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October was an extremely busy month online and at the office of Lifting Equipment Store.

The team have been flat out this month striving to provide the high quality service our customers demand and always receive.

Supply of equipment this month has reached an all time high with global export still showing rapid growth since last month, special projects have included a large export to South Korea of over 30 Yale C85 Ratchet Lever Hoists that are about to be air freighted over to our customer who requires them for an urgent application and did not have time to wait for the more cost effective Sea Freight, we easily and efficiently accommodated his needs.

Closer to home we are proud to have been involved in the supply of drum handling and lifting gear to companies operating on the renovation of Birmingham’s New Street Station; a multi million pound investment that will revolutionise rail travel in and out of Birmingham City Centre, It’s nice to...

A hydraulic system typically consists of hydraulic cylinders, pipes, and hydraulic fluid. The system, which can be used to lift heavy objects with ease, works on a very simple principle. When you apply force at one point of the system, it gets transmitted to another point through the hydraulic fluid. Normally, hydraulic cylinders come in pairs and are connected through a pipe. The cylinders, which should ideally stand perpendicularly to the pipe, have different diameters. The cylinders are partially filled with hydraulic fluid with oil being the most common option.

The empty space in the partially-filled cylinders allows the pistons to function. One cylinder will have a piston that will be larger than the piston in the other cylinder. At first, fluid is pushed into the compartment of the small piston and after the application of force, the fluid, which is incompressible, is pushed into the compartment of the big piston. This process promotes the movement of the big piston....

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. 

LES offers an extensive and unmatched range of furniture movers to suit every application up to 1800kg, our furniture moving dollies are built to the highest industrial quality to avoid damage to your precious furniture and machinery. Ideal for moving anything from a small washing machine to a large CNC machine.

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!

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.