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Which Sumner Lift is Right For Your Material Handling Job?

If you work in the construction field, chances are good that you will need some type of lift to keep your operations running smoothly. These lifts can be invaluable tools for your business, as they will allow you to easily move and transport heavy items with reduced risk of employee injury and product damage. Sumner is one of the leading manufacturers of construction lifts and offers a variety of great lift options, making Florida material handling easier and safer than ever.

Hoist and Stacker Lifts

Hoist and stacker lifts are essential pieces of equipment in the Florida material handling industry.  Sumner hoists like the Series 2200 Lil’ Hoister are some of the most versatile lifts on the market, and they are designed to be strong and easily transportable. These hoists can be used for a variety of applications in the construction industry, a few of which include:
  • Appliance installation
  • Handling machine parts and tools
  • Hoisting small beams
  • Installing HVAC units
  • Light fixture installation
  • Loading/unloading materials and equipment from vehicles
  • Positioning ducts and pipe
Stacker lifts like the Sumner EL-405 are great additions to any construction company’s arsenal of equipment, as they allow employees to easily stack, un-stack, and move boxes and machinery weighing up to 400 pounds. The large lifting surface, two-speed winch handle position, and quick action wheel break make this a safe and useful addition to any storage environment.

Roust-A-Bout Lift 

The Roust-A-Bout is a lift that not only allows you to move heavy pieces into tight locations, but it can also save you a ton of money by reducing job time. With one man operation, this lift can place loads of up to 1,500 pounds in spaces that would have been impossible to access with other lifts.

Contractor and Material Lifts

The Sumner contractor lifts can be easily operated by a single person and can move, lower, and lift heavy loads. They fold easily, allowing for convenient transport to job sites, and the attachments are removable for simple storage. Contractor lifts are ideal for:
  • Electrical contractors
  • Facility management
  • HVAC contractors
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Steel erectors
Material lifts like the Sumner Series 2000 Material Lifts are better suited for continuous work involving the movement of heavy materials. Many of these lifts offer a load capacity of up to 1,000 pounds and can reach heights of 20-25 feet. Material lifts also come equipped with a variety of great features including:
  • Contains a loading bar that is great for overhead cranes
  • Offers pulley guards to prevent cables from being removed
  • Uses plugger pins for compact storage and quick readjustment
  • Features reversible forks and a variety of attachments
Despite being a large piece of machinery, material handling lifts tend to be quite versatile and easy to maneuver. They can even fit through standard doorways and tall gates.


This lift is ideal for any shop, as it can move loads horizontally and vertically at the same time. It offers a plate lifting clamp and can also be used to align flanges and position fittings.

Gantry Lifts 

Gantry lifts are a type of crane that is created on a gantry – a structure used to straddle objects or workspaces. Large gantry cranes are often used in the shipping industry, but smaller versions have been created for use in construction sites and shop settings.
  • 3/4 Metric Ton Aluminum Gantry. With a capacity to move up to 1,650 pounds, this lift is lightweight and portable, and it can be quickly assembled with two people. It features 8” locking casters of 10” flat free double locking casters.
  • GH2T Gantry Lift. This gantry lift has a capacity of up to two metric tons, or 4,400 lbs. It has an adjustable span, two A-frames with casters, cross beam, and trolley.
Both options also feature an innovative A-frame construction with legs that lock into an open or closed position. You can easily lock and unlock with the simple push of a button.

Drywall/HVAC Lifts 

The Sumner 2300 Drywall/HVAC lift was specially designed for contractors working in the HVAC and construction industries. It can tilt 65° for drywall installation and is ideal for installing ductwork and even four bulb fluorescent light fixtures.

Don’t put the safety of your employees and inventory at risk with the wrong equipment. Browse our inventory of Sumner lifts, or call us today at 1-888-514-5151 to speak with a Power Bolt and Tool representative to help find the best material lift for your next Florida job.
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