Trailer-Mounted Crane Hits the U.S.

Well-established German manufacturer Becker recently set up a service and distribution center in Dallas, Texas, for its aluminum trailer cranes and construction lifts. Last week, the company displayed one of its aluminum trailer cranes at ICUEE. According to Becker, the company has one crane model certified for the U.S. market and sold two units prior to ICUEE. In Europe, the 50-year-old company sells three cranes a week.

An alternative to truck-mounted cranes, the trailer crane is a versatile machine that is lightweight and can fit in tight spaces. Ideal for roofing and construction, this machine can reach over the top of a house or building and place loads behind the structure.

The Model AHK 30/1400 PLC on the stand features a 3,000-pound lift capacity and 95-foot lift height. At 7,000 pounds, this crane can be pulled behind a Suburban or other pick-up truck. Powered by a gas or diesel engine, the crane can be powered by a radio remote control. An optional automotive drive enables handling without towing the vehicle to the place of use. Accessories for the crane include tipping troughs, tile grabs, pallet forks, and roof racks.

The company also is distributing the trailer-mounted Junior Construction Lift, which delivers 550 pounds of materials up to 50 feet via a 230-volt hydraulic drive unit. The unit becomes even more versatile when equipped with an optional retractable axle and a mechanical knee joint. Other features include integrated lights and multi-adjustable live ring. A mechanical remote is available as an option.