What Is Pythagorus Theorem

What is Pythagoras’ Theorem?

We’re glad you endeavored to ask. Discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician, Pythagoras, during 569-475 BC, the Pythagoras’ Theorem, also referred to as the Pythagorean Theorem, is a fundamental relation in the study of Geometry among the three sides of a right triangle (as pictured). Although its commonly debated that the formula existed before his time, Pythagoras is well-assumed and credited with its first recorded proof. Since then, the theorem has been proven numerous times...
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Why Purchasing Equipment From An Auction Isn’t The Safest Bet

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the cost of materials and services used in construction rose faster than the price of completed buildings. Officials from the association have warned that the price of infrastructure could rise from the use of imported materials. With values dropping, purchasing equipment via auction or second hand is becoming more attractive to consumers to offset the rising costs in materials. However, one should exercise caution when it comes to...
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Fun Facts About Shackles (No, Really)

You may think you know all about shackles, but do you really? We pulled a fun fact list together about our shackles to see how much you truly understand about these handy pieces of equipment. Check off which ones you knew, which ones you didn’t, and let us know in the comments below! All sizes of shackles are Quenched and Tempered for maximum strength.Forged alloy steel from 30 through 300 metric tons.Cast alloy steel from 400 through 1,000 metric tons.Sizes 300 tons and smaller are...
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Basic Hoist Operating Practices

As with any type of equipment, there are standard practices to adhere to before you begin using it. Such is the case for any type of hoisting equipment including hand-operated, electric, and air-powered hoists. In order to effectively utilize your hoisting equipment, ensure your safety, and maximize its full operating potential, make sure to follow the Do’s and Don’ts below outlined below. Because here at Lifting Gear Hire, your safety comes first. Don’ts Lift more than the...
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How To Use An Air Filter/Dryer System

An air filter system’s primary function is to help keep your air compressor operating at maximum efficiency. However, this accessory item sometimes gets overlooked when placing a rental order. Don’t do that. An air filter system can be crucial to keeping your air compressor from clogging from foreign items and a dryer system will keep air lines from collecting moisture or freezing. How do they work? Glad you asked. How it Works: Compressed air containing tiny particles of dirt,...
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So… Which Snatch Block Do I Need?

There are various combinations to increase the lifting and/or pulling capacity with the use of snatch blocks or sheave blocks for wire ropes. However, not every combination can or should be used for every type of project. Some of the considerations you should have prior to the start of any project include the type of snatch block you might need to rent for your project. Well, consider no more. Here are a few of the different snatch blocks that are available for rental.Super Champion 20 –...
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A Few Considerations When Selecting Your Next Air Winch

Air winches are used to pull or lift a load to a specific point. They have automatic holding brakes and are considered high-speed compared to the Griphoist or electric winches. When selecting an air winch for your next project, it’s not always simple as point and rent. Follow these guidelines to choose the correct utility winch for your next application: First things first. Consider three fundamental questions: How much is to be lifted, pulled, or tensioned?How fast is the load to be...
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A Guide To Standard Web Sling Types

There’s a variety of web sling types and it’s not always clear which one you’re going to need for your upcoming project. Here’s a simple guide that’ll help determine which type will help ensure a successful endeavor. Hardware Slings Unlink and Web Trap – Hardware can help to extend sling life by protecting the webbing from abrasion on rough crane hooks. Hardware can often be reused, lowering sling replacement costs.  Type U (UU) – Has the preferred and...
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Getting to Know Your Basic Platform Trucks

Platform trucks can be a vital piece of your material handling equipment order, but sometimes they’re overlooked during the search for rigging and hoisting equipment. It’s important to know that often times you’ll need additional material handling equipment in order to get the job done. However, there happens to be many types of platform trucks. So, the question becomes: Which platform truck do I need? Below is a quick, easy quick to your basic platform trucks. Cushion Load...
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Why You Should Consider Renting An Air Skate System

Designed by Airfloat®, air skates or air skid systems allow for the safe, nearly frictionless movement of large loads or machinery. They come in a variety of sizes and capacities and are lightweight and durable. These systems are designed to compete with systems and solutions that are far less flexible, including heavy duty casters and rollers. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA How They Work Air skates utilize a 100% urethane diaphragm material with superior wear resistance over neoprene...
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