For any business that regularly lifts and transfers massive and heavy items, special equipment is needed to make that work easier. Using hydraulic has major benefits. For those unfamiliar with the moving industry, we discuss the purpose of this special type of lift and how it benefits workers and various companies:
What is a Hydraulic Lift?
This equipment is often seen in department stores or stockrooms where employees need to be elevated to reach inventory on hard-to-reach shelves. A hydraulic lift is a large platform supported by a scissor lift mechanism. The platform is raised by hydraulic action. In the case of major industry moves from one location to another, the hydraulic lift is able to hoist items weighing thousands of pounds. When a machinery unit needs to be placed on a different floor, a hydraulic lift can bring it up with little effort.
Hydraulic lifts are a popular choice for many businesses because the machines are effective and make processes more efficient. Here are four prime benefits that organizations receive from hydraulic lift use:
1. Simplifies Tasks
A hydraulic lift can make raising heavy items a much simpler task. They are also useful in spaces where a crane or hoist cannot fit, and do not require a tremendous amount of manpower.
2. Cost-Effective Transport
Hydraulic lifts have wheels, allowing them transport equipment to various locations. A user can move large machinery from an upper floor to a lower level, and move large items out of the building. Later, a crane can take over and transport items to a trailer bed. For tall buildings, a hydraulic lift offers a cost-effective method for transporting heavy objects.
3. Prevents Damage
Damage prevention is also another speciality of hydraulic lifts because items are supported by a flat platform. It’s nearly impossible for the equipment to fall, and it is supported from the bottom, keeping it safe and secure. These lifts also reduce user risk during service and repair, since they do not need a counterweight for lifting.
4. Requires Minimal Space
A hydraulic lift is great for use in small spaces. The lifts are made with simple and economical assembly in mind and are particularly useful for projects where retrofitting and attachment is involved.
Ready Machinery is one of the top movers in Canada and in the northern part of the United States. We offer services from Specialized Heavy Transportation to Export Packaging and Overseas Shipping, using a highly trained staff. Call us today at 1-800-211-2500 to request a quote.