Lift Nearly Anywhere in Your Facility with a Gantry Crane

With fixed- and adjustable-height options to choose from, gantry cranes can be used in a variety of applications making it easy for you to lift heavy materials just about anywhere in your facility. As an added bonus, its flexible design does not require building support.

Working with RMH to design the right overhead gantry crane for your application is just as efficient as the solution we’ll create for you. Our pre-engineered custom solutions are tailored to your specific needs and budget. And we’ll handle your project fully in-house, from sales to engineering and aftermarket service.

While we’re proud to be a master industrial crane distributor, RMH is even prouder of our reputation. For more than 80 years, we’ve been helping companies like yours work more safely and efficiently.

Our experienced sales staff and engineers are here to identify the best gantry system to help you work smarter, and safer and grow your business, regardless of the load, location or other lifting challenges.

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What Is a Gantry Crane?

A gantry crane is an economical type of overhead crane. Instead of being built into a support structure like a bridge crane, gantry cranes are supported by a pair of legs. Many use a track installed on the floor or swivel casters.

You’ll also hear this type of crane called a portable gantry crane or mobile gantry crane, because you can move it where you need it, even when it’s under load.

It’s also available in manual or mechanical configurations, as well as two different types to meet your needs. With an adjustable gantry crane, you’ll be able to change the height and span, which can come in handy when you’re moving it through a doorway or mezzanine. With a fixed gantry crane, the height and span stay the same.

Our engineers recommend using a gantry crane when:

  • You want to be able to move the crane around your facility.
  • You need a solution for a small footprint.
  • You are lifting items that weigh between 1 ton and 5 tons.
  • You don’t need to move loads at high speed.
  • You’re leasing the building and can’t use a building-supported crane or anchor one to the floor.

Not sure what’s right for your facility? Our experienced engineering team will help you find the right solution for your facility. Contact us to get started.

Three Benefits of Gantry Cranes

Using overhead cranes in your facilities can reduce lifting-related injuries. These injuries account for nearly a quarter of all worker compensation claims, according to FMP Global, with an average compensation of $24,000.

Not only do gantry cranes keep your employees safer, but they’ll also ultimately protect your bottom line.

Gantry cranes can help to reduce downtime by eliminating the need for workers or forklift operators to manually handle heavy loads. This can help to increase efficiency and reduce the likelihood of production delays.

Gantry cranes are designed to increase productivity in manufacturing facilities. By increasing the speed and efficiency of material handling, they can boost outputs and reduce costs.

Industries Where Gantry Cranes Are Used


These are some of the most common industries RMH works with. Don’t see yours included?

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Configurations for Gantry Cranes

Our overhead gantry crane systems are designed to fit your unique application. Choose from fixed or adjustable height, manual or electric hoist, and capabilities ranging from 1 ton to 5 tons.

Ask our engineers about how we can customize a solution that meets your needs.

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Our Gantry Crane Vendors

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Experts in Industrial Cranes

RMH Systems creates solutions that make it even easier for you to automate and grow.

Master Distributor

RMH is a master distributor and class-above dealer for overhead cranes. There isn’t a vendor that we don’t carry. And we can get many parts and components that others can’t. This ensures your project will be completed quickly and on time.

Conveniently Located

We’re conveniently located in the Midwest and work with companies across the country.

Right Size

We’re just the right size to take on large projects without the bureaucracy.