Word coming out of Scotland this week is that the Fixator hoist has a big fan…quite literally!

Our eco-friendly pals up in bonnie Scotland were in need of a helping hand to remove a blade from one of their massive wind turbines on the Glasgow moors.

Luckily, SafetyLiftinGear was more than up for the task at hand, enlisting the aid of the mighty Fixator Electric Wire Hoist from our equally mighty Glasgow depot.


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The Fan-tastic Fixator Hoist

Extremely capable and reliable under duress, our Fixator hoist was able to cut to the chase and efficiently remove the chosen blade safely and without issue.

Best of all, the customer’s decision to opt for the Fixator hoist over other brands proved that eco-friendly doesn’t always mean expensive. In fact, the turbine project proved that you can actually save money while you save the planet!

The perfect alternative to the more established industry go-to of the Minifor, the Fixator has all the credentials for a variety of heavy-lifting jobs.

The Fixator model is also considerably less expensive than similar products offered by rival brands (in many cases, as much as 40% cheaper). Better yet, it offers equal or better attributes for that bargain price.


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Benefits of the Fixator Hoist

Boasting superior lifting power of 500kg and faster operational speed of 8m/min, the Fixator hoist offers remote control lifting power at the touch of a button. Meanwhile, the motor has fail-safe primary brakes and is protected by a thermal fuse for added safety.

The maximum lifting weight can even be doubled with the use of a reeving kit, allowing for a potential WLL of up to 1000kg. That’s the equivalent of two grand pianos (or two particularly plump polar bears)!

So, whether you’re lifting pianos, polar bears or wind turbines, the Fixator remote controlled wire hoist is definitely up for the task.


This project proved, once again, that our Fixator hoist is a breath of fresh air, more than capable of keeping up with the competition at a fraction of the price.

So, why go with the flow? Throw caution to the wind and try something new with this fantastic lifting hoist from SafetyLiftinGear!

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Whether you’re moving house, renovating an office or simply buying some new fixtures for your home, heavy items and awkward furnishings can be a real pain in butt to transport… and a literal pain the back to manoeuvre from A to B.

Luckily, here at SafetyLiftinGear, we have a whole host of handy load moving solutions at our disposal! Our wheely good range of appliance dollies and appliance skates are specifically designed to make moving your new home/office additions a doddle.

Keep your spine in check and your body hernia-free with these easy-to-use transport essentials.

Ready? Let’s roll!

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What are appliance skates?

While “appliance dolly” may be a well-known term, “appliance skates” is arguably a little less celebrated outside of manual labour circles.

In short, “appliance skates” simply refers to a specific kind of appliance dolly, namely those that resemble a giant roller skate.

This skating lingo also translates to other forms of moving equipment, with similar skating terms applied to related products, such as the wheel-less push/pull “ski slider”.

If you really want to get your skates on with a moving job, appliance skates provide a quick and easy solution to any moving job. Just don’t expect to perform a double axel with a fridge freezer in toe.


Heavy-duty appliance skates

For a wide range of purposes, big or small, our appliance dolly collection covers a whole array of jobs, ranging from 100kg plastic appliance skates for lighter loads, all the way up to our 600kg wooden appliance dolly for heavy-duty moving.

To put that in context, 100kg is about the weight of a beer keg while, on the other end of the scale, 600kg is about the weight of a cow. So, whether you planning on moving a beer, bovine or anything in between, we have the dolly for you!


Low-cost lifting gear for appliances

Available in both plastic and wood form, our various moving dollies are not only safe and suitable for a range of jobs, they’re also extremely cost-effective. Even our large appliance skates are very affordable, taking the strain off your wallet as well as your back.

Many of our dollies also come equipped with anti-slip mats for additional stability, greater grip and enhanced protection. Meanwhile, we also have a range of sizes to suit the task at hand. We even offer appliance skates with a foldable handle for easier load movement and manoeuvrability.

What’s more, in addition to traditional rectangular dollies, we also have round dollies and triangular dollies on offer as well. So, the next time you need to move a giant Toblerone or gargantuan tub of Pringles, keep us in mind!


Heavy lifting gear dolly skates

For larger appliances, our 5pc Heavy Duty Appliance Furniture Moving Set is the perfect solution.

Complete with a hoist handle for easy elevation, the four dolly skates can be easily placed under each corner of the item you need to move, allowing for hassle-free lifting and shifting from start to finish.

Perfect for kitchen appliances, lounge furniture or heavy boxes, these lifting skates are a versatile, one-stop solution to a myriad of moving conundrums.

Best of all, they also skate around the problem of dimensions, allowing you to easily move a range of sizeable items, regardless of their dimensions.


Useful appliance skates in the home

While it’s easy to assume that appliance dollies are predominantly for businesses and those in a trade involving heavy goods, they can also be a really useful item to have around the home.

Our 150kg Home Furniture Appliance Trolley in particular is a prime example of just that. Ideal for a whole range of homely goods, this product can be a real life-saver in any number of situations: from decorating a bedroom to a garage clear out.

Weighing in at just 0.5kg (500g), this dolly skate is actually lighter than a basketball, but don’t let its modest mass fool you – our lightweight lifter packs a surprisingly serious punch.

This diminutive dolly is capable of moving 300 times its own weight, with a maximum capacity of 150kg – that’s the equivalent to the average weight of a panda!

While it’s unlikely you’ll need to move a Chinese bear around your home, this appliance dolly can also be used for a whole host of more conventional household items, such as furniture or boxes of books.

Nevertheless, it’s comforting to know its panda-proof, should the situation arise...


Regardless of your moving job, an appliance dolly can be a godsend. So, remember, we’ve got your back – literally!

For more information on our appliance dollies and appliance skates, click below and check out the range of moving goods we have on offer.

Get A Move On!

For those that deal with heavy goods on a daily basis, a pallet truck can be a vital piece of equipment.

In fact, for those that spend their working day shifting warehouse stock or loading and unloading goods, the humble pallet mover is the ultimate essential.

That being said, pallet trucks come in many different varieties: from battery-powered pallet trucks and electric pallet trucks to mini pallet trucks and rough terrain pallet trucks.

As such, certain models are better than others for specific tasks. When choosing the right pallet mover for your job, one of the most important variants to take into account is the material.

When it comes to materials, they don’t come much finer than the universal appeal of stainless steel.

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Why stainless steel pallet trucks?

For companies that have to adhere to strict sanitary guidelines and hygiene requirements (such as the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries), galvanised steel pallet trucks and stainless-steel pallet trucks are the top choice – and with good reason.

Unlike standard pallet movers and pallet trucks, the galvanised and stainless-steel frames offer better resistance to bacteria and are better at withstanding the harsh demands of their respective environments.

Stainless steel is also great at retaining its shape under extreme temperatures, as well as heavy loads. This enhanced durability makes stainless steel pallet trucks a great investment in the long term, providing a one-two punch of heavy-duty hygiene.


Which stainless steel pallet truck is right for me?

Before we go any further, it’s about time we introduced you to Mr Hydro. While it may sound like a low-rent rip-off of Aquaman, Mr Hydro is, in fact, our range of stainless steel pallet trucks.

Our Mr Hydro range consists of two quality products. While the specifications are very similar – including dimensions, weight and lift capacity – there are a few subtle yet important differences between the two.


GS/X 'Mr Hydro – Galvanised/Stainless Steel Pallet Truck

Ideal for moving heavy loads in humid and damp conditions, the GS/X 'Mr Hydro' model comes with a simple three-point control system, featuring easy-to-use lift, lower and neutral settings.

With tapered fork tips and entry guide rollers for effortless handling, this model also features an electropolished surface treatment on each contact surface, providing optimum corrosion resistance and maximum hygiene.


GS/I 'Mr Hydro' – Stainless Steel Pallet Truck

Arguably the more talented sibling of the two, the GS/I 'Mr Hydro' model offers everything its galvanised sibling has to offer, plus more.

In addition to moving loads in humid and damp conditions, GS/I model can also handle environments where strict high hygienic standards are enforced, such as the chemical, pharmaceutical or food/beverage industry.

Boasting stainless steel for all metal sheet parts, the pump and all other castings are made of brass, offering maximum resistance to humidity and oxidation.


Heavy-duty pallet trucks

Both of our stainless-steel hand pallet trucks are capable of lifting up to 2.5 tonnes of weight. To give an idea of how much weight that really is, it’s actually about the weight of a fully-grown giraffe or a particularly husky rhino.

Luckily, both of those animals are native to the savannahs of South Africa so, unless you’re planning on taking your pallet truck on a safari, you probably won’t need to hoist any hefty herbivores any time soon.

That being said, if you’re faced with a monstrous lifting task at your warehouse, its reassuring to know that our stainless-steel pallet trucks boast some seriously animalistic power!


If you’re interested in stainless steel pallet movers, check out our Mr Hydro products using the links above. Alternatively, why not visit our sister site – PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com – for a whole host of options. For more information, drop us a line using the button below.

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Superclamp - also known as Riley (Lifting Equipment ) Ltd - Are a lifting company dedicated to creating practical, safe and user-friendly beam clamps & trolleys. We offer a huge selection of Superclamp products that will allow you to complete lifting, pulling and anchoring tasks with ease! Let's take a closer look at the different clamps:

Adjustable Push Travel Trolley

  • Available in different weight capacities and adjustable widths
  • Lightweight & low-cost
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Girder Clamps

  • Designed to provide maximum jaw grip
  • Left and right handed adjusting bar ensures a secure grip
  • Incorporating adjusting mechanism and lifting shackle
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Pipe Clamps and Hooks

Pipe Clamps:

  • Designed to work with all kinds of pipes and bars
  • Adjustable jaw grip
  • Suitable anchor point 
  • Available in different weight capacities and adjustable widths
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Pipe Hooks:

  • Designed to be used in pairs
  • Incorporate a lifting shackle
  • Available in different weight capacities
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We think that these Superclamp products will perfectly complement whatever lifting equipment you already have because they are reliable and easy to use!

If you'd like any help purchasing your Superclamp products, you can get in touch with us over the phone or by email. Call us on 0117 9381 600 or email us at sales@safetyliftingear.com.


Red Rooster has been supplying specialist lifting equipment for over 25 years. Over this time they have continually improved their designs, innovation and system quality. Red Rooster's mission is, 'to build long term relationships with (their) customers, provide the solution to their lifting and load measuring equipment problems while enhancing customer safety and productivity'.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a variety of Red Rooster Pneumatic Air Lifting Hoists, capable of lifting loads of 250kg, 500kg, 1000kg or 2000kg!

They are powered by compressed air, meaning they have a 100% duty cycle which is perfect for continual use. If you need to lift something quickly, consistently and simply then these Red Rooster Hoists are perfect! Here are some of their key features:

  • They don't require a power source.
  • They can lift to heights of 3 metres to 10 metres (although different lengths can be supplied on request).
  • Incredibly compact & lightweight great for transporting.

We stock Red Rooster hoists in the following models, please click one to find out more:






We think that these pneumatic air hoists from Red Rooster are an excellent addition to our lifting equipment range, and they'll definitely be a great addition to yours too!

Give us a call on 0117 9381 600 if you'd like to enquire about these Red Rooster Hoists, a member of our customer service team will be happy to help you.

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