Construction Elevators Construction Elevators

Metro Elevator rents and sells construction elevators for both permanent and temporary applications. We maintain a large construction elevator rental fleet which includes various types of equipment ready for delivery and installation anywhere across the United States and Canada. We have also performed permanent installations in countries worldwide. Our facility is centrally located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Our Construction Elevators

Our Construction Elevators may also be referred to as Man-Lifts, Buck Hoists, Temporary Elevators, Material Lifts, Rack & Pinion Hoists, Construction Hoists, Personnel and Material Hoists, etc. but they all serve the same purpose: transporting men and materials vertically in a safe and speedy manner.

Our Construction Elevators can be temporarily installed for:

  • Construction or Renovation of commercial or industrial buildings
  • Scheduled Outages for Power Plants
  • Turnarounds for Oil Refineries
  • Underground and Above Ground Mining Applications

We can supply construction elevators for two types of applications:

  • Material-Only – capacities to lift and lower up to 6,000 lbs. of materials or equipment, these are not designed to safely transport personnel
  • Men and Material – designed to carry up to 8,000 lbs. and large materials like drywall and lumber or a maximum of 40 workers

Construction Elevators with Twin CarThe construction elevators we typically rent can have either single or twin cages which move vertically along mast tower sections for even the tallest structures. The mast sections are attached to the structure or building every 25 to 30 feet via a standard or specially designed tie-in. The cars for twin elevators can operate independently while using the same mast sections. This eliminates or reduces wait times for the elevators while moving men and materials and improving productivity.

Our construction elevator rentals use a motor, brake and gear box with a rack-and-pinion system that climbs the mast sections at various speeds. Lifting speeds vary depending on the make and model of the elevator. For sky scrapers, we offer elevators that can travel up to 300 feet per minute.

Many of our construction elevator rentals are equipped with variable frequency drives (VFD). VFD elevators provide a much smoother ride and greatly reduce the chance for mechanical breakdown due to wear and tear on working parts. VFD’s also eliminate the need to “jog” hoist up and down because of their exceptional leveling accuracy.

Our construction elevators require a trained elevator operator in most situations unless the elevator is installed with automatic controls. When you hire Metro operators they contact Metro directly if maintenance issues should arise. Our operators are trained to get the elevator working as quickly as possible when minor problems occur without the need to call in a repair technician.

Metro is a full service construction elevator company which will provide turn-key solutions for erection, dismantle, repair and service for all makes and models including Champion®, Alimak®, Bocker®, Pega®, Patent®, Strohs®, and Avro®.

For more information about the kind of temporary construction elevator your job may require, please select any of the links above to help decide which type will best fulfill your needs.

If you need more assistance to choose the right elevator for your job, complete our request a quote form or call Metro at 317-562-9833 or toll free 800-HOISTS-0 (800-474-7870) .

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