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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Working With Cranes on Rough / Uneven Terrains

With any lifting operation, rough or uneven terrains should be avoided when attempting to lift or lower a load of a certain weight. However, this may sometimes be unavoidable, and in this scenario, you must take necessary precautions to ensure the operation is a safe as possible. Please read on below to find out how…
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Do’s and Don’ts When Working with Mobile Gantry’s

Mobile gantry's are a simple to use product, and because of their portability, they have an extensive use within the industrial sphere today. However, as is the same when handling any piece of equipment in the industrial environment, there are many do’s and don’ts associated with this lifting medium. Please read on below to learn…
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How to Read Rated Capacity Charts for Cranes

When working with cranes, it is more than likely that you’ll be operating heavy loads, with multiple workers onsite and present. It is absolutely crucial that you adhere to guidelines and lifting capacities at all times to keep all of those around you safe. Below we have explained one such guideline, a rating capacity, in…
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A Guide to Single Girder Over Head Cranes

Here at Cranes Direct we stock four types of overhead cranes; a single girder, double girder, underslung and special application. Each has its own unique array of benefits and advantages, and has been specifically designed for particular situations. To help explain more on one of these types, the single girder over head cranes, we have…
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Ways to Modernise or Upgrade Your Crane

If you’ve purchased a crane, whether through us or another manufacturer, then we hope that you view it as more of a key part of the worksite, than simply another tool! While great steps can be taken to prolong the service life of a crane, through things such as regular inspections or lubrication, there will…
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