Baldwins, with depots in Leeds and London, took delivery of two Terex AC80-2s earlier this year, and put them to work in its east and west London depots. The latest pair arrived this month and will work in east London and in Leeds.

Baldwins Crane Hire said this particular model was sought after for its on road and on site performance and economic fuel consumption.

The Terex AC80-2 is equipped with a fully powered 50m telescopic main boom and 17.6m high capacity boom extension carried on board it can be offset to 40 degrees.

The company said its new crane is fitted with a 428hp Mercedes engine and Allison fully automatic transmission.

The Terex AC80-2 travels with its full 18t of counterweight under UK domestic regulations for abnormal loads, STGO regulations, removing the need for back-up transport on every job.

Baldwins Crane Hire’s executive chairman, Richard Baldwin, said: "This model was our preferred choice for a number of reasons, but mainly because it has a proven track record for reliability and offers exactly the level of performance we and our customers need."