• Over 20 Years Experience
    Manufacturing Gantry Cranes

  • Made In The USA

  • Over 20 Years Experience
    Manufacturing Gantry Cranes

  • Made In The USA

Air/Pneumatic Tire Gantries

Air/Pneumatic Tire Gantry Cranes

Choose from our T Frame or our A Frame Air/Pneumatic Tire Gantry Cranes

Our sister company, Hospital Rigging Supply, originally came out with our first pneumatic tire caster gantry in 1998. Others have again followed in our footsteps. Our pneumatic caster concept is in several of other models of gantries we manufacture. From our animal rescue to fall arrest and all terrain model gantries.
Now! Which one is better for your application? Below we have listed pros and cons between models.

500, 1,000 & 2,000 Lb. Capacity Models
Pros of this model Pros of this model
  1. Multiple casters (8 or 10) over a 60″ to 68″ long base provides less concentration of load with a longer surface area.
  2. For a roof application, your load could span several roof trusses at once.
  3. Shorter base height for hatchways and transportation.
  4. Better mobility on slightly uneven surfaces.
  5. Lighter overall weight.
  6. Standard with four position locking caster on (4) outside casters.
  7. Slightly easier assembly.
  8. Easier height adjustment on “Smaller models“.
  9. Uses a 10.5″ Dia. tire.
  1. Easier reversing of direction.
  2. Higher lifting ability “On tallest models”.
  3. Less caster maintenance.
  4. Easier height adjustments on “Larger Model” sizes.
  5. Standard with four position locking pins on all (4) legs.
  6. Removable adapter plate allows for the use of our standard polyurethane casters “An additional cost does apply for Polyurethane casters”.
  7. Uses a 8″ & 10.5″ Dia. tire.

Cons of this model Cons of this model
  1. More effort needed to reverse direction.
  2. More casters require maintenance.
  3. Polyurethane casters not available.
  1. Heavier overall weight.
  2. Concentrated load on (4) points. Although there are (8) wheels total the footprint could be considered smaller.
  3. Taller main frame is harder to transport and maneuver in hatchways.
  4. Harder mobility on less even surfaces.
  5. Slightly harder assembly.
  6. Use of Polyurethane casters will lesson height in lifting ability.
3,000 & 4,000 Lb. Capacity Models
Pros of this model Pros of this model
  1. Multiple casters (8) over a 78″ long base provides less concentration of load with a longer surface area.
  2. For a roof application, your load could be span several roof trusses at once.
  3. Shorter base height for transportation.
  4. Better mobility on slightly uneven surfaces.
  5. Standard with four position locking caster on (4) outside casters.
  6. Uses a 16″ Dia. tire.
  1. Easier reversing of direction.
  2. Easier height adjustments.
  3. Standard with four position locking pins on all (4) legs.
  4. Removable adapter plate allows for the use of our standard polyurethane casters “An additional cost does apply for Polyurethane casters”.
  5. Uses a 16″ Dia. tire.
  6. Lighter overall weight.
Cons of this model Cons of this model
  1. More effort needed to reverse direction.
  2. Polyurethane casters not available.
  3. Heavier overall weight
  4. More difficult height adjustment
  1. Concentrated load on (4) points. Although there are (8) tires total the footprint could be considered smaller.
  2. Taller main frame is harder to transport.
  3. Harder mobility on less even surfaces.
  4. Use of Polyurethane casters will lesson height in lifting ability.
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