Lifting Equipment

Lifting Equipment

Our wide range of lifting equipment and cranes means we have the flexibility to meet all your lifting requirements.  We can supply all the necessary lifting tackle for a job, including slings, shackles, modular lifting beams, spreader beams, brick forks and any ground mats or power pads that may be required. 

We will also happily arrange haulage or transport on your behalf, where this is required as part of the lift operation, for example when carrying out machinery movement.

In addition to all our regular lifting tackle and beams, we have several other items of lifting equipment available for hire, including a fall arrest tripod access system; man baskets and man cages; boat skips; concrete skips and a genie lift.   Further details and images are shown below.

Furthermore, within our crane depot, we have 40ft storage containers for rental, as well as yard storage space also available to rent.

If you need advice on the equipment that you will require for lifting any load, please give us a call on 0800 804 6696, and we will be more than happy to help.

Contract Lift crane hire to lift Dominos signage in Milton Keynes
Lifting Beam for a Crane

Lifting and Spreader Beams

Lifting and Spreader Beams available for hire including Modular lifting beams with either Mod 50 beams (50 tonne capacity up to 10 metres in length) and Mod 24 beams (24 tonne capacity up to 10 metres).

Brick Forks lifting equipment

Brick Forks and Safety Nets

Available for hire when required as part of the crane lift.

Boat Skip Lifting Equipment

Boat Skips and Concrete Skips

Boat Skips and Concrete skips (Tremie skip) available for hire. Self tipping boat skip can be used attached to forklift or crane for removing builders waste for example.

Genie Lift Lifting Equipment

Genie Lift

Genie Lift available for hire with 0.5 tonne capacity.

Man Cages Crane Lifting Equipment

Crane Man Cages

We have a range of man cages available for hire with one of our cranes where personnel need to gain access at height.

Forklift Man Cage Lifting Eqipment

Fork Lift Man Cages

Available for hire for attachment to telescopic forklifts for use independently (e.g. to carry out work to the exterior of a property).

Power Pads for Cranes

Power Pads

1 x 2m steel power-pads available for hire to reduce load ground bearing pressure. 1.5 x 1.5m timber mats also available for hire as part of lifting operations.

Lifting Equipment used on a Crane

Ground Mats and Track Mats

We have a range of engineered steel and plastic ground protection and track mats available for hire to protect the ground or fragile surfaces during transportation.

Portable Lifting Frame for Hire from A-Lift Crane Hire in Wellingborough

Lifting Frame

2 tonne portable lifting beam available for hire to manually hoist loads up to 2 tonne in capacity.

Fall Arrest Tripod Access System for Hire in Wellingborough

Fall Arrest Tripod Access System

For lowering and raising harness wearers working below ground level.

Pallet Truck for hire

Pallet Trucks

Standard pallet trucks with lifting capacity of 2500 kg


Telehandler with Extension Forks

4 tonne 14 metre telehandler available for specialist hire with excellent height and reach capabilities. Extended forks available if required.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Cranes are heavy and potentially dangerous plants, so they must be operated and managed with great care. All of our crane personnel have to legally be qualified to perform their roles, and all of our personnel are qualified and trained for the roles performed for us. The majority of our personnel are CPCS qualified or in some cases, NPORS qualified, with NVQs completed in their particular specialisms after completing their initial qualification, be it Crane Operator; Crane Supervisor; Appointed Person or Slinger-Signaller.

This gives you the peace of mind that your goods are in the safest hands possible and reduces the risk of accidents and injuries on-site.

So, in summary, whether you opt for a CPA hire or contract lift, we always provide a suitable crane that is maintained, tested and certified in line with legislative requirements and a competent trained crane operator and the case of a contract lift, a competent trained slinger-signaller/lift supervisor with the lift planned and lift plan written by a qualified Appointed Person.

As members of the Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA), we can assure you that every lift is carried out according to LOLER and BS7121 standards, ensuring maximum safety and efficiency at all times.

We generally concentrate on supplying cranes and lifting equipment within a 60-mile radius of our Wellingborough depot, but with personnel based in different areas of the country we are able to supply Contract Lift crane hire services much further afield.   As a result, it is always worth giving us a call to discuss your lifting requirements and we will let you know if we are able to assist.  If we can service the area you require a Contract Lift in, we will always provide you with an initial free site survey to determine your crane hire needs.

Not all crane hire companies have their own fleet of cranes or lifting equipment, despite the appearance of their advertising, which can lead to problems if they struggle to source a crane for you on the day of your lift.  We would therefore always recommend using a well established and experienced crane hire company, such as A-Lift Crane Hire, with their own fleet of cranes, who will prioritise safety on site and provide the best service they can for you.   We will occasionally need to cross hire cranes in from fellow crane hire companies to supplement our fleet or where larger cranes are required as part of a managed Contract Lift but you can rest assured that we have good working relationships in place with these companies and have carried out the necessary checks on your behalf regarding their accreditations.   

We regularly supply cranes throughout Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, North London, Rutland, Warwickshire and other nearby counties such as Oxfordshire.   Listed below are some of the towns and cities we provide cranes and lifting equipment in.  This is not an exhaustive list by any means, so please just give us a call and we will be happy to tell you if we can quote for the area where you require lifting equipment or lifting services.

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

If you are not trained in assessing what type and size of crane you require, we can take care of everything for you.  We will visit the location where the lift is required and carry out a crane survey to determine what crane will be suitable and what other equipment may be needed to complete the crane lift.  We will then draw up all the necessary documents and lift plan drawings for the job.  This service is all part of a CPA Contract Lift.

CPA standard hire is for individuals who know what size crane they require and can provide the Lift Plan drawings and method statement, and risk assessments for the job.  If this is the case, you may hire the crane and crane operator from us and plan and manage the lift operation yourself.   We never hire out cranes without one of our operators.  

In the majority of cases, a CPA Contract Lift is required by our customers.  To determine what type and size of crane you will need, we consider several factors, including the weight of the load to be lifted; the distance between where the crane will be set up and the place the load will be lifted to; any obstructions in the location which might affect access to the site or the lift area plus the ground conditions in the required location.

A-Lift Crane Hire will ensure you get the most suitable crane for your lifting requirements so that the lift can be completed as affordably as possible for you, without compromising safety. 



Complete the form below to get in touch – we look forward to assisting you with your lift requirements.