New lift

Reid Lifting has launched Porta Base, a lightweight, portable lifting platform designed to help fenestration companies access windows and facades for repair, replacement and cleaning.

The new Porta Base offers a temporary anchor point for lifting and lowering goods and people from rooftops, in confined spaces, and in difficult-to-access locations.

Previewed at last year’s LiftEx event in Milton Keynes, it sets what Reid calls “a new benchmark” in terms of quality, capacity and ease of use.

Available as both an H-base and a counterbalance system, the new Porta Base has been designed in-house by Reid’s engineering team in Chepstow to work with the company’s T-davit and Porta Davit Quantum lifting units. A new double winch T-davit is also now available alongside.

Reid’s Porta Base delivers market leading performance across both goods and personnel lifting, the company said, as well as offering an anchor point for full fall arrest. Goods lifting capacity is 600kg, personnel lifting is 300kg, and reach is 800mm for the H-base and 1,200mm for the counterbalance.

Managing director Simon Luke said: “We have deliberately designed the new Porta Base to give our customers maximum usability and flexibility. It does more than other systems on the market, yet it is still lightweight and transportable enough to make it a practical and cost-effective option for a wide range of applications.”

The portable Porta Base can be assembled quickly and simply in just a few minutes. The H-base version has just three fully detachable components, while the counterbalance version has just five, and both can be assembled without the need for any fixed socket installation, and without any specialist tools.