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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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We are part of the Kingsway Corporation Ltd group which equips us with great advantages such as excellent rates of trade discount to ensure we get the best for our customers as well as over 30 years experience in the industry o...

Firstly; Thanks for showing an interest in our new on-site blog!

I am proud to announce we are now distributing Wire Rope Slings and all types of wire rope assemblies!

Our vast range of wire rope can be adapted and manufactured to suit your requirements. No matter how bespoke they are, we can help.

Wire Rope Slings from Lifting Equipment Store

Offering all types of Wire Rope Slings such as 1 leg, 2 leg, 3 leg, 4 leg complete with master links, sling hooks, C-hooks, thimble eyes and more.

Got a large requirement for wire ropes? We deliver direct from manufacturer to end user to avoid extra costs and bring you the best prices.

Talk to our friendly sales team today for more information and a competitive quotation on your next requirement for Wire Rope Slings.

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...

110v and 230v single phase electric chain hoists are only available from A handful of manufacturers at a higher price than normal three phase options.units with one phase are usually sold into the hire market for use on building sites and residential areas where three phase power supply is not available.

There are several complications that can occur when choosing a single phase hoist, a couple things to consider are the distance the hoist will be from the supply and the supply itself, to startup and run these units require a lot of power and it is recommended that all single phase units have their own dedicated power supply in order to ensure that sufficient power is supplied to the machine. Further issues such as two speed operation are not an option with single phase, not are entertainment hoists with a double brake as the secondary brake requires a direct phase for power. Electric travel beam trollies are also not an option with most manufacturers, CM L...

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.

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.

 

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,...

Aside from the large range of ‘standard’ UK Made Webbing and Round Lifting Slings we also offer our bespoke custom made Webbing Slings and Round Slings which can be manufactured to your design (or ours) within 48 hours from approval!

Our skilled sales team can turn your design in to a reality at the right price, just because it’s custom does not mean the price is high! Challenge us and find out…

All of our Webbing and Round slings are manufactured with a safety factor of 7:1, we are able to manufacture up to 20 Tonne capacity for custom designs and up to 500 Tonne with standard designs. Each sling is dated upon manufacture and the identification tag shows the loading angles and capacities of the sling for safety purposes and of course we always supply with a certificate of conformity as standard.

Lifting Equipment Store are experts when it comes to supplying Electric Chain Hoist to Nigeria and Africa and have been successfully doing so for over 3 years.

Our fully comprehensive range of electric chain hoists are available in various voltages and formats to suit the southern hemisphere.

We understand that you need your products urgently and that is why we offer our express air freight service on all of our electric chain hoists. Providing your funds have cleared we have the ability to get your hoist to Nigeria and other African countries within 48 hours, now that’s fast!

Our export team takes care of every stage of shipping up to the destination and even handles the import charges upon request. We offer cost effective insurance policies to protect your Electric Chain Hoist while in transit as well as our bespoke export packing service that offers secure ISPM 15 Heat Treated wooden packing crates to securely transport your hoist across the gl...

Bottle Jacks are a type of universal jacking device that can be used in a countless number of lifting applications and are most commonly found in car boots to help one change a tyre roadside. The compact dimensions make them ideal for including in automotive tool kits and easy to store.

The Bottle Jack operates by lifting a steel ram with hydraulic pressure that is built up in the cylinder by operating the hand pump, as this raises the cylinder the load will be lifted. In order to insert the jack there must be sufficient clearance, should this be limited a Toe Jack might be a good alternative option.

There are so many types of Bottle Jacks on todays market and we offer one to suit every budget, big or small. Our best selling range is the Yale brand which are manufactured from top quality materials and are built to stand up to intense operation. The Yale range offers Bottle Jacks with a capacity up to 50 Tonnes which makes them ideal for all types of applicat...

We are proud to announce our latest offer of up to 20% discount on Yale CPV and CPV/F Electric Chain Hoists.

The Yale CPV hoist is a well respected, quality, robust example of German engineering. This third generation hoist features the latest innovative safety devices that satisfy even the most demanding applications to provide peace of mind.

Act fast and grab yourself a deal today! Call 01384 567430 NOW!

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 ...

Pewag 2 Leg Chain Sling With Self Locking Hooks

Our services go beyond just the items we supply online and the basic specifications, if you have something out of the ordinary the chances are we can help you. All of our Chain Slings and Lifting Chains are made to order and we can custom manufacture your chains to the precise specifications of your design and incorporate specialist end fittings such as Container Lifting Lugs, Shackles, Chokes, Grabs and much more.

At this current time we only offer grade 8 chains for sale online however we do offer grade 10 and 12 Pewag Lifting Chains offline so please feel free to call for prices. Each assembly is provided with a certificate of conformity and a copy of the safe instructions for loading.

Lifting Equipment Store ship Lifting Sling Assemblies worldwide and can arrange shipping and export paperwork on any order to any country!

Our prices are competitive but do not be fooled- we only supply the ...

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.

Bottle Jacks- the neat small but mighty everyday lifting solution made up of a hydraulic ram and ‘pump’ mechanism, Bottle Jacks can be manufactured to lift up to 60 Tonnes which as I am sure you can appreciate is big enough to lift up most cars (and lorries) on the road.

Many cars these days are already equipped with a basic type of jack, sometimes a bottle jack but often a very difficult to use and flimsy jack, why not replace it for something that is easy to use, reliable and safe such as robust Bottle Jack which will save you time and effort when changing that wheel when your in that mad rush to get to your board meeting without time to wait for road-side assistance. -It happens all the time, or maybe your off road or stuck in a rut somewhere, a small and cost effective bottle jack could save your hours and a fortune in expensive recovery costs, idea for the DIY lover and anyone concerned about safety when on or off road.

We offer an extensive rang...

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 ...

The Ultralift Plus Lifting Magnet

Eclipse Magnetics has well over 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high performance magnetic systems, and Lifting Equipment Store is regularly supplying Ultralift Plus magnets for safe lifting. The smallest unit can grip up to 125kg while the largest can lift up to 2000kg, and each magnet benefits from exceptional performance to weight ratio. The Plus range uses high-energy neodymium magnets to lift loads steadily, whilst its simple operation makes it ideal for one person operations.

The Ultralift Plus range is the only permanently magnetic lifting magnet to include a ‘safety shim’, allowing the user to undertake a test prior to the lift. The interlock mechanism also improves safety once under load, preventing the operating handle from being moved to the ‘off’ position. This smart mechanism works by identifying the tension and locking the handle accordingly. Much like our other Ultral...

We supply lifting shackles for all applications to suit a wide variety of needs, with a focus on quality as well as price. Our aim is to provide robust, high-quality products which represent real value and we believe that our range does just this. Have a look through our selection and find the products which best meet your requirements.

Engine Cranes are an essential tool for many automotive maintenance applications, not only this but engine cranes can be used in hundreds of applications from general purpose low-level lifting to workshop transportation. Engine Cranes are often referred to as Shop Cranes, Floor Cranes or Engine Hoists and are perfect for handling loads in tight difficult to access areas such as engine bays. Choosing the correct engine crane for you is essential, read this article where we explain the key differences in the cranes that we offer and the individual benefits they have. 

Considering a new hoist? Unsure whether to make the jump from manual to electric? This article written by our Sales Exective; George Dunn, delves in to the basic advantages and disadvantages of both. 

Explore the differences and alternatives available, the considerations one should make and the potential concerns of making the wrong decision. Be sure to always think with longevity, safety and efficiency in mind.