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Porta-Gantry Aluminium Gantry

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The Aluminium Porta-Gantry is a lightweight, strong, portable lifting system that adds a new dimension to the professional lifting market. Featuring portability, quick assembly and flexibility, the benefits of this product are endless. It also has a huge range of options, which open up endless opportunities across many lifting applications.

The Porta-Gantry is a modular system. A variety of frame heights and beam lengths are interchangeable and can configure a rock-solid solution for even the trickiest requirement. With a top-quality and highly durable design, the Porta-Gantry is incredibly strong. When manually assembled, by using just four bolts, it can safely lift up to 5000 kg.

This lifting system is best suited to lifting applications such as confined space, plant maintenance rooftop, HVAC, elevator-shaft, waste-water, utilities, clean environments and many more. Additionally, the unit even has the ability to be moved under load.


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A unique portable gantry system that lifts up to 5000 kg!

The Porta-Gantry system ensures ergonomic lifting for a range of applications including materials handling, rope access, working at heights, confined spaces and many more. This product is a great choice for any organisation seeking a solution that can be used over multiple locations. With an aluminium structure, horizontal beam and bracing, it provides tremendous stability when lifting loads. Top-quality and European made, each device is supplied with a certificate of conformance and individual record of a thorough examination.

Why buy a lightweight portable aluminium gantry?

If your business needs to lift up to 5000 kg in a limited space and you need the maximum amount of flexibility and movability from your crane, then our Porta-Gantry mobile gantry crane ticks all the boxes. This is a crane that’s been designed to provide a highly flexible, yet very secure lifting solution for a multitude of operations. 

Whether it’s in factories, workshops or warehouses, even outdoors in construction sites, maintenance or utilities areas, if you need to lift or lower heavy loads, our aluminium portable gantry crane is worth a second look. It’s also ideal for operating in confined areas, such as elevators or drainage shafts. Here are some of the other benefits of our porta gantry system.

Lightweight: Made from lightweight aluminium, our Porta Gantry is easy to move and transport from site to site. This makes this crane ideal if you need to disassemble and reassemble it in another location. For example between different job sites or if you need to move the crane frequently inside your factory or warehouse to different operational areas. 

Easy to move: With 360 degree lockable castors, our Porta gantry can easily be swivelled around its A-frame and moved from one work area to another inside your building. There’s no need to disassemble it if you only need to move it to another workstation, not unless there’s only a limited access point to the new location. It will simply roll along the floor with minimal guidance to its new location. The lockable castors also provide an additional safety measure when either moving the crane or operating it at a workstation.

Lifting options: With our Porta-Gantry aluminium gantry crane, you have plenty of lifting options. This means that if you need to lift varying weights up to a maximum of 5000 kg, this is likely to be the best crane for your needs. Under these circumstances, you don’t need multiple cranes for different load capacities, you just need our A-frame and beam lengths that come in different sizes that can be customised to the exact lifting capacity you need for each job. 

Various applications: Whilst the purpose of this gantry is to lift or lower heavy items, it has lots of different applications. Essentially, our Porta-Gantry is a one-size-fits all for anything weighing up to 5000 kg. These applications can include lifting or lowering engines, sump drains, building materials, landscaping supplies, stone sculptures and so on.

Weather resistant: If you need to use your aluminium gantry outdoors, then the robust aluminium frame is corrosion resistant and long lasting. This increases the versatility of the Porta-Gantry crane allowing you to use it in all weathers, both indoors and outdoors.

User-friendly: Since it’s easy to use, assemble, disassemble and move around, this gantry is very user-friendly. These features reduce worker injuries and sick leave, whilst increasing efficiency at your workplace, whether in a factory, warehouse or on an external job site. It also means that you don’t need as many people on the floor or job site, because all the heavy lifting is performed by this one crane.

Our Porta-Gantry aluminium gantry is a practical and affordable lifting solution for many businesses. Offering a variety of applications, lifting tolerances and configurations, it’s a system that not only increases productivity, but also reduces workplace injuries. 

Materials Handling also stocks a wide range of jib and gantry cranes, you can view our wider catalogue here.


  • Handles Working Load Limits from 500 kg up to 5000 kg (depending on model).
  • Offers maximum combined personnel lifting with a capacity of up to 2000 kg (depending on model).
  • European made and certified, with 3-5 personal fall arrest.
  • Lightweight and portable with easy on-site assembly with four portable parts assembled with only four bolts.
  • Can be constructed within 2-3 minutes.
  • Ergonomic design on all profiles and handles, with an ultra-safe captive trolley simple, manual height and span adjustment.
  • 360o swivel-locking castors as standard.
  • Stable bolted structure with lateral beam and leg bracing.
  • Able to configure to suit a variety of applications and can be customised for specific requirements with interchangeable components.

Assembly Porta Gantry

Porta-Gantry System comprises of: 

  • 2 x A-Frames (or custom alternatives).
  • Trolley – fully encapsulated for safety.
  • Beam lengths up to 9000 mm (WLL dependent).

The height of each gantry beam can be easily adjusted by releasing two bolts on each upright. It can then be safely raised into position by increments of 150 mm or 200 mm, depending on the product. To assist with this activity, a Geared Wheel or Ratchet system is provided for the larger gantries; manual on smaller frames.

Points Porta Gantry

Load Ratings: 

Application Capacity
Goods (kg) 2000 3000 5000
Fall Arrest 3 persons 5 persons 5 persons
Maximum Personnel Lifting (kg) 1000 1500 2500


Model 2000 3000 5000
Min. Height of Lift (mm) 1605 1660 2181
Max. Height of Lift (mm) 5829 5527 5000
Min. Available Span (mm) 2500 2500 2500
Max. Available Span (mm) 8400 8400 5500
Download our PDF for further specifications.

Customers who use this unit frequently combine different frame sizes and beam lengths to address a variety of applications. The construction has an anodised finish, making it easy to clean and suitable for use in clean environments. No paint chips, rust or scratches will damage your investment. To create a Porta-Gantry simply select a pair of frames based on the required capacity and height, then choose a suitable beam length and select a load trolley.

Please note, the hoist is not included, however, we have many suitable options available.

Porta-Gantry Aluminium Gantry

Porta-Gantry Aluminium Gantry

Porta-Gantry Aluminium Gantry

Customise your Porta-Gantry with a great range of accessories, featuring:

  • Lobed Cheek Plates for easy assembly when adjusting the operating span.
  • Wind-up Jack Legs, which provide a flat surface for mounting the gantry and offer additional height adjustment up to 250 mm.
  • Trolley Rope Control System for precise control over the movement of the load trolley from a safe location next to the A-frame,
  • Festoon System, which has been designed to keep electric hoist power cords away from lifting operations.
Porta Gantry Lobed Cheek Plates

Lobed Cheek Plates

Porta Gantry Wind Up Jack Legs

Wind-up Jack Legs

Porta Gantry Trolley Rope Control System

Trolley Rope Control System

Porta Gantry Festoon System

Festoon System

For customisable options, speak to one of our team members for further advice! Alternatively, check out our light-duty Rapide. 

Click the PDF button to learn more.

Product Variations

Image Description Product Code Price (excl. GST)  

Porta-Gantry frame short
2000kg capacity
Height to lift eye adjustable: 1611-2361mm


Porta-Gantry frame intermediate
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2198-3198mm


Porta-Gantry frame tall
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2889-4089mm


Porta-Gantry frame intermediate
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2198-3198mm


Porta-Gantry frame tall
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2889-4089mm


Porta-Gantry frame intermediate
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2181-3181mm


Porta-Gantry frame tall
Height to lift eye adjustable: 2840-4040mm


Porta-Gantry beam A 2500mm
WLL 3000kg


Porta-Gantry beam A 3000mm
WLL 3000kg


Porta-Gantry beam B 3920mm
WLL 3000kg


Porta-Gantry beam B 4570mm
WLL 3000kg


Porta-Gantry beam D 3920mm
WLL 5000kg


Porta-Gantry beam D 4570mm
WLL 5000kg


Porta-Gantry beam D 5500mm
WLL 5000kg


Porta-Gantry beam trolley
Suitable for 2000kg and 3000kg models


Porta-Gantry beam trolley
Suitable for only 5000kg


Porta-Gantry Wind Up Jack Leg Set
Suitable for devices up to 5000kg


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