UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has started taking delivery of 37 new Liebherr cranes as part of a £30 million investment in its fleet this year.
Following the delivery of the UK’s first 700 tonne LTM 1650-8.1 earlier this month, the company has started taking delivery of a range of smaller Liebherr cranes, including the 40 tonne LTM 1040-2.1, 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1, 90 tonne LTM 1090-4.2, 110 tonne LTM 1110-5.1 and a 230 tonne LTM 1230-5.1. The new cranes all feature Stage V compliant engines along with Liebherr’s ECOdrive and ECOmode which aim to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. They have also been supplied with telematics software which offer real time data for its customers via a new digital platform.
Ainscough chief executive Peter Gibbs, said: “The arrival of the LTM 1650-8.1 at the start of May was a key moment for Ainscough Crane Hire, and our investment programme demonstrates our focus on updating our fleet in order to continually improve the service we offer our customers. These latest additions and the models that will arrive over the coming months will provide a variety of lifting solutions.”
“The diverse range of innovations and capabilities that these cranes offer all prioritise safer and more productive solutions for our customers. This first stage of our crane investment programme will enable us to respond to changing customer needs as we continue to deliver smarter and more efficient ways of working. The construction industry has a big part to play in helping the country bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, and our investment programme has been guided by the needs of our customers. We look forward to seeing our latest cranes in action on sites across the country before too long.”
Richard Everist, managing director at Liebherr GB, added: “The relationship between Ainscough Crane Hire and Liebherr is founded on our common values and a commitment to continuous improvement. Many of our recent product innovations, particularly in relation to enhanced safety, have been developed in conjunction with Ainscough, and we are delighted that this collaboration has helped to deliver safe lifting solutions along with productivity and performance gains.”
Ainscough is the UK’s largest crane rental company with a fleet of more than 400 cranes operating from 30 locations across the UK.