First of three Böckers

UK based crane rental company Nationwide Lifting Solutions has taken delivery of a new 12 tonne Böcker AK 52 truck crane.
Mounted on a four axle MAN chassis, the AK 52 features a four section main boom plus a three section telescopic luffing jib for a 52 metre tip height. It has a maximum radius of 45 metres and can take three tonnes out to a 17 metre radius with a height of 31 metres. Other features include wireless colour remote control with automatic levelling, and variable positioning of the individual outrigger beams
Böcker AK 52

Managing director Colin Murphy said: “Our fleet already features several Böcker cranes including an AK35 and three AK46’s, with the new AK 52 being the largest model available. The Böcker cranes have proved very popular with our customers and us. With its quick operation and reliability, it was an easy choice to add this unit to our fleet.”

The new crane will be joined by two more Böcker’s with an AK42 due to arrive next year and an AK48 in 2025 as soon as the new versions have been released.

Established in 2008 Nationwide is based in Basildon, Essex and operates a fleet of 20 mobile cranes ranging from seven to 200 tonnes.