Generally, trees are a static part of a landscape and we don’t give much consideration to the idea of them being moved. However, there are times when trees need to be removed or transplanted for various reasons. Construction projects, landscape renovations, garden redesigns or even gardening shows or events regularly require this niche service. 

Handling such tasks efficiently and safely is crucial to preserving the integrity of said trees, whilst safeguarding all objects and people in the immediate area.

Some mobile cranes are especially well suited to this type of task. In particular, truck- mounted cranes such as the Böcker AK36/4000, Böcker AK46/6000 and Böcker AK52/12000 are industry-wide favourites due to their versatility, manoeuvrability and compact dimensions. These Böcker cranes incorporate Euro-6 engines, making these cranes suitable for work in some low emission areas and on low noise projects.

The Role of Mobile Cranes in Tree Lifting

Tree lifting is a complex task that requires specialised equipment and expertise. Mobile cranes have emerged as indispensable tools in this regard due to their versatility, reach and lifting capacity. Let’s delve into the key features of the Böcker AK series cranes and how they are tailored to this unique challenge.

  1. Böcker AK36/4000

The Böcker AK36/4000 is a compact mobile crane with a lifting capacity of up to 4,000 kg. Its compact size and agility make it perfect for navigating through tight urban spaces. When it comes to tree lifting, the AK36/4000’s versatility shines through.

Key Features:

  • Telescopic Boom: With a maximum extension of 36 m, this crane’s telescopic boom allows it to reach even the most challenging spots, making it ideal for lifting trees from confined locations or over obstacles. 
  • Precision Control: Precise load control and smooth operation are crucial for tree lifting. The AK36/4000 offers excellent control, minimising the risk of damage to the tree or surrounding structures.
  • Manoeuvrability: With its compact design, at just 2.4 m wide, this crane can access areas that larger cranes cannot, making it an excellent choice for urban tree removal and transplantation projects.

 2)  Böcker AK46/6000

The Böcker AK46/6000 takes tree lifting to the next level with its remarkable lifting capacity of up to 6,000 kg. 

Key Features:

  • Heavy Lifting Capability: The AK46/6000 can lift substantial trees with ease, making it the go-to choice for projects involving mature or heavy trees.
  • Stability: Stability is paramount during tree lifting operations. The crane’s robust outriggers provide the necessary stability, ensuring safe and secure tree removal and transplantation. 
  • Outstanding Reach: Offering unrivalled performance, the AK46/6000 has a maximum jib length of 44 metres. The addition of the optional 2 m extension jib provides a maximum reach of up to 46 metres.

  3)  Böcker AK52/12000

For the most demanding tree lifting tasks, the Böcker AK52/12000 is the powerhouse you need. With a remarkable lifting capacity of up to 12,000 kg, it can handle even the largest and heaviest trees with ease.

Key Features:

  • Extreme Lifting Capacity: The AK52/12000 is designed for heavy-duty applications, making it ideal for lifting massive trees.
  • Telescopic Jib: The telescopic jib extends the crane’s reach and provides precise control, ensuring that delicate tree removal and transplantation operations are executed with the utmost care. With a maximum extension length of 52 m, this 32 T crane can lift loads of up to 3000 kg to heights of 31 m at an outreach of 17 m.
  • Advanced Safety Systems: Safety is a top priority when working with such heavy loads. The crane is equipped with advanced safety features, including load monitoring and stability control.

Advantages of Using Mobile Cranes for Tree Lifting

Now that we’ve explored the key features of the Böcker AK series cranes, let’s delve into the advantages of using these mobile cranes for tree lifting in London.

  • Efficiency: Mobile cranes significantly expedite the tree lifting process, reducing downtime and disruption to the surrounding area. This is crucial in urban environments, where minimising inconvenience to residents and businesses is essential.
  • Precision: The precise control and manoeuvrability of these cranes ensure that tree removal and transplantation operations are executed with minimal impact on nearby structures and landscapes.
  • Safety: Safety is paramount in tree lifting, and these cranes are equipped with advanced safety systems to protect both the workers and the environment. These systems include load monitoring, stability control and emergency stop functions.
  • Versatility: The ability to access tight spots and adapt to various terrain conditions makes mobile cranes the perfect choice for these projects in London’s diverse landscapes.
  • Cost-Effective: Mobile cranes are a cost-effective solution for tree lifting tasks, as they reduce the need for extensive manual labour and can handle a wide range of tree sizes and weights.

Speak to Total Lifting Services for Your Tree Lifting Project

Tree lifting and transplantation require specialised equipment and expertise. The Böcker AK36/4000, Böcker AK46/6000 and Böcker AK52/12000 mobile cranes offer versatile, efficient and safe solutions for these tasks. Their compact design, impressive lifting capacities and advanced safety features make them invaluable assets for arborists and contractors tasked with tree removal and transplantation. At Total Lifting Services we are highly specialised in these projects, stocking the industry’s leading tree lifting equipment. Get in touch today on 0208 226 4000 for more information.