January 6 - Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of three Demag AC300/6 mobile cranes, with an additional delivery to come later this month, in order to further strengthen the company's heavy cranes division.

Measuring 16.7 metres, each Demag AC300/6 has a lifting capacity of 300 tonnes and boasts a Superlift main boom guy for additional capacity increase.

Terex-Demag says the AC300/6 is easy to use and transport and represents the first "big" crane for all jobsite applications.

Ainscough Crane Hire claims to be the largest lifting services company in the UK, with a national network of 30 crane hire depots and a fleet of over 500 cranes ranging from 10 tonnes to 1,250 tonnes lifting capacity.