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Hydraulic lifting equipment is a mainstay in most industrial workplaces and warehouses, and at the Lifting Equipment Store, we stock a number of tools that utilise hydraulic technology to make your life easier. Hydraulics are operated via pumps, using oil solutions and pistons to apply and distribute pressure either with or without the use of external power sources.

In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about the various different hydraulic tools that we offer, so you can better understand the technology as a whole, as well as knowing which tools might come in handy in your workplace specifically.

As always, if you’re not feeling confident by the end of this read, feel free to get in touch with us here, and a member of our team will explain anything you need to know. And without further ado, let’s start by looking at the base of all hydraulics, the hydraulic cylinder!

WHAT IS A HYDRAULIC CYLINDER?

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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...

Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy storage cylinders 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 goods contained in this holding item, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct handling equipment will also enhance workflow and work...

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!

The manual handling of drums can be awkward, inefficient and sometime rather dangerous, and Lifting Equipment Store supplies a range of drum handling equipment to make moving, turning, weighing or lifting a drum a lot easier. Our hydraulic drum trucks and lifters are designed for specific activities, like tipping, turning, loading and unloading, and we have plenty of models to choose between.

The Raptor DA40B Hydraulic Drum Stacker and Rotator guarantees a smooth, simple lift every time, and it can transport drums up to 55 gallons. This model uses a reliable and compact mechanism system to fix securely onto the drum, while it allows for vertical and horizontal locked positions.

The Raptor DT250 is suited to transporting and lifting 210 litre drums, while the locking mechanism grips to the top of the drum securely and safely. The DTW250 is another quality option and it’s ideal for unloading from Euro pallets. The spring loaded steel jaws provide a ...