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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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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Truck winches come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from the humble car hauler winch to boat pulling winches and everything in between.

Whether you’re hauling cars for a living or simply taking precautions in the event that you find yourself in a sticky situation, a truck winch can be a vital piece of kit and the answer to your prayers.

However, not all truck winches are created equally and some are better and more fit for purpose than others.

To help you reel in the right truck winch for you, we’ve hauled together a truck-load of automotive winch info to get you started.

 

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How Do Truck Winches Work?

A typical heavy-duty truck winch is made up of a motor, cable/rope, the gear train and the drum. Manual winches will naturally be without a motor and instead feature a manual crank.

The cylindrical shape of the winch body allows the cable to wrap around the drum, equipped with a spool for simple winding/unwinding when needed, as well as preventing entanglement.

The gear train transfers the motor power into pulling power, providing the winch with the strength needed to haul the required load.

 

Things to Consider When Buying a Truck Winch

When shopping for a winch, there are a number of things you might want to consider prior to parting with your cash. In terms of performance and usability, be sure to mull over the following points during your search.

 

Cable Quality

First things first, it’s well worth remembering that a rope winch is only as strong as its cable. Even if the winch itself is capable of hauling some serious weight, a poor rope quality can render that feature completely useless.

Think of it as having a Ferrari with a moped engine under the bonnet. While it might look the part and seem impressive on the surface, when push comes to shove, if the performance is lacking, its presence is virtually pointless as it serves little practical purpose.

Winch cables typically come in two varieties: steel and synthetic. The latter is usually the preferred option for most due to its superior flexibility, while it also boasts better safety in the event of a rope break.

 

Weatherproofing

Winches are, more often than not, fitted with intention of use in extreme conditions; e.g. rescue use in muddy terrain. As such, it’s important that the winch is capable of withstanding the demands of the task at hand.

Poor adaptability to harsh weather and wet conditions can be a huge issue and even cause the winch to fail during use. While this can obviously prevent you from completing the desired job, a weather-related fault can also pose a myriad of hazards to the user as well.

Ensure your winch features a sealed motor that is amply protected against elemental demands. From a longevity standpoint, moisture can also corrode the inner components, so it’s worth investing a little more for the sake of the product’s lifespan, if nothing else.

 

Pull Capacity

Pulling capacity is perhaps one of, if not the most important thing to consider when buying a winch, as it can determine if your winch is actually fit for purpose.

If you’re looking for 4x4 winches and trailer hauling is the aim of the game, a winch with a low MLL is not going to cut the mustard, particularly if your trailer is going to be full of heavy goods.

Similarly, boat pulling winches will also likely need to have a high capacity to complete the task at hand. While boat weights naturally vary depending on size, a typical boat pulling winch needs around 2000lbs pulling power at least to be on the safe side.

For rescue and recovery attempts, it’s particularly worth investing in a car hauler winch that’s capable of heavy weight capacity. The average midsize car is said to weigh around 1.5 tonnes, so any rescue attempt with a winch of less than that could result in disaster.

Unsurprisingly, one of the main causes of line breakage is when people attempt to haul weights heavier than the capacity. This can be extremely dangerous, so be sure you purchase a winch that’s capable of the weight you plan to pull.

 

Find Winches for Trucks at SLG

At SLG, we have a variety of truck winches on offer, ranging from the humble everyday automotive winch to boat pulling winches and the car hauler winch for the pros.

If you’re amid your own winch hunt, why not check out our variety of winches for trucks today? With electric winches capable of lifting everything from 400kg all the way up to 5000lbs, you’re sure to find the right winch for you, your budget and the task.

 

 

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At its most basic, a davit is a crane-like device that’s ideal for applications where a suspended load needs to be supported.

While davit systems are commonly used for naval applications, such as raising/lowering lifeboats and anchors, they are also extremely useful in the construction industry.

Davit systems are particularly handy for underground access and supporting suspension equipment over the edge of a building.

 

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Davit Systems at SLG

At SafetyLiftinGear.com, two brands in particular that are well-versed in the art of davit arms are Globestock and Abtech. Both reliable companies in their own right, either brand would make a great choice – which makes for a tough decision for anyone looking to invest in a davit arm system.

To help you make up your mind, here’s a quick rundown of the two and some of the davit systems they have on offer at SafetyLiftinGear.com.

 

Globestock Davit Systems

Specialists in confined space access, working at height and load arrest equipment, Globestock Safety Equipment has been engineering protection since 1982. With over 35 years of industry experience, you can guarantee two things with Globestock products: quality and reliability.

 

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Globestock G.Davit Kit with 20mtr G.Winch

Complete with davit, floor-mount socket, winch and mounting bracket, the G.Davit 20m kit offers the perfect lightweight solution for confined space access and working at height safety.

Suitable for both temp and permanent use, this model can handle up to 250kg for loads and 200kg for personnel, allowing for use by more than one person simultaneously (provided they don’t exceed the weight limit).

 

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Globestock G.Davit Kit with G.Saver II Fall Arrester & G.Winch

Another great option for accessing confined spaces and working at height is the G.Davit Kit with G.Saver II Fall Arrester, providing a more comprehensive safety solution.

Offering similar MWL capabilities to the previous listing, this kit offers all the perks of the last entry with the added benefit of the G.Saver II Fall Arrester.

The G.Saver II is a retractable fall arrest device that features a galvanised cable, shock absorber brake mechanism, and retrieval winch with an anti-run brake for effectively raising or lowering the user to safety.

 

Abtech Davit Systems

Abtech has been manufacturing and supplying top-notch safety equipment since 1991. Specialising in height safety, confined space and rescue equipment, each product is designed to reflect their company ethos of service, quality, integrity and value.

 

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Abtech Safety 50028 Analog One-Piece Davit

Standing just under 2.8 metres tall with a reach of just over 1.8 metres, the 50028 model weighs in at 45kg and conforms to EN795 Class B.

Fitted with two anchor points – one on the arm and the other on the mast – this is particularly suitable for items such as the AB15RT Winch and 60128 Bracket.

 

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Abtech Safety 30073KIT Counterweight Davit Base Kit

For the full davit experience, the 30073KIT comes complete with a counterweight base system, upper and lower davit, a 15m fall arrest winch and 30m man riding winch, as well as 360kg of counterweights.

Designed for use an anchor system for a variety of raising/lower tasks, the counterweight also features adjustable legs, making it ideal for use on uneven ground as well as flat surfaces.

 

If you would like to find out more about davit arm systems or any of the davit systems mentioned in this blog, 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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