Archive for the Ranger Category

  • Calculating Sling Leg Tension

    Ever wonder why as an angle gets bigger sling leg tension increases and the load becomes dangerously heavier? Lifting is a dangerous business and knowing how to safely lift a heavy load is critical. In this quick video Ashley uses a Sling Leg Tension animation to explain how to avoid the most common mistakes people Read more
  • GLAD Day 2021

    GLAD Day 2021 is here and what better time to showcase our dedicated team and their experiences in the Lifting and Rigging industry. WHAT IS GLAD DAY? GLAD Day aka GLOBAL LIFTING AWARENESS DAY is a day to take to social media and spread the word about raising standards throughout the global lifting industry and Read more
  • LEEA Australia and New Zealand Announcement

    GLAD Day 2021 is here and what better time than to announce some exciting things happening within the Australian and New Zealand region. The Council was formed with Regional lifting industry experts joining together and volunteering their time to grow LEEA awareness and membership in the region. The Council has met several times and established Read more
  • Ranger Signs Industry Veteran Oliver Auston

    New South Wales, Australia-based Ranger Lifting has named industry veteran Oliver Auston technical consultant. He will continue to serve as a Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board representative. Auston was co-founder of the UK brand Checkmate, a height safety pioneer, and has served on the LEEA board for over a decade, including a tenure as Read more
  • Using Your Chain Block

    A Chain Block (also known as a chain hoist) is a tool used to lift and lower heavy loads using a chain. Chain blocks contain two wheels which the chain is wound around. When the chain is pulled, it winds around the wheels and begins to lift the item that is attached to the chain Read more
  • Ultra-Link Synthetic Chain

    Ultra-Link synthetic chain is the latest development in chain technology. Manufactured from several layers of high performance Dyneema fibre, the high strength, light weight textile chain is up to 85% lighter than steel chain of the equivalent strength. WHY USE ULTRA-LINK? 1. Up to 85% less weight– Ultra-link chain creates unique advantages because it is Read more
  • The Insider Article – Certified Lifting Equipment

    By Ashley Thacker You can’t just put a sticker on an item of lifting or rigging equipment and call it certified. But there are things that you can do to meet the required standards. There are also a couple of different standards that you should be looking at. We’ve seen all kinds of equipment submitted for Read more
  • Shackles Explained

    Shackles are U-shaped pieces of metal with a pin along the non-curved side. Shackles are used to lift, secure and rig heavy loads, where they act as the final link in a connection chain or sling setup. Shackles are advantageous if wanting to make a robust physical connection between the load-lifting device (typically a hoist Read more
  • Ranger to Race at the 2021 Bathurst 6 Hour.

    Ranger Lifting, the NSW-based lifting and rigging company, have entered a strong team to compete in this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour. After being cancelled altogether in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Racing Group-run production car enduro is back this year and will be held over the Easter long weekend, 2-4 Read more
  • The Insider Article – Prioritise Compliance

    By Ashley Thacker Think about what’s more important: where a product is from or its compliance with relevant standards. Brace yourself: as good as Aussie-made product is, 90% of the lifting and rigging gear sold in Australia is imported from Europe, the states, Asia, or elsewhere. Much less product is manufactured here than people think. That’s why Read more