Material Lifts for Rent

United Rentals carries the largest fleet of material lift rentals. Material lifts — also called duct lifts or beam lifts — have a heavy-duty design, yet are lightweight and portable so you can easily assemble, disassemble and load onto a pickup truck. Our material lifts can hold up to 700 lbs. and raise loads up to 24 feet. Plus, the lifts are easily maneuvered with rear transport wheels and walk-behind manual operation. Duct jack rentals can easily raise and lower ducting, metal and drywall. Our beam lift rentals can help you transport construction framework. Whether you need to hoist and move heater units, roll-up doors, transformers, HVAC and refrigeration equipment, overhead piping, or fire protection systems, material lifts are the tool to get the job done fast.

FAQs About Material Lifts

How low to the ground can a material lift platform go?

  • United Rentals offers a variety of material lift rentals. When the material lift forks are lowered all the way, the standard load position height is 6" above the ground. Material lifts can raise loads up to 24 feet.

Can the winch be locked in any position to enable off-loading?

  • Yes, after you raise your load to the desired height, the winch can be locked in place for loading and unloading. Some models come with glide rails that make it easy to load and unload materials for transport.

Does a material lift rigger need to be certified?

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to have a qualified rigger present during hoisting activities for assembling and disassembling work. A qualified material lift rigger does not have to be certified by an accredited organization or third party, but the employer may require it. According to OSHA, a qualified rigger "has extensive knowledge, training, and experience, and can successfully demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to rigging loads." This may mean the person possesses a recognized degree or certificate.
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Cat Class Code
330-3200

Conveyor Belt System

  • Can handle up to 30-degree incline
  • Conveniently designed to be portable
  • Reversible conveyor
  • Many lengths available, United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Convey tools or materials
  • Add this conveyor belt system to your cart now
Lift Platform
Cat Class Code
330-2410

Lift Platform

  • Compact size
  • Easy to operate
  • Wheeled for easy portabilty
  • Durably constructed
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting or elevating small to midsize tools and materials
  • Add this lift platform to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9718

Material Lift, 16-20 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through standard doorways
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Lift capacity of 650 lbs.
  • Setup is simple and requires no tools
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting ducting, metal, fiberboard, unit heaters, construction framework, transformers and more
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9724

Material Lift, 24-25 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through standard doorways
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Lift capacity of 650 lbs.
  • Setup is simple and requires no tools
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting ducting, metal, fiberboard, unit heaters, construction framework, transformers and more
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9775

Material Lift, 250 lbs., 18 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through doorways
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Folds down for compact storage and handling
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting materials, equipment, construction framework and more
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9719

Material Lift, 400-650 lbs., 16-18 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through doorway
  • Folds for compact storage
  • Large 7/32" (5.5 mm) load cable
  • Optional boom arm, fork extensions and pipe cradle available
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
Manual Material Lift 1
Cat Class Code
330-9727

Material Lift, 400-650 lbs., 24-25 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through doorway
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Folds down for compact storage and handling
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9713

Material Lift, 400-700 lbs., 6-12 ft., Manual

  • Available 12', 18' and 24' heights
  • Folds for compact storage
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Optional boom, fork extensions and pipe cradle available
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9712

Material Lift, 650 lbs., 6-12 ft., Manual

  • Loads easily onto a pickup truck
  • Quick setup requires no tools
  • Fits through a standard 32" doorway
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting materials, equipment, construction framework and more
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9717

Material Lift, 700-1,000 lbs., 13-15 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through standard doorways
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Folds down for compact storage and handling
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and transporting heavy materials up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9714

Material Lift, 700-1,000 lbs., 6 ft.-12 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through doorway
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Folds down for compact storage and handling
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Add this material lift to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
330-9723

Material Lift, 700-800 lbs., 19 ft. -20 ft., Manual

  • Easily fits through doorway
  • Rear transport wheel assembly for increased maneuverability
  • Folds down for compact storage and handling
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Add this material lift to your cart now