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Single-Acting vs. Double-Acting Cylinders

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

There’s been some confusion as to how to configure and use either system effectively without causing damage to the equipment, load, or to the user. Some of this confusion results from misunderstanding the difference between single-acting or double-acting cylinders and being unsure of when either should be used. Hopefully, we can clear the air in this department.

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Top 5 Misuses of the Minifor

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The Minifor™ hoist is a lightweight portable power hoist which can be used for a number of lightweight operations and they typically come in two models: the TR30 and TR50. Both are used for lifting light loads, which are usually less than approximately 1000 pounds, but by adding sheave blocks to your rigging scheme can increase the Minifor™ carrying capacity exponentially.

The advantages of using the Minifor™ is its portability, fast installation, pendant control, and ease-of-use nature. What makes them efficient is that both models use 1/4th inch cable, are powered with just 110 volts, and you can use an unlimited amount of wire rope and you can change it out yourself whether it be for different height requirements or if/when the wire rope begins to deteriorate. However, with its lightweight and portable design comes a bevy of ways to mishandle or misuse it and we’ve got the top 5 ways below.

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Get to Know Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

Available in a variety of capacities and shapes, Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams are versatile and provide the most ideal solutions when it comes to most lifting requirements. With Lifting Gear Hire’s capacities ranging from 24 – 1000 tons, the modular configuration and interchangeable components enable the beams to be reused over many lifts and because of this versatility, they’re truly one of the most dependable and trusty pieces of equipment to have on a jobsite.

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Top 4 Misuses of Beam Trolleys

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The manual push beam trolley is used to move loads horizontally on beams, as well as used as a suspension point. In dealing with beam trolleys, a couple of different issues can present themselves if they’re not being handled and used correctly. Below are the top 4 ways individuals can misuse a beam trolley. 


Side-Loading the Trolley: This involves pulling the load from the side of the trolley itself. When using trolleys, it’s pertinent to lift at a 90-degree angle to the horizontal plane. Not abiding by this wi
ll likely bend the trolley, beam flange, and possibly cause the trolley to fail. There is not a trolley on the market that is suitable for side-loading.

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Get to Know the Electric Power Bar

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The electric power bar is designed to push or skid loads. They’re most commonly used in conjunction with low-profile dollies, mechanical or air skates.

However, they’re one of the most commonly misused and frequently damaged pieces of equipment. Mainly, because loads are often placed on top of the power bar instead of on the two tongues, despite the fact that a warning is embossed on top of the body itself.

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From the President's Desk: How LGH Chooses Equipment

Posted by: Tony Fiscelli Comments: 0

Since LGH opened its US doors in 1990, we’ve always been very strict in regards to the types of products that we stock for our rental fleet. It is very important to us to have the same types of rental equipment at all of our locations for a couple reasons. This helps maintain a consistent standard to which our customers can become accustomed.  We also are able to customize our rental stock levels by the main industries that are served by each LGH location. Based on the types of industries that we service, we’re able to specifically stock our locations with rental stock that can support these markets.

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How Testing, Certifying Equipment is Done

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 2

When it comes to selecting heavy lifting equipment for an upcoming project, there are a few things that need to be considered. Regardless of whether you choose to rent or buy, the most important thing to consider when choosing equipment is if it’s been inspected, tested and certified first. Hard costs such as rental fees or purchase price are only a small part of the total costs.

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Top 5 Misuses of Hand Chain Hoists

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

One of the most commonly-used pieces of lifting equipment is the hand chain hoist. Notable for it’s versatile use in a variety of industries, modern hand chain hoists have managed to keep the durability and ruggedness needed while minimizing the pulling effort, so that the operator doesn’t need to overstrain. However, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. In fact, it can be easy to misuse or damage a hand chain hoist if proper technique is not employed during a lift. Here are the Top 5 Ways to Misuse a Hand Chain Hoist.

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The Difference Between Conventional and Synchronous Pumps

Posted by: Janine Smith Comments: 0

Safety and efficiency are always the primary concern on a job site, but equipment budget and availability are a huge factor in what tools make it to the table. While Synchronous Pumps feature increased safety and efficiency over conventional, non-unified pumps, they may not always be available. It is important to understand the hydraulics being used to operate your Jacks or skid system to ensure a safe and successful move.

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There's Nothing New Under the Sun

Posted by: Janine Smith Comments: 0

When people learn about Hydra-Slide skidding systems many comment on how innovative this new technology is, and how it changes the way they think about moving heavy loads, and I smile and nod. Hey, I’m ok with people thinking we invented the idea. The truth is, people were jacking and sliding 5,000 years ago.


While our civilization has evolved incredibly, the methods used by the ancient Egyptians to haul the huge stones used to build the pyramids are essentially the same as we use to skid heavy objects today.

 

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