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At Wildeck, there is a certain assurance that comes with each of our material lifts. Yes, we create high quality products, but we do so by continuously listening and striving to understand your needs.

Wildeck material lifts are a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to move materials from one level to another. Wildeck manufactures both Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) which are designed for the transfer of material-only, as well as Rideable Material Lifts (RMLs) which are designed for authorized personnel to travel with their cargo.

Our ultimate mission is to "Make Your Project Run Smoothly." Add material handling safety and efficiency to your operation with a material lift from Wildeck -- the industry leader in space optimization.



Wildeck® Mechanical Straddle VRC



wildeck personnel lift

Rideable Material Lifts

Allow personnel to travel with materials

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Vertical Reciprocating

Safely and efficiently move materials

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Lift Controls &

Controls, gates, carriages and ramps
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Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)

Wildeck Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) are a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to move materials from one elevation to another. They are ideally suited for the safe and efficient movement of materials to a mezzanine, rack storage system with catwalks, or any new or existing upper floor level. Wildeck VRCs are manufactured in the USA and meet the "ANSI/ASME B20.1 Safety Standard for Conveyors" and the "MHI Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors."

Wildeck VRCs are safer than using a forklift truck or manpower to move materials between levels and are easier and less costly to operate and maintain than elevators or forklift trucks. VRCs are classified as a material conveyor and operators do not require OSHA forklift training.

RiderLift™ Rideable Material Lifts (RMLs)

The Wildeck RiderLift™ RML is NOT a VRC (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor). It introduces an entirely new “RML” (Rideable Material Lift) product category to the material handling industry. VRCs are regulated by the ASME B20.1 Safety Standard for Conveyors and they do not permit riders. Wildeck’s new RiderLift™ RML Type B Material Lift is regulated under the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and allows one rider to accompany their material to the next level. However, it is not a public elevator and can only be operated by authorized personnel.

Wildeck RiderLift RML


ASME – A17.1/CSA B44 “Safety Code for Elevators & Escalators”
Material, plus One Rider/Attendant
Not for Public Access
Trained & Authorized Operators Only
Not an ADA, Wheelchair, or Platform Lift
Not a passenger elevator
Maximum Lift Height: 15'-6" (ground plus one level)
Capacity: 2,500 lbs. (including Rider; higher capacities may be available)
Car Size: 6 ft. wide x 6 ft. deep; Car Height: 80 in. (6' 8" High) per Code
Operator Controls on Car/Cab

Typical VRCs


ASME – B20.1 “Safety Standard for Conveyors & Related Equipment”
Material Only, No Riders
Not for Public Access
Trained & Authorized Operators Only
Not an ADA, Wheelchair, or Platform Lift
Not a passenger elevator
Maximum Lift Height: > 125 ft.
Capacity: > 25,000 lbs. (Material Only)
Carriage Size: 3 ft. wide x 3 ft. deep to > 16 ft. wide x 30 ft. deep
No Operator Controls on Carriage

The thing I love about the VRCs is that we’re building pallets for customers, and they can be very unstable due to their different shapes and sizes. The VRCs allow us to bring them down to the first level without any breakage. VRCs really made the best sense for us.

-Gary Couture
General Manager, Baker Distributing

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Three Benefits of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)

With applications in a variety of industries, VRCs offer a multitude of benefits to those moving materials between elevations. Keep reading to find out what customers gain when they purchase a Wildeck VRC.

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VRCs and Self-Storage Facilities

Across America, the demand for self-storage units is on the rise. To meet the demand, many owners are building “up” and are using a VRC to get there. Read on to find out the benefits a VRC offers over an elevator.

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