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In any warehouse or loading bay, there’s going to be a lot of heavy lifting to be done. While we might pride ourselves on how much we can carry, when it comes to moving pallets up to a tonne in weight, it’s about time to use some lifting equipment.

If you’re wondering, “what’s the best tool for moving heavy pallets?” then you’re in the right place. At Lifting Equipment Store, we’re here to guide and inform you – so you can feel fully confident in the equipment you use at work.

Hydraulic and winch pallet stackers, or stacker trucks, might be precisely what you need to get things moving in your industry. This article will explain what they are, what they do, and how they could become a vital part of your workplace arsenal.

And if you still have questions by the end of the article, then contact a member of our LES team, and they happily will fill you in on anything else that you’re unsure about.

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?

You'll find...

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...

Manual chain hoists are a common piece of equipment amongst various industries such as the construction, shipping, and rigging industry. If your occupation requires you to lift loads, then finding the right tool for your industry can be challenging. This is where this item can be the ideal solution for you and your team.

We're going to outline what these hoists are, how they work, safety precautions to take, and what you should not do when operating your equipment. 

If by the end of the article you require any further guidance on this item or any of our items for that instance, then you can contact an experienced member of the LES team. They are always ready to help you find the ideal solution for your particular industry. 

We're going to start this article off nice and simple by asking the question... 

What is a manual chain hoist?

It's a simple mechanical device that can be used by you and your te...

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.

What are...

It's likely you've seen beam clamps before but might not have needed one until now where you realise what they actually are.

If you don't know what this piece of equipment is, that's no problem at all as this article is going to break everything down for you.

In this article, going to be looking at everything to do with what this fixing accessory is and how they can help your business.

Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on the customer which is why in this article we're going to do a deep dive into what this piece of equipment is and how they can help your business with its challenge.

If by the end of this article you have questions on how one of these lifting solutions can help your specific business challenge, please contact a regularly trained member of the LES team where they will be happy to discuss bespoke solutions to yo...

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 are an industry that deals with lifting heavy loads, then it's likely you will be familiar with an engine crane, which is also known as an engine hoist. However, if you're new to the industry or are starting to work with new, heavier, items in the premises of your workspace, you might be questioning which solution is right for you or its right for your business challenge.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to give you the most up-to-date information to be able to make an informed decision on what the most practical piece of equipment is to solve your business challenge.

This is why in this article we wanted to give you an overview of what this product is, how you can use the equipment, the different types available, and factors to consider before you purchase one and when using one.

Whether you're well-acquainted with what an engine hoist is or you've only recently ...

Our LES furniture movers are used to make light work of heavy loads and are used in all environments. These include workplaces, schools, hospitals, and any environment that requires loads need to be moved without being lifted high from the ground.

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.