Lift 48: Overcoming Extremely Challenging Terrain

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 160' at 32°
Year: 2012


There was no way for owners to use this property conveniently without a lift. Lovegrove Construction invited us to design a solution. Between the design and construction phase they built a large portion of the dock. We then built the lift to land inside the perimeter of the dock, then they enclosed it. 

The steep terrain required 26-foot legs on the lower part of the lift, the highest we’ve built. At two places, the lift is entirely over the water with the legs securely pinned to exposed lake rocks in the lake. (Our exclusive track-mounted installation hoist makes challenging lifts like these possible.)

This lift is designed and built with the future in mind. It can be converted to a three-station lift and/or a two-pitch lift running all the way from the cottage elevation to the dock.

Even before the lift was finished it was being used to carry men and materials to finish the dock. Later on, it will be used to help build the boathouse.

With the lift, all the disadvantages of living high off the water become the advantages of living high off the water.