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14th January 2020



It goes without saying that the team at Ainscough Crane Hire is passionate about cranes.

Now, the Ainscough team has taken its enthusiasm one step further by bringing a new – miniature -member of the fleet directly into the office at Stockton depot.

Paul Barron, service and purchasing manager at the depot, has worked in the engineering team at Teesside for nearly four decades. Recently, he has commissioned a fully motorised miniature Lego look-a-like of one of Ainscough’s most recognisable cranes.

Modeled after the impressive 100t Liebherr 1100-5.2, the miniature version is around 63 centimetres in length, considerably smaller than its real-life 13.2 metre long counterpart. However, this small-scale replica also comes complete with a variable boom system and support base – two recognisable features of the Liebherr 1100-5.2.

Paul oversees the Teesside workshop and works on maintaining its complex work activities undertaken by the Ainscough fleet. He has been a passionate crane enthusiast since entering the industry at 17 years old and says he has been delighted to further develop this interest through his career.

Graham Weights, engineering service manager at Ainscough Crane Hire, said: “Ainscough prides itself on the dedication of our people. Paul’s model held pride of place in our office as an example of the enthusiasm and pride he brings to his work every day – symbolic of our brilliant team.”

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