If you’ve spent some time on our website, then you’ll know that we have a huge range of products on offer! We have over eight different types of hoists and hoisting equipment, with one of our bestsellers being air hoists.

Within this subcategory alone, we have 18 different types of air hoist, so below is a quick guide helping to break down the different air hoists that are available from us here at Lifting Gear Direct.

What are air hoists?

Air hoists, also known as pneumatic hoists, are powered using air. This is in contrast to the other two main types of hoist; manual hoists, which require manual work, and electric hoists, which are electrically operated.

These air hoists work in exactly the same way as their counterparts in that they lift and lower loads, generally using a steel chain as their lifting medium. The only difference is that the lifting is conducted using an air compressor unit, which pumps air into the hoist itself.

The main benefits for this is that air hoists can be up to around 50% lighter than electric hoists, and they of course won’t run up any electrical bills. They are also designed in such a way so as to be highly resistant to things such as dirt, dust, heat, vapours and humidity, meaning that they are incredibly safe to use and very low maintenance.

They can also be used in hazardous environments where electrical hoists can’t because of the fire risk due to sparking.

The products that we supply

We stock and supply air hoists from some of the most well-known and reliable brands on the market, which are: Yale, Red Rooster and JDN. Each of these manufacturers have many years of experience under their belts, and they have been supplying safe and efficient lifting equipment to industries around the world for a long time.

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An example of an air hoist that we stock here

We chose these brands because of their commitment to high quality and safety, as well as the range of products that they have on offer. Our biggest supplier is Red Rooster, making up 9 out of the 18 of the selection of air hoists that we have.

It is entirely dependent on your needs as to what air hoist will be best suited for you and your application. Some come with fasting lifting speeds, while others are able to handle much heavier weights than some of their counterparts. Others have the option for additional features to be added such as radio control too.

To find out more on exactly which air hoist may be best for you, please find our contact details listed below.

Want to get in contact with us about our range?

If you’re looking for information on our air hoists, or perhaps one of the many other types of products that we stock here at Lifting Gear Direct, then we’d be more than happy to chat. You can either give us a call on 01384 76961 or find our other contact details listed here.