December/January 2024 – Vol. 25, Issue 8
Truck mounted cranes (PDF, 838.27 KB)
One of the major downsides of running specialist, low volume equipment is that it can be very expensive to operate, maintain and repair. The truck mounted crane benefits from a standard commercial chassis or running gear which can be a major benefit. We take a look at the various sectors of this changing market.
December/January 2023 – Vol. 24, Issue 8
Aluminium truck cranes (PDF, 970.64 KB)
The ‘aluminium’ truck and trailer crane concept is steadily gaining traction in several European markets thanks to their cost effectiveness for lifting loads such as roof trusses, air conditioning units and solar panels. Mounted on a commercial chassis, they cost less than All Terrains and benefit from lower running costs. We chat with Alexander Böcker, of market leading manufacturer Böcker as well as profiling two companies running aluminium truck cranes in their fleets.
December/January 2022 – Vol. 23, Issue 8
Aluminium truck cranes (PDF, 765.25 KB)
A small number of German manufacturers have been building high reaching, lightweight truck and trailer mounted cranes for many years. In the past decade their popularity has been growing across a wider geographic area, among both end users and rental companies. Will North takes a look at what sets these cranes apart?
February 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 1
Aluminium boomed truck cranes (PDF, 1.01 MB)
The aluminium boomed truck crane now appears to be making its mark as a useful tool among the mobile crane community in a good number of markets. We compare the new six tonne Klaas K1100 RSX with Böcker’s flagship model the AK 52.