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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?

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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...

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 this particular type of 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 versions offer you a cost-effective way to pull and lift your loads. Wire rope winches are a type of hand winch that is ideal for lifting, pulling, and positioning different types...

If you're in an industry that requires working at great heights, then you have likely heard of, and used at some point, safety harnesses. Even if you're not entirely sure what this piece of equipment is or how they work, you've likely seen them in operation, just not paid attention to it.

In this article, we will look at what this safety gear is, how it can be used and the advantages having one or several can have for you and your workers.

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 are Safety Harnesses?

In a short and sweet form, they are a form of protective gear that is designed to protect a person or worker from falling and getting injured. You can expect to find them being used, and you should use them when you are working at great heights as they giv...

It is likely you have seen platform trolleys before but just not known it. You may have been told you need one as a solution to move your goods from point a to point b with ease and not known where to start, what type is right for you, and how exactly you can use one.

Well, you've come to the right place!

Whether you know what they are or have never heard of one before and are now looking to get one, this article has something for you as we're going to be breaking down everything to do with a platform trolley.

The team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on you as a customer which is why we put together articles like this to delve into all the details around lifting products and solutions that can drive more value to your business and it's customers.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this moving piece of equipment ...

Load cells are an important piece of measuring equipment that can help you when it comes to checking weights, loads, and identifying what other lifting equipment you need to do the task at hand.

The team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always want to make sure that you have the right equipment and accessories to do your task at hand effectively. This piece of measuring equipment can be a fundamental part of your lifting tasks at hand and a great accompaniment to your existing range of lifting equipment.

That's why in this article we're going to outline what load cells are, the benefits they can have for your business, and the different varieties that are available for you to choose from.

If at any point in this article you've got questions on how this piece of equipment can help your business specifically, you can contact a member of the LES team who will be happy to help you.

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Have you ever asked yourself the question: "how can I maneuver the heavy loads coming into my floor space easier?" Well, furniture movers can likely be the answer to your lifting and maneuvering challenges.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to ensure our customers and website visitors can be fully informed about a product and service we offer while also giving you ideas to make you positive that it's the right solution for you and your team's challenge.

That's why in this article, we're going to break down what furniture movers are, why you should use them, the benefits of each type, and safety precautions to take before use so you've got all the information you need before making the purchasing decision.

If you get to the end of this article, or at any point during your read of this article, you would like to find out more about this piece of equipment specific to your busines...

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?

This item can play a key...

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...

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.