Lifting equipment for hire: what varieties can you expect?

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When it comes to handling heavy loads safely and efficiently, having the right lifting equipment is essential.  However, not every business or project requires a permanent investment in lifting gear.  This is where lifting equipment for rent becomes a cost-effective and practical solution. Here, we’ll explore various varieties of lifting equipment for hire, catering to […]

Cost savings and convenience: contract lifting solutions demystified

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If you are in the construction industry or require lifting services, understanding the advantages of contract lifting solutions can help you make informed decisions for your project.  What is a contract lift and what are the benefits?  How do contract lifting services differ from standard crane hire?  The choice between standard crane hire and contract […]

What does a hoist do & how can it help you? 

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Ask any nurse “What does a hoist do?”, and they are likely to tell you how invaluable they are when it comes to moving patients around in a hospital when they cannot move themselves. Imagine trying to get a 6ft 2, 17 stone man who is paraplegic, from his wheelchair to a hospital bed without […]

The lift and shift process: a detailed look

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Have you ever uttered the fateful words “How hard can it be”? Usually, this little phrase gets employed when you are contemplating doing something you have never done before, something that just doesn’t seem that difficult at first glance.  In the world of heavy lifting and intricate manoeuvres, the lift and shift process is one […]

The secrets and solutions to moving plant machinery

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Moving plant machinery is a complex and challenging task that involves much more than just loading equipment onto a truck. It requires careful planning, expertise, and teamwork to ensure a safe and successful move.  In this blog, we will reveal our secrets to successfully moving plant machinery, shedding light on the intricacies of this specialised […]

How to move heavy machinery

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Whether you are looking to move a commercial-grade boiler or oil tank, a printing press, hot tub or farm or factory machinery. You need to figure out how to get your heavy load from A to B safely and efficiently.  Most of us are specialists within our own field of business, but that doesn’t necessarily […]

Lift and Shift meaning and process in the lifting services and crane hire industry

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In the world of crane hire and lifting services, a lift and shift service refers to the process of moving heavy objects from one location to another using specialised lifting equipment such as cranes, hoists, and forklifts.  You may be forgiven for thinking that this is not necessarily difficult to perform; a lift and shift […]