Once jib is attached do you have to follow crane regs as far as proof loading/inspections/certifications?

OSHA 1926.1400 defines a crane and includes equipment that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load. If the modified excavator performs these functions, would likely need to comply with crane regulations.

Which Actuator will mine have, if I purchase a KL1200 Barrier Lifter?


Can the lift be used to haul a jersey barrier from point A to point B. Distances can range up to several hundred feet.

Yes, this is certainly possible. There should be some consideration given to the road conditions. If this were through a rough, gravel yard for instance using a wheel loader would not be ideal. However using an excavator or loader on the roadway would work just fine!

We will have to turn our concrete bin blocks 90 degrees prior to stacking. Can a custom pad be made to allow for this?

If you are looking to do this in a horizontal rotation, the sling attaching the lifter will allow for you to spin the lifter a full 360 degrees, if needed. If you want to rotate the Bin Block vertically, this is not such an easy task. Please contact our engineering department directly at eng@kenco.com. They will be able to help you find a solution!

Paint for touch up

Yes, we can assist with paint for touchups. Contact our sales team for assistance. 800-653-6069

Are there any repair locations to send a picker to?

You can contact our sales team at 800-653-6069 for assistance. They will ask for the product model and serial number to gain some history of the attachments. It is also very common to have pictures of the lifter and the damage. Often a visual inspection can assist before having to ship out for repair. If the determination is to send the lifter in for repair, the salesperson will guide you through shipping it to our facility:

Kenco Corporation RA#TBD

170 State Route 271

Ligonier, PA 15658

Please do not send a lifter without speaking with a representative. If the serial number is not legible or was sold through a dealer, it can be difficult to determine who will be facilitating the repair. Once the lifter has been inspected, your sale rep will contact you with details and costs for repair. Please note that lifters using actuators and/or pads will require a new set of pads and an actuator when sent in for repair.


What Size Actuator Do I Have?

Refer to this blog post for details about the actuator. Or simply use the measurements below to compare its size when shaft is fully extended.

kenco actuator side by side size comparison with tape measure


What is the Return Policy?


Unused Items:

You have 30 calendar days from the time of receiving your Kenco product to return it. Kenco will only issue a full refund of the product purchase price less shipping if the item received:

  • is not what the customer had originally ordered
  • is in its original packaging
  • has not been used

Used Items: 

Lifting attachments that are being returned must be inspected by Kenco before a refund can be issued. The customer must contact Kenco before sending the lifter by phone – 800-653-6069 – or by email – sales@kenco.com. A sales representative will notify engineering that the lifter is being returned. Upon receiving the lifter, a Kenco engineer will conduct a complete evaluation and determine if there are any damages. These repairs along with a 15% restocking fee will be deducted from the purchase price of the lifter.

Pads and actuators are considered wear items and therefore cannot be returned after any use.


If the return is approved, the product price less any above-mentioned fees will be returned by the same payment method as received within 5-10 calendar days.

International charges such as duties or  insurance will not be refunded.

Shipping fees are also non-refundable.

Payment Methods & Terms

Major credit cards accepted and processed through a secure channel – Solupay. A copy of receipt and paid invoice will be emailed to the customer after the item has been fulfilled. Any billing issues can be directed to accounting@kenco.com. Please see our Privacy Notice for further details on our policy on sharing your personal information.


All lifting attachments will be shipped using FedEx Freight unless otherwise specified. The tracking number will be located in the upper right hand corner of the invoice. Customer wanting to use their own freight company or to use 3rd party billing must contact Kenco by phone – 800-653-6069 – to place their order.

Replacement parts will be shipped via FedEx Ground, 2nd day or overnight services as specified by customer at checkout.

Shipping fees are non-refundable and the customer’s responsibility unless the shipping error was made by Kenco. Return shipping/freight is the sole responsibility of the customer.


All lifters are to be free from proven defects in material and workmanship for a period of six months. See Kenco’s warranty policy located at the end of your lifter’s manual for full details.

Contact Us 

Before sending any item back to Kenco, contact 800-653-6069 or sales@kenco.com.

*Return and refund policy is for standard models only.


Actuator Size – Which One Do I Have?

kenco actuator dimensions and size

How Much Does the Pipe Lifter Weigh?

  • Pipe Lift Model
  • PL1500
  • PL2000
  • PL2150
  • PL2250
  • PL2500
  • PL2750
  • PL3000
  • PL3500
  • PL4500
  • PL7000
  • PL8500
  • Weight / Shipping Weight (LB)
  • 200
  • 225
  • 240
  • 330
  • 350
  • 410
  • 550
  • 580
  • 1250
  • 1600
  • 1750