CM520 Portable Lifter

The CM520 portable lifter has the maximum lift height in the portable lifter range – being able to lift loads up to 4.9 meters.

The CM520 is a larger lifter than the CM340 and comes with wheels.

As with the CM340, the CM520 comes with a telescoping mast. Both models are operated with a variable speed trigger switch allowing fine positioning of the load in order to align with mounting brackets etc.

The 4 adjustable legs, enable the CM520 to operate on uneven surfaces. One leg can be also be configured in a “squat” configuration to allow operation adjacent too walls.

It is Ideally suited for the Air Conditioning and HVAC industry – both for installations and maintenance.


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Key Features

  • Constructed with heat treated, robust aluminium – compact, safe and reliable.
  • Telescoping mast
  • No tools required to setup the lift – simply unfold, setup and operated within 60 seconds.
  • Single Person setup.
  • 4 Legs stabilise the lifter. Each leg has variable, independent adjustment for uneven ground – such as stairways. One leg is independent so you can operate adjacent to a wall.
  • Controller with variable speed switch.
  • Variable speed controller enables soft start with fine adjustment for operating height.
  • Emergency Stop Button.
  • Manual override: In case of power failure or sites with no power operate manually with supplied handle or cordless drill and 17mm socket.
  • Automatic Overload clutch: Prevents apprentices overloading the lifter.
  • Level included – Assists aligning the mast vertically with the adjustable legs.
  • Platform standard – for air conditioners, awnings, garage doors etc. Optional extension arms available.
  • Highly Portable, the compact design folds, making it easy for one person to carry the lifter to/from job.
  • Easily transported in van, car or utility.

Compact and easily transported

The CM520 is easily moved on-site with the use of the transport wheels as shown.

Level Centered
Level Off-Centre

Integrated Level

  • Integrated level on the mast helps ensure the mast is vertical before operation.
  • Adjust the legs independently for uneven surfaces to make sure the mast is vertical!

Up/Down Controller

  • Easy pistol-grip hold
  • Variable speed trigger – exact height positioning with precise control of speed
  • Belt clip for convenience
  • Up/Down level
  • Robust casing

Emergency Stop

  • Safety
  • Switches to manual control

Manual Override

  • Switch to manual operation at locations without power or in case of a power failure.
    • Use the included handle as shown
    • OR – use a cordless drill with a 17mm socket
    • Engage the Emergency Stop to switch to manual control!
  • Air Conditioning installation/removal.
  • Glass handling – ideal for housing and construction such as shopping centre glass curtains.
  • Solar Systems
  • Garage door installation/removal.
  • Awning installation/removal.
  • Plasterboard

The portable lifter range (CM340, CM520 and CA400) have optional-interchangeable adapters.

Extension Arms
  • Garage Doors
  • Awnings
  • Building
  • Glass
  • Solar Panels
  • Sheet Metal
Plaster Cradle

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