Castor Portable Lift Stand

  • Large sling combability
  • Safe and flexible lifting
  • Ideal for occasional lifting
  • 300 kg weight limit


Castor Portable Lift is ideal for occasional lifting needs in a specific location or where it is impossible to install a permanent rail system on the ceiling.

Low weight and high loading capacity

Castor is made of aluminium, which makes it light of its large loading capacity (up to 300 kg/660 lbs). The design is both compact and discreet while at the same time making Castor one of the sturdiest freestanding lift stands on the market. Easy to assemble, move and store. Castor is very easy to assemble and disassemble and, therefore, easy to move to locations where there is a need for lifting.

Gantry hoists

A gantry hoist is a ceiling track hoist. The only difference is that the cassette (hoist unit) is mounted on a portable frame with legs rather than fixed to a ceiling. Gantries are ideal if you only need the system for a short time. For example, sometimes, we fit a gantry system as a temporary measure before we fit a ceiling track hoist or for clients who do not want any holes drilled into their ceiling or walls.

Gantry hoists are floor-standing frames that can be used with a mains-powered hoist unit or a battery-powered portable hoist unit. They are usually stood over a bed and are valuable for those confined to bed for long periods. While some frames are awkward and heavy to set up, all of the models offered here at Active Mobility Centre are chosen because they are well-designed and boast excellent usability. This often means they are lighter and more manageable. Our gantry hoists do not rely on support from the ceiling, making them suitable for properties where any potential structural issues have been encountered.

Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.


  • Compact and discreet design
  • Very stable construction
  • Strong, for users weighing up to 300 kg/660 lbs
  • Aluminium for low weight
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble, with the locking handles available as an accessory, no tools are needed
  • Easy to move and store
  • Rail available in different lengths
  • Easy setting of height, 7 positions with 7.5 cm/2.95″ distance
  • Flexible width (lifting area) and height (lifting range)
  • For use with different types of ceiling lift units
  • Safe and flexible lifting solutions for all settings and users
  • Ceiling lift units and many accessories for safe, easy and individually adapted lifting of users in most transfer situations are available in the Handicare Lifting range


Art. no. 50300004 50300006 50400264 50400269 50400285 50400290
Name Castor Castor Castor Castor Castor Castor
Description Freestanding lift stand, aluminium, white, without rail Quick-release, 4 pcs 64 x 60 mm, 2 m, aluminium, white, ordered separately 64 x 60 mm, 3 m, aluminium, white, ordered separately 120 x 60 mm, 4 m, aluminium, white, ordered separately 120 x 60 mm, 5 m, aluminium, white, ordered separately
SWL 300 kg
Unit 1s 4 1 1 1 1
Total height 2000-2440 mm 64 mm 64 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Lifting range 1920-2270 mm
Total length 2000 mm 3000 mm 4000 mm 5000 mm
Description Freestanding lift stand, aluminium, white, without rail, SWL 300 kg / 660 lbs Quick-release, accessory for Castor 2 m / 78.74″, ordered separately 3 m / 118.11″, ordered separately 4 m / 157.48″, ordered separately 5 m / 196.85″, ordered separately