the answer could not be any more different. Hiab Trucks and Crane Trucks, for all intents and purposes, are the very same thing.

Hiab trucks are a type of crane truck that has a modified chassis, and the crane is mounted on it. They are commonly used in the haulage industry for the transportation of construction materials and loading and unloading of freight.

Difference Between Crane Trucks and Hiab Trucks

Why is the misconception between Crane Trucks and Hiab Trucks?

It is a common misconception that has stayed in existence for quite a long time, the blame for which could be easily laid out at the feet of HIAB, a commonly used abbreviation of Hydrauliska Industri AB, a Swedish crane manufacturer which is quite dominant in this industry as has enjoyed the same status as ‘Hoover’ in the vacuum industry. HIAB was launched in the ‘40s when the majority of the loading was done by manual labour, so the arrival of a crane truck that not only transports the material but can also load and unload the material efficiently revolutionised the market. It is the main reason people often confuse crane trucks and Hiab trucks as two different entities when they are one and the same.

Different Types of Hiab Trucks

‘Hiab Trucks’ can be easily categorised into two categories, Rigid Hiab and Artic Hiab.

  1. Rigid Hiab

Rigid Hiab is a crane tuck where the truck, lorry mounted crane and the trailer are all in one rigid structure; that’s why the name. Rigid Hiab is more adept than several of their counterparts and can easily fit into tighter spaces where the alternative is generally pulling a separate trailer. Rear Hiab vehicles usually have a crane either at the front or at the back of the vehicle; a reason why they are sometimes referred to as Front or Rear mounted Hiab.

  1. Artic Hiab

In Artic Hiab, the truck has a lorry mounted crane behind the cab. These Artic Hiab are incredibly versatile and move around with just the unit, or they can pull a variety of trailers; they are also capable of tandem lift.

Hiab Truck designs have improved significantly in recent years, and they are now capable of travelling more distance, and their load carrying capacity has also improved considerably. And if one is looking to hire Hiab Trucks in Brisbane and Gold Coast, then they could not find a better companion for their transportation needs than On The Move Transport.

On the Move Transport has a comprehensive fleet of Hiab Trucks/ Crane Trucks for hire in Gold Coast and Brisbane to support your business. The crane lifting capacity is up to 10 tonnes with an extension from 1 to 30 metres depending on the requirement.

Hiab Trucks at On The Move Transport and their lifting equipments are certified, and their drivers are highly experienced in the haulage industry.

Hiab Trucks are efficient in loading and unloading materials without the need for any labour and can be used to transport a variety of materials without much hassle.

Now, you know the basic difference between Hiab trucks and crane trucks. Then, what are you waiting for? Hire a crane truck or hiab truck in Brisbane and Gold Coast according to what suits your specific needs and don’t forget to connect with On The Move Transport.

Areas we service:

Gold Coast:  AdvancetownAlbertonAnglers ParadiseArundelAshmore, AustinvilleBahrs ScrubBannockburnBeechmontBeenleighBelivahBenobbleBenowaBenowa WatersBethaniaBiggera WatersBilingaBonoginBoylandBroadbeachBroadbeach WatersBundallBurleigh HeadsBurleigh WatersCanungraCarraraChevron IslandClagiraba, Clear Island Waters, Coolangatta, Coombabah, Coomera, Coomera Waters, Cronin Island, Currumbin, Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Waters, Eagle Heights, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Elanora, Ephraim Island, Ferny Glen, Florida Gardens, Flying Fox, Gaven, Gilberton, Gilston, Guanaba, Helensvale, Highland Park, Hollywell, Holmview, Hope Island, Illinbah, Isle Of Capri, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Kirra, Labrador, Lamington National Park, Lower Beechmont, Luscombe, Main Beach, Maudsland, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid WatersMerrimac, Miami, Molendinar, Monterey Keys, Mount Nathan, Mount Warren Park, Mudgeeraba, Natural Bridge, Nerang, Neranwood, Nobby Beach, Norwell, Numinbah Valley, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Palm Beach, Paradise Island, Paradise Point, Paradise Waters, Parkwood, Pimpama, Reedy Creek, Robina, Runaway Bay, Sanctuary Cove, Santa Barbara, Sarabah, South Stradbroke, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Southport, Southport Park, Sovereign Islands, Springbrook, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Studio Village, Surfers Paradise, Tallai, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Valley, Tamborine Mountain, Tugun, Upper Coomera, Varsity Lakes, Waterford, Willow Vale, Windaroo, Witheren, Wolffdene, Wongawallan, Wonglepong, Woongoolba, Worongary, Yatala

Brisbane: Acacia Ridge, Albany Creek, Albion, Alderley, Alexandra Hills, Algester, Allingham, Amberley, Amity, Amity Point, Annerley, Anstead, Aquatic Paradise, Arana Hills, Archerfield, Armstrong Creek, Ascot, Ashgrove, Aspley, Auchenflower, Augustine Heights, Bald Hills, Balmoral, Banksia Beach, Banyo, Bardon, Barellan Point, Basin Pocket, Beachmere, Bellara, Bellbird Park, Bellbowrie, Bellmere, Bellthorpe, Belmont, Berrinba, Birkdale, Blacksoil, Blackstone, Bongaree, Boondall, Booval, Boronia Heights, Bowen Hills, Bracalba, Bracken Ridge, Brassall, Bray Park, Brendale, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Brisbane (CBD), Brisbane Airport, Brookfield, Brookwater, Browns Plains, Buccan, Bulimba, Bulwer, Bundamba, Bunya, Buranda, Burbank, Burpengary, Burpengary East, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Calamvale, Calvert, Camira, Camp Hill, Camp Mountain, Campbells Pocket, Cannon Hill, Capalaba, Capalaba West, Carbrook, Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale, Carole Park, Carseldine, Cashmere, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Cedarton, Chambers Flat, Chandler, Chapel Hill, Charters Towers City, Chelmer, Chermside, Chermside West, Churchill, Chuwar, Clayfield, Clear Mountain, Cleveland, Clontarf, Clontarf Beach, Closeburn, Coalfalls, Collingwood Park, Commissioners Flat, Coochiemudlo Island, Coopers Plains, Coorparoo, Corinda, Cornubia, Cosgrove, Cowan Cowan, Crestmead, D’aguilar, Daisy Hill, Dakabin, Darra, Dayboro, Deagon, Deception Bay, Deebing Heights, Delaneys Creek, Dinmore, Donnybrook, Doolandella, Draper, Drewvale, Dunwich, Durack, Dutton Park, Eagle Farm, East Brisbane, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Eatons Hill, Ebbw Vale, Ebenezer, Ecco Ripley, Eight Mile Plains, Elimbah, Ellen Grove, England Creek, Enoggera, Enoggera Reservoir, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Fairfield, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Fig Tree Pocket, Fitzgibbon, Flinders View, Forest Lake, Forestdale, Foritude Valley, Fortitude Valley, Gailes, Gaythorne, Geebung, Godwin Beach, Goodna, Gordon Park, Graceville, Grandchester, Grange, Greenbank, Greenslopes, Griffin, Gumdale, Haigslea, Hamilton, Harrisville, Hawthorne, Heathwood, Hemmant, Hendra, Heritage Park, Herston, Highgate Hill, Highvale, Hillcrest, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Inala, Indooroopilly, Ipswich, Ironbark, Jamboree Heights, Jimboomba, Jindalee, Jollys Lookout, Joyner, Kallangur, Kangaroo Point, Karalee, Karana Downs, Karawatha, Karrabin, Karragarra Island, Kedron, Kelvin Grove, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Keperra, Kholo, King Scrub, Kingston, Kippa-ring, Kobble Creek, Kooringal, Kuraby, Kurwongbah, Laceys Creek, Lake Manchester, Lamb Island, Lanefield, Larapinta, Lawnton, Leichhardt, Loamside, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lota, Lower Mount Walker, Lutwyche, Lytton, Macgregor, Mackenzie, Macleay Island, Mango Hill, Manly, Manly West, Mansfield, Marburg, Margate, Marsden, McDowall, Meadowbrook, Meldale, Middle Park, Milton, Mitchelton, Moggill, Moodlu, Moores Pocket, Moorina, Moorooka, Morayfield, Moreton Bay, Moreton Island, Morningside, Mount Coot-tha, Mount Cotton, Mount Crosby, Mount Forbes, Mount Glorious, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Mount Mee, Mount Nebo, Mount Ommaney, Mount Pleasant, Mount Samson, Muirlea, Mundoolun, Munruben, Murarrie, Murrumba Downs, Mutdapilly, Narangba, Nathan, Neurum, New Beith, New Chum, New Farm, Newmarket, Newport, Newstead, Newtown, Ningi, Norman Park, North Booval, North Ipswich, North Lakes, North Maclean, North Stradbroke Island, North Tivoli, Northgate, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Nundah, Ocean View, One Mile, Ormiston, Oxley, Paddington, Pallara, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Parkinson, Peak Crossing, Perulpa Island, Petrie, Petrie Qld, Petrie Terrace, Pine Mountain, Pinjarra Hills, Pinkenba, Point Lookout, Priestdale, Pullenvale, Purga, Raby Bay, Raceview, Ransome, Red Hill, Redbank, Redbank Plains, Redcliffe, Redland Bay, Regents Park, Richlands, Ripley, Ripley Valley, Riverhills, Riverview, Robertson, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Rocklea, Rocksberg, Rosewood, Rothwell, Runcorn, Rush Creek, Russell Island, Sadliers Crossing, Salisbury, Samford Valley, Samford Village, Samsonvale, Sandgate, Sandstone Point, Scarborough, Seven Hills, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Shailer Park, Sheldon, Sherwood, Shorncliffe, Silkstone, Sinnamon Park, Slacks Creek, South Brisbane, South Maclean, South Ripley, Spring Hill, Spring Mountain, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Springwood, St Helena Island, St Lucia, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Stanmore, Stockleigh, Stones Corner, Stony Creek, Strathpine, Stretton, Sumner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Swanbank , Taigum, Tallegalla, Tamborine, Tamborine Village, Tanah Merah, Tangalooma, Taringa, Tarragindi, Teneriffe, Tennyson, Thagoona, The Gap, Thorneside, Thornlands, Timberlands, Tingalpa, Tivoli, Toombul, Toorbul, Toowong, Unclassified Qld, Underwood, Upper Brookfield, Upper Caboolture, Upper Kedron, Upper Mount Gravatt, Victoria Point, Virginia, Wacol, Wakerley, Walloon, Wamuran, Wamuran Basin, Warner, Waterford West, Wavell Heights, Wellers Hill, Wellington Point, West End, West Ipswich, Westlake, White Patch, Whiteside, Wights Mountain, Willawong, Willowbank, Wilston, Windsor, Wishart, Woodend, Woodford, Woodhill, Woodridge, Woody Point, Woolloongabba, Wooloowin, Woolshed, Woorim, Wulkuraka, Wynnum, Wynnum West, Yamanto, Yarrabilba, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Yugar, Zillmere

Sunshine Coast: Alexandra Headland, Aroona, Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Battery Hill, Beerburrum, Beerwah, Belli, Belli Park, Bells Creek, Birtinya, Black Mountain, Bli Bli, Bokarina, Booroobin, Boreen Point, Boynside, Bridges, Buddina, Buderim, Burnett Downs, Burnside, Caloundra, Caloundra West, Cambroon, Castaways Beach, Chevallum, Coes Creek, Conondale, Coochin Creek, Coolabine, Cooloolabin, Coolum, Coolum Beach, Cooran, Cooroibah, Cooroy, Cooroy Mountain, Cootharaba, Cotton Tree, Crohamhurst, Curramore, Currimundi, Diamond Valley, Dicky Beach, Diddillibah, Doonan, Dulong, Eerwah Vale, Eudlo, Eumundi, Federal, Flaxton, Forest Glen, Gheerulla, Glass House Mountains, Glenview, Golden Beach, Harper Creek, Highworth, Hunchy, Ilkley, Image Flat, Kawana Island, Kawana Waters, Kenilworth, Kiamba, Kidaman Creek, Kiels Mountain, Kin Kin, Kings Beach, Kulangoor, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Kureelpa, Lake Macdonald, Landers Shoot, Landsborough, Little Mountain, Maleny, Mapleton, Marcoola, Marcus Beach, Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Meridan Plains, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mons, Montville, Mooloolaba, Mooloolah, Mooloolah Valley, Mount Coolum, Mount Mellum, Mountain Creek, Mudjimba, Nambour, Ninderry, Noosa Heads, Noosa North Shore, Noosa Sound, Noosa Springs, Noosa Waters, Noosaville, North Arm, North Maleny, North Shore, Obi Obi, Pacific Paradise, Palmview, Palmwoods, Parklands, Parrearra, Peachester, Pelican Waters, Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Perwillowen, Pinbarren, Point Arkwright, Pomona, Reesville, Ridgewood, Ringtail Creek, Rosemount, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Tanawha, Teewah, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, Towen Mountain, Twin Waters, Valdora, Verrierdale, Warana, West Woombye, Weyba Downs, Witta, Woombye, Wurtulla, Yandina, Yandina Creek, Yaroomba

Toowoomba: Centenary Heights, Cotswold Hills2, Cranley, Darling Heights, Drayton, East Toowoomba, Glenvale2,  Harlaxton, Harristown, Kearneys Spring, Middle Ridge, Mount Kynoch, Mount Lofty, Newtown, North Toowoomba, Prince Henry Heights, Rangeville, Redwood, Rockville, South Toowoomba, Toowoomba City (the city centre), Torrington2,  Wilsonton, Wilsonton Heights

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