Hiab presents its biggest HIAB loader crane — HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro

HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro

Hiab, part of Cargotec, presents the new HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro super heavy loader crane at IAA TRANSPORTATION. It is the biggest on-road HIAB loader crane to date, equipped with the new advanced control system SPACEevo for improved productivity and safer operations. Visitors to IAA can see it at Hiab’s exhibition, Pavilion P35, in Hannover, Germany, 20 - 25 September.

The HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro is a 135 tonne metre (tm) super heavy range crane that combines Hiab’s experience in structural engineering with advancements in operating systems. The loader crane has a V10-Force decagonal profile first used in the EFFER 1000 that provides increased strength for vertical performance and improved overall precision.

The precision and safety is further enhanced by the SPACEevo control system that provides advanced safety and productivity functions for veteran and novice operators alike. The Load Stability System for vertical movements (LSS-V) compensates for unintentionally excessive lever movement in vertical operations, while Hiab’s Variable Stability Logic PLUS (VSL+) stability feature optimises lifting capacity with maintained safety, monitoring the position of and pressure on each stabiliser leg.

The crane is suitable for several types of applications as it has a high lifting capacity, yet it can be installed on a 4 axle 32 GVW truck, making it suitable for operation in metropolitan areas. The size advantage also helps to keep purchase and operating costs down, and reduce CO2 emissions.

“This is not just simply a new model. It is the answer to a long-time customer request, a super heavy crane with our most advanced control system features, designed to carry out demanding and challenging heavy lifts in the most effective way. Operators and customers will appreciate how each part of the crane has been designed to excel, from a precision, safety and speed point of view,” says Marcel Boxem, Director, Global Product Management, Loader Cranes Heavy & Super Heavy, Hiab.

The HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro shares parts and controls with the other iQ. and iX range cranes. This makes it easier for operators to use different size cranes and owners of multiple units can lower their warehouse inventory by storing common spare parts that can be used across iX and iQ cranes.

For peace of mind, customers can purchase a ProCare™ service contract to secure original performance with regular preventative maintenance checks and scheduled inspections. Repairs are covered as part of the most extensive package, ProCare Total R&M. Launch activities will start during the fall of 2022 and sales and ordering details will follow.


  • 135 tm range category
  • SPACEevo control system.
  • V10-Force decagonal shaped boom and JIB profile for lightweight and compact frame size maximising vertical and load lifting capabilities.
  • Variable pump, for increased flow performances and reduced fuel consumption
  • nDurance nano-based technology coating assures long-lasting protection of the crane and its parts from corrosion, rust or external environmental factors that would affect its appearance and residual value over time.
  • HIAB iQ.1388 HiPro has in-built connectivity so that owners can access Hiab’s HiConnect™.
  • CE marked
  • ProCare service contracts