TRT Re­cently Reg­is­tered

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New truck and trailer reg­is­tra­tions for March

HIAB’S FIRST LOGLIFT CRANE EQUIPPED with its ground­break­ing vir­tual re­al­ity con­trol sys­tem has gone to work in Swe­den. e cam­era-based HiVi­sion sys­tem moves load­ing and un­load­ing into the truck cab, with the op­er­a­tor wear­ing vir­tual re­al­ity gog­gles and op­er­at­ing crane con­trols, guided by four crane-mounted cam­eras.

ey pro­vide the op­er­a­tor with “a re­al­is­tic 270-de­gree view,” says Hiab – al­low­ing the op­er­a­tor to “see” the work­ing area.

Long­stand­ing Hiab cus­tomer Ack­estens Åk­eri chose a Loglift crane with HiVi­sion for its new Sca­nia truck: “We’ve al­ways been ea­ger to try new things in our busi­ness,” says owner Jo­han Ack­esten.

“We were one of the

rst com­pa­nies in this busi­ness in our area to buy a cabin-equipped forestry crane in the 1990s. When we saw and tested HiVi­sion last year, it was quite ob­vi­ous for us to go for this in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion.

“Also, my sons work­ing with me in the com­pany were very ea­ger to ac­quire the next-gen­er­a­tion forestry crane.”

e cri­te­ria for Ack­estens Åk­eri buy­ing the Loglift crane with HiVi­sion were safety, er­gonomics and bet­ter econ­omy: “Climb­ing into the cabin, es­pe­cially in harsh weather con­di­tions, can be dan­ger­ous,” says Ack­esten.

“ere’s no need to do that any­more. Also, our cus­tomers in the for­est in­dus­try ap­pre­ci­ate that we can load more tim­ber when we save on the weight of the cabin.”

Hiab says it will con­tinue to de­liver Loglift cranes with the HiVi­sion sys­tem in Europe and Ja­pan in the next few months.

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e cam­era-based HiVi­sion vir­tual-re­al­ity sys­tem will make load­ing and un­load­ing in bad weather much safer, Swedish op­er­a­tor Jo­han Ack­esten be­lieves

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