UK rental company Eastern Crane Hire has taken delivery of a second six tonne Böcker AK 46/6000 aluminium boomed truck crane, with a 12 tonne four axle AK 52 due for delivery later this year.
The AK 46/6000 features a four section main boom plus three section upper boom/luffing jib, providing a maximum tip height of 44 metres with a two metre manual extension to take it to 46 metres with a capacity of 400kg.
It can handle its maximum capacity at eight metres radius and a height of 18 metres or take one tonne to 26 metres and 250kg to 39.3 metres. Features include fully variable outrigger set-up widths, including asymmetrical, automatic levelling and radio remote controls with colour display screen.
The crane is mounted on a 26 tonne MAN chassis with steerable rear axle to add to the unit’s manoeuvrability.
Chris Ashworth of Eastern Crane Hire said: “We proudly took delivery of our first Bocker AK 46/6000 in September 2021, it soon became apparent that another was required to keep up with demand. The truck crane has strengthened our fleet massively and we are thrilled to have another of its kind. With its ability to work in tight spaces, enclosed roof coverings and most importantly more economical is a huge benefit. It is the perfect addition to our growing fleet of modern mobile cranes. This crane has a special dedication to our two children, the future of Eastern Crane Hire.”