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A-Lift Crane Hire Ltd are a well-established family run company who pride ourselves on the personalised service we offer to all our customers. We can cater for all your lifting needs – from construction, industrial or engineering lifts to domestic crane requirements such as hot tub, swim spa and boat lifts.

With over 30 years in the crane industry and a fully qualified team, we can plan and manage your lifts for you, at a time that suits you, and at rates you can trust. We have the facilities to manage any size crane hire and to supply all the lifting equipment required for the job.

In addition, A-Lift Crane Hire have a dedicated workshop facility where our engineers can carry out plant, vehicle and machinery repairs on your behalf.  If you’re interested in this service or hiring a crane, please call us now on 0800 804 6696.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile crane hire is when you pay a crane hire company to effectively rent or hire cranes and associated lifting equipment to carry out a lift, rather than purchasing a crane outright to complete your required lifts.  Mobile cranes are wheel based and travel on the road to your required site, unlike tower cranes for instance, which are delivered to site on separate transport and are set up in a fixed position.  

A-Lift Crane Hire has a fleet of modern mobile cranes which can be hired with an operator as part of a standard CPA Crane Hire, or as a full CPA Contract Lift with additional personnel.  

We can arrange the hire of any size mobile crane with operator to complete and manage all of your lifting requirements.

Our depot is based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and we primarily supply cranes within a 60-mile radius of Wellingborough, but we do have personnel based in other areas of the country and so are able to provide Contract Lift crane hire much further afield.   So it is always worth calling us and we let you know if we are able to assist you with crane hire in your required area.   Please be assured that if we can service the area you need to carry out a crane lift in, we will always provide you with an initial free site survey to determine your crane hire needs.

When it comes to mobile crane hire, you do want to ensure that you use a reputable, experienced company, ideally with their own fleet of cranes, who will prioritise safety on site and provide the best service they can for you.  A-Lift Crane Hire are an ideal choice in all these regards and as stated, regularly supply cranes throughout Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, North London, Rutland, Warwickshire and other nearby counties such as Oxfordshire.

Take a look in more detail at some areas we can provide crane hire in. This list is by no means exhaustive, with us servicing all surrounding villages and towns. So please give us a call today, and we will be more than happy to tell you if we can quote for the area where your lift is required.

  • Aylesbury
  • Banbury
  • Bedford
  • Bicester
  • Brackley
  • Borehamwood
  • Buckingham
  • Cambridge
  • Corby
  • Coventry
  • Daventry
  • Dunstable
  • Edgeware
  • Enfield
  • Hinckley
  • Huntingdon
  • Kettering
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Luton
  • Market Harborough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • Oundle
  • Peterborough
  • Potters Bar
  • Rickmansworth
  • Rugby
  • Stamford
  • St Albans
  • St Neots
  • Stevenage
  • Towcester
  • Warwick
  • Watford
  • Wellingborough

It isn’t easy to put a price on crane hire because it depends on several key factors, such as the type of crane you need, how long you will need it, and any additional equipment or personnel that may be required depending on the nature of the lift. We offer an initial free site survey to assess the job and provide you with a quotation.

A standard CPA crane hire will always include the rate for the crane, including the crane operator, and a CPA Contract Lift will always include the rate for the crane, including the crane operator and a second person acting as slinger-signaller and lift supervisor. If a third or fourth person is required on-site, there will be an additional charge for this extra personnel.

CPA Contract Lift rates also include the supply of Lift Plan documentation prepared by a Crane Appointed Person and insurances for the lift.

The larger the crane, the more it will cost you to hire. Similarly, hiring a crane for longer periods will be more expensive than hiring one for half a day or a single day, or it will be more expensive if you need the crane during a weekend or late at night, for instance.

The steep increase in fuel costs and the forced change to white diesel from red diesel by the government in April 2022 has meant that crane hire rates have increased significantly in recent months. This is because cranes can generally only do a limited number of miles per gallon. The larger the crane, the more fuel it will use as it travels.

A-Lift Crane Hire always aims to provide the most competitive rates we can and will never quote for more time on site than we believe will be required, as well as always seeking to find the most cost-effective lifting solution for your needs.

To find out how much your required crane hire is likely to cost, please contact us at 0800 804 6696.

Insurance requirements depend on the type of crane hire that you require. Customers will require their own insurance if they are booking a CPA crane hire – this will cover any potential loss or damage during the period of crane hire and hired-in-plant insurance to cover the crane on site. We can offer this hired-in-plant cover for a CPA crane hire if the customer does not have it for an additional premium on the hire price.

With CPA contract lifts, the crane company will provide the insurance to cover the lift. A-Lift Crane Hire will insure the lifting equipment, the load, the public and other personnel involved. The customer still retains some responsibilities which are detailed within the CPA Contract Lift terms and conditions – a copy of which can be found on our Crane Hire Services page.

Great service from A-Lift for a tricky job in Stanwick. Survey was carried out efficiently, the man had great confidence in what they could and couldn't do. Same on the day they came, confidence and professionalism throughout. Their nearest competitor could only think of problems and became exceptionally difficult and made it impossible for us to want to use them, A-Lift were great all round, in comparison. We don't use cranes very often, but if we did then it would be A-Lift all the time. Thanks for a great service that caused us as little hassle as possible, and got the job done.
Sonya Russo
Sonya Russo
A superb company to deal with, the two guys who came to crane our hot tub (Gary & Jimmy) were fantastic. Their confidence and professionalism was 5 star
Mark Livemore
Mark Livemore
A-Lift have just completed a tricky project for us - they were extremely efficient, friendly and well priced - I can thoroughly recommend them.
David Fogel
David Fogel
Totally professional company I would highly recommend them the crew on the crane were fantastic helpful and considerate plus the price was more than competitive
Janet Carter
Janet Carter
1st class service from start to finish. Excellent and prompt replies to phone calls and emails (thanks Ryan). Site visit arranged easily. Crane lift went like clockwork. The crane operators (Chris & Gary) arrived when they said they would, took only an hour to complete the project and even helped out with the maneuvering of the item in the garden once they had finished their part of the lift. Stress free experience from start to finish. Many thanks
Ross Howes
Ross Howes
I was impressed from initial contact right through to the completion of our work, it’s been a delight to work with a company and receive outstanding customer service throughout.
Christian McFarquhar
Christian McFarquhar
Just had a job done by them - lifted a swim spa for us up over a neighbours house and into our garden. Friendly staff and took care of the neighbours drive with spreader plates etc. Great job. Cheers
Meg Tyler
Meg Tyler
I would definitely recommend A-Lift Crane Hire. Great communication throughout the entire process and we were really happy with how professional the team were! Could not recommend them enough and will use A-lift in future Special thanks to Nina from Meg , Trudy and Gary.
Andrew BlueCubePools
Andrew BlueCubePools
Ryan and the team were great from start to finish. Very competitively priced, flexible and professional. If we need to move anymore hot tubs we will definitely use them in the future.


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