Lift 28: A Workhorse Lift To Help Build a Cottage

Model: 4-Passenger/Cargo (2,000-pound capacity)
Track: 80' at 38°
Year: 2011

We needed a minor variance to build this lift before the cottage was built, so it could act as a workhorse, ferrying supplies to the building site. This is a smart strategy that for some reason isn’t used very often. 

The lift is built so a bundle of 16-foot lumber fits on it horizontally and 4 x 8 sheets can be stacked on the uphill wall. The string 3-horsepower motor provides plenty of power at 60 feet per minute.

The lift is PLC-controlled with a soft stop and start drive. It has both slack cable and over-speed braking systems with multiple redundancies for extra measures of safety. When construction is complete, the car can be replaced with our standard 4-person car.