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Vertical lifts, sometimes called material lifts or vertical mast lifts, are specialized and ultra-convenient machines that can help move materials without needing to use multiple lifts or men. They typically have a lower weight and compact design, and often can fit through standard doorways or small passenger elevators with ease. Unlike man lifts, these lifts can elevate materials independently. Their vertically extendible beams make difficult or otherwise impossible-to-reach areas easily and quickly accessible, while full-height maneuverability means productivity is maximized. Vertical material lifts operate at heights between 10 to 32 feet, though the most common have a 10/12/18/24′ vertical reach and are manually operated. Whatever your job requires, CanLift has a full selection of vertical lifts to perfectly handle your job.


CanLift Equipment offers a good selection of vertical lifts for sale online, available to be delivered across the Canada and North America. Choose CanLift as your vertical material lift provider, and you’ll get responsive personalized service, prompt delivery and competitive prices. Our team of qualified and knowledgeable experts can even service and maintain your vertical lift for maximum equipment utilization and return on investment. CanLift focuses on providing 100% customer satisfaction – our goal is to build long-lasting relationships with each and every client. Let us know how we can help.


CanLift massive network of partner suppliers and companies across the continent allows us to provide clients with a large selection of vertical lift equipment at the lowest prices possible. Meanwhile, our professional team ensures you receive a seamless experience from your initial contact to the final delivery and beyond. Our knowledgeable experts can help you choose the right model for the job, and deliver each piece of your order safely and promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vertical Mast Lifts

What are vertical lifts typically used for?

The primary function of vertical lifts, also referred to as aerial lifts or cherry pickers, is to provide safe and efficient access to elevated work areas, making them indispensable in construction, maintenance, and installation projects. Vertical lifts are typically used for transporting goods and people between different levels of buildings, including warehouses, loading docks, automotive garages, and residential or commercial spaces. Vertical lifts serve a multitude of purposes across various industries. Contractors often use vertical lifts for tasks such as painting, electrical work, window installation, and signage placement on buildings. In industrial settings, vertical lifts aid in inventory management and retrieval by reaching high shelving areas in warehouses. The versatility of vertical lifts extends to events management, where they assist in setting up lighting, audiovisual equipment, and decorations. Whether it's reaching rooftops, ceilings, or high shelves, vertical lifts offer a stable platform for workers, tools, and materials to complete tasks at height safely and effectively.

What's the lift capacity of vertical lifts?

Vertical lifts typically have lift capacities ranging from 300 to over 1,000 pounds, depending on the model. These capacities accommodate various tasks, from light maintenance to heavy-duty industrial applications. The lift capacity of smaller, more compact vertical lifts might range from 300 pounds to around 500 pounds, which are often used for tasks such as maintenance, repair work, or light construction. The lift capacity of larger vertical lifts can be much higher, ranging from 500 pounds to several thousand pounds. These heavy-duty vertical lifts are commonly used for tasks such as material handling, construction, installation, and maintenance in warehouses, factories, and construction sites. Before operating a vertical lift, it's essential to assess the weight of workers, tools, and materials to ensure they fall within the lift's rated capacity. Adhering to a vertical lift’s capacity guidelines ensures safe operation and maximizes the efficiency of vertical lift usage on construction sites, maintenance projects, and industrial applications.

What training do you need to operate a vertical lift?

To operate a vertical lift, you typically need to complete a certified operator training program covering safety, maintenance, and emergency procedures, as well as obtain any licenses or certifications required by local regulations. Hands-on practice with vertical lifts is essential for maintaining proficiency and ensuring safe operation. Vertical lift training programs cover essential topics such as equipment operation, safety protocols, hazard identification, and emergency procedures. Classroom instruction is combined with hands-on practical exercises to provide vertical lift operators with a thorough understanding of proper operation and safety practices. Upon successful completion of a vertical lift training program, operators receive certification demonstrating their competence to operate vertical lifts safely and effectively. Regular refresher courses are often recommended to keep operators updated on the latest safety standards and best practices, ensuring the continued safe operation of vertical lifts in various work environments. Employers are often responsible for ensuring their workers receive proper vertical lift training and have the necessary qualifications to operate equipment safely.

How high can vertical lifts go?

Depending on the model, vertical lift height capabilities vary between around 20 feet to over 100 feet. Operating vertical lifts at or near maximum height requires careful attention to safety considerations and adherence to manufacturer guidelines. The maximum height a vertical lift can reach depends on factors such as lift design, platform type, and lifting mechanism. Smaller, portable lifts might have a maximum height of around 20-30 feet, while larger, heavy-duty industrial lifts can reach heights exceeding 100 feet or more. Some specialized vertical lift models may even reach heights of 150 feet or higher. Before selecting a vertical lift for a project, it's essential to assess the height requirements carefully to ensure the chosen lift model can reach the desired working height safely and effectively. Vertical lift considerations such as site conditions, obstructions, and weight capacities should also be taken into account when determining the appropriate lift height.