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You may have previously heard of mechanical jacks. However, do you know the difference between hydraulic and mechanical versions?

We're going to look at how you can use this handy lifting item safely and what the advantages of using them are.

If at any point you are unsure if this item is for you or you have questions about whether you need a hydraulic or mechanical one, then you can contact a regularly trained member of the LES team who will happily run through all your options and help you find the ideal solution for you or your company. 

What are mechanical jacks?

These nifty and helpful lifting items are, well, as you might have guessed, used for lifting. However, it's important to note that they do not use hydraulics to lift but use mechanics.

There is a variation of what you can choose from, and the most common versions are ratchet jacks and screw jacks. These are often use...

Have you ever asked yourself questions that are along the lines of ‘Why we need fall arrest harnesses?’ or ‘What's the difference between this version compared to other harnesses?’ 

Whether you have or maybe you've started a new project where you've been advised you will need a fall arrest harness, or any harness, you've landed in the right place. 

If at any point in this article you've got questions on how any of the variations of this safety equipment can help you, please contact a regularly trained member of the LES team who will be happy to help guide you on products that will provide an effective solution for you. 

Let's start off by uncovering the basics around this particular piece of on-person equipment by asking the question... 

What are Fall Arrest Harnesses?

When you are working above ground, your personal safety is ev...

You may have seen that many construction companies use ratchet straps for securing cargo and other loads when lifting.

However, have you ever thought about where else this durable solution is used? Whether you have or not, you're going to get an understanding of where else you can use these items.

Before we dive into other areas where you can expect to find this equipment being used, let's get an overview of what they are and the importance of looking after your strap(s).

What is this piece of equipment? 

They are typically made from polyester mesh and are a key component in tying down and securing cargo during the lifting process. They are also known as tie-downs and can help ensure all cargo stays in place and does not move or shift during transportation. This article will demonstrate the various uses of the equipment and how they can be incorporated into other areas of your life. 

If you want to...

If you're in an industry that requires the lifting of equipment, it's likely you're familiar with machine movers. This moving equipment will provide you with an ideal solution for the transporting of heavy materials and machinery.

However, you might have been told you need a machine mover to do a certain job and are not aware with them. If that's the case, then this article will give you a breakdown of everything you need to know about this handy piece of equipment.

In this article, we will look at what this piece of equipment is, how they can be used by your team, safety advice for using them, and the advantages they will have in store for you

If by the end of the article you have any further queries, please contact a member of our LES team and we will be more than happy to help guide you through your options. 

What is a machine mover?

To ...

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 what this fixing accessory is 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 yo...

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.

In industries that deal with machine manufacturing and lifting equipment, employees are often required to move machines or make adjustments to the positioning of machinery. A machine moving skate is an ideal solution for businesses that need to do this on a regular basis which is why we wanted to give you a detailed overview of what they are, how they are used, the different types, and the advantages you can get from using this piece of equipment.

What we don't cover in this article is how these products can help your business specifically. At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to ensure our customers can make the most informed and highest detail

If by the end of the article you're wondering if this is the correct heavy load transport solution for your business or not, please contact an experienced...

If you're a business that deals with drums, also commonly known as barrels, on a regular basis, it's likely you've heard of a drum dolly before.

However, you might be reading this and be someone who has never heard of one while wondering a number of things that might include whether you need one, how you would use one, or how they work.

Well if that is the case, then this article is definitely for you as we're going to delve deep into what this item is, how it works, and how they can help meet your business challenges.

It's likely that at some point in your life you've seen container drums. Container drums are usually used for moving liquids that are hazardous as the material around the drum doesn't allow for any leakage or decay when dealing with toxic liquids.

These container drums don't just move by themself and aren't the most agile pr...

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 ski...

In this article we are going to divulge into the world of forklift extensions, we will explain why and how they can benefit you, your workforce and your trucks.

The effortless application of extensions has helped numerous customers in resolving what would of thought to be a big issue on site with a small low cost fix.

Used properly, forklift extensions are a great way to increase productivity. As safety is paramount, we will also give you some tips on ways to ensure you are using them correctly to ensure a safe load.

Ratchet straps are one of those everyday items that might not sound like much of a big deal, however, they play an important role in securing cargo and holding down equipment while being transported.

If you're going to buy this product, it's important for you to know how you can use them both safely and effectively which is why we want to give you a breakdown of what they are, how you can use them, and when you should replace them.

Here at Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we offer a range of different versions and if you need 1, 5, 10, 20, or 100 for your business, please check out our full product range or contact us to discuss how our business could help you meet your business needs.

What are ratchet straps and what are they used for?

This supportive equipment, which are also known as lashing straps and tie-downs, are mainly used for transportation and are a popul...