Lift 24: Three Stations & Automatic Gates

Model: 4-Person, 750-lbs.capacity, 3 stations, automatic interlocked sliding gates
Track: 100' at 30°
Year: 2008-2009

This canopied lift was our most intricate project when we built it. It has three stations, each with an automatic interlocked sliding gate that has leading edge safeties. It's also one of our most heavily used lifts and averages about 1,500 round trips every years.


The project began with the removal of an old lift that ran along the same path but finished about three feet above the dock. To have the new lift terminate flush with the dock, we cut and removed rock on the hill and added substructure to the dock.

To protect small children and add greater safety, we built a fence around all exposed track and designed and built three interlocked gates that use FAAC gate controllers that are run by the PLC controlling the lift to open and close automatically.

The finished lift sits beautifully in its environment, providing comfort and safety for family, friends, and staff.