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Hydraulic Freight Lift Configurations

The two hydraulic lift configurations, straddle and cantilever, each have their advantages. You will need to determine your necessary load capacity, frequency, and loading/unloading requirements to choose which configuration best suits your project.

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Straddle Hydraulic Lift

Best suited for single-level usage (ground plus one) and lower frequency cycle rates.

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

Features:

  • Platform Sizes: Up to 8 ft. wide x 12 ft. long
  • Loading / Unloading: “C” or “Z” loading patterns
  • Structurally stable configuration offers reduced bracing and lower wheel loads for extended service life
  • Reduces design loads and component wear
  • Provides flexibility to maneuver loads
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Cantilever Hydraulic Lift

Best suited for single-level usage and lower frequency cycle rates.

Choice of Loading/Unloading Patterns "C", "Z" or 90° load patterns, used for low overhead clearances and tall loads.

Features:

  • Platform Sizes: Up to 8 ft. wide x 6 ft. long
  • Loading / Unloading: “C,” “Z,” or 90 degree loading patterns
  • Smaller equipment footprint
  • Lower overall equipment height
  • 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

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