The Main Benefits of Using Mobile Floor Cranes

Due to their various benefits, mobile floor cranes are used extensively within many different industries. Here at Cranes Direct we supply floor cranes, all of which can help with your lifting and lowering tasks. Read on below to find out more about the main benefits of this piece of lifting equipment. What are mobile floor…
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A Complete Aluminium Gantry Guide

Don’t know your aluminium from your steel? Unsure of the difference between a gantry and a jib crane? And just how should you use this handy piece of equipment? To answer any questions that are racking your brain and solve any problems that you have, we’ve put together this complete aluminium gantry guide. What is aluminium?…
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5 Ways to Increase the Life Span of a Jib Crane

All of our jib cranes, and any other pieces of lifting equipment we manufacture or supply, are always done so with the highest quality and care in mind. For this reason, they naturally have long service lives. However, as with all equipment, they will suffer natural wear and tear along the way. Here are five…
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A New Year of Opportunities – Cranes in 2018

The end of one year and the beginning of another naturally brings about a period of reflection, and it’s no different with us here looking at cranes! Much of the world continues to develop at a rapid pace, and the invention of new technologies naturally helps to further the development in all industries, including with…
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Prevention Is Better Than Cure – Safe Crane Working Practices

In 2015/2016 alone, an estimated 621,000 workers in the UK sustained non-fatal injuries while at work. (Labour Force Survey - LFS). Of these, 20% were injured while handling, carrying or moving heavy loads. Statistics like these further strengthen the case for ensuring safe work practices everywhere. It almost seems as though we’re not doing enough.…
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A-Frame Mobile Gantries – Ideal for Non-Permanent Lifting of Heavy Loads

A-frame mobile gantries have a wealth of benefits over fixed cranes, and are perfect for the non-permanent lifting of heavy loads. Why is this? Find out more below! What are A-Frame mobile gantries? Commonly referred to as A-frame lifting gantries, A-frame cranes, mobile A-frame gantries or mobile gantries, these lifting and lowering tools are a…
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The Main Benefits and Advantages of Customisable Light Cranes

Customisable light cranes are easy to use pieces of equipment. And, as their name might suggest, they are light too! With this comes an array of benefits. Want to find out more? What are light cranes? Light crane systems are ideal for lifting lighter loads of up to 2000kg in production areas, smaller machine shops…
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The Importance of Load Testing Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are some of the largest pieces of lifting equipment that we have at Cranes Direct. With this large nature comes the fact that they are capable of lifting extremely heavy loads. Given this, and that they are often fixed to the internal structuring of your workplace, it is of critical importance that steps…
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What are A-Frame gantries?

A-Frame gantries are a crane used for industrial lifting. It is a type of crane that is not fixed to the structure of a building in the way that overhead gantry cranes are. These cranes are known across the industry under a number of different names such as A-Frame cranes, A-Frame lifting gantry, light duty gantry…
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The Need for a LOLER Compliant Person in the Workplace

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) was introduced in order to control and minimise the risks to employees when handling lifting equipment and any lifting related operations in the workplace. The regulations attempt to protect employees as well as members of the public, contractors, customers, officials and largely anyone who could use…
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