When it comes to heavy-duty lifting tasks in a warehouse or worksite environment, few pieces of lifting equipment can compare to the almighty power of the forklift.

Strong, sturdy and effortless, this tried and tested machine has solved many a lifting conundrum and been the answer to countless workday lifting prayers the world over.

However, forklifts are far more than just a glorified lift/lower trolley for palletised goods. In fact, with the right attachment, forklifts can be very versatile tools to have in your on-site arsenal.

 

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Forklift Attachments from SLG

From fork extensions to lifting hooks, the wide array of forklift attachments varies greatly, providing you with a myriad of options for an equally wide range of tasks. Here are a few of our most popular forklift attachments to help you get started.

 

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Fork Truck Swivel Hook

Available in a variety of load capacities (ranging from 1 tonne up to 5 tonnes), the fork truck swivel hook provides a quick, easy and economical solution to lifting and positioning awkward, unpalletised goods.

This add-on also offers positional freedom, allowing attachment at any point along the fork blade before the taper. With swivel hook and bow shackle included, this product also features zinc-plated twist screws for safe attachment.

Currently available at SLG in the following load capacities:

 

 

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Low Profile Fork Mounted Jib

When headroom is limited and height is at a premium, the Low-Profile Fork Mounted Jib is the perfect solution.

Provided an unrivalled lifting solution for heavy loads in awkward and inaccessible locations, this product offers multi-positional freedom of movement, with five hook positioning options between 50cm and 175cm.

Better still, each jib comes complete with a single swivel hook and bow shackles, while it also features four-way pocket entry for easy storage.

From a safety aspect, this product also features zinc-plated heel pins for safe forklift attachment, while it’s bright orange colour also makes it unavoidably conspicuous.

This product is currently available in the following load capacities:

 

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Fork Mounted Extended Jib

Similar to its low-profile cousin, the Fork Mounted Extended Jib also provides an effective solution for lifting long, awkward loads in hard to reach, inaccessible places; however, it also boasts additional features that make it wholly unique.

The extended jib includes nine different lifting positions between 1m and 3m range. Meanwhile, it also comes complete with two swivel hooks and bow shackles for additional load stability and has zinc-plated heel pins to ensure safe attachment.

Available in the following load capacities:

 

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Fork Mounted Adjustable Height Extended Jib

For tall and awkward loads, the Adjustable Height Extended Jib is the perfect tool for the task. With adjustable angled lifting at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees, the angle can be easily adjusted to suit your specific load and environmental requirements.

The jib also includes multiple hook positions for additional versatility, with several load centres between 95cm and 385cm. Also zinc-plated and painted bright orange, safety is a key area that hasn’t gone unchecked either.

This product comes with two swivel hooks and is available in the following weight capacities:

 

For more information on the wide array of forklift attachments available at SLG, why not drop us a line and speak to an adviser today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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AluTruk has built a solid reputation as one of the UK’s premier manufacturers of aluminium sack trucks – and with good reason.

Part of the iconic BIL Group Ltd (also famed for their popular Skoots range), AluTruk products benefit from nearly 50 years of company experience.

The result is a range of top-notch sack trucks that are virtually unmatched in terms of quality and performance.

Don’t take our word for it. Read on and see for yourself!

 

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AluTruk Sack Trucks

At SafetyLiftinGear.com, we now stock a variety of AluTruk material handling products for you to choose from. To help you get well-acquainted with this handy brand, here are a few choice products to whet your appetite.

 

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AluTruk 200kg Aluminium Folding Platform Trolley

Lightweight yet durable, this foldable platform trolley provides uncomplicated operational function, featuring a simple push/pull handle for manoeuvrability.

For compatible ease of transport and handy space-saving storage, the handle simply folds down flat onto the aluminium deck into 90cm x 62cm dimensions.

Complete with a 12-month warranty, this simple material handling product is perfect for office and retail environments, as well as traditional warehouse use.

 

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AluTruk 1000kg Load Rated Platform Truck

A heavy-duty alternative to the previous listing, this load rated platform truck is built to take some serious weight.

Capable of withstanding a literal tonne of weight, this trolley is surprisingly lightweight (just 27kg) and relatively easy to manoeuvre in comparison to similar steel-based products on the market.

Benefitting from its aluminium properties, this agile trolley also boasts an impact-resistant deck base made of durable nylon, while the hard-wearing handle and heavy-duty polyurethane castors are also ideal for basic heavy lifting tasks.

This product has also been specifically made with practicality in mind, featuring deck dimensions of 95cm x 65cm, perfect for fitting through any standard doorway.

 

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AluTruk PT3 Aluminium 800kg Heavy Duty Piano Dolly

When it comes to safe and stable lifting and shifting of heavy household goods, few products offer the comprehensive protection and practicality of the PT3.

The PT3 Piano Dolly from AluTruk comes fitted with pneumatic tyres, making it the ideal load-bearing trolley for rough terrain.

Meanwhile, it also features rubber buffers on each corner for additional protection, reducing impact and friction on the lifted item.

This product even comes complete with solid rubber ribbed tops to further reduce the likelihood of spills and topples.

Whether you’re shifting a sofa, lifting a La-Z-Boy or pulling a piano, the PT3 Piano Dolly is more than up for the task.

 

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AluTruk Aluminium 3-wheel Stair Climber Sack Truck

For material handling tasks that require another level of lifting, look no further than the 3-Wheel Stair Climber from AluTruk.

Ideal for helping you haul heavy loads up awkward stairs, the aptly-named Stair Climber will take you to the next step without any issues or hassle. Meanwhile, the large 40.5cm x 30.5cm toe plate is ideal for handling most loads.

Featuring an innovative three-wheeled rotating system for easy navigation up stairs, this product is also fitted with heavy-duty 15mm extruded-aluminium axle brackets for added durability and stability.

Capable of handling up to 300kg for regular use on flat ground and an impressive 180kg for stair climbing. The Stair Climber also comes with wheel guards for additional stability and rain protection during outdoor use.

 

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AluTruk 3-way Convertible Aluminium Sack Truck

For multi-purpose flexibility, the 3-Way Convertible Aluminium model from AluTruk is hard to beat.

Offering quick and easy conversion from flat-bed positioning to four-wheel mobility to pull-levered platform truck, this product is extremely versatile and ideal for a variety of practical environments, including shops, warehouses and delivery use.

At just 18kg, the load capacity is equally impressive, capable of lifting up to 500kg in four-wheel mode and 300kg in its upright position. Meanwhile, its puncture-proof tyres and high-quality castors provide further reassurance and stability, even under pressure.

With its multi-positional function and heavy-duty capabilities, this product is hard to beat in terms of versatility, manoeuvrability and operational ease.

 

For more information on AluTruk manual handling items or any sack trucks available at SLG, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Specialising in both standard and bespoke ramps, gangways and platforms, Ra’alloy offers a wide variety of loading systems to an equally diverse range of sectors across the globe.

With over 30 years of experience under their collective company belt, the good folks at Ra’alloy are always aiming to one-up themselves in terms of quality output and pride themselves on offering operational efficiency and accessibility excellence.

To make that accessibility a little more accessible, we now offer a number of Ra’alloy items right here at SLG!

 

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Ra'alloy Loading Ramps at SLG

Ra’alloy has proven time and time again over their company history that they are a brand that command attention and anyone serious about top-quality ramps and platforms should take note.

Their list of clientele proves just that, with their past customer including such brands as ITV and O2 Academy. The company even provided loading system products for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

If you would like to add your company’s name to that list, check out these awesome Ra’alloy products today:

 

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Ra-alloy Single-Stage Van Access Ramp

Ideal for loading and unloading equipment and flight cases from vans, trucks and lorries, this line of ramps was originally intended for event and entertainment use.

However, these handy products have transcended the entertainment industry and have since helped bridge the gap for a variety of businesses and are now commonly used by a wide range of companies across the world.

Boasting a ribbed aluminium construction with a serrated flooring surface, these durable surfaces provide grip and traction with reliability and strength. The tail ends have also been tapered to provide a smooth transition from ramp to floor and ramp to van.

Capable of handling a safe working load of up to 750kg, this product is currently available in the following models:

 

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Ra'alloy Single-Stage Flat-Top Container Ramp

Boasting weather-proof, slip-resistant flooring for superior traction, the Flat-Top Container Ramp from Ra’alloy is a unique piece of kit for loading and unloading tasks

Made from maintenance-free aluminium, the flat-top design makes this product the perfect addition when heights vary and a fixing point is unavailable.

Simply rest the ramp on the container and let the ram bar underneath do all the hard work, maintaining the stability and preventing the ramp from moving during use.

This item boasts healthy dimensions of 2m x 1m and, like the previous products, is also capable of handling up to 750kg in weight.

 

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Ra'alloy Lightweight Quick Release Folding Van Ramp

Perhaps the most dynamic option in the Ra’alloy range, the Quick-Release Folding Van Ramp provides a quick deployment function for a speedy loading/unloading experience that’s virtually effortless.

Capable of in-van deployment, the ramp itself comes with gas struts and multi-positional handles for ease of use to suit the user’s preferred requirements. Meanwhile, the anti-slip floor also provides additional grip for enhanced safety during use.

The ramp also features robust wheels for a smooth transition, while the deployment function can be released very quickly when required, providing great peace of mind in case of emergencies.

 

For more information on Ra’alloy products or any of the access ramps available at SafetyLiftinGear.com, why not talk to one of our experts today? Call our customer service line now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online using the button below.

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If you work in a manual handling environment where transporting goods and materials is part and parcel of the job, chances are you may already be familiar with Skoots.

If not, here’s an overdue introduction!

The brainchild of BIL Material Handling, Skoots are hydraulic lifting trolleys designed to make heavy lifting and shifting a breeze.

BIL Material Handling pride themselves on producing products that represent quality, innovation, service and flexibility. The Skoots range provides just that with mobility and ease of operation top of the agenda.

To ensure you don’t miss a trick, we’ve now added three Skoot products to our ever-growing catalogue of lifting equipment. Let’s take a close look…

 

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Skoots Moving System

For safe, efficient and simple transportation of goods and materials, Skoots moving systems are hard to beat.

Boasting a simple functionality, Skoots products are effortless to operate safely and require minimal training. Simply pump the hydraulic handle to raise the load, move into the desired position and lower using the valve wheel. Job done!

For added safety, Skoots include a strap functionality to prevent any load movement in transit, while each jack is also fitted with a pressure relief valve for additional overload protection.

Perhaps the most noticeable perk of the Skoots moving system is its smooth mobility. Featuring four, smooth-running swivel castors for precise manoeuvring, equipped with ball bearing journals for precision movement and controlled steering.

Skoots also feature four-way directional locks for negotiating tight spaces and moving along a gentle incline, while the toe plates only add a few millimetres to the overall height, making most doorways and ceilings a non-issue.

Best of all, all of these items are available to hire as well as purchase, should you only require them for one-off/short-term use. Meanwhile, the compact, lightweight and portable nature of the product makes it simple to transport both on-site and in transit.

The Skoots moving system is currently available in the following lifting capacities:

SKOOTS SK900 Moving System 900kg

SKOOTS SK2000 Moving System 2000kg

SKOOTS SK5000 Moving System 5000kg

 

For more information on the Skoots products available at SaftyLiftinGear.com, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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If you’re in need of helping hand when you’re on the move, electrical hook-up can be a luxury that isn’t always readily available. As such, relying on any kind of external power source is not a wise move.

What is a wise move, however, is to come prepared with a fallback plan, should you quite literally need a lift when you’re unplugged and on the go.

In those situations, a portable winch can be a handy piece of kit to have stowed away in your bag of tricks.

 

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Portable Winches at SLG

Whether you’re hoisting a hunk of wood for an arborist job or hauling a caravan on your travels, portable winches can make light work of heavy lifting in an instant.

To help get you acquainted with these helpful hoisters, here are a few of the best portable winches available at SLG.

 

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Portable Battery Powered Winch

Part of our own-branded LiftinGear.uk range, the portable battery-powered winch is the ideal product for caravan and boat pulling, loading trailers and various arborist work.

Designed for both lifting and pulling, this portable powerhouse has a lifting capacity of around 100kg with the capability to lift/lower that load for 12 minutes continuously at full charge.

Meanwhile, it’s pulling capacity is even more impressive, with a maximum pulling weight of 400kg. That’s about as heavy as a horse!

Supplied with a charging unit and two 24V Nimh rechargeable batteries, this lightweight winch is perfect for lifting jobs when you’re out and about.

 

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Battery Powered Portable Winch

Supplied in a tough plastic case for storage convenience, this portable winch is perfect for outdoor pursuits and pulling jobs where power supply is scarce.

Also part of the LftinGear.uk range, this product is capable of lifting up to 140kg and fitted with brake for added safety and ease of use.

Meanwhile, its pulling power is capable of hauling up to 750kg. To put that into perspective, that equates to 60 gold bars (or three fully-grown pigs).

The case also includes a variety of accessories, most importantly two rechargeable LI-ION battery packs and charging unit.

 

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Harken 500kg Rigger's Winch

Moving into the Harken range, the Rigger’s Winch is a flexible, lightweight solution to your lifting needs.

Weighing just 7kg, this CE certified product has an overall pulling power of up to 70 times its own weight, with a maximum tolerable load of 500kg.

The robust adapter plate allows it to be mounted in a variety of ways, allowing for use even in remote and challenging environments, from stage rigging and telecoms to arborist work and marine use.

Meanwhile, the winch itself features 17-4 PH stainless steel load-carrying gears and pins for enhanced reliability, while the unique drum design also enhances rope grip.

 

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Harken LokHead Winch Kit

Another offering from Harken, the LokHead Winch Kit provides security and safety with its self-tailing, man-riding capstan winch and captive head to prevent accidental release.

Suitable for portable and fix-mounted load-lifting/man-riding, the easy-to-use LokHead Winch is ideal for fixed or temporary applications and rescue use.

Additionally, the LokHead is also fully certified to be used in conjunction with our TM9 & TM9-W tripods for confined space usage.

The kit itself includes the winch and handle, TM9 adaptor, the plate and sling with karabiner. It also comes with a drill adaptor for mechanical assistance to haul heavier loads.

 

Yale Yaletrac Wire Rope Cable Puller

Arguably the kings of wire rope cable pulling, Yale offer a variety of wire rope cable pullers to help you lighten the load when you need to take part in some heavy-duty pulling activity.

Capable of pulling, lowering, tensioning and securing loads over long distances, Yale wire rope pullers are specially designed for versatility.

Yaletrac products are ideal for a number of applications, including: industry, building construction, civil engineering, power line construction, shipbuilding and oil refineries.

Optimised for usability, the hand operating forces have been noticeably optimised by incorporating an axial ball bearing, making operation a virtually effortless endeavour.

Meanwhile, the stability and reliability of this range are virtually unrivaled in portable pulling, providing safe, secure load-bearing in a single, user-friendly product.

 

Yale YS05T Yaletrac 500kg Wire Rope Cable Puller

Yale YS10T Yaletrac 1000kg Wire Rope Cable Puller

Yale YS16T Yaletrac 1600kg Wire Rope Cable Puller

Yale YS32T Yaletrac 3200kg Wire Rope Cable Puller

 

For more information on any portable winches available at SafetyLiftinGear.com, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the link below.

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