Sack Trucks

Sack trucks are ideal for manoeuvring heavy and/or unwieldy loads safely and efficiently. If, for instance, you need to transport a stack of heavy boxes from one part of your warehouse to another, it's a good idea to use a sack truck (or some other type of trolley) rather than attempting to lift the boxes yourself and risking a musculoskeletal injury.

We stock a superb selection of sack trucks here at Life-Gear.com - all are available to buy online, and selected sack trucks are also available to hire at competitive rates.

Choose your sack truck:

Sack Truck

Economy 150kg Steel Sack Truck

A great budget-friendly sack truck, ideal for light use.

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High Back Sack Truck

Easy Push/Pull 250kg Sack Truck

This sack truck features pneumatic tyres and a high back with P-handle design

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Easy Push/Pull Sack Truck

Easy Push/Pull 300kg Sack Truck

This sack truck also has a P-handle design for easy pulling. It can take loads of up to 300kg, and it's available to hire as well as buy.

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Folding Sack Truck

200kg Heavy Duty Steel Folding Sack Truck

With solid wheels and a robust steel frame, this sack truck is built for daily use. The folding toe extends the product's length to 600mm.

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Solid Wheel Sack Truck

250kg Sack Truck with Solid Wheels

Another P-handle trolley, this product has puncture-proof tyres as well as a high-back design.

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3 in 1 Multipurpose Sack Truck

3 in 1 Multipurpose Sack Truck (250kg)

This very clever sack truck can be adapted into three different configurations (see pictures above) to suit your load moving needs.

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Aluminium Sack Truck

150kg Lightweight Aluminium Sack Truck

Need a lighter product? This sack truck is lightweight yet sturdy - the solid wheels eliminate the issue of punctures, and the aluminium frame is resistant to rust and bending.

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Stair Climbing Sack Truck

100kg Stair Climbing Sack Truck

If you frequently need to carry loads up steps and staircases, this ingenious stair climbing sack truck may be perfect for your requirements. Features solid wheels and a folding extension plate.

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In this blog, we will take a look at some of the different types of winches on the market in order to establish how and when it is appropriate to use them.

Different Types of Winches

What are winches and what are they used for?

A winch is a device consisting of a length of rope or chain that's wound around a drum. When the drum turns, the length of rope/chain is either shortened or lengthened (depending on which direction you're turning it in). This relatively simple mechanism has lots of practical applications, but it is most commonly used to move cars, boats, and other heavy loads.

Broadly speaking, operators have a choice between manual and electrical winches. Each option has different benefits, so the right choice for you will depend on the nature of the task at hand.

Hand Winch

Hand Winches

Hand winches are a great choice if you're looking for a manually-operated winch. Hand winches can be very useful for arborists who need to carry out work in wet conditions and locations where there are no power outlets, such as woodland areas.

Pictured above is our Heavy Duty 250kg Hand Winch. With its high capacity and automatic brake, this winch is perfect for use in emergencies and small-scale forestry operations.

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Electric Winch

Electric Winches

Electric winches are often a preferable option for arborists working near a power source. Using an electrical winch is less physically demanding, and allows you to focus your attention on the job. An electric winch also allows loads to be moved more steadily because the drum turns continuously - this can be advantageous when moving delicate or sharp objects.

The winch pictured above is our 500kg Electric Winch (110V). This product has a lifting capacity of 500kg and a pulling capacity of 800kg, making it ideal for moving heavy objects such as forest debris. Unsurprisingly, it is one of our best sellers!

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Stay Warm at Work

Winter will soon be upon us here in the UK, and when the temperature drops, it's important to stay warm.

This can be difficult when you work outdoors, exposed to the wind and rain. Fortunately, we at Life-Gear.com stock a wide range of high-quality Wet & Cold Gear that's specifically designed to keep you warm and dry in even the worst winter weather.

Like everything else we sell, our wet/cold clothing offers exceptional performance at a very fair price. Here are just a few of the offers currently available from our website:

 

Hand Warming Packs

Previously £1.49 | Now £1.19

If you find that your hands become numb when exposed to cold air, these Ergodyne hand warming packs are an ideal solution. Simply open the pack to activate it - the natural ingredients heat up when they make contact with oxygen. Put the packs in your gloves or pockets for up to 8 hours of warmth!

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Thermal Vest

Previously £10.05 | Now £8.51

Available in sizes ranging from M to XL, this snug thermal vest will give that little bit of extra insulation that can make all the difference when you're working in near-freezing conditions. 100% polyester.

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Thermal Leggings

Previously £10.05 | Now £8.51

In addition to the thermal vest, we also stock these thermal leggings to complete the set and keep your bottom half as warm as your top half!

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Hi-Viz Yellow Bomber Jacket

Previously £41.40 | Now £18.02

Low temperatures aren't the only risk associated with winter weather. Visibility can also become an issue - fortunately, this high-quality bomber jacket has you covered on both fronts! Ideal for workers who need to be warm and be seen. Sizes range from M to XXL.

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Jacket Safety Harness

Previously £179.89 | Now £107.40

Working at height can be dangerous even at the best of times, but cold/wet weather makes it even more hazardous. This waterproof windbreaker jacket will keep you warm in low temperatures, and the built-in safety harness will help to protect you from falls.

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Click here to browse our full range of wet and cold gear!

If you work within a job or industry that requires to work at height, you are of course exposed to the risk of falling. Falls from a height, whether they are from great distances or small, can cause serious injuries and sometimes even death – the severity usually determined by a number of factors including age, weight, the way in which you land and the surface landed on. Despite these things having an influence on the outcome of a fall, the risk of falling can be reduced massively when the correct equipment is used.

Here at Life-Gear.com, we supply a comprehensive range of Height Safety Equipment that ensures optimum levels of safety when working at height. Look below to see a selection of our products and some of their features.

Height Safety Products

 

Tool Safe Bungee Swivel Type Lanyard

This Tool Safe Lanyard is an essential piece of equipment for all workers who use tools when working at height, as it prevents tools from falling while you’re at work. Simply attach the lanyard to both yourself and your desired tool.

Product Specifications:

  • 1x Twist lock karabiner
  • 1x Swivel twist lock karabiner
  • Maximum load: 15kg
  • Bungee rope length: 52cm
  • Max length: 104cm

 

G-Force Equipment Storage Bag

Similar to the above Tool Lanyard, this Storage Bag provides the ability to carry all of your essential tool in one safe and secure place while climbing to your desired workspace. Carry a range of equipment such as ropes, harnesses and tools.

Product Specifications:

  • Strong PVC
  • x2 adjustable straps
  • Dimensions: 350 x 400mm
  • Max load: 30KG

 

These are just a select few items of our Working at Height product range. To view our entire collection, simply hit the button below where you can find additional products such as Pulleys, Fliplines and Rope Grabs, all of which increase the level of safety when working at height. If you have any questions regarding a product mentioned above or about our Height Safety range, please do not hesitate to call us on 0117 9381 600 or email us sales@life-gear.com.

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Using a chainsaw can be very dangerous. That’s why it’s important that people using, and in the presence of someone using a chainsaw are supplied with appropriate personal protective equipment and use it correctly. In this blog, we talk about the significance of each piece of PPE and showcase some of our favourite products from our chainsaw protective gear range.

When using a chainsaw there are a few key areas of the body that you should be aiming to protect including your; head, eyes, ears, hands, legs and feet.

Protecting your head, eyes and ears:

The most frequent chainsaw related injuries are not lacerations or cuts, but an injury caused by flying debris, therefore protecting the head and face is absolutely essential. The helmet you see in the photo above is part of our Forestry Helmet Set that comes complete with noise cancelling ear cups. We also stock Edelrid Ultra-Lite II Arborist Climbing Helmets which are robust and come in a range of colours.

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For extra eye protection, you could also consider wearing protective glasses or goggles – take a look at our Eye Protection range here:

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Protective clothing for hands, legs and feet:

Wearing protective clothing on your hands, legs and feet will dramatically reduce the risk of an accidental laceration or cut occurring. Here at Life-Gear.com, we can supply all the necessary PPE to keep you protected!

Hands:

The gloves you see above are our SIP 2XD3 Chainsaw Gloves in Red/Black. This particular pair will provide protection for both your hands and they are reinforced with waterproof rubber meaning they’re incredibly durable and will allow you to safely grip the chainsaw regardless of the weather conditions.

Legs:

Choosing a pair of trousers that will protect your legs in the event that the chainsaw came into contact with them is a necessity.

The pair you see here are the Innovation II Type C Chainsaw Trousers in Red/Black, they’re incredibly comfortable thanks to their lightweight material and ventilation. The reason they are suitable for chainsaw users is because they are composed of Pezatec (Condura®) and Pezaflex (Condura®) fabrics with a Teflon™ finish and Dyneema® yarns. These trousers will provide optimum comfort and protection!

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Feet:

Protecting your feet is just as important as protecting the other parts of your body, and the best way to do so is by wearing boots that have been designed specifically for chainsaw users. These ones are the Haix Protector Ultra Signal Chainsaw Boots in Red – they are lined with GORE-TEX®, and have an anatomically designed protective toe cap.

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Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about our chainsaw PPE – We’re more than happy to help.