Using Lifting Hoists to Lift Engines

We recently put together a large article, titled Applications and Uses for Lifting Hoists, to demonstrate just how varied a use this equipment has. While the majority of this article focused on more general uses in larger industries, such as the construction, mining and warehousing sectors, we also examined very specific and more niche uses…
Read more

The Use of Lifting Hoists in Dockyard, Ports and Shipping

As part of a series, we have been examining some of the many applications and uses for lifting hoists across several industries. It has seen us explore everything from how they are used in larger industrial settings to manufacture millions of products like automobiles, to smaller uses such as helping to clean chandeliers. What is…
Read more

Using Lifting Hoists to Clean Chandeliers

As you may have gathered from some of our previous articles on the applications and uses of lifting hoists, they are an extremely versatile piece of equipment. Whether it’s being used to move around heavy loads on construction sites or to transport stock in the warehousing industry, it’s safe to say they are an important…
Read more

Tips When Buying a Lever Hoist

A Lever hoist is a portable device used to lift, lower and pull loads of varying weights. They are easy to use and require little maintenance, but as is the case with any piece of lifting equipment, there are a number of tips that should be followed when purchasing. Read on below to find out…
Read more

7 FAQs About Scaffold Hoists

One unique type of hoist that we stock here at Lifting Hoists Direct is the scaffold hoist. While its name may give some clues as to what it is used for, there is plenty more to discuss where this equipment is involved! Read on below for seven of the most frequently asked questions about scaffold…
Read more

Corrective and Preventative Maintenance for Hoists

Hoists, while often small in nature, are delicate and complex pieces of machinery. Despite their small size, they are capable of lifting extremely heavy loads; much greater than a human could. For this reason, it is important that safety is at the forefront of your minds, and you take all necessary corrective and preventative maintenance…
Read more

Applications and Uses for Lifting Hoists

Despite their somewhat small nature, lifting hoists are incredibly versatile and adaptable pieces of equipment, finding uses in dozens of industries around the world. While cranes form the foundations for lifting operations, they wouldn’t be able to complete their task without lifting hoists working alongside them. To demonstrate just how useful this piece of equipment…
Read more

The Use of Lifting Hoists in Warehouses

Warehouses are crucial structures, providing an invaluable service to millions of businesses and individuals around the globe. Some warehouses are small in nature, but others are huge, with towering stacks of stock, almost inaccessible if it weren’t for lifting equipment. Lifting hoists, equipment that has so many uses, sit at the heart of this; find…
Read more

Subsea and Marine Applications for Lifting Hoists

It’s easy to think of the marine industry as only one sector, but did you know that it’s in fact comprised of many different areas? Whether its marine military defence, or perhaps work on dockyards and shipyards, there are many areas that rely on an extensive range of lifting equipment. Another such usage is for subsea…
Read more

The Use of Lifting Hoists in the Entertainment Industry

We commonly associate lifting equipment and lifting hoists with industrial or construction purposes, but this isn’t their only function. Some are used for smaller tasks, such as lifting engines out of cars or for assistance with cleaning chandeliers. Another area that you may not first associate with lifting hoists is the entertainment industry. Want to…
Read more

Brands