Lifting and moving equipment, sometimes called lifting gear, includes items used for moving heavy loads, both mechanically, or by hand. The purpose of these items is to provide a mechanical advantage or increased safety when moving or lifting heavy cargo. Lifting devices are widely used in construction and building, although they have applications in many other industries and fields in which large loads need to be moved. Lifting Slings, replacement and bulk lifting cables, wire, hoists, winches, rings, connectors, hooks and equipment used for towing can all be found at R.S. Hughes in this category. Always be sure to use the proper equipment that has an adequate load rating for the load you plan to move. If you have specific questions about which devices are right for your job contact an R.S. Hughes sales associate.