INGROUND – FREIGHT

CUSTOM SIZES

Freight elevators are typically designed to meet specific building/operation needs. The “standard” sizes are for general reference as a help with planning. Delaware Elevator can easily custom design your freight elevator to your specific size requirements. Contact your Delaware Elevator representative to discuss your specific requirements.

Class A: General Freight Loading

Where no item including loaded truck weighs more than 1/4 rated capacity.
Rating not less than 50 lb/ft2 (240 kg/m2)

Class B: Motor Vehicle Loading

Automobiles, trucks, buses.
Rating not less than 30 lb/ft2 (145 kg/m2)

Class C1: Industrial Truck Loading

Where truck is carried. This loading applies where concentrated load including truck is more than 1/4 rated capacity but carried load does not exceed rated capacity.

Rating not less than 50 lb/ft2 (240 kg/m2)

Class C2: Industrial Truck Loading

Where truck is not carried, but is used for loading and unloading. This loading applies where concentrated load including truck is more than 1/4 rated capacity but carried load does not exceed rated capacity. This loading also applies where increment loading is used, but maximum load on car platform during loading or unloading does not exceed 150% of rated load.
Rating not less than 50 lb/ft2 (240 kg/m2)

Class C3: Concentrated Loading

No truck used, but load increments are more than 1/4 rated capacity. Carried load must not exceed rated capacity.
Rating not less than 50 lb/ft2 (240 kg/m2)

Standard Dimension & Specification Chart Using Regular Bi-Parting Power Doors
Capacity (lbs.) Openings F=Fron R=Rear Clear Door Width Plataform Size W x D Hoistway Depth Platform Plus Hoistway Size W x D Clear Inside W x D Minimum Platform to Side Wall DOWNLOADS
Class A & C Loading
4000 F 5’-8” 6’-0” x 8’-0” 8” 7’-8” x 8’-8” 5’-8” x 7’-5” 10” PDF DWG
4000 F & R 5’-8” 6’-0” x 8’-0” 10” 7’-8” x 8’-10” 5’-8” x 7’-4” 10” PDF DWG
5000 F 6’-8” 7’-0” x 10’-0” 8” 8’-10” x 10’-8” 6’-8” x 9’-5” 11” PDF DWG
5000 F & R 6’-8” 7’-0” x 10’-0” 10” 8’-10” x 10’-10” 6’-8” x 9’-4” 11” PDF DWG
6000 F 8’-0” 8’-4” x 10’-0” 8” 10’-2” x 10’-8” 8’-0” x 9’-5” 11” PDF DWG
6000 F & R 8’-0” 8’-4” x 10’-0” 10” 10’-2” x 10’-10” 8’-0” x 9’-4” 11” PDF DWG
8000 F 8’-0” 8’-4” x 12’-0” 8” 10’-2” x 12’-8” 8’-0” x 11’-5” 11” PDF DWG
8000 F & R 8’-0” 8’-4” x 12’-0” 10” 10’-2” x 12’-10” 8’-0” x 11’-4” 11” PDF DWG
10000 F 10’-0” 10’-4” x 14’-0” 8” 12’-2” x 14’-10” 10’-0” x 13’-5” 11” PDF DWG
10000 F & R 10’-0” 10’-4” x 14’-0” 10” 12’-2” x 14’-8” 10’-0” x 13’-4” 11” PDF DWG
12000 F 12’-0” 12’-4” x 16’-0” 8” 14’-4” x 16’-8” 12’-0” x 15’-5” 12” PDF DWG
12000 F & R 12’-0” 12’-4” x 16’-0” 10” 14’-4” x 16’-10” 12’-0” x 15’-4” 12” PDF DWG
15000 F 12’-0” 12’-4” x 18’-0” 8” 14’-4” x 18’-8” 12’-0” x 17’-5” 12” PDF DWG
15000 F & R 12’-0” 12’-4” x 18’-0” 10” 14’-4” x 18’-10” 12’-0” x 17’-4” 12” PDF DWG
Class B Motor Vehicle Loading
8000 F 9’-0” 9’-4” x 22’-0” 8” 11’-2” x 22’-8” 9’-0” x 21’-5” 11” PDF DWG
8000 F & R 9’-0” 9’-4” x 22’-0” 10” 11’-2” x 22’-10” 9’-0” x 21’-4” 11” PDF DWG
10000 F 10’-0” 10’-4” x 24’-0” 8” 12’-2” x 24’-8” 9’-0” x 23’-5” 11” PDF DWG
10000 F & R 10’-0” 10’-4” x 24’-0” 10” 12’-2” x 24’-10” 10’-0” x 23’-4” 11” PDF DWG

APPROXIMATE CLEAR INSIDE DIMENSIONS OF CAB

Width = Platform less 4”

Depth = Front Open Only
Single-section gate = Platform Less 6 ½” Two-section gate = Platform less 8 ½”

Depth = Front & Rear Open
Single-section gate = Platform Less 8 ½” Two-section gate = Platform less 13”

DBG (Distance Between Guides)
Platform width plus 4”

DOOR, CAB AND CAR GATE HEIGHTS

The freight car door height is the same height as the clear inside cab height (typically minimum of 8’-0”). The standard (typical) vertical car gate is 1-section 6’-0” high, sliding straight up to clear the cab height.

OVERHEAD AND PIT DEPTH QUICK CALCULATION

Minimum overhead using single-section car gate =
Cab height + (car gate height of 6’-0”) + 6”

Minimum pit depth using vertical bi-parting freight doors =
1/2 door height + 6”

DEM can provide not only standard sizes as outlined above but also non-standard or custom sizes.