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You may have previously heard of mechanical jacks. However, do you know the difference between hydraulic jacks and mechanical jacks, how to use mechanical jacks safely and what the advantages of using them are? If you do not, this article will tell you all you need to know about mechanical jacks.

If at any point you are unsure if mechanical jacks are 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?

Mechanical jacks are used for lifting and do not use hydraulics to lift but use mechanics. There is a range of mechanical jacks to choose from, and the most common mechanical jacks are ratchet jacks and screw jacks. These are often used in emergency services since they are reliable and efficient to use. 

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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 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?

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In industries that deal with machine manufacturing and lifting equipment, employees are often required to move machines or make adjustments to the positioning of machinery. A machine moving skate is an ideal solution for businesses that need to do this on a regular basis which is why we wanted to give you a detailed overview of what they are, how they are used, the different types, and the advantages you can get from using this piece of equipment.

What we don't cover in this article is how a machine moving skate can help your business specifically. At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to ensure our customers can make the most informed and highest detail

If by the end of the article you're wondering if this is the correct solution for your business or not, please contact an experienced member of the LES...

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 skip. The auto-tipping forklift skips requ...

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.

Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy drums 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 drums, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct drum handling equipment will also enhance workflow and worker safety. Selecting the best drum handling equi...

In this article, we're going to give a closer look as to what an engine crane is and how they work. If you're wondering what one is, how they work, where you can find one being used, or what the design is, you're in the right place.

We're going to be going into detail about all the points above and how you can use one effectively to add more value and efficiency to your business and clients.

If you're reading this because you're thinking you might need one for your workshop, we offer a range of engine cranes that you can purchase online with ease to solve your business challenges.

If you decide you need one either as a stand-alone product or as a wider solution to your business, you can get in touch with a member of our team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) to discuss how our products can help your business excel.

What is an engine crane? ...

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.

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.

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!