Industry news — List

  • Ranger welcomes William Essey

    Ranger welcomes William Essey Ranger Lifting has welcomed William Essey as a technical sales specialist, as we expand our team at our new Prestons head office. Will stepped into the role last month but resumes in earnest as the New Year gathers pace. Will brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Ranger team, derived Read more
  • Ranger reflect on the lessons of 2018

    Ranger reflect on the lessons of 2018 As we approach the end of the year—and high summer in Australia—Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger Lifting, reflects on the last 12 months. What a year that was. Where shall I start? We moved into our new facilities, opened in another state, increased staff numbers, won one Read more
  • Service through knowledge – Ranger team prepare to offer Magnetic Rope Testing (MRT)

    Service through knowledge - Ranger team prepare to offer Magnetic Rope Testing (MRT) Training should lead diversification, not the other way around, says Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger Lifting, as a week of wire rope training concludes. Diversifying often makes business sense. However, it’s important that expansion is preceded by proper training, particularly when Read more
  • Ranger Lifting Wins LEEA Customer Service Award

    Ranger Lifting Wins LEEA Customer Service Award Ranger Lifting won the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Customer Service Award, presented during last week’s LiftEx trade show in Milton Keynes, UK. The prize was accepted by Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger, who was present during the inaugural awards dinner, held after the opening day of Read more
  • 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