PDQ Lifting Ltd.

Lifting Tackle Hire/Sale/Repair/Test

PDQ Lifting was started in 1999 by Nick Johnson and Dale Woods. The Company has expanded every year since then. The only thing that remains unchanged is the ethos of providing a quality service to our customers. We supply a huge range of lifting equipment for Hire or for Sale, along with cut to length wire to your requirements and wire rope slings made on our state of the art presses.

Our primary business has always been the hire, sale, repair, and testing of lifting equipment. This is backed up by a well-qualified staff who know what they’re talking about and can advise what options are available for your lifting needs. All equipment comes certified and double checked prior to despatch.

We have depots in Manchester, Liverpool and in West Yorkshire. Our main warehouse is in Manchester from where we can send equipment all over the country, Europe, and beyond.


Our range of specialised equipment is constantly expanding. The hiring of lifting equipment is available from seven days.


Equipment available within our wide range is also available for sale as new equipment. If you would like to view all of our lifting equipment products for sale and hire, simply download our online catalogue and select the equipment you require Order items for sale Request a quotation on hired equipment.


Our vehicles are at your service to deliver and collect equipment.


Please do not hesitate to consult us with your problems – our help and advice is free. On-site consultation is also available if required.

Repairs, testing and PAT Tests

PDQ carries out on site testing and statutory LOLER examinations for many types of company. We have experience working with construction companies, the aircraft industry, energy, car manufactures, chemicals works, water companies and many others.

Within our well-equipped workshops we are able to undertake most customer repairs, tests and PAT Testing.

All equipment, whether hire, sales or repair, is examined and tested to conform with statutory regulations.

If you do not see the equipment you require or would like further information:

Request a callback

Please feel free to browse our web site and if we can be of assistance phone us, fax us, send us an e-mail or simply call in to one of our depots. We carry too many lines to list everything, so contact us if you need a particular piece of lifting equipment and we will do our best to help.

PDQ Lifting – Wire Rope Division

PDQ Wire Rope Division - Wire Rope and AccessoriesPDQ Wire Ropes was started over ten years ago to complement the services already offered by PDQ Lifting Ltd. Since then it has gone on from strength to strength. We now carry a large range of wire rope in various specifications and sizes, along with a wide variety of fittings and terminations.

We currently have a large range of mechanical wire rope splicing presses and can handle any size of rope from 1mm to 44mm in diameter.

We are able to manufacture in-house all slings to BSEN13414 with soft eyes, thimble eyes or hand spliced eyes.

In addition we can supply all manner of wire rope fittings such as turnbuckles, sockets, bulldog grips, thimbles etc.

We can mechanically splice aluminium ferrules, tapered ferrules and steel ferrules

If you cannot find exactly what you require then please call or email our sales team and we will be happy to quote for any specification that you require.