Category Archives: Blog Page – Cranes Direct

Welcome to the Cranes Direct blog! We like to develop close relationships with our customers and clients, so as well as manufacturing and supplying high quality crane equipment, we like to post regular content as well. This includes news from the industry, who we are and what we do, insights into new, innovative products and other useful bits of information, such as how to look after your cranes effectively.

Providing Fall Protection in Industrial Crane Settings

The majority of the cranes that we supply here at Cranes Direct are small in size and structure, and are used for smaller lifting tasks. While you may find them used in industrial settings, the actually cranes themselves are generally floor mounted and don’t need to be worked with at height although fall protection equipment…
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Lifting Accessories Inspection Checklist

Proud owner of a lifting accessory and looking to keep it in tip-top shape? Just as we need to keep our bodies in shape with health check-ups and our cars running smoothly with regular MOTs, your lifting accessories need to be inspected every so often too. Follow our comprehensive lifting accessories inspection checklist below for…
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Calculations and A-Frame Gantry Sizing

Looking to purchase an A-Frame Gantry but aren’t sure where to start? With our bespoke gantry cranes that are manufactured securely on site, we can produce high-quality lifting equipment. Please read on to find out more about a-frame gantry sizing and calculations. Building your own gantry crane Some people try to build their own gantry…
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10 Amazing Flickr Images of Portable Cranes

Portable cranes such as our mobile gantry crane or aluminium gantry crane are hugely beneficial to businesses who need to regularly move their lifting equipment around. Below we’ve included some great images of portable cranes #1 Hand operated gantry crane This picture shows a small, hand operated gantry crane and hoist. You can see just…
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