Hiab has unveiled a new cyclone oil tank for its loader and forestry cranes which is said to reduce oil usage, weight, space and running costs.
The tank uses a cyclone system to remove air from the hydraulic oil returning to the tank, which Hiab says is up to 10 times more efficient than standard systems. The technology allows oil to be circulated and filtered more often, significantly reducing the volume of oil and therefore the size of the tank which can now be mounted directly onto the crane and included in the crane's warranty package.
Product manager loader crane accessories Markus Sjöqvist said: "Our new cyclone oil tank is a game changing accessory. Because the cyclone removes air from the oil up to ten times more efficiently, we can work with a much more compact oil tank. So, for example, instead of the 250 or 300 litre oil tank you would expect to find on a standard truck mounted with a loader crane or forestry crane, we can now fit a 100 litre cyclone tank. This reduced size and weight allows the truck to reduce its fuel consumption and lower its CO2 emissions by up to 600kg a year. The tank size and weight reduction also gives additional cargo capacity, plus the advantages of lower oil usage of up to 60 percent, and a more durable hydraulic system, so operating costs are also reduced."
The cyclone tank works with most Hiab crane models.