Aluminum Gantries

Standard Aluminum Gantry Cranes

All of EC&MW’s portable gantry cranes are able to be rolled while loaded with the exception of one, the All-Terrain Series.  We design and manufacture a complete line of unique, first of its kind, portable aluminum gantry cranes, stainless steel gantries and our patented machinery moving skates and more.


Aluminum Gantries

Custom Aluminum & Stainless Steel Portable Gantry Cranes

If we do not have exactly what you require, we can design a custom aluminum portable gantry crane to meet your specific lifting needs.  All of our gantries are made in the USA!


Rigging Equipment & Accessories

Compliment your new portable gantry crane with slings and patented machinery moving skates.


Leader in Portable Aluminum Gantry Crane Manufacturing

  •  Think Outside The Box  We always have.  We were the first ones to build and put in production a portable aluminum All-Terrain gantry, Removable Leg gantry and Air Tire gantries as well as our Cart Assemblies.  With over 50 years of machinery moving and rigging experience.  We used them, before we ever built them!  Don’t settle for a copy, choose the original.
  •  Roll While Loaded Were you wondering?  Yes, all of our aluminum gantry cranes are designed to be rolled while loaded, with one exception.   Our “standard” All-Terrain gantries do not roll while loaded.  But wait!  Yes, we make a custom, build to order, All-Terrain gantry that does roll while loaded.  Several wood and stone artists have purchased our rolling All-Terrain gantry cranes.  A-Frame aluminum gantry cranes are the most popular style used in industry.  We have a complete line with heights to 14′ under the beam.
  •  Professionally Engineered You can rest assured that all of our gantries are P.E. engineered and have been either broke tested to identify high stress areas or load tested to meet our in house requirements.  We manufacture all our aluminum gantry cranes to exceed ANSI B17.30, of 125% load test requirements.  Click Link: Standards.
  •  Certified Aluminum Welders  Whether it is one of our standard model aluminum gantries or a custom manufactured model, all of our aluminum gantry cranes are welded by certified aluminum welders.  Our manufacturing facility uses both semi-automated and full CNC machines in your gantry’s fabrication, so you can be assured of accuracy and repeatability.
  •  Heavier Built Why are our aluminum gantries are typically heavier than our competition?  Well, KingPinLess casters tend to be a bit heavier, even with aluminum core wheels (when possible).  We also believe certain sections of our aluminum gantries have a little heavier structural aluminum incorporated in them.  We believe this makes for a better built gantry.
  •  Load Testing  Would you like your new portable gantry crane load test certified?  That is not a problem.  We have a certified load scale and weights to load test from 500 to 8,000 lb. capacity cranes.  During load testing, we apply the proper testing weight, then roll it back and forth across the total length of the beam.  We then roll the gantry front, back, left and right, while applying the load.  There is a charge with the load test certificate.  Custom models include a load certificate as part of the cost of the gantry crane.  We are happy to supply a letter of engineering and letter of conformance at no charge.
  •  Domestic Materials Our custom extrusions dies and standard aluminum shapes are extruded by domestic companies such as: Sapa, Kaiser, Serria and Keymark  companies to name a few.  Wilson, MFG. Custom manufactures our hitch and lynch pins to our specifications for use on all of our aluminum gantry cranes.  They are made right here in the United States in Minnesota.  We go the extra length to attach the hitch and lynch pins to the bases and top caps.  We use a lanyard system that insures that the hitch and lynch pin always stays with the gantry.  No more getting to a job and realizing you lost or have forgotten the pins.
  •  KingPinLess Casters While some manufactures use four 1,000 lb. capacity KingPin style rated casters for a 2 ton (4000 lb.) rated gantry crane, we provide four 2,000 lb. capacity rated KingPinless casters with roller bearings. Why the heavier capacities?  Well, we know there are going to be times when centering the load on the I-beam is just NOT an option.  You can rest assured that our gantry will hold the load!  What are KingPinLess casters and what is the difference you ask?  Click Link: KingPin vs KingPinless  KingPinLess are more durable and have better swiveling capabilities than KingPin.  When you are steering your 1,000 to 8,000 pound load, these casters can make a difference.  They also require less maintenance because floor grime and dirt cannot enter the bearing raceway as easily.  These features do come at a cost, something to remember when comparing ours with others brands.  We proudly use RWM, Hamilton, Magus Mobility and Colson Group casters on our cranes, all U.S. based companies.
  •  Custom Manufacturing Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for?  Would you like us to bring ideas to life?  Working alongside us during the design stage, we will do whatever we can to provide you with a perfect design solution for your particular applications.  Your new gantry crane can be built from either 6061 T6 or 6063 Aluminum although 6061 T6 is the preferred material.  Food, pharmaceutical and waste water treatment facilities/industries are no problem.  We can manufacture your new crane from 304 or 316 stainless steel.  Inquire about hard anodizing as well.  Upon request, prior to production, we can provide Aluminum Certificates, Letter of Conformance, Letter of Conformance from all vendors, Welders Certificate, Certificate of Test for our load scale and Letter of Engineering.  We have built aluminum portable gantry cranes for both nuclear and hydro electric power plants.  Check out just a few of the custom gantries that we have built.  Custom Gantry Cranes.

View Our Warranty

This warranty is the only written or express warranty given by EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc.

10 YEAR From date of purchases:

EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc. warrants to the original buyer that this product shall be free from all defects in material or workmanship for a period of 10 years from date of purchase.

This warranty does not apply to any product, which has been subjected to abuse, misuse, negligence, modification, overuse of its rated capacity, use of or storage in unforgiving environmental conditions, accident or normal wear beyond its serviceability of 20,000 hours.

EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc. cannot be responsible for any unlawful sale(s) by unlawful dealers and or any other 3rd party resellers.  This includes ALL resales by either online or yard auctions.  This warranty is not transferable and is valid only for the original buyer and does not include any subsequent resales.  In no event shall EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc. be liable for any expressed, implied, statutory and or incidental or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of work, loss of income or additional operating expenses.  Notice of defect must given in writing within 60 days of receipt of goods.  Upon the return (freight prepaid) to our factory. EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc. will, if found defective, refund, repair or replace any part or the entire unit, with one of it or like model.  Other manufacturer’s warranties will apply and supersede any warranty given by EC&MW, Inc. & Hospital Rigging Supply, Inc.  For those warranties and repairs you must contact the individual manufacturer directly.  Any alterations or misuse of this product will void all warranties and liabilities.  Customer assumes all liability and risks resulting from the use of this product.

 This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other legal rights, which vary from state to state.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

View Our Standards

EC&MW cranes are designed in conformance with the following applicable standards (not all are relevant to an individual crane): 

General Design Standards:

We meet or exceed general design standards:

  • OSHA 1910.179 – OSHA requirements for Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • ANSI B30.17 – Cranes and Monorails (with Underhung Trolley or Bridge)
  • ANSI B30.11 – Monorails and Underhung Cranes
  • CMAA 74 – Crane standards from Crane Manufacturers Association of America

All EC&MW cranes have a design factor of 15% of the allowable capacity for the weight of the hoist and 25% for impact.

Please note that CMAA 74 references steel design. In the case of our aluminum cranes, the deflection may be greater than CMAA 74 specifies due to the lower modulus of elasticity of aluminum compared to steel.


Aluminum Structure Design Standards:

We meet or exceed aluminum structure design standards:

  • Aluminum Design Manual 2010 by The Aluminum Association
  • ASTM B221 Aluminum Alloy Extruded Shape and Tube


Steel Structure Design Standards:

We meet or exceed steel structure design standards:

  • ASTM A-36 Structural Steel Shapes
  • ASTM A-53 Structural Steel Pipes
  • ASTM A-500 Structural Steel Tubing


Welding Fabrication Standards:

All welding performed during the fabrication of EC&MW cranes meets the American Welding Society standards:

  • AWS D1.2 Structural Aluminum Welding
  • AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding
  • AWS D1.6 Structural Stainless Steel Welding


Labeling Standards:

We meet label design standards:

  • ANSI Z535.4 – Safety Labels
  • ANSI Z535.6 – Manuals and Instructions


Material Standards:

  • All aluminum extrusions used in the manufacturing of our aluminum products meets the ASTM International specifications ASTM B308 for 6061T6 Aluminum.