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Need a Portable Lifting Gantry? Buy a lightweight aluminium gantry from Lifting Gear Direct UK

Choose from a variety of folding gantry crane systems made from lightweight aluminium available to buy at Lifting Gear Direct. Ideal for site work, outdoor tasks and where storage space is limited.

We are now able to offer aluminium lifting gantry systems or porta gantry with different working load limits, with our standard range offering lifting capacities from 250kg up to 2000kg. Our custom aluminium gantry offers safe working loads up to 5 tonnes and are not only customisable but can lift people. Then we have the new Rapide aluminium gantry which is the smallest and lightest gantry in the range. Our range of these lightweight portable gantry systems can be utilised across many areas and are commonly used in warehouses, HVAC applications, construction operations, cemeteries, lifting barges from locks, lifting cars and many more. Browse the range to find your ideal lightweight, portable aluminium lifting gantry system.

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About Lightweight Aluminium Gantries for Lifting

 Please Note: WE do not hire out our gantries.

Why Choose an Aluminium Lifting Gantry?

Aluminium lifting gantry systems are lightweight, foldable, strong, easy to assemble, adjustable and easily transportable. When compared to a standard steel mobile gantry the aluminium variety is much lighter and so easier to move around; however, they are not quite so good at lifting really heavy loads, though they do offer more corrosion and chemical resistance and so they are great for using outdoors and/or in moisture heavy environments. They are also excellent for use in clean areas or where chemicals are used.

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These aluminium gantries are ideal if you need to constantly erect and disassemble them and move to different locations. They are very easy to work within a wide range of environments. Having only three main elements the Aluminium lifting gantry is easy and quick to erect with two people, though the smaller models can be put up by a single individual. The three key parts are two side frames with castors and a top beam. They also come complete with a beam trolley to allow easy fitting of other lifting equipment. The trolley also enables free movement of the trolley and fitted lifting gear across the beam’s span, giving you even more versatility.

Optional levelling feet/parking jacks and winch kits are also available as well as more customised configurations to suit your specific requirements.

Adjustability of our Aluminium Lifting Gantries

All of the aluminium gantry systems within our range are adjustable. Once erected the height of the beam can be adjusted by specific increments which are 100, 150 or 200mm apart depending on the model chosen. Some models have 5 adjustment points and some have up to 9. The height adjustment operates on a pin system, where the pin is simply removed and re-located to where desired. The top beam will need some support during this procedure to stop it from dropping down too far. This adjustment can be completed by just one person by a scissoring action, adjusting the pin at each side alternately a little at a time.

Our standard range of aluminium lifting gantry systems can go up to 3.5 metres in height (model dependant) and the custom aluminium gantry range goes up to around 6 metres, again this is model dependant.

Dismantling an Aluminium Gantry

These aluminium gantries are just as easy to take down in a few simple steps and carry into storage whenever required; the parts are kept together via a strap for ease.  Your aluminium gantry is also easy to maintain, it can be washed down with soapy water to keep it clean and perhaps a little lubrication on the castors from time to time are all that is needed to keep your gantry like new.

Custom Aluminium Gantry Features

In addition to our standard gantry crane models, you can specify a unique, one off unit that is designed down to the last detail to meet your needs.   

With a custom aluminium gantry from Lifting Gear Direct, you can invest in a product which complies with EN795 standards for fall arrest kits. Just make sure that if a gantry is used to support a person, they are kitted out with the personal protective equipment (PPE).   

Castors are attached to each of the legs, with safety-enhancing locking mechanisms present and correct. Of course, if you would prefer a different type of configuration, you just need to tell us and our team will make any adjustments to the design you require. The same goes for the beam lengths, working heights and most other aspects of each gantry crane.

There are lots of reasons to pick one of our custom gantry crane setups. This can include having to deal with a problematic worksite where a standard unit is not cut out for the job at hand. Our custom systems can also go above and beyond in terms of load capacities, with limits of up to 5000kg available on request. As there are so many variables involved with this product range, it is best to get in touch with our team using the details below to find out more and get a quote.

Rapide Aluminium Gantry Features

As already mentioned, the Rapide is the most recent arrival here at Lifting Gear Direct. It is compact, easy to manoeuvre and yet still strong enough to handle loads weighing a maximum of 500kg.   

This type of gantry crane is ideal if you want a framework that is both simple to assemble and easy to pack up without occupying a lot of space. You can pop this in the back of a vehicle and take it to your next worksite in a jiffy.

In addition to having a choice of safe working limits, the Rapide line up offers different beam lengths of between 2 and 4 metres. You can specify the exact increment you want to get an aluminium gantry that is perfectly adapted to your purposes.

Further options are available when it comes to the feet of this gantry crane, as it is offered with castors for enhanced manoeuvrability, articulated feet for improved flexibility and adjustable legs which make height alterations straightforward. Once you have worked out what you want to achieve with this small but effective gantry crane, we can put together a package that is entirely tailored to your expectations.

Our site is packed with other great cranes and hoisting products, so check out the full selection of items we offer. From electric chain hoists and chain blocks to custom built jib cranes and material handling aids, you should find what you are looking for at Lifting Gear Direct. If you need safety inspections for your lifting equipment to meet LOLER standards, we can also provide services of all sorts to streamline your ownership experience.

Get in touch today

Browse our full selection of aluminium gantry cranes below or call and/our team on 01384 76961 to discuss any requirements. You can also email us via the contact us page or the rapid enquiry button.


What is the difference between a standard steel gantry and an aluminium gantry?

Although both types of mobile lifting gantries can handle similar load capacities the aluminium variety is much lighter in weight and therefor easier to transport to different locations. Aluminium also has generally better corrosion resistance, especially in harsher environments. Steel has the best overall strength as aluminium can yield under load when at its SWL limit.

Which aluminium lifting gantry do I choose?

This depends on your circumstances and lifting requirements. The baby Rapide aluminium gantry handles 250 to 500kg loads and can be erected by one person, this is highly portable. The standard aluminium gantry offers SWL up to 2000kg, is a little larger and will need two people to erect. The custom aluminium gantry range has lifting capacities up to 5000kg and can be used for fall arrest applications. All aluminium gantries are height adjustable.

Why pick an aluminium gantry?

If you would like to be able to take your lifting gantry to different locations then and aluminium gantry is perhaps the only option. They fold away into a compact bundle for easy storage, unlike a steel gantry. Easy to put up and take down within minutes. Some can be used for personnel fall arrest situations too and could be an added bonus depending on the type of tasks you intend to use the gantry for.

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