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External Lift Specifications

Product Description

  • Quinn External lifts are suitable for fitting on to the exterior of existing or new homes
  • A choice of cabin sizes is available to suit individual requirements.
  • Built to service up to two levels to a height of up to 3 meters.
  • The lift capacity is set at 450kg.
  • Powered by a 12 volt dc electro/hydraulic power source, the lift will continue to operate for a period of time if the mains power fails. A 240 volt ac drive is optional.
  • Designed on a cantilever mast system, the lift is fastened to one wall or deck/terrace and the lower floor.
  • The design complies with the New Zealand Building Code for domestic installations.

All this from a company that has been manufacturing lifting equipment since the early 1960’s

Mast Construction

  • The complete unit is manufactured in our factory by competent skilled trade’s people.
  • The Platform (cabin) is fully guided and supported in a Hot Rolled Channel section (Mast).
  • Side Guide Rollers are fitted to provide a stable platform
  • Lifting occurs by way of an hydraulic cylinder via two sets of adjustable roller chains.
  • Mast construction is a standard design but built to suit individual lift height requirements.

Cabin Construction

  • Individually manufactured to suit individual requirements.
  • Usually 1.2 meters x 1.3 meters and one meter high, the all-weather cabin is made with a hot dipped galvanized steel frame and aluminum panels.
  • The lower door is mounted into the cabin while the upper door is mounted into the Barrier at deck level.

Lift Shaft Not part of Quinn Engineering’s quote – Owners responsibility

  • Requires a concrete pad, and a barrier wall from the pad to 1 meter above the upper deck level. (Built by builder to Quinn’s specifications.)
  • Requires a slight ramp up 140mm at lower level
  • Requires an external all –weather single phase 240 volt ac power point.


  • All electrical operations are 12vdc powered by a large deep cycle battery.
  • Low voltage wiring is supplied and installed by the lift installer. A prewire is required before the barrier linings are fitted.


  • The lift has a constant pressure control
  • A key isolating/emergency down switch is fitted on the control panel in the cabin along with an emergency alarm switch and controls for each level.
  • The lift automatically stops at the level requested & only the door at that level can be opened.



  • Low voltage electrics are used throughout the design.
  • A removable isolating key is fitted to prevent unauthorized use of the lift.
  • An audible alarm is fitted to the exterior of the lift shaft and controlled from the cabin.
  • All doors have to be closed before the lift will operate
  • The doors will automatically lock before the lift will operate.
  • The lift stops automatically at the level requested & only the door at that level will open.
  • An anti creep system is fitted to reset the platform to the requested level if creeping occurs.
  • Safety switches are fitted to each lifting chain to prevent travel should they become slack.
  • If the mains power fails, the lift will continue to operate in either direction for a time.
  • A sensor plate is installed under the cabin to stop the lift in case of any obstruction.


  • A Hydraulic burst/speed valve is fitted to prevent overrunning of the cabin.
  • Relief and check valves are fitted into the system as standard safety features.
  • A manual override valve is fitted to allow the lowering of the cabin in an emergency.


  • A pit prop is supplied for the use of maintenance staff working under the raised platform.

Registration & Specifications

  • A Lift Schedule/Log Book is kept with each lift giving details of the Model, Serial Number, Lift Capacity, Installation date and Test procedures completed. A duplicate of this information is kept at the manufacturer’s office. The log book shall be completed after each service showing the work completed.

Maintenance Costs

  • The first 12 months is covered in the initial purchase price of the product.
  • Service and maintenance costs will depend on the environment and usage of the lift but may require a battery replacement every 3 – 5 years. Hydraulic oil, lifting chains, rollers may also need attention.


  • Quinn Engineering Ltd offer as standard a 12 month full parts and labour warranty. At the completion of the warranty period, the owner may agree to a service contract with the installer to ensure servicing is completed at regular intervals.


Contact Quinn Lifts today to discuss your options. Call 07 867 6712