First Böcker for Cork

UK and Irish crane rental company Cork Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Böcker aluminium truck crane with a 12 tonne AK 52.

Mounted on a 26 tonne three axle Mercedes chassis, the AK 52 features a four section main boom plus a three section luffing jib for a 52 metre tip height. Its optional three metre extension takes the maximum tip height to 55 metres. It has a maximum radius of 45 metres and can take three tonne out to a 17 metre radius with a height of 31 metres.

Features include wireless remote controls with colour screen, automatic levelling and fully variable outrigger set up and monitoring. It has also been supplied with the company’s PK 600-D platform basket attachment which has a maximum outreach of 36 metre with a 100kg platform capacity. Maximum capacity is 600kg which it can take to 30 metres.
(L-R) Jake McCaugherty of Bocker UK with Sean Desmond of Cork Crane Hire

Cork director Sean Desmond, said: “Great to take delivery of the first AK 52 in the northwest. We are looking forward to being able to offer this crane to our customers in addition to our current extensive range of cranes. This versatile crane will be a great bonus to the Telecoms industry with the rolling out of the new 5G network and especially with the inclusion of the extending platform basket attachment.”
The 12 tonne AK 52 is the first Böcker aluminium truck crane in its fleet

Established in 2005, Cork Crane Hire operates from depots in Widnes, UK and Cork, Ireland. Its fleet includes All Terrain cranes ranging from 35 to 300 tonnes, mobile self-erecting tower cranes and now an aluminium truck crane.


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