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Mechanical Straddle VRCs

Wildeck mechanical straddle lift configurations offer a cost-effective and safe way to transfer material loads to elevated levels in your facility.

  • Improve the utilization of your existing overhead cubic space
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Maintain a safe work environment for personnel
  • Eliminate elevator department inspections
  • Maintain code compliance in all 50 States

Straddle Configuration


  • Standard - Up to 6,000 lbs.
  • W8 High Load - Up to 12,000 lbs.

LIFTING SPEED: Standard travel speed is 28 fpm. Higher speeds available.

CARRIAGE PLATFORM: Up to 12 ft. wide x 20 ft. long. Custom sizes available. Pit-less Flat Plate carriage available on some sizes (eliminates loading ramp or pit requirements).


LIFT HEIGHT/LEVELS: Standard – Ground floor plus 1-stop. Multi-level operation is available, up to 150 ft. high (can be increased with custom configurations).

MECHANICAL LIFTING SYSTEM: The standard Wildeck Mechanical Straddle VRC features a rugged lifting motor rated for continuous duty. Reliable heavy-duty roller chains, a high service factor gearbox, and the alloy steel driveshaft have been specially designed for durability and long service life.

PAINT FINISH: Standard VRC paint color is Wildeck Gray. Optional colors available. Purchased components are painted per vendor standards. Factory painted materials use an electrostatically applied industrial 2-part and/or water based polyurethane coating.

SmartControl™ for Mechanical VRCs

Standard SmartControl with AutoSenz® VRC Overload Detection System:

- Protects your material and the lift should a jam occur

- Allen Bradley controller and color touch screen display

- System diagnostics with Audible Signals to alert operator to common fault conditions

- Records and time stamped Fault History

Control Panel & Call/Send Stations:

The main control panel is rated NEMA 12. NEMA 4 call/send stations included for each level have self-maintaining push-buttons and a mushroom-head E-Stop.

Optional “Lift Present” lights on Call/Send Stations, Key-Locked or Key-Pad secured controls and stations. Other options may be available. Please discuss your application requirements with Wildeck.

UL-508A Labeled Control Panel. 208/230/460 VAC, 3-phase (Single-phase option available). Control voltage is 24 volts. Optional “Factory Pre-wired” call/send stations and gate interlocks is available.

Safety Guarding:

The ANSI/ASME B20.1 code requires safety gates and 8 ft. high guarding on all accessible sides of the lift. Landing gates have electrical and mechanical interlocks that prevent VRC operation if the gates are not fully closed; and gates cannot be opened if the carriage is not at the designated level.

Optional Safety Features:

  • CargoLok™ Carriage Gate— securely encloses large rolling loads
  • SafeLock™ system locks carriage at upper levels for added safety
  • Heavy Duty Landing Level Gates – a benefit in heavy usage applications or applications prone to impacts during loading
  • Over-speed secondary supplemental safety brake

Standard approval drawings are provided after receipt of purchase order and prior to manufacture. Installation drawings as well as an Installation, Owners & Maintenance Manual will be provided.

CSI Specifications: MS Word MSword

Dimensional Drawing: PDF PDF

Manual: PDF PDF

Consult factory for shipment options. Wildeck VRCs typically ship on a flat-bed truck for side off-loading at site.

Contact Wildeck or your local Wildeck representative for certified installation service.

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