Thrifty Fixed-Height Aluminum Gantry Crane Dimensional Drawing

Thrifty Aluminum Adjustable-Height
1 and 2-Ton Gantry Cranes

Aluminum Construction
✓ 2,000 – 4,000 Pound Capacities (A)
✓ American Standard I-Beam Spans (B) from 6′ to 12′
✓ Adjustable Heights (C) Range From 6’7″ to 11’6″ (Customized Heights Available Under 9’0″)
✓ Height Adjustments in 6″ Increments
Durable, Heavy-Gauge Aluminum Tubing Construction
✓ Strong Rectangular Posts and Frames
✓ Gussets Add Strength, Eliminate the Need For Brace Legs, and Enable Greater Clear Span (D)
✓ Extremely Stable – Self-Aligning I-Beam, Safety Cables, and 4-Position Swivel Locks
✓ Completely Portable, Lightweight, and Corrosion-Resistant

Designed and manufactured in the United States.
Fully compliant with applicable OSHA and ANSI standards.
Easy to assemble, disassemble, move, steer, transport, and store.
Lightweight yet strong. Many can be hand-carried.
Designed to roll under load.

Most orders ship in 3 to 5 days.

Options and Applications

Optional Accessories

Optional accessories include:


The lightweight Thrifty Aluminum 1 and 2-ton adjustable-height gantry crane is one of our most popular product lines weighing in as little as 165 pounds. It offers the greatest clear span (D) of any Wallace gantry crane and the aluminum design makes it an ideal combination of high lifting and reduced weight. The Thrifty comes in adjustable heights (C) and is easily assembled and disassembled for convenient portability.

Corrosion-resistant Wallace Thrifty aluminum gantry cranes have a wide variety of indoor-outdoor, commercial and industrial applications where quick assembly and heavy lifting are required, where there is limited space, or when you need an economical way to lift and move heavy loads inside your facility and traditional cranes just aren’t suitable. They are ideal for HVAC and clean-room environments, refrigerated areas, and other controlled environments.

Because our cranes are smaller in size, lightweight, and easy to transport, assemble, and disassemble, many customers use them for automotive and HVAC installation and repair, shipyard and scrapyard use, on construction sites and in warehousing, manufacturing and plant facilities, and for all forms of municipal maintenance including subways, buses, and building facilities. Other areaas of application include hospitals, universities, airports, and the military.

Crane Sizes and Model Numbers

Click on model numbers (below) to view detailed product features, assembly and disassembly instructions, and more. Contact us (1-800-553-5438) if you have questions.

Click Model Number To View Product Details
Capacity Span Model Number Overall Height Clear Span Tread Caster Dia. I-Beam Depth Net Wt.
max min
1 Ton 8′ A28-8AC 8′ 7″ 6′ 7″ 6’10” 4′ 6″ 6″ 6″ 165
A210-8AC 10′ 7″ 8′ 7″ 6′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 6″ 172
10′ A28-10AC 8′ 9″ 6′ 9″ 8′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 8″ 194
A210-10AC 10′ 9″ 8′ 9″ 8′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 8″ 201
12′ A28-12AC 8′ 9″ 6′ 9″ 10′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 8″ 207
A210-12AC 10′ 9″ 8′ 9″ 10′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 8″ 214
15′ A28-15AC 8′ 11″ 6′ 11″ 13′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 10″ 264
A210-15AC 10′ 11″ 8′ 11″ 13′ 10″ 4′ 6″ 6″ 10″ 271
2 Ton 8′ A48-8AC 9′ 2″ 6′ 8″ 6′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 8″ 264
A410-8 11′ 2″ 8′ 8″ 6′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 8″ 300
10′ A48-10AC 9′ 4″ 6′ 10″ 8′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 10″ 301
A410-10 11′ 4″ 8′ 10″ 8′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 10″ 337
12′ A48-12AC 9′ 6″ 7′ 0″ 10′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 12″ 346
A410-12 11′ 6″ 9′ 0″ 10′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 12″ 381
15′ A48-15AC 9′ 6″ 7′ 0″ 13′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 12″ 379
A410-15 11′ 6″ 9′ 0″ 13′ 10″ 5′ 4″ 6″ 12″ 414

Additional Information

Wallace products are manufactured in accordance with our interpretation of the American National Standards Institute and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (section 1910.179, revised January 1976) regulations at the time of manufacture. Users should also check each installation for compliance with the applicable local operating and maintenance requirements of this law.

Download a free PDF version of this product catalog (148 KB). Catalog also contains information about our Thrifty aluminum fixed-height models.

We warrant that Wallace Cranes (Wallace) products manufactured by us will be of the kind and quality described and will be free of defects in workmanship or material. Should any failure to conform to this warranty appear within one (1) year, from original date of shipment, we shall upon notification correct such non-conformity, at our option, either by repairing any defective part or parts, or by making available, F.O.B. Malvern, Pennsylvania, a repaired or replacement part.

All gantry returns must be made within forty-five (45) days from date of shipment and are subject to a 15% restocking fee, unless the return is for an exchange. All returns must be shipped freight prepaid. Additional deductions may be made for physical damage to the product(s).

Any improper or excessive use, operation beyond capacity, substitution of parts not approved by us, or any alteration or repair by others which in our opinion affects the product or accessories materially and adversely, shall void this warranty.

Wallace shall not be responsible for unauthorized sale or misrepresentation by unauthorized 3rd party resellers. Wallace warranties are not transferable with ownership. Products purchased at auction are not covered under Wallace warranty.

This warranty is not transferable and is applicable only for the original purchaser of the equipment and does not extend to subsequent resale. Wallace shall not be responsible for unauthorized sale or misrepresentation by unauthorized 3rd party resellers. Products purchased as used equipment or at auction are not covered under the Wallace warranty.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT OF TITLE AND AGAINST PATENT INFRINGEMENT. Correction of non-conformities, in the manner and for the period of time provided above, shall constitute fulfillment of all our liabilities to you, whether based on contract, negligence or otherwise with respect to, or arising out of such product or use thereof.

We shall not be liable for special, indirect, or consequential damages. The remedies set forth herein are exclusive, and our liability with respect to any sale or anything done in connection therewith, whether in contract, in tort, under any warranty, or otherwise, shall not, except as expressly provided herein, exceed the price of the equipment or part on which such liability is based.


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“Gantry straddles assembly bay in machinery building.  We like its flexibility of adjustment for height and width—rugged construction.  Basically, an excellent piece of equipment—we currently have three units.” Ruesch Machinery Co.

Gantry used to dismantle and reassemble elevator motors (paid for itself in 2 jobs).” Schindler Elevator Co.

Gantry used for general purposes in our Maintenance Shop.  This is excellent design and good workmanship…we have 3 units.Woolley Tool & Mfg Co

Gantry used in lifting motors from lift stations in the field.  Very safe operation in removing motor and sliding it on to truck.  I’ve never seen a safer method to lift a motor 25’ straight up and then slide it on the truck.  I commend you on this and your efforts to improve your products’ capability.” Sanitation Department, Village of Villa Park, IL

We hoist pumps and motors out of a swimming pool filter (underground) for replacement or repair.  Completely satisfactory – works like a charm.Kenosha Towne Club Inc

The versatility and handling of your gantry is superb!  When competing against companies without this tool, our bids reflect the advantages of your gantry.  Your personnel have been very helpful—it is a pleasure to deal with a vendor who cares about customer satisfaction.” Air Conditioning Maintenance

Net 30 days with credit approval (Finance charge after 30 days 1.5% mo., 18% yr.), or for your convenience, we also accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS.

All Prices are F.O.B. Shipping Point

Related Products

We also offer Tri-Adjustable aluminum gantry cranes, our most versatile and portable gantry crane.

Tri-Adjustables have an adjustable height, span, tread, and caster frame spread. They weigh as little as 216 pounds.

Wallace Aluminum Tri-Adjustable Portable Gantry Cranes

Tri-Adjustable Gantry Sketch

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