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Methods of Getting Things Lifted

There are many different methods of heavy lifting equipment available nowadays on the marketplace, consisting of forklifts, winches, hoists, cranes, and vacuum lifts. In Australia, every one of these machines uses a particular mechanism to move large and heavy objects; some of them move the object up and down or from side to side, as well as a combination of both movements. Normally, a business will obtain or lease heavy lifting equipment based on what that specialised industry requires.

The Forklift

As some of you already know, the humble forklift is one of the most commonly viewed lifting machines used by many smaller businesses. Easy to operate like a small car, forklift’s front end has two metal protrusions that slide into a wooden pallet, lifts it and moves items around a warehouse environment; the forked front end can then lift items up into tall storage areas in a safe way.

The Crane

A crane is certainly the best renowned of the all heavy movers and utilises an angled boom to move items up and down, and from side to side, and of all the different types of heavy lifting equipment, the crane is the most versatile. Perth cranes come in a range of sizes, depending upon the job at hand and the majority of crane designs will allow the lift to turn fully horizontally to ensure the simple moving of heavy objects in practically all directions.

Vacuum Lifts

Vacuum lifts use high pressure air vacuums to fasten to a heavy item to be lifted. These machines are especially helpful in lifting unusual shaped items, like panes of glass. They are also used to lift heavier objects, such as cargo containers, so that waiting ships in port can be easily loaded and unloaded.

The Winch

A winch utilises a wound rope to pull an object up, such as when towing a car. The majority of winches are anchored onto a stationary position near a wall or even on a heavy service truck, where a worker attaches the winch’s hook to another vehicle for pulling along.

The Hoist

A hoist is used to pull heavy items upwards by using a pulley and rope and this type of heavy lifting equipment is commonly used for lifting smaller items, like car engine blocks. Most hoists are permanently fixed to the ground in places like a repair shop or warehouse area. A heavy object has to be moved over to the hoist for lifting, and quite often, forklifts are used together with hoists to move the item into place.

For Purchasing or Rent 

Depending upon a company’s requirements, buying a lift can work out to be somewhat expensive, and most companies hire professional lifting machines. Hiring can easily be carried out by the day, week, month or year.

Consult with the professionals and tell them what you need it for and they’ll be more than happy to help sort out your needs.