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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...

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...

If you need to move large or difficult objects short to medium distances, a machine skate is one of the most efficient pieces of equipment which you can make use of. Also known as load moving skates (the two terms are interchangeable – it’s the same product but with different terminology), these handy tools are perfect for moving items such as machinery or furniture. They are capable of handling loads up to 100 Tonnes.

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.

Safety is essential when working with any material handling gear, especially when working with up to 3000kg on electric pallet trucks, take a look at our friendly advice when working with electric pallet trucks.

The George Taylor 1800 Kg Hydraulic Furniture Mover promotes easy transportation of objects, allowing you to move loads in a safe and efficient manner. This set of hydraulic furniture mover slides smoothly under safes, machinery, cupboards, and containers and this is what makes it a highly preferred option to facilitate lifting and transportation operations.

The device comes equipped with a hydraulic lift system that can lift up to 1800kg of load and notably, it can even raise the load up to a height of 250 mm from the ground. Each hydraulic mover features two 6-inch poly wheels that have the capability to move the load smoothly across flat surfaces. Notably, the equipment comes with handles that promote easy management.

The best part is that the George Taylor 1800Kg Hydraulic Furniture Mover straps can be adjusted to match the needs of specific applications. These devices are designed to save a lot of labour and you can use them to move objects that you pre...

Unsure on the right Genie Lifter for your job? Here's what you need to know!

We've compared the whole SLA (Superlift Advantage) range- Specifications, Functionality and Price are all key considerations when making a long-term investment into one of the industries most commonly hired tools! A must-read article before purchasing your Genie Superlift Advantage Material Lift.

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. 

Steerman manufactures the highest quality machine moving equipment, as one of the worlds biggest Steerman distributors we've purchased a huge volume of Steerman HTJ Toe Jacks to bring you quite simply the worlds very best offer of its kind, it's unbeatable, unheard of and we're still stocked we managed to lock it in!

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.

These days domestic fridges and freezers are getting bigger and bigger whilst we see no signs of that slowing down in the commercial market either with large blast freezers and walk-in refrigerators becoming the norm. The real challenge though? Moving the beasts.

Choosing a manual pallet stacker might seem a daunting task at first, after all, we've got so many listed here on our website that no wonder you might feel this way- well, you shouldn't because we're here to cut the cake and break down the jargon!

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.