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Autoquip - Air Cargo Lift

Item #: Air Cargo Lift
Brand: Autoquip
Model: Air Cargo Lift
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Air Cargo Heavy Duty Scissor Lift – Premium High Capacity Dock Lift with Conveyor for Safe Transfer of Cargo between Docks and Trucks 

Because of its premium features and ability to provide up to five times the number of cycles as competing brands, the Air Cargo Heavy Duty Scissors Lift has become the standard for the aerospace and logistics industries. Premium features included on these air container dock lifts include captured rollers, two-piece self-aligning cylinder, one-piece axle pins, and high impact spiral wound bearings - all of which combine to give our customers the most rigid, robust, and longest lasting dock scissors lift available.

Originally developed and built by American Lifts, the Air Cargo Heavy Duty Scissors Lift has been made in the USA for over 30 years. Since Autoquip's acquisition of the American Lift company, the Air Cargo series has been manufactured at Autoquip's facility.  Customers enjoy our extensive database of standard and custom cargo lift designs and unlimited possibilities when adapting these scissors lifts for their unique dock layout and application.

Features and Benefits

Air Cargo Lift Premium Features

  • All scissors rollers are captured within structural steel channels to provide excellent load stability.
  • High impact, spiral wound bearings at every pivot point provide maintenance-free, rugged resistance to abrasion, uneven loads and impact.
  • Structural cross-members at every pinned joint in the scissors assembly minimizes leg deflection due to twisting or spreading under high/uneven loading.
  • All hydraulic cylinders contain two-piece, self-aligning piston rods that transmit minimal side forces to the cylinder hinges/pins, significantly reducing wear.
  • Structural steel channels in all upper and lower frames provide additional rigidity and resistance to twisting and bending of the lift under load.
  • Tubular steel legs and added stiffeners provide overall stability and straight, repeatable tracking of the rollers as the lift raises and lowers.
  • Joints, the most critical wear points in the lift, feature chrome-plated, 100,000 psi, ultimate-strength pins for premium load strength and long life.
  • Minimum 1/4-inch-thick steel-reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and greatly extends the life of the platform deck.

Maintenance and Warranty

  • Autoquip offers an industry-best 2 year warranty on all parts as a promise that you've purchased the industry's most reliable scissor lift.
  • One-piece, removable center axle pin adds rigidity to the scissors mechanism and allows easy inspection and maintenance of the axle pin - a task that is virtually impossible on competing brands.
  • On-board maintenance devices enable maintenance crews to safely and effectively block open the scissors 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.
  • Low pressure hydraulic circuit extends the life of all hydraulic components and puts less stress on the electric motor.
  • Double wire braided Parker hydraulic hoses resist wear, abrasion, and leaks.
  • Sturdy, semi-transparent polyurethane oil reservoir provides an easily visible method of checking fluid levels and eliminates oil contamination due to rust.


  • Roller conveyor tops minimize lateral forces required to push containers across the transfer deck.
  • Optional floating truck bumper prevents damage and keeps the lift in optimal operating condition.
  • Manual pallet stops are easily engaged & disengaged.


  • Hydraulic velocity fuses completely stop lifts in the unlikely event of uncontrolled descent due to sudden hose rupture.
  • Pallet stops on loading and unloading sides prevent containers from unexpectedly rolling off a raised lift.
  • Redundant hydraulic pump units allow continued operation of the lift should the primary unit fail unexpectedly.
  • Manual down valve is included in the hydraulic circuit, allowing a raised lift to be lowered in the event of power failure.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these lifts the most structurally sound lift in the industry.
  • Compliance with recognized national standards:
    • ANSI MH29.1 - Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissor Lifts
    • 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