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Hydraulic Skates Versus Hydraulic Mobile Crane

Hydraulic skates are recognised as one of the best, if not the best, options for lifting a heavy load of machinery or goods across all industries. It’s why they have grown in popularity over the past few decades. However, there are strong alternatives out there for those looking to achieve a different load moving solution.

Take, for example, the hydraulic mobile crane. Whereas moving skates and hydraulic jacks may be suitable for moving machinery that is based on the floor, what about heavy parts, equipment or machinery that is, or needs to be, located higher up from the ground? The only way to manoeuvre a machine, or a machine part, to and from its perch is by moving it with a mobile crane. We’re now seeing technology influence all different sorts of developments. There are now many mobile cranes capable of lifting a very heavy load (up to 50 tons) to very high heights. They are even capable of performing well on inclined floors due to technological advancements. Such situations would not be suited to moving and lifting equipment that uses the jack and skate system. So the crane does have a definite advantage in certain situations. However, a good mobile crane is only as good as the sum of its parts. In order to lift items safely and securely, a durable hoist ring is going to be needed to keep ton loads secure and free from any breakages or problems.

Our team at HTS Direct Limited are the UK’s number 1 load moving experts. We don’t just provide our in-house advanced hydraulic jacks and hydraulic skates, we also provide Gruniverpal’s state-of-the-art mobile crane and ACTEK’s durable hoist rings. We only provide the best, most reliable equipment that meets our very high standards. To find out more about our product range and the way we work, just visit us online at, call us on +44 (0)1785-816747 or drop us an email via

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