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Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy drums whether steel or plastic. There's a huge number of them that make up the range we offer, but this blog will walk you through the basics of the operation and why our truck is the best 'essential' solution.

Drum Handling Equipment is constituted according to the standard quality and provides work as per the customers' specifications. Known for industrial features like durability, performance, and long life service. This type of material handling equipment can be bespoke designed as per the client’s choice and work needs or simply off-the-shelf. If a business requirement is the moving, warehousing, and pouring of drums, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct drum handling equipment will also enhance workflow and worker safety. Selecting the best drum handling equi...

Traditional fixed position lifting rings and eyebolts are a thing of the past. Advanced engineering and innovative designs have led riggers to gravitate to a newer more advanced lifting point. Learn more about how Rotational Lifting Points and Swivel Lifting Rings can help you reduce risk whilst making light work of a heavy load. Here's why you should switch from standard eyebolts.

Previously, choosing an appropriate drum stacker to suit various drum types has been a nightmare. You handle steel, plastic and fibre drums on a daily basis and having three different stackers would not only be confusing for workers but also expensive and impractical. You pinpoint what appears to be a robust and sturdy stacker, but are quickly disappointed to find that it only lifts standard 55gallon steel drums. Finding that all-in-one solution has forever been a dream, well, now we've made it a reality!

Ever wondered how to operate ratchet straps? My name is Will Dunn, I'm the Sales Director for LES and it is my pleasure to present to you the best practices and solid tips on how ratchet straps work. I will guide you through the different available ranges, styles and formats. From small 'disposable' assemblies to larger 75mm webbing capable of securing loads up to 5000kg/5000daN (or 5Tonnes).

Most often the case is that Ratchet Straps are really simple to operate, there is a misconception that I aim to break down and show you that they are not hard to use, you just have to learn to use them- perhaps that's the hard way? Who knows. What I do know is that our range is so simple to specify and even easier to use, read more to learn something new today! Once you learn, you won't forget it- I can promise you that.

The George Taylor 1800 Kg Hydraulic Furniture Mover promotes easy transportation of objects, allowing you to move loads in a safe and efficient manner. This set of hydraulic furniture mover slides smoothly under safes, machinery, cupboards, and containers and this is what makes it a highly preferred option to facilitate lifting and transportation operations.

The device comes equipped with a hydraulic lift system that can lift up to 1800kg of load and notably, it can even raise the load up to a height of 250 mm from the ground. Each hydraulic mover features two 6-inch poly wheels that have the capability to move the load smoothly across flat surfaces. Notably, the equipment comes with handles that promote easy management.

The best part is that the George Taylor 1800Kg Hydraulic Furniture Mover straps can be adjusted to match the needs of specific applications. These devices are designed to save a lot of labour and you can use them to move objects that you pre...

One of the most overlooked components to an electric hoist setup is the power supply. With many thinking that electric hoists come with a power cable like a computer, with single phase hoists this is the case. However with three phase industrial hoists this is not the case. There are reasons surrounding this, but the biggest reason is that most of the time these hoists are being incorporated as part of an existing system or crane system where there is already a supply in place or a specialist supply will be implemented. This is where Festoon Cable Systems provide the ultimate cost effective solution.

A Festoon System runs is essentially a cable management system which feeds power (and control if desired) to the hoist and manages the length when the hoist traverses to avoid any snagging or bunching which could get in the way of the hoist and cause damage as well as posing a risk to the operator. A section of c-rail is suspended from the top flange of the same beam that the ...

NEW Viper Chain Hoist

We are very proud to announce that we are now offering the latest ‘GT’ Chain Block; The Viper.

Capacities ranging from 500-30,000kg with various height of lift available meaning that there is a Viper Chain Block to suit everyone, the Viper block is constructed using high quality materials to provide a robust and durable 21st century lifting hoist.

Featuring Zinc plated grade 80 load chain as standard, sealed bearings for increased protection and easy servicing/maintenance, heavy duty cast iron safety catches- a real consumer demand we have noticed, replace your safety catches less often with the Viper Chain Block!

Also included in the body is a chain guide protector to help prevent damage to the chain guide which causes chain to snag and incorrectly feed in to the hoist, slowing production- the Viper block fixes this issue with innovative design that has been combined with years of experience and user feed...

We are very proud to be introducing our new ranges of Tractel and Yale Height Safety Equipment which includes everything needed to remain safe at height from Safety Harnesses to Fall Arrest Blocks and Anchorage Devices.

We chose to introduce these two super premium Height Safety brands first to bring you equipment designed for specialist applications as well as standard everyday equipment such as lanyards with carabiners big enough to anchor over a scaffold tube or harnesses designed for rescue, we aim to offer the best quality and the biggest range at the lowest prices. As always we promise to do our best to beat on price and if we don’t, challenge us!

Tractel Harness Kits

Tractel are a hugely popular brand within the height safety world, consider them the Mercedes of the Height Safety world. If Tractel don’t offer it- it probably doesn’t exist! A harness for almost every type of activity at height, check out the HUGE ...

We are very proud to be introducing our new universal and bespoke Container Handling Solutions which will include economy any UK made container lifting lugs, ISO container frames, chain sling and shackle assemblies and much more.

We are also able to ship our container lifting solutions anywhere in the world and look forward to welcoming your requests.

As you may know from reading this blog we like to keep you up to date on the latest products on todays market, we are proud to be one of the first distributors to be supplying the new super lightweight GIS GPM Electric Chain Hoist. Made robustly in Switzerland this durable and compact hoist is the newest competing hoist in the lightweight category boasting capacities from 80kg to 250kg.

GIS GPM Electric Chain Hoist

Designed with an array of applications in mind the GPM is protected to IP65 protection level which protects the hoist body and controls from any ingress of dust and water jets meaning you can use it outside and in the Sahara Desert! Perfect for our friends in Dubai and Saudi where they require hoists like this to ensure sand does not get inside the motors and cause damage. Aside from protection levels the new Swiss member boasts long heights of lift up to 90m which is ideal for placement within wind turbines which tend to be rather high and also ...

GreenPin Lifting Shackles are manufactured to the highest quality by Van Beest in The Netherlands. Van Beest are the manufacturing company of just two brands; GreenPin and Excel and have been producing top grade lifting equipment on a global scale for many years, anyone that knows the industry knows GreenPin.

Quality is not a requirement when it comes to GreenPin, It’s a STANDARD. The manufacturing process pays particular attention to quality, there are no rough edges on GreenPin shackles, they are all cast and finished carefully by applying a protective paint to the shackle and a distinctive trademark deep Green to the securing pin; everyone now knows the difference when they see that Green pin.

Each shackle is fully traceable with its individual serial number that is issued upon despatch, helping identify each and every shackles back to its exact batch from manufacture. Each GreenPin shackle also features the following codes: Working Load Limit,...

Scaffold Hoists are ultimately designed to make a builders life easier! With working heights up to 30m a Scaffold Hoist can usually lift up to 200kg as this is the maximum weight most scaffolding poles can cope with.

Easy to use a scaffold hoist can be rigged up and ready to operate in just a moment! Simply mount the hoist on a scaffold pole and tighten the securing clips until you are satisfied it is safe. Connects the mains power supply (230v or 110v single phase, designed for use on site where three phase is not an option). The hoist can then be operated as designed from the top of the hoist with the pendant control.

Leuropea HE200

We have recently added a huge range of scaffold hoist accessories on to our website which includes the full Imer and L’Europea range. To celebrate we are offering  discounted prices across our full range of L’Europea Scaffold Hoists.