Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Lifting Equipment Blog!

Yes- this is majorly late but here it is…MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

May 2014 be a positive year for all of our readers and regular commenters, we appreciate all of our support throughout the year of 2013, it was a remarkable year for all of us.

This year will see further posts in to the latest and greatest Lifting Equipment Blog featuring Do’s and Don’t’s of the Lifting world, cranes for sale, safety precautions and advice, the latest legislation and much more.

We hope that you enjoy our content and we are welcoming guest bloggers for 2014! Please contact our webmaster for more information.

-Have a great one!

Lifting Equipment Blog

Guest Bloggers Welcome!

We are always looking to bring the reader the latest on Lifting and Material Handling Equipment, we are now seeking new Guest Bloggers looking to post relevant and exciting articles benefiting the end user and buyer of Lifting & Material Handling Equipment.

This can include ‘How to Do’s’, User Guides, Tips & Tricks, Safety Advice, Product Offers and pretty much anything else you can think of, if you are a serious blogger I will not have to detail the benefits that this can bring both parties in terms of linking and growing a presence online.

If you are interested in featuring your content as a guest blog on Lifting Equipment Blog then please contact myself by leaving a comment or using the contact forms on this website.

How Do Machine Skates Work?

Machine Skates or sometimes referred to as Load Moving Skates are very easy to operate, they work by distributing the weight of the load up to 100 Tonnes over the surface of the skate, underneath the skates surface there are specially engineered castors or ball bearings that allow the skate to move and with some models, turn.

Most people use Toe Jacks or a Roller Crow Bar to lift the load or machine enough to slide a skate into place. Once the skate is in place the Jack or Crow Bar is lowered in order to release the load on to the skate for ease of transport.

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Most loads require three skates, two rear skates that connect via a bar to ensure they remain in line with each other and one front steerable skate which includes special steerable wheels to enable the load to travel around corners and be more manoeuvrable.

Machine Skates are used in a variety of other load moving applications such as for loading containers, machine movers can also move pallets and pallet boxes that are too heavy for standard pallet trucks!