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  • Train Smart

    Train Smart The training box is never ticked, says Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger Lifting. Training is too often snarled at but at Ranger it’s one of our favourite words. We’re honoured to host Barrie Mordue, director at Tensology, this week. The steel wire rope specialist has travelled from the UK to deliver a Read more
  • Ratchet Lever Hoists from Ranger Pass Tunnels Test

    Ratchet Lever Hoists from Ranger Pass Tunnels Test A major infrastructure project in Sydney, Australia is leveraging the benefits of Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever hoists, suited to pulling, securing and lifting, featuring manufacturer Columbus McKinnon’s patent-pending crank handle. The product was introduced by Ranger Lifting, a specialist supplier of lifting and rigging equipment, which Read more
  • Ranger celebrate 20 years in business

    Ranger celebrate 20 years in business Ranger marked 20 years in business at our brand new facility in Prestons on Saturday 22 September 2018. The anniversary event was the official opening of our brand new headquarters and an evening of celebrations involving staff, customers, media and representatives of industry. Ashley, Ranger General Manager said: “A very Read more
  • Meet the Thackers! Ranger profiled in Wire Rope Exchange Magazine

    The May/June issue of Wire Rope Exchange profiles the Thackers, the family behind Ranger Lifting. Meet the Thackers: Steve, Verity, and Ashley. The latter is general manager of Ranger, a lifting and rigging equipment company headquartered in Sydney, Australia; it recently opened a second site in Melbourne, further down the country's east coast. It's been Read more
  • Important Changes to New Roundsling Standard

    It’s necessary to note the changes and amendments included within updated or revised standards, such as AS 4497:2017, says Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger Lifting. As explored in my previous commentary, Australian Standards (AS) Committee ME-025 Lifting Tackle is soon to publish AS 4497:2017, a new standard covering roundslings made of synthetic fibre. It Read more
  • Don’t Cut Corners—Understand Your Roundslings

    As industry prepares to welcome an updated roundsling standard, Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger Lifting, issues an important safety message. Having recently joined Australian Standards (AS) Committee ME-025 Lifting Tackle, I’m looking forward to the imminent publication of AS 4497:2017, covering roundslings made of synthetic fibre. It represents an update of AS 4497.1 and Read more
  • Repair Before Replace When Safe

    When safe, lifting equipment can often be repaired rather than replaced. Replacing equipment is not always the cheaper option, says Ashley Thacker, general manager, Ranger Lifting. This article outlines the benefits of a repair before replace (when safe) policy, which can be frowned upon by lifting equipment suppliers who put short-term profit before long-term relationships. Read more
  • Proud to Join Australian Standards Committee

    I can confirm that I have joined Australian Standards (AS) Committee ME-025 Lifting Tackle, as a representative of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), where I am a proud board member. Standards Australia is the nation's peak non-government, not-for-profit standards organisation. It forms technical committees, such as ME-025 Lifting Tackle, by bringing together relevant parties Read more
  • Ranger Lifting to Open Melbourne Facility

    Ranger will open a new facility in Melbourne, Victoria this month to meet ongoing demand for its products and services, principally from the city’s thriving construction sector. The lifting and rigging equipment supplier will open the new site on the 22nd of the month in Kensington, strategically located a few miles northwest of the central Read more

    We are pleased to welcome Ian Jongen to the Ranger team in the role of State Manager Victoria and advise that we will be opening in Melbourne in early January. Ian has more than 30 years experience in the lifting and rigging equipment industry. He has worked in senior management roles across general management, sales, Read more