Tools You May Not Know We Rent: REID Porta Gantry

The REID Porta Gantry


REID Porta Gantry product picture from LGH.

In our newest installment of Tools You May Not Know We Rent, we will cover one of our favorite additions to the LGH rental fleet – the REID Lifting Porta Gantry. While nearly everyone is familiar with the traditional gantry style, REID Lifting created two new entries into the market that have expanded project possibilities while also increasing maximum capacity. Let’s take a closer look at both models.

The 1-Ton Rapide

The Porta Gantry Rapide is REID’s 1-ton aluminum gantry variant. What sets this model apart is its extreme portability. The Rapide system is a fully foldable, self-contained gantry set that maintains height-adjustability despite its small footprint.

LGH Reps training on the Porta Gantry
LGH Reps training on the Porta Gantry.

Unlike traditional aluminum gantries that require tools and multiple people to assemble, the 1T Rapide is designed to be easily assembled by one person in only a minute, without the need for additional tools. The compact nature of the Rapide system means accessibility to projects or areas that may have been impossible with a conventional gantry. Plus, this model features the ability to adjust the clear operating span by 2’.

Additionally, the Rapide gantry comes equipped with a gated trolley and a master link that can be quickly attached to the beam using the included quick release pin. This style enables the trolley to be locked in place if needed. Weighing in at only 132 pounds (for model US-PGR1TM30 stocked in our fleet), the Rapide not only occupies a far smaller footprint than conventional gantries, but it also comes in at a fraction of the total weight. 



LGH Reid Porta Gantry on a flatbed truck.The 5-Ton Porta Gantry


The second REID offering in our fleet is the 5-ton aluminum Porta Gantry. Previously, once your load reached beyond 3-tons, steel gantries were the only option available. However, REID has changed the game with the 5-ton Porta Gantry. This system provides the ability to lift loads up to 5-tons while maintaining a considerably lighter weight than aluminum frames. Comparing apples-to-oranges, the REID 5-ton gantry weighs only 659 pounds with a 15’ beam, while an equivalent 5-ton steel gantry with a 15’ beam comes in at a whopping 1,430 pounds. That is a considerable difference when it comes time to assemble and transport the unit around the job site.

Practical Applications

Reid porta gantry from LGH on a pharmaceutical jobsite

The REID Porta Gantry represents a pivotal advancement in enhancing safety protocols within confined spaces. These areas, often characterized by their limited access and precariousness, can pose significant risks to workers. The Porta Gantry system substantially mitigates these risks. This modern portable gantry system is designed to transform potentially hazardous environments into safer zones for personnel. Common applications include tunnels, wells, tanks, pits, chimneys, silos, and underground sewers.

a REID porta gantry from LGH at a tradeshow.


The REID Porta Gantry’s robust yet adaptable framework allows for safe and efficient lifting, handling, and positioning of heavy materials and equipment. Moreover, its portability ensures rapid deployment and ease of use, further enhancing its effectiveness in dynamic industrial environments. The system not only adheres to LGH’s stringent safety and quality standards but also underscores our commitment to providing secure and reliable lifting solutions. As we continue to invest in innovative technologies and equipment, the REID Porta Gantry exemplifies our dedication to the safety, certainty, and exceptional service that our clients rely on to tackle their most challenging projects.



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