Freight Lifts

Manufacturer and Dealer with over 20 years experience in American made freight lifts to include both mechanical and hydraulic types of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC) and custom Sidewalk Elevator Lifts.

Work with a project consultant to find the perfect lift.

American Custom Lifts has dedicated project managers ready to assist you and answer your questions. Let us do the heavy lifting. Contact us today!

Freight Lifts - Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC)

Freight Lifts, also known as vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC), provide an exceptional solution for transferring high-capacity freight between mezzanine levels. Our Freight Lifts provide a safe, economical, and reliable solution for your vertical lifting challenges all within a small footprint per your specifications. All of our freight lifts meet or exceed the requirements of ASME B20.1 (Safety Requirements for Conveyors and Related Equipment).

Vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC) is the best solution for high speed applications for transporting material from one level to another such as light or heavy duty objects, packages, boxes or even automobiles.

VRC’s are a fast method for transporting material and keeping production moving rapidly.  American Custom Lifts is your best source for high quality American made code compliant vertical reciprocating conveyors.  No matter how small or how large of objects you need to transport, American Custom Lifts has the solution.

American Custom Lifts provides a wide selection of freight lifts (VRC) for every type of application. Jus to name a few:    

Hydraulic Cantilever VRC designed to transport material from one Level to another.

Hydraulic Straddle Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors are generally used to transport material to a  mezzanine.

Freightlite Package Lift are designed for transferring light duty loads of cartons, crates and boxes.

Mechanical Cantilever Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors are used in application where  faster speed is required to transport material between levels.

Mechanical Straddle Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors are needed for High Speed/High travel through a mezzanine floor.

Mechanical four post (FL4M) is a high capacity four-post mechanical freight lift designed to transfer automobiles to upper-level dealer showrooms or other large objects.

Hydraulic Freightlite VRC

  • High capacity needle bearing rollers produce smooth, reliable carriage movement
  • High impact rubber carriage stops absorb the shock and noise
  • Hydro‐mechanical four point double reeving cable lifting system
  • All hydraulic lifting rams naturally self-align to minimize side loading and wear
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection
  • Made in USA

Sidewalk Elevator Lifts

  • Used for service from basement to grade such as moving freight, stock, refuse, etc.
  • Rooftop/helipad, automobile and stage lift applications as well.
  • Made in the USA

Hydraulic Straddle VRC

  • High capacity steel rollers with spiral-wound, Teflon-impregnated bushings
  • High impact rubber carriage stops absorb the shock and noise of the carriage
  • All hydraulic lifting cylinders self-align to minimize side loading and wear
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection
  • Chrome plating improves durability of the rods and extends the life of the cylinders and the seals
  • Spring-loaded guides mounted to the carriage restrict lateral movement and reduce noise
  • Assembled in USA

Mechanical 4 Post VRC

  • High capacity steel rollers with spiral-wound, Teflon-impregnated bushings produce smooth and reliable carriage movement
  • Heavy-duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor drive extends the life of the freight lift for years and years of rugged, reliable service
  • Synchronized, dual-chain lifting system ensures the carriage will remain level throughout the lift’s vertical travel, even with off-centered loads
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection
  • Assembled in USA

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Freight Lifts Made in USA

We’re proud to be an authorized dealer for the leading manufacturer of American made freight lifts.

Professional Project Management

American Custom Lifts has dedicated project managers, designers, and solutions consultants ready to assist you every step of the way. 

  • Over 20 years experience
  • Thousands of lifts installed
  • Exceptional customer service



Hear From Our Customers




“I was an interior designer on a project where this product was being installed. I had heard and seen pictures of parking lifts – but, had never seen one in action – WOW!!! The residence was in a beach community where parking is a premium and our mutual client had numerous automobiles. I happened to be at the house the day the parking lift was installed…I was so impressed! The installers were professional and used such precision. In a matter of a few short hours I was able to see cars being lifted and lowered in an area that had basically been a hole in the garage floor when I had arrived at the house earlier. I cannot wait to be able to use them on a future project.”

Kara Maas, Allied ASID



"Not only were they very professional, they were very methodical and efficient with the install. They even made a point to finish just prior to some wet weather coming into my area to avoid me having to keep my classic cars outside in the bad elements."




"A million thanks to you and Jason! I don’t think there was an American Custom Lifts sticker included with the lift, but if there were I’d surely attach it! Great customer service. I will highly recommend your company when fellow car people see my lift."


Mike C.


"Hey Kristi, Armando did the installation last Friday and he did a fantastic job. He was extremely professional and I am beyond pleased with the service from both you and him. A special thank you to you – for all your help in this entire process."




"Kristi I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with you and your product. I sincerely appreciate your numerous follow ups!! Thanks again…you have a customer for life."


Jim G.


"Thank you so much Brad. They fit beautifully. Thank you for everything. Your company and service is second to none."




"Both of my lifts are going strong and I have had no issues or problems – really happy with them!  People are continually amazed at the single post lift and I always give them your name!"


Bob W.

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