Crane hire and contract lifting services in Sheffield

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Sheffield. Whether you wish to hire a crane in Sheffield on an ad-hoc basis, or you require several vehicles for a large-scale heavy lift, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need. We operate the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from 30 strategic locations across the country, and the size and range of this fleet enables us to deploy to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service.

Address Dannemora Drive,
S9 5DF
Phone 0845-113-0498

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 are the hallmarks of our offering, and safety is at the heart of everything we do. For over 40 years we’ve been operating at the centre of a broad range of industries, including (but not limited to) infrastructure, petrochemical and construction, and today our team consists of the most knowledgeable, trusted and experienced experts in the lifting industry, encompassing crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers.

This combined expertise gives us the ability to undertake all aspects of a project, providing planning and engineering services of the very highest quality. This means Ainscough Crane Hire customers can have peace of mind in 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 Sheffield

Our contract lifting solutions are a comprehensive range of services in which Ainscough Crane Hire can undertake all aspects of the lift, from the initial design phase all the way through to final execution. At the outset, we use CAD software or BIM Modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project, and perform the risk assessment. From there, we can also handle method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management, enabling you to ‘Make the Safe Choice’ with a contract lift in Sheffield.

For particularly complex lifts, or those which are deemed to have a high level of risk involved, we can provide our services as part of a bespoke turnkey package, which is tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our diverse fleet of mobile cranes and depth of expertise allows us to serve a wide range of sectors here at Ainscough Crane Hire. These sectors include:

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

We can provide our tower cranes, crawler cranes or heavy cranes as single units, or several as part of a multi-unit contract project, alongside high-quality planning services and industry-leading expertise. Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Sheffield, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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