Ainscough to sell part of its rental fleet
By Lewis Tyler16 March 2023
Crane rental company Ainscough is selling 10 of its all-terrain cranes to allow it to invest in its fleet renewal program and operations.
The UK-based company, which also offers crawler, mobile tower, city and heavy cranes for rental, has made the cranes available via an online auction hosted by Ritchie Bros.
Taking place on March 29, three all-terrain cranes from manufacturer Liebherr, the LTM1070-4.1, LTM1055-3.2 and LTM1040-2.1 will be up for sale at the auction alongside seven other machines.
Ainscough says it has carried out “extensive inspection and defect rectification” to ensure that the cranes meet a “high standard of operation and presentation.”
Graham Weights, head of engineering at Ainscough, said, “When someone buys an Ainscough Crane, we want them to be able to use it immediately, knowing it has gone through a full detailed inspection process. It’s not just a crane we want to sell at auction; it’s a crane that represents the Ainscough brand.
“Having previously sold our cranes with Ritchie Bros, we know that this final part of our asset lifecycle is in good hands, reflecting the strength of our brand standards to a global audience. And when the new operator gets into the cab, they will be pleasantly surprised with how extensive our inspection service program is.”
Potential buyers will also have the opportunity to inspect the cranes on March 27 and 28 before the timed auction takes place.
Laura Roberts, territory manager central west UK at Ritchie Bros., said, “Much like Ainscough, we are focused on delivering for our customers through our robust selling and inspection process that gives buyers the confidence to bid on this fleet of high-quality cranes.
“We’ve worked closely with Ainscough to present the equipment to our global buyer audience. Every crane has been well maintained throughout its lifetime on the fleet and having visited the Stockton-on-Tees facility and seen the refurbishment program in action, no expense was spared to get each crane in tip-top shape before the sale in our auction.”