Escalera Motorized Stair Climber With Forklift Handtruck

Escalera Motorized Stair Climber With Forklift Handtruck


Escalera Stair Climber with Forklifts

This Escalera model features an electric powered stairclimber (1200 lb capacity) with a fork lift. At Handtrucks2go, we have the widest assortment of stairclimbers available anywhere, and we are proud to say that this model is one of our most popular best sellers!

Side frames are made from tough tempered aluminum alloy, and the lift frame is made of steel. The forks are  28 inches long  and have a lifting height of up to up to 54 inches - high enough to load or unload a semi truck! All Escalera Forklifts have a 1200 pound maximum capacity. There are primarily 2 different models, the removable winch/lift model and the non-removable model. And then there is an option of a hand cranked lift or an electric winch lift.

Complete line of accessories available, check out the accessories tab for details. If you are trying to move copy machine consoles we advise to buy it together with the Copycaddy. Click here if you are looking for a Escalera stair climber without the lift.

Made in the USA - 4 Models Available

  Non-Removable Forklift Models

Model MLA-HC Powered Stair Climbing Forklift with hand operated winch for raising and lowering the forks.
Model MLA-EW Powered Stair Climbing Forklift with battery operated winch for raising and lowering the forks. 

  Removeable Forklift Models

Model RLA-HC Powered Stair Climbing Forklift with hand operated winch and Removable Lift Attachment.
Model RLA-EW Powered Stair Climbing Forklift with battery operated winch and Removable Lift Attachment. 

Typically it will take 7 seconds per step, or 8-9 steps per minute.

                                       1 Year Warranty Included


The Escalera can be used to easily load a safe, barrel, and woodstove, into a pickup truck or semi-trailer.

Many of our customers want to know how long the battery will last. While this is really dependent on many factors, such as weight, temperature... Generally speaking, it will last for 100-150 steps with the standard battery, and 200-300 with the upgraded battery. (You can select the upgraded option below).

We also have 2 more videos on the Escalera Home Page which will help you decide which model and accessories is right for you, and another video showing customer testimonials.

A great way to move, appliances, vending machines, boilers, wood stoves, bathtubs, soda machines, mainframe computers, industrial batteries, fireplace inserts, fireproof safes, steel shelves, gun safes, hot water tanks, elevator equipment, all hvac machinery and more!


What's Included?

Hand Truck and Forks - Forks can either be removable or permanently installed, electric lift or hand crank, depending on your choice.
1 Rewind Belt - The 12 ft. automatic rewinding safety straps on the Escalera Stairclimbing Handtrucks work the same way as a seat belt in a car. They can be mounted at different heights on the hand truck and can easily be used to secure the heaviest of loads. The automatic rewinding safety straps are lightweight, and self-contained. Because they rewind into the side frame when they are not in use, you will never have loose straps dangling down by your feet. A simple to use thumb-style lock secures the strap for tightening.
Sealed Gel-Cell Battery  - will not spill and can be laid on its side
Automatic Battery Charger - Includes clamps that can be attached directly to battery terminals, and a male/female plug that can be left permanently on the battery for easier and faster charging.

Optional  Accessories for Escalera Hand Truck
(Also have a  look at the Accessories Tab above for images and videos of the available accessories)

  • Extented  Toeplate  -  The default toeplate measures  4" deep x 24" across. The extended toeplate hooks on top of the existing toeplate (easy on/off) and extends the depth and width. Available in 2 sizes: 12" deep x 28" across or 12" deep x 32"across.
  • Big Wheel Attachment  - Hooks on to the back of your hand truck (easy on/off), allows you to roll over rough terrain with the Big Wheel Attachment. This removable accessory is perfect for moving heavy loads through gravel, grass, thick shag carpet, light snow, and even on flat smooth surfaces. The 10 inch pneumatic tires bear much of the weight of the load as you navigate on four wheels instead of two.
  • Extra Rewind Strap -  Every Escalera Stairclimbing Handtruck ships with one automatic rewinding safety strap included as standard. Additional straps are optional. *Please note 3rd extra rewind strap option is only available with the MS-72 and MS-1-72 models.
  • Crossgrip Handle  -  Adds on an ergonomic cross handle that goes across the back of your hand truck, it attaches to the standard loop handles. Makes using the hand truck much easier.
  • Retractable Load Support - Use the Retractable Load Support (RLS-1) when you need to roll heavy loads long distances. The caster legs fold up conveniently along the side frame when they are not in use. An easy-to-use foot-operated latch releases the caster legs and a locking arm secures the legs in the open position for safe and easy operation.
  • Upgraded Battery -  The standard Escalera battery is an 18H while the upgraded one in a 33AH. The upgraded battery which will give you almost double the use time per charge.  Many of our customers want to know how long the battery will last. While this is really dependent on many factors, such as weight, temperature... Generally speaking, it will last for 100-150 steps with the standard battery, and 200-300 with the upgraded battery.
  • Spare Battery - We also have a spare battery option, where you can order a standard or upgraded batery. Please Note: If you select this option, make sure that both batteries are the same, i.e. either standard or upgraded, or else you will have a problem with the battery fittings.
  • Padded Rest Attachment - Very important for loads above 60" tall. Ensures that pully wheel stud does not cause your load to be destabilized.
  • Liftplate Attachment - Removable Steel Platform - 24" wide x 28" deep platform, sits on top of forks - easily snaps on/off
  • Lift Hitch - Allows you Carry your  Escalera Stairclimber on the back of your vehicle. Fits standard 2 inch receiver.  The forks of your hand truck will lock into the fork pockets.
  • Barrel Attachment -  Use the removable Barrel Attachment for moving drums and cylinders. This concave bracket prevents the load from rolling side to side and helps to secure the load to the Escalera hand truck for safe and easy deliveries.
  • Height Adjustable Toeplate - Designed for machines that have legs on them such as vending machines. This accessory will allow you to adjust the height of the toeplate be able to sit directly under the load. (When you order the adjustable toeplate it will come in addition to the standard toeplate)
  • Swivel Caster Attachment - Designed to allow you to easily roll the hand truck on its back. Ideal for sliding the hand truck in and out of your truck.  Not to be confused with the Retractable Load Support)
  • Step Detection System - Designed as an extra safety precaution to work with the Staircat hand trucks. It indicates to the operator when the hand truck is in the correct position to ascend or descend the steps. Simply activate the system with your foot by pressing on the release lever on each detector on both sides. The Detector will indicate the edge of very step by giving you a strong resistance which you will feel.
  • 12V In-Vehicle Charger  -  Allows you to charge up your Escalera while on the go from your vehicles power.
  • 14 ft. Extension Strap - Connects to the existing belt, adding on an additional 14 feet of length, for those extra big loads.
  • Portable Steps - Available in a variety of heights, this will allow you to easily bring your Escalera hand truck and its load in and out of your vehicle.


If you are interested in ordering the Coppycaddy Phoptocopier Dolly make sure to order it together with your Escalera for extra savings (To take advantage of this please call us at 888 - 811-5941).

Please Note: 1) Extented toeplate can only be used with removable frame models, when the winch lift is removed.
2) Upgraded Battery option is only available with hand crank models (Electric lift models come standard with upgraded battery).

Escalera Motorized Stair Climber With Forklift Handtruck - Reviews

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Item - RLA-HC
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