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Guide To The Best Construction Hoists


It’s time to get your project set up with the best construction hoists on the market. There are many great solutions available, but we’ve put together our top three picks that will make your construction project safer and more efficient. 30 Tonne Air Chain Hoist When it comes to heavy-duty lifting, the Air Chain Hoist… Read more »

9 Safety Tips for Working in Confined Spaces


Confined spaces can be highly dangerous work environments. Confined spaces often have poor ventilation which allows hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop, especially if the space is small. The hazards are not always obvious and may change between entry and exit. To meet the requirements for working in confined spaces, workers need specialised training to understand… Read more »

What Are Common Air Compressor Uses?


Compressed air is everywhere in our lives. From refrigerators to engine cooling, balloons at a birthday party to the tyres of our cars and bicycles. It was even made to use the computer or phone your viewing this on. The easy storage and transmission of compressed air make it an excellent medium for energy. Compressed… Read more »

Your Cable Laying Accessories Checklist – 7 Equipment Essentials


Finding the right equipment for a project can be a difficult endeavour — this is even more true for a specialised area such as a cable laying. The difficult task is an essential part of a building, delivering power cables, telecommunications cables and fibre optic cables. Moreover, setbacks from unsuitable, broken or simply forgotten cable… Read more »

Your Cable Laying Equipment Checklist


Cable laying is an important part of a project, often involving crucial infrastructure such as power cables, telecommunications cables and fibre optic cables. If you work in the construction industry, you know that forgetting an important piece of equipment can have huge economic and timeline setbacks for projects, so we’ve put together a checklist for… Read more »

Why Hoists Are A Critical Type of Industrial Lifting Equipment


Industrial lifting equipment is an essential part of many industries, as heavy lifting and shifting allow products to be transported to their destinations, cars to be raised, anchors to be weighed and building beams carefully moved into place. Having a tough and reliable piece of lifting equipment improves efficiency and safety, creating an overall better… Read more »

Benefits of Professional Rigging Equipment


Rigging equipment is an essential part of operations that require mechanical lifting. There are a variety of applications, with services often required in construction, engineering and event staging. Rigging equipment refers to the devices and elements used to lift and manoeuvre objects safely, whilst following the planned system implemented by a team of riggers. It… Read more »

Hoisting and Rigging Safety

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Hoisting and rigging safety is one of the most critical aspects of mechanical lifting operations. Rigging and hoisting operations are responsible for a large number of fatalities and serious incidents across the globe. The consequences of these accidents occurring are immense and as such, safety measures must always be taken to reduce these risks. This… Read more »

Our Most Popular Jinker Trailer – 6-Tonne Cable Drum Trailers for Hire

Winch Hire has a number of 6-Tonne RG Cable Drum Trailers “Jinker Trailers” available for hire throughout Australia. This self-loading cable jinker trailer helps operators safely and easily transport and manipulate cables and wiring to any remote location. Available with drum drives built on, this product is compliant with all HS&E requirements and industry regulations…. Read more »

Main Causes of Hoist Failure and Troubleshooting Guide

Unfortunately, hoist wire ropes do fail. And when they do, the incidents are dangerous and can have very serious consequences. Since July 2013, the Australian Government has been notified of 46 events involving injury or the risk of serious injury by objects falling from a crane. There are preventative measures in place that hoist operators… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Air Compressor Size

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An air compressor is a device used to convert power into energy which is stored in pressurised/compressed air. Compressors supply the air for all pneumatic equipment including air winches and air chain hoists. This device is incredibly popular throughout manufacturing and industrial applications due to the safety and convenience of using air as a resource… Read more »

Types of Winches: Everything You Need to Know

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Winches are mechanical devices which have a single purpose. They are designed to pull in, let out, or adjust the tension of a cable, rope or wire. And while all winches are purpose-built for shifting amounts of weight that a human can’t, different types of winches are suitable for different applications. We’ve listed out the… Read more »