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Heavy Duty Machine Moving Skates – Good Alternatives?

Heavy duty machine moving skates, acting in conjunction with load lifting gear such as hydraulic jacks, are a great solution if you’re looking to move heavy machinery, equipment or goods. But are there any other options out there instead of using these skates at all?

Well, there actually is – however, it really depends upon what size of load you are looking to move and how much you have to spend. For example, there are state-of-the-art mobile cranes capable of hoisting up to 25 tons out there. They also offer an advantage over machine skates and hydraulic jacks because they are able to lift equipment over other machinery and equipment if there is very little moving space. However, you may find that such an option does not fit into your budget. Nor may you see a need to invest in lifting equipment and load moving equipment when the loads in question are lighter and always on the ground. There are those who are also worried about slippage occurring on skates. After all, because multiple skates are required, a problem with even one of them could see the load act unpredictably if there is an issue. But this is neglecting the fact that equipment such as this is always only ever as safe as the operator. This emphasises the importance of paying due attention to the instructions that come with the product. Provided the skates you invest in a quality product from manufacturers and a supplier with good reputations in their field, you should have no problems with the moving skates you have purchased.

For example, HTS Direct Limited’s heavy duty machine moving skates are made with modern anti-slip rubber pads, ensuring that loads will not slip from the skates that they are resting on. To read more about our state-of-the-art skates, ECO-jacks and mobile cranes, just visit us at Any questions? Just contact our friendly support team in the UK on +44 (0)1785-816747 or via

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