Birmingham Crane Hire Company (BCHC) in the UK, has taken delivery of a new six tonne AK46/6000 Böcker truck crane.
The AK 46/6000 is mounted on a 26 tonne chassis and 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.
Mark Weatherson of BCHC said: “Since purchasing our first 44/4000 in 2013 Böcker cranes have formed an important part of our fleet, serving our customers well with their versatility and lightweight design. I have every confidence that this new AK 46 will be kept busy facilitating our clients’ requirements for years to come.”
BCHC was established in 1981 by James, David and Alastair Weatherson, since then it has grown into one of the leading crane rental companies in the English Midlands, while claiming to run the second largest fleet of mobile self-erecting tower cranes in the UK.