We are the country’s largest manufacturer of sidewalk elevators.

Primarily used for service (moving freight, stock, dumpsters, etc.) to grade or above grade to truck level, functioning as a dock lift. Also used to gain roof top access, for example to access helipads. Can be used as a freight elevator, with riders, below grade when there are intermediate levels.

We have two basic types of sidewalk elevators – our electric model, the PS1E (utilizing a drum machine) and the hydraulic version, the PSH. The PSH comes as a standard hydraulic unit with an in-ground cylinder under the platform or a holeless hydraulic version with a single jack (cantilevered) or two jacks, one on each side, which are synchronized and directly coupled to the car frame. These models are available in capacities, platform sizes, pit depths and travel to suit practically any requirements – Please review the EXAMPLES available on this page then contact us to determine the best option for your project.

Note: Our Sidewalk Elevators can be configured to allow riders and to be used as a Freight Elevator if there are multiple stops below grade.

The basic operating features of both models:
  • Sidewalk door with drainage
  • Fire proof, all-metal construction
  • Basement doors with electromechanical interlocks
  • Portable push-button control station
  • Complies with ASME/ANSI A17.1

    Options:
  • Sidewalk doors with maximum security locking
  • “Truckable” sidewalk doors
  • Vertical rising sidewalk door
  • Shallow pit models available
  • Safety screens to allow a rider
  • Total explosion-proof capability
  • Many others available
  • DRUM MACHINE-MODEL PS1E
    :: 4' x 4'; 1,000# CAPACITY
    :: 5' x 5'; 1,500# CAPACITY
    :: 5' x 5'; 2,000# CAPACITY; VERTICAL LIFTING DOOR
     

    :: 6' x 6'; 2,000# CAPACITY; SAFETY SCREENS
    :: CALL FOR LARGER UNITS
    HOLELESS HYDRAULIC
    :: E-MAIL US OR CALL FOR EXAMPLES WHILE WE ARE UPDATING
    IN-GROUND HYDRAULIC
    :: E-MAIL US OR CALL FOR EXAMPLES WHILE WE ARE UPDATING
    PICTURES OF SIDEWALK LIFTS
    :: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - 10,000# UNIT
    :: TYPICAL CAR WITH SAFETY SCREENS

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