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Hydraulic lifting equipment is a mainstay in most industrial workplaces and warehouses, and at the Lifting Equipment Store, we stock a number of tools that utilise hydraulic technology to make your life easier. Hydraulics are operated via pumps, using oil solutions and pistons to apply and distribute pressure either with or without the use of external power sources.

In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about the various different hydraulic tools that we offer, so you can better understand the technology as a whole, as well as knowing which tools might come in handy in your workplace specifically.

As always, if you’re not feeling confident by the end of this read, feel free to get in touch with us here, and a member of our team will explain anything you need to know. And without further ado, let’s start by looking at the base of all hydraulics, the hydraulic cylinder!

WHAT IS A HYDRAULIC CYLINDER?

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We chose to introduce these two super premium Height Safety brands first to bring you equipment designed for specialist applications as well as standard everyday equipment such as lanyards with carabiners big enough to anchor over a scaffold tube or harnesses designed for rescue, we aim to offer the best quality and the biggest range at the lowest prices. As always we promise to do our best to beat on price and if we don’t, challenge us!

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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...

When supplying Height Safety Equipment the vendor cannot help but feel concerned for the users safety, we feel that your safety is in our hands, there for we must provide the best quality safety equipment available to ensure that when used correctly our users are efficiently protected against a serious accident when working at height.

Our main manufacturers that we distribute height safety equipment for are Yale and Tractel. Two market leaders in the height safety market, their ranges of harnesses both have their unique differences and specialist products. Both brands are very similar in terms of price and quality.

Tractel Safety Harness EN361 EN1497

Yale provide a well respected, popular range of Safety Harnesses from single point up to four point with special features like quick-connect and extra large harness options, the Yale range also features some unique harnesses such as the rescue harness and rigging harness.

Tractel o...