Sidewalk elevator lifts are primarily used for service (moving freight, stock, dumpsters, etc.) to grade or above grade to truck level, thus doubling as a dock lift. They also used to gain rooftop access to helipads for hospitals and businesses and can be used as a freight elevator below grade when there are intermediate levels.
We have two basic types of sidewalk elevators – our electric model, the PS1E, which utilizes a drum machine. The hydraulic model, the PSH, comes as a standard hydraulic unit with a single in-ground cylinder or a hole-less hydraulic version with a single jack (cantilevered) or two jacks.
These models are available in capacities, platform sizes, pit depths, and travel to suit any requirements. Please contact us or visit our website to determine the best option for your project. Note: Our Sidewalk Elevators can be ridden and used as a Freight Elevator.
We are the country’s largest manufacturer of sidewalk elevators – please review the drawings on our website or contact us directly for more information.
Safety Screens allow one operator to ride in both directions versus typical two-person operation.
Code requires operation of all sidewalk elevators from grade only since a rider-operator is unable to determine whether a person or other obstacle is on the closed sidewalk door. Two people, an operator and a loader, are normally required – or one person to load and then go up to grade for operation.
Operation is as follows:
NOTE: We offer free consulting to assist in problem solving and Code compliance.
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