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Welcome to the Official Lifting Equipment Store blog!

On this blog you will be kept up to date with the latest in the Lifting Equipment Industry from safety advice, product help, product maintenance and exclusive offers only available to Lifting Equipment Store blog readers!

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Sadly Winter is here to bring you doom and gloom, so are we! JUST KIDDING!

Unfortunately though, we have ceased the free shipping over £300 offer, however if you are feeling social you can still take up the opportunity by tweeting us at @LiftingStore and request your free shipping today!

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One thing is specifying what your chain hoist must do, another is ensuring that it can be used safely. Both are vital. Get one wrong and you could end up costing your company a wedge of money or worse, a fatal injury.

Safety first!

Before you even begin to question specification for a hoist you should firstly seek the help of a structural engineer. A structural engineer will be able to assist you as to where the hoist can be positioned. If running on a beam the engineer will be able to tell you how big and what type of beam you require in order to lift the desired rate. So to an extent, yes you do have to think about specification, but only brief details such as the maximum capacity to lift.

Am I lifting above heads?

If the answer to this question is YES, then you need to be very careful and ensure you are sold the correctly rated hoist(s). When hoisting above peoples heads (usually in a theatre) by law the hoist is required to conf...

Being a labourer isn’t always easy, hauling heavy loads of bricks, motor and other building material is strenuous hard work but mostly it costs you time, and time, is money!

Money well spent is a scaffold hoist, as an investment that will save you time, effort and money, get the job done quicker, save on labour costs and move on to the next job quicker! Life becomes easier with the addition of a builders hoist.

High quality industrial builders hoists can be supplied for under £800 in 230v or 110v 1 phase 50hz power formats with the safe working load up to 200kg (anything over this requires a gantry frame as the scaffold poles will bend over 200kg) usual heights of lift extend to 25 meters, hoists can feature extendable booms for long reach and rotating A frames that attach to the scaffold using scaffold clips that are easily tightened.

Imer TR225 Scaffold Hoist. Now ONLY £1,229!

 

There are a variety of a...

Over the last few years or so it has been normality among the users of pallet trucks and across the industry that “When they’re gone, they’re gone” pallet trucks became so cheap that when they break it can be cheaper to buy a new one then buy the spare parts, wait for them to arrive, fit them only to find something else wrong with it requiring more parts and more time, it was simple; buy a new one!

Sadly this is no longer the case for any pallet trucks manufactured in China (which is probably 85% of brands out there). This was implemented after February 14th when the European Commission of Trade Protectorate self-initiated an Anti-Dumping investigation into the import of hand pallet trucks from the peoples republic of China, this also included the main parts of the truck such as the pump and chassis to avoid people trying to import the parts and assemble them in the UK (nice trying!!).

Pfaff Silberblau Pallet Truck

On Febru...

Many of our orders are processed for export by our team of fully experienced sales staff who deal in the export of our goods on a daily basis.

When choosing us for your Lifting Equipment export requirements be assured that you are getting the very best prices. We use up to five different freight companies to quote for your shipping needs via air, sea, road or train. Lifting Equipment Store promises to offer the most competitive export rates.

Our services go beyond simply arranging collection of goods, we also take care of specialist packing requests if required such as heat treated pallet boxes for deep sea and air freight of heavy goods.

Certificates of Origin, attested invoices and customs clearance are also just some of the export services we provide.

For more information of our fully comprehensive Lifting Equipment Export Service please contact the sales team.

Export to many means by sea, in a large shipping container with a long delivery time. Not to us. Export to us also means FAST. And by fast we mean Air Freight Export.

Our specialist export team are fully competent when it comes to air freight of goods on a global scale. Many customers require goods urgently and more often then not the case is that they would actually have liked the goods yesterday! This is where we can assist your company in saving time and money.

Many customers believe that they are saving money by using their own freight forwarders when in fact they are losing out! Having to arrange your own freight can be a costly event in time and money, especially if you do not export regularly, then freight companies try to take advantage of you by charging higher rates.

TNT Air Cargo Loading

When our team handle exports we only ship on the best price, we use a handful of well established freight companies which we use on a regular...

1800kg Hydraulic Furniture Movers- Perfectly suited to Schools, Hospitals, Removal Companies & More!

Our range of Raptor manual and hydraulic Furniture Movers are ideal for moving heavy loads in the workplace, schools, hospitals and pretty much anywhere that a load up to 1800kg needs to be lifted and shifted while staying relatively close to the ground.

We have had many removal companies purchasing these nifty products to make light work of their every day tasks such as lifting and moving heavy wardrobes and furniture which increases the speed at which the workers operate which in turn saves time and money for everyone- meaning your company or organisation becomes more productive.

Manual Furniture Movers- with a single model capacity up to 600kg these manually operated movers can lift up to 300mm from ground level and alike the hydraulic models still allow you to ‘scoop’ up the load, the difference with the manual movers ...

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 ...

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.

Round Slings Manufactured in the UK

Simple flat web slings are made from 100% polyester, a strong durable material which also has benefits that a chain or wire rope cannot offer due to its type of material, fabric slings are much softer and lighter than chain or wire rope. Simple soft webbing slings will not scratch or dent your load, neither will it rust or weaken with age (unless subject to corrosive environments). A webbing sling also includes reinforced becket style eyes (other eye styles are available upon request). All slings colour co-ordinated to indicate the safe working load or capacity.

Round slings are even softer than flat webbing slings and does offer reassurance to cause less damage to your load (if any at all) so it’s perfectly suited to lift smooth or polished objects. Even though they look weak a round sling is very strong, and features very low stretch and it’s the most cost effective sling on the market right now! They come in ...

Hand stackers are the perfect piece of equipment for lifting and lowering smaller loads. They are able to lift lighter loads with ease, allowing a high level of control for the operator. Some designs feature a load related table and others have forks to complete lifting processes.

Industrial settings that use steel sheets as part of their operations may need special types of equipment to transport the steel sheets from one location to the other. While the same job can sometimes be done manually by engaging several workmen, the approach may invite serious issues in terms of hazards. Additionally, it will also require the employer to invest additional amounts for the purchase of employee-safety gear. Some sheets will be large and they need to be supported from both the sides during transportation and under such cases, the operations become more efficient if manual labour is replaced by the use of lifting devices.

Plate clamps, plate hooks, and magnets are the three main devices that are commonly used to lift steel sheets. Plate clamps appear in three designs that promote the lifting of steel sheets in vertical, horizontal, and specific positions. Usually two or more plate clamps are used together and they are sometimes complemented by the use of a spr...

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!

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.