Construction Tools

Forklift Services From Yale

Posted on April 1, 2024 at 11:10 am

A forklift is a heavy duty truck fitted with powerful hydraulic systems or with similar items, which can move, lift, and store the items or objects placed on it to the desired place. Factories, warehouses, construction companies, mining firms, car wreck companies or other organizations where there is a commercial movement of heavy materials and objects is concerned, employ the use this machine. (more…)

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Adhering to Load Capacity When Using a Crane

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

When you are operating any kind of crane, or you are supervising others whilst they are using a crane, you need to adhere closely to the load capacity set out for that crane and the specific hoist that is being used.

Why is this so important? Because:

  • It can cause serious damage to the crane and the sling, and these are expensive pieces of lifting equipment
  • It can cause serious injury. It might not seem like too big an issue to overload a lifting sling just a little, but when a load is too heavy, it will be unstable and can act unpredictably. This might mean that it will swing unsteadily, or even fall, with the potential to cause injury to people in the vicinity.

Consult the manual when using any kind of crane for the first time to make absolutely sure of the load capacity – never, ever make assumptions about the weight a crane can take.

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How to Buy Used Cranes

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Buying used cranes can offer good value for money but it’s also important you get it right for the sake of health and safety. Purchasing a crane that is not up to the right standard could be disastrous and could end up causing serious injury or even a death on site. It’s essential you find the right used cranes for your needs.

Used cranes can easily be bought from reputable suppliers throughout the UK. The main thing to do is to make sure the suppliers are reliable and stock quality branded cranes that have been fully tested and meet with standards and regulations. Check the supplier’s credentials before you do anything else. Make sure they have a good reputation in the used crane industry.

The crane you buy should come with all the relevant paperwork and should have a full inspection history. You can buy quality jib cranes, vehicle mounted cranes, gantry cranes and any other type of lifting equipment.

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