Crane hire and contract lifting services in Exeter

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Exeter. Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from 30 strategic locations across the UK. Able to make our vehicles available in any location, Ainscough Crane Hire is the only one to offer a truly national service, with safety at the heart of everything we do. Whether you need ad hoc mobile crane hire in Exeter, or several vehicles for larger-scale, longer term projects, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.

Address Compound 32,
Greendale Business Park,
Woodbury Salterton,
Phone 0845 113 0492

Why Ainscough Crane Hire?

  • QHSE

    We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 certified.

  • Availability

    We have the largest fleet in the UK, with 400+ cranes.

  • Reliability

    Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.

  • Experience

    Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution.

Ainscough Crane Hire Services

Our safety culture ‘Make the Safe Choice’ is of paramount importance to our team. Our guiding principles centre on the idea that we all share a collective responsibility for the safety of everybody engaged in our operations, as well as anyone surrounding them – including our people, our customers, and members of the public. Ainscough Crane Hire holds numerous accreditations in recognition of our commitment to safety, and ensuring a safe system of work is a key priority in everything we do.

QHSE - Make the Safe Choice

  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 accredited.
  • RISQS 5 star rating by the Rail Industry.
  • ROSPA Silver Award.
  • Safety measures regularly evaluated, tested, inspected and audited to uphold our impressive safety record.
  • Health and safety procedures communicated and reinforced through training programmes, regular bulletins, and MAAP (the Ainscough smartphone APP).


  • Best-in-class Liebherr mobile cranes.
  • Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability and reliability.
  • Scale, infrastructure and in-house services to make cranes available for any purpose, at any time and location.
  • Extensive planning, experienced personnel and flawless execution to guarantee jobs will be completed on-schedule.


  • Largest fleet in the UK, with over 400 mobile, crawler, mobile tower and heavy cranes.
  • Nationwide 30 depot network to cover any location in the UK.
  • Fleet capabilities of up to 1000 tonnes.


  • Experience on all aspects of a lift, from consultation through to execution.
  • Extensive industry experience and highly trained personnel.
  • Sector-specific expertise for the most complex lifts.
  • Highest standards of customer service, lift design and operation.
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Expertise and dedicated logistics support

Precision, diligence and efficiency have been the hallmarks of our diverse range of lifting services for over 40 years, and we target all areas of the project with in-house expertise from the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry. Our team comprises crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers, and we guarantee unrivalled service on every project we undertake, regardless of scale or complexity.

  • 600+

    Trained operators and engineers

  • 400+

    Mobile cranes, up to 1000 tonnes

  • 30+

    Depots nationwide

Largest Fleet In The Industry - 400+ Cranes

  1. City & Small

    Up to 45T

  2. All Terrain

    55T - 350T

  3. Heavy Haulage Fleet
  4. Heavy All Terrain

    450T - 1000T

  5. Crawler Crane

    300T - 600T

  6. Mobile Tower

    MK110, 140 & AT6

“The service fully met my requirements and expectations, I have used the
local depot on many occasions and always get a first class service”

Managing Director at Babcock Rail

Leading contract lifting projects in Exeter

Our contract lifting solutions cover a range of services in which our experts undertake all aspects of the lift as required. Detailed planning is undertaken by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers, including the initial design, which we specify CAD software or BIM Modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project, and the initial risk assessment.

We can also assume responsibility for the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management, allowing you to have peace of mind in making the safe choice with Ainscough Crane Hire. For particularly complex or high risk lifts, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to your exact requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our large and diverse fleet of mobile cranes encompasses mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which allows us to serve clients in a broad array of sectors. These include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Construction

Our cranes can be deployed in any location, so whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Exeter, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver the very highest standard of service.

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