Crane hire and contract lifting services in Maidstone

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Maidstone. With the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes, Ainscough Crane Hire is able to deploy to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. We operate from 30 strategic locations across the country, so whether you require ad-hoc mobile crane hire, or several vehicles for a long term, large scale project, the size and range of our fleet enables us to provide all the availability and capability you need.

Address Old Mill Lane,
ME20 7DT
Phone 0845 113 0452

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

For over 40 years, we’ve been serving blue chip customers across a wide range of sectors, with diligence, precision and efficiency. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our team comprises the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry. This includes crane operators, contract lift managers, lift operatives and engineers, and health and safety officers. The combined expertise of our staff gives us the capability to handle all aspects of a project, allowing our customers to benefit from planning and engineering services of the very highest quality. Whatever the scale or complexity of your project, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide a truly unrivalled service.

  • 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 Maidstone

Our range of contract lifting solutions cover a range of services in which Ainscough Crane Hire personnel can undertake all aspects of the lift, spanning from the initial design all the way through to final execution. At the design stage, we use CAD software or BIM Modelling to specify the exact requirements of the project, and perform the risk assessment. We can also handle the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management. This enables you to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with Ainscough Crane Hire for contract lifts in Maidstone. For high-risk or highly complex lifts, we can provide a bespoke turnkey package that’s tailored specifically to your deadlines and requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our large, diverse fleet comprises mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which we can make available either as single units or as part of a wider, large-scale multi vehicle contract. We have extensive experience in serving a wide variety of sectors, including:

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

Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Maidstone, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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