How to Safely Move Large Equipment with Workshop Cranes

Workshop cranes are much smaller and more portable pieces of lifting equipment as compared to other cranes that are on the market. They provide a different set of qualities and benefits to our other stocks, but with this comes a different set of procedures and rules. Below we have listed out how to safely move…
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Cranes Operation and Maintenance Procedures

Cranes are extremely useful pieces of equipment which allow us to complete tasks that we just simply wouldn’t be able to otherwise. That being said, they are heavy pieces of equipment that will also be working with heavy loads, so it is important to follow proper cranes operation and maintenance procedures to ensure the safety…
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Crane Safety Tips and Advice in High Winds

Every crane will be designed with a maximum wind speed for safe operation. In this article we discuss the important issue of how to manage crane use in high wind environments with a special emphasis on crane safety. Don’t take risks with Crane Safety First and foremost it’s always important to emphasise safety. This is of paramount importance…
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Cranes Expert -The Importance of Getting Advice

Cranes expert have spent many years learning their trade and will be quick at identifying problems and issues associated with crane use. Experts offer significant benefit to businesses in terms of product selection and maintenance regimes. Here we explore some of the main benefits of seeking expert advice when working with cranes.  The golden rule…
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10 Qualities to Demand When Buying Floor Cranes

Buying a floor crane sounds easy enough but there are many factors to consider ensuring that you receive everything you require from your purchase. In our latest article we explore ten qualities to demand when buying floor cranes. Put these qualities to practice and you are bound to have a floor crane which will last…
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Technology Adoption in the Crane Industry

The crane industry can appear to some as technologically backward but this is far from the case with the industry pioneering many technological advances. It is impossible to list every way in which the crane industry is embracing technology but in this article we share just a few examples.  Remote control technology and virtual reality…
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So Easy – The Easiness of Using Aluminium Gantry’s

At Cranes Direct we stock a range of different crane related products, with Mobile Gantries being some of our most popular range. While standard mobile lifting gantries (or A-Frame gantries as they are also called) have a number of benefits, our aluminium gantry's offer a unique ease of use that many other cranes don’t. We explore…
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Crane Maintenance Practices

Crane maintenance practices are essential in the workplace. In this article we’ve adopted a good, bad and ugly format to identify the right and the wrong ways to approach the maintenance of cranes.  The Good Crane Maintenance Practices First of all we start off with the good. These are good techniques to adopt to ensure that crane…
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