Danish loader crane manufacturer HMF has three new models for heavy duty applications. The 1244 Series, 1444 Series and 1643 Series are grab loaders with high working speed for heavy lifting and for use with polyp grabs. Using hydraulic oil regeneration on the extension cylinders “offers the market's fastest working speed on this type of loader,” HMF said.

Bearings are a maintenance-free composite type and there is centralised lubrication, which helps ensure proper lubrication of, for example, the slewing rack and the top and bottom bearings in the base.

For protection and longer life the hoses for the hydraulic extensions run inside the boom. With a grab and rotator the loader can still be stowed behind the truck cab to maximize capacity on the load platform. HMF loader cranes are distributed by Iowa Mold Tool in the US and Canada and by Maquinaria Intercontinental SA de CV in Mexico.

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