Big Böcker for Commhoist

UK crane, access and telecoms logistics contractor Commhoist – part of Lowton Infrastructure Group (LIG) - has taken delivery of a 12 tonne Böcker AK 52 truck crane.
The new 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.
Testing out the new platform

Chief executive of Commhoist and LIG, Glynn Carlisle said: "It’s a really exciting time for LIG, and the arrival of these new fleet vehicles signifies our commitment to the future. The expansion of our fleet enables us to enhance flexibility, catering not only to our current clientele but also effectively serving new clients and exploring new market opportunities.”
An aerial view of the platform in operation

The company has also ordered two new six tonne AK 48 truck cranes for delivery later this year and early 2025.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Warrington, Cheshire, Commhoist runs a fleet of truck mounted cranes and platforms, All Terrains and loader cranes.