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Thrifty Gantry Cranes

✓ Economical, Lighter-Weight Alternative to our Tri-Adjustable Gantries
✓ 1,000 – 15,000 Pound Capacities (A)
✓ Fixed and Adjustable Height (C) Models
✓ Greatest Clear Span (D) of all our Gantries
✓ American Standard I-beams
✓ Completely Portable
Durable Heavy-Gauge Steel or Aluminum Tubing Construction
✓ Extremely Stable – Self-Aligning I-Beam, Safety Cables, and 4-Position Swivel Locks

Designed and manufactured in the United States.
Fully compliant with applicable OSHA and ANSI standards.
Easy to assemble, disassemble, move, steer, transport, and store.
Designed to roll under load.

Most orders ship in 3 to 5 days.

Options and Applications

Optional Accessories

Optional accessories include:

  • wheeled and geared trolleys
  • hook-mounted, wheeled, and electric hoists
  • festooning kits to keep hoist, trolley, and power drive system cords up and out of the way
  • adjust-a-span kits for easy crane width adjustments (for I-beam spans of 15’0″ or less)
  • cable ratchet kits to speed up height adjustments (on unloaded adjustable-height models up to 5-ton capacity only)
  • track mounting with V-groove casters
  • power drive kits for crane electrification


Wallace Thrifty gantry cranes have the greatest clear span of all our gantries. They use gussets instead of brace legs which results in extra lateral space under the I-beam for handling large and bulky loads.

Thrifty gantry cranes have a wide variety of indoor-outdoor, commercial and industrial applications. They are used by utilities, municipal maintenance, hospitals, universities, research institutions, and the military. Aluminum Thrifties are particularly popular with automotive garages, machine shops, HVAC service providers, and contractors who need lighter-weight lift equipment that can be easily loaded into and out of trucks and assembled and disassembled quickly.

Crane Models, Capacities, and Dimensions


Wallace Aluminum Gantry Cranes - Thrifty Model
• Economical, Lighter-Weight Alternative to the Tri-Adjustable
• Fixed and Adjustable Height (C)
• Greatest Clear Span (D)
No. Models 109
Spans (B) 8 – 35′
Clear Spans (D) 6′ 10″ – 33′ 6″
Heights (C) 6’ 7” – 18’ 4”
Net Weights 135 – 4498 lbs
Capacities (A) Click To View Models
• Aluminum Adjustable-Ht 1 & 2 ton
• Aluminum Fixed-Ht ½ & 1 ton
• Steel Adjustable-Ht 1 – 7½ ton
• Steel Fixed-Ht 1 – 7½ ton

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.

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

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

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 to install compressors and new air conditioning units-like the ease of setting up and transporting.  This should be a must around any commercial or industrial air conditioning shop.Climate Control Inc.

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

Gantry used to install compressors and new air conditioning units-like the ease of setting up and transporting.  This should be a must around any commercial or industrial air conditioning shop.” Climate Control Inc.

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 gantry cranes, our most versatile and portable gantry crane.

Tri-Adjustables have an adjustable height, span, tread, and caster frame spread. Capacities range from 1/2 to 10 tons and I-beams from 10 to 35 feet. Weights start as little as 216 pounds.

Tri-Adjustable Gantry Crane

Tri-Adjustable Dimensional Diagram

Customer Service

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