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Why Might I Find Machinery Skates Useful?

You will generally find machinery skates in a number of workplaces, from warehouses and factories through to retail stores and plants. No matter your workplace, there are a number of reasons why you might find these skates useful in your daily comings and goings. In this article, we have outlined just some of the reasons why these somewhat small pieces of equipment are useful.

Machinery Skate

  • Ability to shift and position heavy machinery
    The main use for these skates is to help you move and position heavy machinery; simply slide one under each corner and you will be able to push it around your workplace as required. Depending on the size of the machine, you might even be able to move it by yourself (although having at least one helper can ensure the transition goes smoothly).
  • Ability to shift and position heavy loads
    Another use for these skates is to help you move and position heavy loads, notably pallets of goods. They can be slid under each corner of the load, making it mobile and able to be moved at will. When four have been used, you will find that they can withstand up to 24 tonnes with little difficulty (this should cover most loads you will encounter).
  • Highly suited to tight access situations
    Whilst there are certainly other ways for you to move and position heavy loads and machines, some of these are unable to maneouvre in narrow areas or those with otherwise restricted access. The great thing about machinery skates is that they are highly suited for these sorts of situations and aren't difficult to remove afterwards, either.
  • Highly affordable and long lasting option
    As mentioned above, there are other ways to move and position heavy machines and loads. It is important to remember, however, that these methods can often prove to be quite expensive. Skates, on the other hand, are a much more affordable option – they don’t cost anything to operate, as they are completely manual, and require little maintenance!

If you have come across machinery skates in your workplace or are thinking about investing in some, we hope that the information provided in this article has shown you just how useful they can be. Liftech can provide you with high quality skates that are sure to help you perform a number of tasks around your workplace – all it takes is a phone call; we will deliver to your workplace and pick up when finished!