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Working Load Limit (WLL)
500KG - 5000KG WLL
Assembley/Operation People Required
Transportation Weight/Method

Lightweight, portable and safe, the innovative and unique PORTA-GANTRY lifting system range is designed for easy transport, rapid assembly and safe use. REID offers a range of configurations, lift-ratings and personnel lifting options, including the world’s first WLL 5000kg (5 Tonne) capacity portable gantry.

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Range of A-frame dimensions available with simple height adjustment, plus ratchet and geared lifting aid options

Range of beam lengths available to suit application with 200mm length adjustment intervals

Goods and personnel trolleys encapsulating beam available with a range of options: master link, close coupled, gear driven, integrated and sheaved.

Rapid, simple ‘scissor’ assembly on just four bolts by one to two people (with additional mechanical assembly aid on the PORTA-GANTRY WLL 5000KG)


The original aluminium gantry system – with over 10 years of innovation

  • Lightweight, Portable & Safe
  • Over 10 years’  experience and innovation with registered  patents
  • Custom aluminium extrusions to optimise strength:weight & ergonomics for safe handling
  • Ultra-safe captive trolley
  • Queens Award for Enterprise:Innovation winner
  • Widest range of test data in the industry
  • Shock load as well as static load Witnessed Tested at UKAS accredited laboratories
  • Over 3000 systems supplied
    • Unique, extensive range to WLL5000kg
    • Range of Height of Lift options to 5.8m
    • Beam lengths to 9000mm (subject to WLL) – with jointed options for ease of transport
    • Simple height & span adjustment
    • Full customisation and bespoke solutions available
    • Interchangeable components (within WLL limit) for optimised utilisation & RoI
    • Wide range of encapsulated trolley systems to assist with confined space challenges and load movement.
    • European supply chain
    • Marine Spec and Clean room/Food Processing upgrades
    • Unique easy, fast & safe assembly method– within manual handling guidelines
      • Assembled on just 4 bolts
      • Mechanical assembly aids for larger systems
      • Option for further assembly advantage & safe handling
      • Systems fold down on a few bolts for flat pack stowage and easy transport
      • CE certified & Declaration of Conformity & every system fully inspected/ tested
      • Full EN795 Class B “man-ride” certification for 3-5 persons (Discuss specific requirements with REID Lifting)
        • Goods & Personnel configurations
      • Min 3 Person Fall Protection or Personnel Positioning
      • Rigid, bolted structure design with lateral beam and leg bracing – no structural welds
        • Fully anodised as standard
          • Corrosion resistant
          • Clean to handle and easy to wash down
          • Suitable for clean environments
          • Load bearing, 360° swivel, lockable castor wheels as standard
            • Easy positioning
            • Movement under load – with RAMS
            • Full Assembly, Operation & Maintenance Manual with Training

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Your selection process is simple:

Step 1 – Select the PORTA-GANTRY’s Working Load Limit (WLL) and any personnel lifting requirements: (WLL 500kg, 1000kg, 2000kg, 3000kg or 5000kg).

Step 2 – Select A-frame sizes for overall Height and Height of Lift (HoL) (Small, Medium, Intermediate, Tall or Custom).

Step 3 – Select the beam length for Overall Length and Operating Span – up to 6000mm as standard (WLL dependent).

Step 4 – Select trolley type (fully encapsulated for safety with options for confined space applications):

  • Standard
  • Closely coupled (adding +100mm HoL)
  • Integrated (adding + 245mm HoL)
  • Geared (adding + 200mm HoL and aiding load movement)
  • Custom

Step 5 – Select options and accessories to optimise your lifting solution.

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[Standard Configuration]

These dimensions may vary slightly across the range – for more exact dimensions for restricted headroom applications please contact REID.

Custom Tall system:

  • TC1      (Includes Ratchet system) 4.464 to 5.864m HoL to WLL1700kg
  • TC2     (Includes Ratchet system) 4.1 to 5.5m HoL to WLL3000kg
  • TC3     (Includes Ratchet /Gear Wheel system)  3.6 to 5.0m HoL to WLL5000kg
  • TC4     (Includes Ratchet /Gear Wheel) 3.1 to 4.5m HoL to WLL5000kg



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As well as build customisation, REID’s wide range of standard options means you have access to the ultimate in flexibility. Options vary for A-frames, trolleys, hoists, cantilever systems, beams, sliding A-frames for easy adjustments etc.

Optional Extras:

  • Universal Wind-up Jack Legs
  • Geared Trolley
  • Rope Controlled Trolley
  • Lobed Cheek-plates
  • Jointed Beams


For PORTA-GANTRY options and upgrades, please see pages 10 – 13 of the Product Information document below.

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Flexible configurations, a wide range of standard options AND a large range of accessories? REID’s variety of offering means we can offer the solution to almost any lifting challenge.


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[Personnel Lifting]

PORTA-GANTRY systems are fully EN795 Class B Certified and witnessed by Notified Body

“The PORTA-GANTRY range of lifting gantries has been witness tested by SGS United Kingdom Ltd and fully complies with the requirements of EN 795:1997 for Class B anchor devices as per SGS report dated November 2007. The testing was witnessed at Glamorgan University with detailed results in Report No. 06T024 September 2007 by the Centre for Engineering, Research and Environmental Applications CEREA of the University of Glamorgan.”

  • The capabilities stated in the table are applicable to S, M, I & T  configurations up to specific beam lengths = 4570mm A Section; 6000mm B section and 8400mm D section.
  • Bespoke versions of the gantry are available tailored to specific lifting needs.


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Rapid assembly is a cornerstone of REID’s product design, ensuring our systems can be easily and quickly transported to site and in safe use in a matter of minutes.

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The PORTA-GANTRY family is UKAS-accredited tested, ISO certified and our full LEEA membership provides evidence of quality in engineering and operational excellence. REID system designs are tested, normally to 150% of WLL.

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