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About - Lifting Gear Direct Ltd

Top UK Suppliers of Lifting Gear and Equipment

We like to ensure that all of our customers get expert advice on lifting gear when required. It is just as important to us, as it is to you that you get the most suitable equipment for your intended task, so - whether by email, fax or phone a member of our team will always respond to your request as soon as possible. In this competitive market, we always aim to supply quality lifting equipment at the most competitive prices possible and are often unbeaten on many of our products.

With a price guarantee and discount options often available, we can ensure that you will get the best deal on the market for your lifting gear and lifting equipment. Our mechanical and electrical engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that no matter when you have a problem, we can be there to help. So make us your one point of call for all your needs.

We stock both our own range of products, which we manufacture at our on-site facility, as well as robust and reliable equipment from top branded industry leaders such as Gunnebo and Yale.

Using Our Lifting Gear Website

The term lifting equipment covers a monstrous range of products and it can become very confusing when trying to find exactly what you are looking for, especially when a website has so many products on offer like Lifting Gear Direct. This is often because products are broken down and listed under sub-category headings, so unless you know the right term it can be difficult to find.

We have taken this into consideration and hope you find our website easy to navigate, many of our customer have said they like the layered, structural layout.

In short there are just a couple of main categories, lifting equipment, material handling, height safety and Servicing inspections, the smallest category. Material handling has the next fewest sub-categories including forklift attachments, load moving equipment such as skates and pallet trucks, and also includes drum handling equipment which includes drum lifters, drum trucks and forklift truck mounted drum handling equipment.

Our largest category is for lifting equipment which is sub-divided into smaller segments with options for beam attachments, for items like beam clamps and trolleys; plate lifting equipment for lifting magnets, and plate clamps; Other Lifting Clamps & Grabs; Hydraulics for products including bottle jacks, cylinders and pumps. Other sub categories include load and force calculation equipment, wire rope products and winches.

The above are just a few examples; to find the full list hover over our mega menu at the top of the page in the blue banner where you will see the main sub categories, click to choose. You can also use the left side navigation menu, once you have clicked to a page the full sub-category menu will display on the left. Please contact us if you have difficulty finding a particular type of product, we will help you to navigate the site.

As well as our range of products, we offer servicing and maintenance on all equipment, site inspections, testing and the initial setup of equipment, as well as delivery using our well-connected distribution network. As we are perfectly placed in the centre of the United Kingdom, based in the West Midlands, we can provide swift and efficient delivery and repairs to all corners of the UK. We also offer advice and information on vital things to consider within the lifting gear and lifting equipment industry, such as height safety and its rules and regulations.


Our Custom Lifting Equipment

Customers of Lifting Gear Direct can enjoy a completely tailor made service when they order our own brand lifting equipment. Our line up is especially impressive given the amount of customisation that is achievable. Take our jib cranes, for example. You can order this type of lifting equipment in a number of different configurations to suit the kind of lifting operations you want to complete and the space you have available on-site. Our over braced jib cranes are ideal in settings where overhead obstacles are not an issue. You will be able to use the full run of the beam to manoeuvre any attachments you pick and shift loads more efficiently as a result. Our under braced swing jibs are more compact, but can still be selected with different beam lengths, lifting heights and accessories. For even more lifting flexibility, we also produce mobile gantry cranes. This range is just as customisable as its counterparts, yet gives you the additional convenience of being able to reposition your lifting equipment by rolling it into place on the included heavy duty castors. Our light weight, customisable aluminium gantries should also catch the attention of customers with specific needs to fulfil. This range is less susceptible to corrosion than similarly specified lifting equipment, while also being sturdy enough to brush off the wear and tear of regular use.


Our Accessories

To make the most of your lifting equipment, you need accessories that will let you use it efficiently and safely. Lifting Gear Direct can help you order all of the add-ons and extras that will round out your assembly perfectly. Our shackle range exemplifies this, with general purpose stainless steel units sitting happily alongside special shackles that are designed to fulfil a unique role in a particular context.  We also stock snatch blocks and sheave blocks, bringing you the best lifting solutions you never knew you needed and providing them at a competitive price point. If you are in need of a gin wheel or rope pulley to top off your lifting equipment configuration, just as LGD and we will talk you through your options.



Our Brand Partners

We understand that a lot of our customers are familiar with and loyal to specific lifting equipment brands, which is why you will find so many of the biggest and best names in the business on our site. You can shop by brand if you want to limit your product search to only include items that originate from a given manufacturer. This should save you a lot of time.  Of course Lifting Gear Direct is a brand in its own right and if you are interested in all of the different lifting equipment and extras we manufacture in-house, you can seek out these special products right here. You can rely on our impressive reputation and long experience in the lifting equipment industry, including our understanding of safety, to lift us above our rivals and make your life easier.


Our Videos

Some pages of our website already have videos incorporated with more in the production process. We now also have our very own Lifting Gear Direct Channel where you can view all of our videos in one place.

We have videos about eye bolts and swivel eye bolts, lifting gantry systems, Lifting Slings, Load Restraints, Electric hoists and many more.

Be sure to check it out by clicking on the link below, and like our videos which are all filmed and produced completely by a member of our team.

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Keeping up-to-date with Lifting Gear Direct

We're regularly sourcing new equipment, assessing our work processes, exploring new developments in the market or even expanding our own company. Make sure to keep up with the latest updates, news and insights into the lifting gear industry from us at Lifting Gear Direct here. You can see the latest posts from us on the blog page, and be sure to follow us on our social channels by following the links at the bottom of the page.


Have a question about lifting equipment?

If you're interested to know more about the lifting gear industry, have a question about a particular product or service that we offer, or just want a chat, please do get in touch with us here or call us on 01384 76961.

Lifting Gear Direct Ltd - The Name That Carries Its Weight!