We stock a wide range of manual chain blocks and electric chain hoists near you to suit every type of job, big and small. These include both manual chain blocks and electric chain blocks, with many different capacities and chains available in many different heights. As with all our equipment, our chain hoists are high quality and certified, so whatever model you choose, you can be sure it’s reliable, durable and competitively priced.
Chain blocks are useful pieces of equipment that lift lower heavy loads. They are commonly used in many construction and manufacturing businesses, such as warehouses, plants, factories and building sites. Our range of chain hoists includes both manual and electric models, from world-renowned manufacturers such as Yale and William Hackett. Manual chain blocks are easy to use and reliable and are commonly used to lift and lower a range of different items, from smaller items on a factory floor to heavy loads on a construction site. Just one person can safely and easily use a manual chain block; however, it is important to use a chain block with the right weight capacity for the item you are lifting – you must use something with a larger capacity than the item’s weight. Lifting365 stocks manual chain blocks for sale online with capacities ranging from 250kg to 5,000kg. In addition, it’s important to use a chain with the right height; we stock chain heights ranging from 3 metres right up to 12 metres.
An alternative is an electric chain hoist, also available in our product range. These are harder to move around than manual chain blocks, but they require less work to lift heavier loads. Like manual chain blocks, electric chain hoists are used to lift and lower items, but because it utilises the power of an electric motor and controller, they can be faster and easier for heavier loads. Electric are ideal for businesses that require lifting equipment for regular and heavy items such as heavy industry or manufacturing.
When choosing the right chain block, it’s important that you assess the items that you will be lifting in terms of its weight and size. You must also assess the environment that the chain hoist will be used, eg a manual hoist may be better for a smaller or restricted area. Budget is also a consideration, as is how frequent you will use the product. If you need more help in selecting your lifting products, our experienced customer service team is on hand to answer any questions.