News & Updates

  1. Should I hire or purchase my lifting gear?

    For any company with lifting requirements, obtaining the equipment to operate is a very expensive investment and many companies may choose to hire equipment instead of purchasing them outright. Here we explore some of the reasons for and against hiring and purchasing to help you decide which one is right for you. The difference between hiring and purchasing lifting gear...
  2. How to operate a jib crane safely?

    A jib crane can be a very beneficial tool for any business with a requirement to lift heavy materials, whether it be construction, storage or manufacturing. However, as the equipment’s purpose is to lift heavy loads there are of course some steps which need to be taken in order to ensure the equipment is used safely to minimise damage to...
  3. How to choose the right jib crane?

    For many companies who require lifting equipment, it can be very daunting to find the right equipment for your needs. Nowhere is this truer than with jib cranes. Jib cranes are a great economical solution for transporting materials from one work area to another. Here are some of the top factors to consider when choosing a jib crane for your...
  4. How a lifting gantry can help your shipbuilding business

    If you’re business works in the shipbuilding industry then there are a variety of tools which are needed in order to work on them. One of these pieces of equipment is the lifting gantry and though dock yards will usually use large-scale gantry cranes, including ones to do the largest tasks in building a ship, smaller lifting gantry cranes should...
  5. How a lifting gantry can help your residential construction business?

    Welcome to our first blog of 2020 and we hope you have had a lovely and restful Christmas and New Year break. In this blog we will be continuing our series of looking at different industries and how they can make use of A Frame lifting gantries, a form of lifting gear which can sometimes be overlooked. House building is...
  6. Lifting Gear Direct Christmas Opening Times

    This is a brief message to let you know that Lifting Gear Direct will be closed from 24th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020. Though our site will remain operational during this time any orders made will not be processed. We would like to thank all of our customers for their support over the last 12 months and we wish...
  7. How a lifting gantry can help your commercial construction business?

    When working on commercial construction projects, there are many tools and equipment that you may need including many different types of lifting gear. Though of course you will need large tower cranes or fixed jib cranes for the main construction work, it can be easy to overlook smaller lifting equipment which you may also need for an efficient construction site...
  8. How a lifting gantry can help your manufacturing business

    If your company operates within the manufacturing sector then there are many tools and equipment that you will need to operate efficiently – one of these pieces of equipment is a lifting gantry. Here are a couple of reasons why these can help your business. Reducing manual loads Lifting heavy objects against the forces of gravity can be very difficult...
  9. How a lifting gantry can help your warehouse business?

    If you own a warehouse or storage business then one of the crucial tools your company must have is the lifting gantry. Here are just some of the reasons why. Portability Many warehouses in today’s distribution and logistics industries are often massive complexes, some of the largest ones include Amazon’s warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland at 1m sq. ft and Morrisons’...
  10. How a lifting gantry can help your automotive business?

    A lifting gantry can be an important tool for many different types of businesses, including the automotive industry. Here we explain some of the main benefits using a lifting gantry can have to your business. Safety One of the main advantages of a lifting gantry is it’s much safer to use as it can help to lift heavy parts from...

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