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Material handling refers to the moving and transportation of goods from one place to another. The majority of industries and workplaces, large and small will use some form of material handling equipment to aid in the movement of materials. Lifting Gear Direct can offer simple, cost effective solutions to your material handling processes; we supply a wide range of  Load moving equipment, Specialist lifting bagsDrum handling solutions & fork lift truck attachments and more, suitable for both larger industrial purposes and smaller workshop of factory use. Our prices are hard to beat!

500kg Scissor Lift Table TF50


About the TF50 Scissor Lift Table 500kg  With a half tone load capacity an..

1000kg Scissor Lift Table TF100


About the TF100 Scissor Lift Table 1000kg Sitting at the top of the TF series i..

150kg Scissor Lift Table TF15


About the TF15 Scissor Lift Table 150kg One of many scissor table lifts we supp..

2500kg Pallet Truck BF2500A


Part of our pallet truck range, the BF2500A is an effective, efficient option fo..

300kg Scissor Lift Table TF30


About the TF30 Scissor Lift Table 300kg  Designed for ease of use and conv..

5000kg Heavy Duty Pallet Truck HP50S


About the 5000KG Heavy Duty Pallet Truck Lifting Gear Direct supplies a multitu..

750kg Scissor Lift Table TF75


About the TF75 Scissor Lift Table 750kg  The higher capacity stable mate t..

Long Pallet Truck HPTA20


Features of the Long Pallet Truck This long pallet truck is built to the highes..

Tipping Skip - economy DtEC 1750


Part of our tipping skip line up, the DTS 1750 is one of several high quality, l..

Tipping Skip - Economy DtEC DTS 1250


Part of our forklift attachment family, this tipping skip from DtEC mixes afford..

Tipping Skip - Economy DtEC DTS 750


Designed by DtEC and supplied by Lifting Gear Direct, the DTS 750 is one of our ..

Viper 360 Machine Skates – VRS Viper 360 Machine Skates – VRS

Viper 360 Machine Skates – VRS


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Material Handling

Material Handling Solutions

Whatever your material handling needs are, we are sure to have a product to suit. We have three main categories of material handling equipment to choose from;

Drum Handling Equipment

Drum handling or barrel handling equipment are most commonly used in the construction and brewery industries, but can be seen anywhere that drums and barrels are handled on a regular basis.

Within our drum handling range we offer drum lifting equipment suitable for attaching to a forklift truck, as well as models which attach to both  cranes and forklifts. We can also supply many types of drum lifters, drum tongs and drum trucks, in fact, everything you need for solving your drum handling requirements can be found here.

So whether you need to simply move drums around, lift them up completely or empty them with a rotator device, you have come to the right place. We have products which are suitable for most types of drums, such as steel drums and mauser drums.

Forklift Accessories & Attachments

If you already own a forklift truck then you could greatly enhance its use with one of our fork accessories. We have forklift hook attachments which simply turns your truck into a mini crane, perfect for under slung drum lifting.

We have forklift Jib arms which also turn the truck into a crane though with a much larger reach. Our forklift extensions are perfect for transporting wider loads and our range of tipping skips are used in numerous areas, such as production and storage areas and construction sites.

Tipping skips are also great for keeping the workplace clean if used for waste removal as they are easy to tip and empty. If you are handling a wider load then you may find our forklift extensions a good option. These provide extra stability for wider loads which can easily tip.

Load Moving Equipment

Moving more modest loads around which are too heavy for most people, yet not large enough for the larger material handling equipment require something a little different. Our load moving equipment range includes scissor lift tables which are great at the end of a workbench, hydraulic tables can be highered or lowered to specific levels enabling easy transferal of items between surfaces of varying heights.

Load moving skates can be very useful gadgets to keep around, even in smaller offices, they are perfect for moving furniture as well as a host of other objects like machinery. Probably the  most popular piece of load moving equipment is the pallet truck which enable easy moving of loads on a pallet, even in tight spaces.

Lifting Bags

Our range of lifting bags provide an alternative method of lifting specific loads. We have open top lifting bags and closed top lifting bags which are great for loose loads like small tools or aggregates. We also supply specialist lifting bags such as our best selling solar panel lifting bag which provides an easy way of lifting and handling large solar panels whilst at the same time offering good protection. Other lifting bags typically suited to the construction industry include bucket lifting bags, pipe or tube lifting bags and scaffold fitting bags. We also supply some other types of bags which can be lifted such as a special rucksacks which are great for lifting your gear when working at heights; grabba bags, box bags and lifting cradle systems are other types of lifting bags we can supply.

Gas Bottle Handling

Gas bottles can are notoriously difficult to handle but with the right equipment it can become much easier. Lifting Gear Direct can supply an excellent range of equipment designed for lifting, moving and storing gas cylinders. Gas bottle lifting bags, gas grab handles, trolleys, lifting and storing cradles and more are all available, check out the full collection of gas cylinder handling solutions here.

Container Lifting

Shipping containers require specific equipment in order for them to be lifted and moved. Containers are typically handled with a crane and lifting slings but will need a  suitable anchor point on the container itself. Our container lifting lugs are designed for this purpose. The are easy to fit into the designated holes on most containers, push in and turn to lock into place. Now you have a secure point for anchoring your slings.

FIBC Bulk Bag Lifting

This type of lifting bag for bulk materials is normally used just once for lifting and moving loose materials such as sand, gravel and other aggregates. They are made from supple yet strong woven polypropylene and have incorporated handles/loops for lifting.  In this category you will also find a selection of equipment used for lifting these bags with a forklift truck or crane & hoist.

Tool Balancers

Tool balancers provide a great way to handle tools repetitively. Think of them as your third hand! They incorporate spring loaded cables with a karabiner type fitting to attach your power tool. This saves you from picking up the tool and putting it down again repetitively. There are some different types of tool balancers, the retractable type will always return the tool to the top position whilst a zero gravity balancer will hold the tool in the position you require until moved. Atex rated options are also available.

Help and Ordering

If you would like a little advice on choosing the best piece of material handling equipment for your task then simply talk to a member of our team. Call 01384 76961 for all the help you need. Emailing us is another option, you can either use the rapid enquiry form or the contact us page to do this.

Material Handling FAQ'S

What is Material Handling?

Material handling refers to the lifting, lowering and moving of loads. Providing an easier method of handling loads.

What types of equipment does material handling include?

Typical equipment categories in material handling include load moving equipment, Drum handling equipment, fork lift attachments for lifting, lifting bags, gas bottle handling and more. Browse each of our categories to find out more details.

Why is material handling equipment used?

Material handling equipment is generally used to aid in the moving of heavy loads which would be difficult or impossible to do by a person or persons. The specialist equipment also provides a safe method of handling difficult loads by removing the possibility of injuries should the task be carried out manually.

How do I Lift a Solar Panel?

Solar panels are large, heavy and easy to damage so we would recommend a solar panel lifting bag, they make lifting to the roof easy whilst offering protection to the panel.

Where Can I Buy Material Handling Equipment?

Lifting Gear Direct are the UK's leading supplier of material handling equipment as well as lifting equipment. 

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