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.
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!
Diversification was always something that we were good at, and thats why we’ve decided to bring you more from Lifting Equipment Store!
We’ve excelled in providing you with top notch lifting gear, A1 customer service and rock bottom prices over the last twelve months and that is why we’ve decided to introduce Material Handling Equipment to complement the range of lifting equipment and really provide a full one-stop-shop for all your handling needs big or small.
Our range of Material Handling Equipment is no match for any of our competition, we supply both top level equipment designed for intense usage as well as economy ranges for those with a stricter budget in mind. We are currently hold some of the lowest prices on the internet for Pfaff Silberblau Pallet Trucks and Raptor Furniture Movers.
The Material Handling division has been up and running for a short time now and is already proving a big hit with visitors. The ability to buy Load Skates, Toe Jacks and a Roller Pinch Bar all under one transaction is bliss to many savvy procurement officers, why? One; because you save on delivery costs and two; because our prices are the best saving you even more money on your Lifting Equipment and Material Handling Equipment. For the one-stop-shop head to Lifting Equipment Store.