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Autoquip Hydraulic Freightlite VRC

A Top Choice for Lightweight Material Handling, Inventory and Storage

The FreightLite is a proven winner. It’s made to smoothly and economically move lightweight loads weighing up to 3,000 lbs. from one level to another – typically to and from a mezzanine. Direct acting cylinders support the lift carriage and load for a consistently steady travel. The FreightLite is one of the best values in the industry. There is no pre-installation required and set-up is quick and easy.

Travel: 96 in – 183 in

Capacity: 1500 lbs – 3000 lbs

Height: 3.25 – 4.25 in(lowered)

Platform Width: 36 in – 72 in

Platform Length: 36 in – 72 in

Raising Time: 47 secs – 83 secs

Lowering Time: 33 secs

Power Unit: 5HP

Power Unit Location: Remote

Customize Your Lifts

Specifically sized, configured, mobile, high-cycle or automated – when you need a lift to perform a specific function, we have the materials, components, and design techniques to produce a one of a kind lifting solution for your application.


Autoquip Hydraulic Freightlite VRC

Durability and Quality

  • High capacity needle bearing rollers produce smooth, reliable carriage movement.
  • High impact rubber carriage stops absorb the shock and noise of the carriage as it stops at the upper landing.
  • All hydraulic lifting rams naturally self-align to minimize side loading and wear on the bearings and seals.
  • Lifting ram stabilizer arms eliminate ram deflection and side loading of the ram seals, extending the life of the rams and seals.
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and extends life of the platform deck.
  • Structural steel guide beams ensure consistent, reliable tracking of carriage rollers and extends the life of the beams
  • Chrome plating improves durability of the rods and extends the life of the cylinders and the seals.

Maintenance and Warranty

  • Maintenance-free carriage rollers require no lubrication.
  • One-piece, structural steel maintenance device safely supports the lift carriage during inspection and routine maintenance.
  • Sturdy, semi-transparent polyurethane oil reservoir provides an easily visible method of checking fluid levels and eliminates oil contamination due to rust.
  • Double wire braided Parker hydraulic hoses resist wear, abrasion, and leaks
  • Autoquip offers a 1-year warranty on all parts and a 5-year warranty on lift structure as a promise that you’ve purchased the industry’s most reliable VRC.


  • Each hydraulic VRC ships fully assembled, including chains and cables.
  • Upper landing carriage stops are easily adjustable over a 3-inch stopping distance.
  • Freightlite carriage requires no overhead structure and enables an unlimited load height.
  • Cantilevered design permits 3-way carriage loading.


  • Automatic re-pressurization of the hydraulic system keeps the carriage level with the upper landing, which is critical when the lift is idle for long periods of time.
  • Physical stops at the upper landing prevent the carriage from moving during loading and unloading of the lift.
  • Standard-issue shaft way barrier bar system improves personnel safety when carriage leaves the upper landing.
  • Interlocked landing gates automatically lock once the vertical lift carriage leaves a landing and cannot be opened until the lift carriage returns to that landing.
  • Gate status switches prevent lift operation while any gate is open.
  • Hydraulic velocity fuses completely stop lifts in the unlikely event of uncontrolled descent due to sudden hose rupture.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these lifts the most structurally sound in the industry.
  • Compliance with recognized standards:
    • ASME B20.1 – Safety Requirements for Conveyors and Related Equipment
    • VRC Application Guidelines – as referenced by ASME B20.1
    • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code
    • ASTM-A36 – Structural Steel Standard
    • ANSI Z535 – Safety Labeling Requirements
    • AWS D.1 – Welding Standards
    • Applicable portions of OSHA 29CFR1910 – General Workplace Safety