Truck Crane AK 37 / AK 37e

The No. 1 below 7.49 t on MAN and Mercedes truck - also with battery and 230 V charging technology

The Böcker truck crane AK 37 sets new standards among aluminium-steel hybrid truck cranes up to 7.49 t gross vehicle weight. Having a maximum payload of three tons as well as extensions lengths up to 37 m this crane is perfectly suitable even for challenging tasks during the daily work on a construction site. No matter if heavy pallets with bituminous felt or even grit containers have to be lifted, there are numerous fields of application thanks to the solid design of this crane.

Due to outstanding lateral working ranges the truck crane AK 37 easily lifts loads even to the rear side of the roof. The sophisticated PLC Control ensures that even enormous loads can be transported exactly and safely to the respective place of destination. Each of the four telescopic outriggers can be controlled separately so that the crane can be ideally adapted to the situation on-site. Hereby, the PLC control continuously monitors the position of each single outrigger and shares automatically the maximum working range subject to the present charge. As a result the Böcker truck crane AK 37 provides maximum safety as well as an ideal utilization of the maximum working range even under extremely challenging circumstances. The new radio control with full colour display and optional camera technology also ensures an easy and safe use of all crane functions.

Sustainable drive technology

The AK 37 is optionally available as a 230 V crane with additional electric motor and battery or as a 400 Vhybrid crane. Especially in densely populated areas, the low-emission and low-noise operation offers great advantages. With an output of 13 kW, the 400 V drive is as powerful as usual. Thanks to the adjustable fuse protection, the crane utilises the maximum available current at the construction site at any moment.

As the first mobile crane on the market, the AK 37e can be equipped with a 230 V electric motor that charges at any classic household socket thanks to battery technology. The AK 37e works electrically almost everywhere - a decisive advantage especially for refurbishment and repair jobs in residential areas. At the same time, the readily available connection to a normal power socket enables permanent electrical use on any building for the first time. The modern lithium-ion battery charges directly during crane use so quickly that the battery level remains constant during everyday operation and all crane functions can be seamlessly continued. The powerful battery capacity also allows the crane to operate autonomously for a long time, even without an external power supply and without switching on the PTO power take-off.

In order to minimise the energy intake, a sustainable stop-and-go-automatic device limits the energy consumption of the hybrid crane. The control system registers movement requirements activating the electric motor only when required. During idle times and waiting times, the automatic system saves valuable resources. With the eReady kit, the truck crane can be prepared for a subsequent retrofit of the eDrive.

Optionally, the hybrid truck crane can also be operated at any time via the truck engine's auxiliary drive. Here, state-of-the-art engine technology with exhaust gas cleaning and AdBlue injection is used. In addition, all Böcker cranes exclusively use durable, biodegradable hydraulic oil of the lowest water hazard class.

  • Electric drive with battery
    Electric drive with battery
  • Hybrid
  • Bio hydraulic oil
  • Stop-and-Go-Automatic
Performance data 
Payload max. (kg)1,500 (opt. 3,000)
Extension length max. (m)35.00 (opt. 37.00) 
Working height jib (m)23.30
Jib extendable (m)4.78 - 11.00 (opt. 13.00)
Jib payload (kg) 2,000 / 800 / 500 / (250)
Main boom angle (degrees)85
Swivel range (degrees) +/- 310 
Jib angle approx. (degrees) 162
Lifting speed (m/min)60
Support area L x W max. (m)5.40 x 5.55
Support area L x W to two sides (m)   3.95
Vehicle data 
Height (m)3.80
Width (m)2.55 
Length (m)8.35
Wheel distance (m)3.90
Gross vehicle weight (kg)7.49 / 8.6 (8.8)
Range crane operation (m) 
250 kg28.00
450 kg22.00
1,500 kg14.00
1,500 kg10.00
2,000 kg8.00
4,000 kg5.00
Range / working height for platform operation (m) 
with rotating basket 250 kg (PK 250-D)21.1 / 30.5
Range / working height for platform operation
with non-rotating basket (m)
22.0 / 30.5 at 200 kg
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Durability and environmental friendliness

  • Excellent cost efficiency due to low operating and servicing costs
  • Very safe investment due to higher than average value stability and the Böcker guarantee promise
  • Environmentally friendly due to biodegradable hydraulic oil and reduced petrol consumption

The mast and telescope system

  • Precise work thanks to the stability and torsional rigidity of the profiles
  • Sensitive and judder-free telescoping even with high loads and flat mast angles
  • Highest reaches even up to the back of the roof for effective work without having to relocate the crane due to the fully hydraulic extendible boom*

The support technology

  • Erection and work in the smallest spaces thanks to fully variable positioning of every individual outrigger
  • Fast and comfortable crane erection thanks to self-levelling and wireless colour remote control
  • Optimal crane stability and securing of the site
  • Greatest possible ground clearance through the large lift of the Outriggers

The operating concept

  • Particularly intuitive wireless remote control with full colour graphic display
  • Optimal erection without repositioning thanks to the constantly updated reach display
  • Efficient work thanks to concomitant operation of several crane functions
  • Diagnosis function as standard in the display
  • Optional hook camera with image transfer

BICS control

  • The software developed by Böcker warrants greatest possible flexibility and optimised reach in any situation while offering highest possible safety at the same time
  • Several software features create excellent operating comfort both in the fore- and background

The accessories

  • Multiple applications thanks to the large number of accessories on offer for every trade
  • Still exceptional payloads and reaches thanks to the consequent aluminium light-weight construction

The platform technology

  • Maximum flexibility through the combination of crane and platform technology
  • Thanks to the Easy-Lock-System swapped over with a ease
  • Several applications covered by different platform models
  • Highest work comfort thanks to automatic levelling and on-board electrics

The drive concept

  • Low fuel usage and maintenance requirements lead to reduced operating costs
  • Comfortable handling, one tank, one fuel, one refuelling process
  • Highest failure safety thanks to the battery-operated emergency control system

Unique design of turret and loading area

  • The small slewing radius makes it possible to erect the crane in the smallest of all spaces and with flowing traffic
  • Clever fixation system for Böcker accessories

Trend-setting environmental sustainability

  • Low fuel usage and low emissions
  • Can be operated in all environmental zones

*optionally available

  • Tile Fitting Platforms

    Roof Tile Fitting Platforms

  • Roof Tile Tongs

    Fast and efficient transport of roof tiles

  • Tipper Basket

    Leightweight and efficient

  • Pallet forks

    Easy transport of pallets

  • BöckerConnect

    Digital crane technology

  • Access platform PK 250-D

    Max. 2 persons and max. 250 kg load capacity

  • Access platform PK 200-1

    Max. 2 persons and max. 200 kg load capacity