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Specifying a Goods Lift

Specifying a Goods Lift

How do I know what goods lift to choose?

Depending on what you are wanting to lift, the site constraints and the frequency of use, will determine the type of Goods Lift you need. The MezzLift can handle larger goods like pallets and trolleys, and transport them to a second or third floor, which can be in a warehouse, factory, retail store or workshops. The Cellar Lift is more suited to barrels and crates. Standard lifts are available from 250kg-1000kg

Bay lifts are an ideal solution if you are lifting or handling loads where the height difference is less than two metres. Versions are available which will lift between 500kg and 1000kg.

If you need more information on which lift is ideal for you, then you can send a query to or call 01246 811475 and speak to our Goods Lift department directly.  All our lifts are goods only. We do not manufacture man-riding lifts. 

What information do you need from me to specify a goods lift?

To be able to specify a goods lift we would need to know:

  1. What are you wanting to lift and how big is it?
  2. What does the heaviest item weight?
  3. How will it be loaded? Is it on a pallet truck or is it being carried manually for instance?
  4. How much room have we got in the building?
  5. What is the floor to floor height that you are wanting the lift to travel?
  6. Who will operate the lift? Will it be for staff or general public?
  7. How often will it be used?
  8. If you have plans of the building then it helps if you can through to us if you require a quotation or advice.

How many floors can a MezzLift go?

We specialise in lifts going between two floors but we can sometimes accommodate three levels depending on the site circumstances.

What is the maximum floor to floor height possible for a MezzLift?

The maximum floor to floor height for a MezzLift is 4000mm, this is for a standard 2 stop lift. If you are wanting a 3 tier MezzLift, then the maximum height would increase to 6500mm.

What is the maximum weight a MezzLift can lift?

Depending on what type of MezzLift you are looking for, the maximum weight can differ. For example, a Heavy Duty MezzLift can lift a maximum of 1000kg, whereas a MezzLight will lift a maximum of 250kg.

What is the maximum floor to floor height possible for a Cellar Lift?

The maximum floor to floor for a Cellar Lift will depend on the type of lift you are looking for. The vertical Cellar Lift has a maximum height of 3800mm, whereas the sloping Cellar Lift has a maximum height of 8000mm.

What is the maximum weight a Cellar Lift can lift?

All CellarLift and crate hoist have similar mechanisms.  The rating is often limited by their mountings up to a maximum of 250kgs.

What height does a BayLift operate to?

The maximum height a BayLift will operate to is 1500mm.

What are the site/building requirements for a Mezz Lift?

Before any project is undertaken, one of our mezzanine goods lift consultant team undertakes a full site survey to determine the exact lift specification for the required application.

What are the electrical requirements for a goods lift?

Please note that all lifts have an electric motor so that any circuit breakers must be motor rated. 

CellarLift. 240 volt, 20 amp, single-phase terminated in a double pole switch. 

MezzLight. 240 volt, 20 amp, single-phase terminated in a double pole switch. 

MezzPro. 415 volt, 2.2kW, three-phase and neutral supply terminated in an isolator.

MezzHeavy Duty. 415 volt, 2.2kW, three-phase and neutral supply terminated in an isolator.

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