Ainscough's first cranes from German manufacturer Böcker which specialises in building truck mounted

Ainscough's first cranes from German manufacturer Böcker which specialises in building truck mounted units with aluminium telescopic booms

The last units in an order for eight Böcker cranes will be delivered early March to Ainscough Crane Hire, the UK’s largest crane rental company.

UK dealer Kranlyft is supplying the AK 44/4000 models, largest in the German manufacturer’s range of truck mounted cranes with aluminium booms. The booms on this model are 44 metres long and can be retracted or extended hydraulically under the full load of four tonnes, the manufacturer said. The maximum is available out to 8.2 m and capacity is 500 kg at 30 m.

Its working reach is 35 m and a hydraulically extendable jib is also available.

The small size and light weight of the crane due to its aluminium boom allowed its installation on a 4x2 rigid MAN type TGM 18.250 truck.

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