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Have you ever heard of sack trucks? If you haven’t, this article will tell you all about them.

You've likely seen them being used before at some point in your life as they're a really common piece of equipment. You can expect to see them mainly used for short trips of manual moving heavy items - so places such as warehouses or if you're moving house and there are heavier items that you need to get from one room to the vehicle. 

In this article, we're going to look at what this equipment is, why they exist and their main purpose, advantages you can get from having one, and safety precautions to consider taking when you're using them.

If you have any further questions you can contact a member of the LES team who will be more than happy to help you find the ideal solution for your company.

Let's start with the simple question of... 

What are sack trucks?

Sack trucks als...

Manual chain hoists are a common piece of equipment amongst various industries such as the construction, shipping, and rigging industry. If your occupation requires you to lift loads, then finding the right tool for your industry can be challenging. This is where manual chain hoists may be the ideal solution for you.

This article will outline what manual chain hoists are, how they work, safety precautions to take, and what not to do when operating your manual hoists. 

If by the end of the article you require any further guidance on any of our products specifically manual chain hoists, then you can contact an experienced member of the LES team. They are always ready to help you find the ideal solution for your particular industry. 

We're going to start this article off nice and simple by asking the question... 

What is a manual chain hoist?

A manual chain hoist is a simple mechanical device that can be used by yo...

Do you think your company would benefit from a wire rope winch? If you are unsure about the answer to this question, this article will help.

This article will run through the basics of what a wire rope winch is, how it works and why your company may need one.

If you have any further questions after reading this article, please contact an experienced member of the LES team, who will be eager to help find the ideal solution for you.

First things first, let's get an overview of what this piece of equipment is... 

What is a wire rope winch?

A winch is a very simple device to master and use. It consists of a motor, hydraulic system, and a drum in the middle where the cable or rope will be coiled. Manually operated hand winches and hand-operated wire rope hoists are cost-effective ways to pull and lift a load. Wire rope winches are a type of hand winch that is ideal for lifting, pulling, and positioning different types of ...

If you are involved in an industry with heavy machinery or loads, you have likely heard of crane scales. This is because crane scales are the ideal solution for weighing large industrial applications and you might already use them within your business and with your customers. 

In this article, we will go into more depth about the other benefits purchasing a crane scale can have for your company and additional safety measures to take in order to keep safe.

If you have any questions at any point throughout reading this article, you can contact LES and a member of the team will be ready to help you.

So, let's start with the basics and ask the question... 

What Are Crane Scales?

Crane scales are arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of rigging equipment due to their wide use of applications. They are also known as suspended scales, load links, or overhead weighing scales. Crane scales play an importa...

If you are in an industry that deals with heavy machinery it is likely you have come across crane scales. This piece of equipment will provide you with the ideal solution for weighing heavy loads and machinery.

This article aims to give you an overview of what this piece of equipment is, the difference between hanging scales and crane scales, how you can use the equipment, the safety measures to take whilst using, and the benefits of purchasing one. 

If by the end of this article you have any questions on if this is the right piece of equipment for you, please contact an experienced member of the LES team who we will be more than happy to help guide you through your options.

What are Crane scales?

Crane scales are heavy-duty scales used for the suspension of large or heavy items. This product can be the ideal solution for identical applications where a hoists crane is being used and readings are required. 

What is the diffe...

It's likely you've seen beam clamps before but might not have needed one until now where you realise what they actually are.

If you don't know what this piece of equipment is, that's no problem at all as this article is going to break everything down for you. In this article, going to be looking at everything to do with beam clamps and how they can help your business.

Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on the customer which is why in this article we're going to do a deep dive into what this piece of equipment is and how they can help your business with its challenge.

If by the end of this article you have questions on how one of these lifting solutions can help your specific business challenge, please contact a regularly trained member of the LES team where they will be happy to discuss bespoke solutions to your business.

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Have you ever wondered what a spring balancer is? Chances are that if you use lifting equipment within your business, it's likely you've come across one before, just not realised it.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES) we always want to make sure our valued audience is informed of all the options available within the lifting equipment arena.

That's why in this article we're going to look at with you what these product are, give an example, explain the advantages of using them, and the benefits it can bring to your company.  

If by the end of the article you require any further information or advice on whether this solution is right for your business challenge or the product range available, please contact an experienced member of the LES team where they can discuss a tailored solution for you.

What is a Spring Balancer?

A spring balancer can pl...

If you are an industry that deals with lifting heavy loads, then it's likely you will be familiar with an engine crane, which is also known as an engine hoist. However, if you're new to the industry or are starting to work with new, heavier, items in the premises of your workspace, you might be questioning which solution is right for you or its right for your business challenge.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to give you the most up-to-date information to be able to make an informed decision on what the most practical piece of equipment is to solve your business challenge.

This is why in this article we wanted to give you an overview of what this product is, how you can use the equipment, the different types available, and factors to consider before you purchase one and when using one.

Whether you're well-acquainted with what an engine hoist is or you've only recently ...

Our LES furniture movers are used to make light work of heavy loads and are used in all environments. These include workplaces, schools, hospitals, and any environment that requires loads need to be moved without being lifted high from the ground.

Thought you knew it all when it comes to Toe Jacks? We bet you didn't know our LES Rotational Toe Jacks are capable of this...

 

In this article we delve in to the depths of lifting jacks and toe jacks in particular as we explore 5 Things You Didn't Know About Rotational Toe Jacks.

Using tipping skips can be an essential addition to your work-space, be it either for indoor or outdoor usage. One of the most prevalent waste management tools found in nearly every house building project is a tipping skip, a small forklift skip for easy manipulation and transportation of supplies and waste on-site, usually to larger skips that are then regularly emptied.

While you will be able to discover a diverse type of design and manufacture choices in the market, you might often come across two of the most common varieties of the tipping skip – the auto or self-tipping skip and conventional forklift skip. The standard tipping skip operates on the principle of a discharge lever. The skip is positioned on the forks of the forklift and manually appended by a safety chain. The release lever regulated by the driver allows for easy tipping and the return action of the skip. The auto-tipping forklift skips requ...

Looking for the best-in-class all-round Electric Chain Hoist? 

Learn why the Yale CPV fits nearly every 'standard' industrial application. We understand that every application is different so accessorise and customise your Yale Chain Hoist to work for you and your team. Figure out the do's and don't of motorised hoists, what you need to know and consider before you make your first purchase and more.