Gottwald has build two AK 680-103 cranes. One with a normale carrier and one with a tractor and axle lines.
This is the "normale" AK 680, also called AK 680-1.
In 1980 this crane was delivered to the English Scotts Cranes and has 129155 as serialnumber.
Later Scotts turned into Scotts Greenham and the crane changed colour.
The company GWS took over Scotts Greenham so the AK 680-1 went to GWS.
A good friend in the UK gave me some nice pictures of the crane in action. Here during rigging of the crane, the superlift still had to be raised.
Here the crane was rigged and was ready to lift parts for the offshore oil industry.
After a couple of years GWS went banktrupt and the crane was sold to Sarens UK. gegaan.
The crane was taken to Belgium for some spectaculair jobs like here in Anderlecht. After these jobs the crane went to Wolvertem for a overhaul and update. The cabins were in very bad shape so they changed it with new Demag cabs.
The crane was tested and is now called AK 680-3. Then the crane went back to the UK where it still is in service today.
A large thanks to all the people who contributed their pictures!