Aluminium Lifting Gantry / Portable Gantry Cranes

 Aluminium Lifting gantry cranes / Portable Gantry Cranes

Our Aluminium lifting gantry cranes differ greatly from our steel mobile gantries due to the fact that they are light they adjust in height and are foldable These highly portable gantry cranes may be moved whilst under load in certain circumstances. We offer a range of quality aluminium gantry cranes with our standard and most commonly used range having working load limits from 250kg up to 2000kg. We are now pleased to be able to offer the brand new Rapide aluminium gantry which is much more compact. It can be handled by one person and comes with working load capacities up to 500kg. It also boasts the benefit of  dual rating, enabling it to be used to lift personnel and also for fall arrest situations.

The Uses of an Aluminium Lifting Gantry

Because these portable gantries are manufactured in aluminium they are corrosion resistant and suitable for use in clean and/or refrigerated environments, they are also commonly used in cemeteries for the removal of head stones and other more remote and difficult locations where a lifting frame is necessary, in fact portable aluminium gantries are used in numerous, locations for various lifting purposes, sometimes for quite off the wall lifting operations.  Portable gantry cranes are ideal when frequent assembly and disassembly is necessary either to store out of the way where space is limited or for transportation to other locations.


Aluminium gantries are easy to maintain. Checks should be carried out prior to each use to ensure all parts are sound and pins/bolts etc. are securely located. Periodic inspections should be carried out to check for damaged parts, looking out for cracks, corrosion, dents, bent parts, missing parts, and wheel locks engage securely. Keep your portable gantry cranes clean and periodically lubricate the castors.

Moving under load

We always recommend that any portable lifting gantry should NOT be moved whilst it is holding a load. However in some circumstances it is possible to use an aluminium gantry crane to move a load. Moving the gantry whilst loaded should ONLY be done if the ground/surface of travel is level and sound and the distance is minimal. There should also be at least two people to move a loaded gantry, more if possible to ensure the gantry remains stable and the load does not swing too much as this could topple the framework.

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