Ten Ainscough all-terrain cranes set to go under the hammer

CRANE rental business Ainscough has completed an inspection service project at its facility in Stockton-on-Tees, making ten of its all-terrain cranes available for sale at Ritchie Bros.’ online auction in Maltby on March 29.

With every crane ready to work immediately after purchase, auction buyers have been described as having a ‘unique opportunity’ to benefit from Ainscough’s approach to its de-fleet programme.

Each crane has undergone an inspection and defect rectification, in addition to an online report from the Ritchie Bros. Maltby team. Buyers can personally inspect the cranes on March 27 and 28, with an operator from Ainscough on site on March 27.

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.”

Ainscough is selling the cranes to re-invest the proceeds in its fleet renewal programme and operations.

Highlights of the auction include:

· 2006 Liebherr LTM1070-4.1 70 t 8x6x8 all-terrain crane

· 2008 Liebherr LTM1055-3.2 55 t 6x6x6 all-terrain crane

· 2008 Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 40 t 4x4x4 all-terrain crane

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.”

The event is an online timed auction. Lots are open for bidding over several days and close at staggered times on March 29. Interested buyers are welcome to attend the viewing days on March 27 and 28.