Mechanical VRC Material Lifts Options

Straddle, Cantilever, & 4-Post Configuration

Straddle, cantilever, and 4-Post configurations each have their advantages. Our material handling specialists will assist you with determining your necessary load capacity, frequency, and loading/unloading requirements for a best-practice solution.

Straddle Configuration

The straddle material lift configuration permits the choice of either C or Z loading/ unloading patterns, providing extra flexibility to maneuver loads in the direction desired.

Straddle Lifts Features & Benefits

  • Standard mechanical straddle (MLS) - lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs
  • High-load mechanical straddle (MLS) - lift Capacity up to 12,000 lbs
  • Platform sizes - up to 12 ft. wide x 15 ft. long
  • Loading/unloading patterns - C-Load or Z-Load
  • Reduces design loads and component wear
  • Provides flexibility to maneuver loads

Cantilever Configuration

The cantilever material lift configuration permits the choice of loading/unloading patterns C, Z, or 90-Degree load patterns.
Used for low overhead clearances and tall loads.

Cantilever Lifts Features & Benefits

  • Standard mechanical cantilever (MLC) - lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs
  • High-load mechanical cantilever (MLC) - lift Capacity up to 10,000 lbs
  • Platform sizes - up to 12 ft. wide x 8 ft. long
  • Loading/unloading patterns - C-Load, Z-Load or 90-Degree
  • Freestanding models available with optional support structure
  • Allows material movement with the smallest possible equipment footprint
  • May be used where headroom is restricted
  • Provides extra flexibility to maneuver loads

4-Post Configuration

Best suited for multi-level use, faster speeds and high frequency cycle rates when moving heavier loads.

4-Post Lifts Features & Benefits

  • Standard mechanical 4-post - lift capacity up to 15,000 lbs
  • High-load mechanical 4-post - lift capacity up to 30,000 lbs
  • Platform sizes - up to 12 ft. wide x 30 ft. long
  • Loading/unloading patterns - C-Load, Z-Load, 90-Degree, or 4-Side
  • Best suited for lifting extremely large and/or heavy loads
  • Provides maximum application flexibility

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