SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.


SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.


SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.


SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.


SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.


SpitzLift: a name you can trust for exceptional lifting solutions.



What We Deliver

SpitzLift Manufacturing proudly delivers innovative, efficient, and safe lifting solutions for a multitude of wide-ranging applications.

Who We Are

Family-owned business that has been delivering high-quality products since 1999.


Compliancy Standards

SpitzLift meets military, industrial, and environmental compliance standards.

Light Weight

SpitzLift is the leader in the lightweight and portable crane industry. Our cranes are made of aircraft grade aluminum and have an average weight of 40 lbs.

Crane Capacity

Spitzlift Cranes have a robust load capacity of up to 900 lbs. Custom projects can increase the load capacity to 1200 lbs.

All Products

Our Products are 100% manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A



The modular design of Spitzlift Cranes make it possible to move from vehicle to vehicle, pedestal to pedestal, application to application, and even fold down for easier storage.

Increase Efficiency

Spitzlift Cranes allows for effective deployment of manpower. Also have a setup time of under 2 minutes.


Vehicle Weight Reduction

Fully installed, Spitzlift Cranes are less than 100 lbs. payload to the vehicle.

Our Products


Vehicle Applications
Spitzlift Crane Vehicle Applications
Non-Vehicle Applications
SpitzLift Non Vehicle Applications
Military Applications
SpitzLift Crane Military Applications
Marine & Boat Applications
SpitzLift Crane Marine and Boat Applications
Trailer Applications
Hotbox trailer crane
Railway Applications
SpitzLift Crane Railway Applications

Our Services

Custom Solutions

Do you have a lifting application that requires a custom solution? Our design and engineering team provides custom solutions to meet your more challenging lifting applications. 


SpitzLift’s Train-the-Trainer program includes in-depth safety and maintenance instructions and a training manual customized for your SpitzLift equipment.

Spec Review

SpitzLift’s experienced spec review design team works with OEMs, up-fitters, and fleet management companies to facilitate smooth delivery to field services.

Satisfaction Guaranteed


Leaders in our industry

Components are manufactured according to ISO compliance

All products made and assembled in the USA

Meets ASME, OSHA, DEFSTAN, CE, and AS standards

Every crane is tested and comes with a load test certificate

3-year standard warranty on most products

About our Company

SpitzLift Manufacturing, founded in 1999, is recognized as a leader in the small crane and lifting industry. SpitzLift is a robust, lightweight, aluminum crane that is proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. Our easy to use lifting solutions are portable, adaptable, and perfect for almost any application. SpitzLift cranes are payload efficient, cost effective, and mitigate against workplace injuries. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to find the perfect lifting solution for every application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the SpitzLift crane meet any safety standards?

A. Yes, the SpitzLift meets ASME, OSHA, DEFSTAN, CE and AS safety standards. 

Q. Do all SpitzLifts come with a mount?
A. We offer a complete solution which includes everything needed to mount to a 2” receiver. However, because there are more than 13 mounting options and many different applications for the SpitzLift, the mount is generally purchased separately.
Q. Does the SpitzLift come preassembled?
A. Yes, the SpitzLift comes assembled in the box.
Q. Does the Surface Mount Kit base take up the hauling room in my pickup truck bed?
A. No, the Surface Mount Kit lays flat in your pickup bed when not in use allowing you to haul at full capacity.
Q. Can I purchase more than one mounting base and use the same Spitzlift in all of them?
A. Yes, the Spitzlift is designed so you can outfit a fleet of vehicles with bases and purchase only one lift.
Q. If I let go of the handle while lifting a heavy object, will the object I’m lifting fall to the ground?
A. No, the safety disk brake on the manual hoist allows you to take your hands off the handle. Your load will not fall.
Q. Must the SpitzLift be used on a vehicle only?
A. No, the SpitzLift modular cart and our mounting brackets can be used almost anywhere (i.e., from a workbench, platform to a semi-tractor trailer).
Q. What material is the SpitzLift crane and mounts made of?
A. The crane is made from anodized, structural, aircraft grade, aluminum. The mounts are made from powder coated steel.
Q. Can I order replacement parts for my SpitzLift?
A. Yes, just give us a call at (619) 713-5061.

Q. Does the SpitzLift come with a warranty?
A. Yes. All SpitzLift products, except for the hoists, are warranted for three years against defects and workmanship. DC and AC hoist motors are warranted for one year. Manual hoist is warranted for 3 years. The straps are warranted for one year. Warranty does not apply to cable or synthetic rope.
Q. Can I return my SpitzLift?
A. Yes, within 30 days of original purchase but the SpitzLift must be in its original packaging and in resalable condition. Please call first to get a manufacturer’s RMA number (Return Merchandise Authorization), (619) 713-5061.

For further questions please contact a SpitzLift Sales Representative at 619-713-5061


“I am always given prompt service. You folks are great and will be my crane supplier as long as I am building service body pickups for my company.”

John Swoope,

Northwestern Energy

“Our service technicians have to change out batteries in the field that can weigh up to 90 lbs and your lift has given us a way to do that and still provide a safe work environment for our employees.”



“I first became interested in the SpitzLift as a possible solution to a safety problem that we had at BNSF – lifting heavy electrical generators during emergency power outages. I purchased lifts for all of my employees, and the device began to catch the notice of people throughout BNSF and has become a standard appliance on many of our vehicles. We now use it in numerous applications to prevent the risk of injury to our employees.”

Signal Manager


“The advantages for using SpitzLift cranes are a variety of attachments, very easy to break down and disassemble by one person alone, and also they eliminate the need for sending two people for a task which now requires only one person.”


General Mechanical Maintenance, Union Pacific Rail Road

“Many commercial fleets look to fleet management companies to bring new ideas and offerings to them, both from a cost savings suggestion to a value added solution. SpitzLift is an option that should be considered when speccing out a crane or lift requirement.”

Rob J.

Manager, National Truck Sales

“SpitzLift can offer customers the right crane for the job while saving weight, space, and money. We are excited to further promote SpitzLift and recognize the value it adds to our products.”

Bo Knapheide

Manager, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company

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“I immediately realized the great potential (SpitzLift) cranes have in both our fleet environment and our construction department… The field personnel started to find different usages for the SpitzLift cranes both on the fleet vehicles, as well as the day to day tasks… using SpitzLift cranes in the Otis work environment – our entire field operations… “

Phil S.
Fleet Manager, North America OTIS Service Center

“We have notified our insurance carriers so that they know we’re providing a safer environment for our mechanics. By using your lift, it will prevent injuries to our employees, which is the main goal.”

Dennis E.
Director of Fleet Management

“…relocating equipment on a weekly basis was cumbersome and put technicians at risk of injury. We currently have SpitzLift cranes that we use to lift anthropomorphic test dummies for suiting them up as well as lifting into position for testing.”

U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

“We needed a lightweight, low profile, lifting device that would be in scale with the footprint of the BAE adapter/holder and the USAF truck. The SpitzLift model we chose met most all of the design parameters.”

Greg W.
Logistics Analyst III, BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services

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