Bin Lifters & Tippers - Australia Wide Delivery

We freight and service bin lifters and tippers all over Australia. We have a broad range of both powered and manual lifters and we can customise them to the specific health and safety requirements of any worksite.



Why Buy A Bin Lifter?

Bin Lifters were originally designed as an effective tool to prevent back injuries when lifting and tipping wheelie bins into larger skips. The cost of injury in Australia for the year 2012-13 was a staggering $28 Billion with lower back injuries representing $4.8 Billion. While early models were effective, they were difficult to use and in some cases dangerous due to scissor points and other OHS risks. Also, due to their method of operation they had to be attached to the receiving bin for stability.

Phone Ask Equipment Sales for expert advice to stay up to date with this ever-evolving product and the changes in regulations for operator safety and electrical requirements.

Types Of Opperation

  1. Manual
  2. Powered

Within each category, there’s a wide range to select from to meet; budget, specific needs and duty cycles expected on its daily usage.

The duty cycle can range from 1 bin/week or less to being part of a production line in constant use lifting and tipping on an auto cycle upwards of 300 bins/shift.

Also, for consideration when choosing what type is: the size and brand of bin. Some lifters require constant adjustments to accommodate different bin sizes.


There are various types of manual lifters and tippers:

  1. Gas Strut: Using powerful gas filled rods, like those used on car tailgates, Gas Struts offer around 30KG of assistance during the raising and tipping process. Operators need to be properly trained in the use of Gas Strut models and they do have some drawbacks to be aware of. There needs to be consideration as to the physical stature and ability of the operator/s as the bin needs to be pulled back down against the gas strut resistance after lifting. It also must be locked down in the bottom position ready for the next cycle. Only physically fit operators with reasonable strength will be able to use this type of bin lifter without having further issues.
  2. Bottle Jack: This has adapted the traditional hydraulic ‘Bottle Jack’ which was popular in the older model cars for changing a tyre. The bottle jack uses hydraulic power to raise the cradle. This is achieved by moving the jacks lever up and down to pump hydraulic fluid into the ram. To lower, you release the valve which allows the hydraulic fluid to return into the jack, thereby allowing the bin to lower. While a clever and effective device, this system needs a full understanding of operation to prevent lowering too quickly or pointless pumping while the lowering valve is still open. The number of pumps required to raise the load is approximately 20 short strokes and this type of lifter must to be attached to the bin for stability.
  3. Winch Operated: As the name suggests, this uses a winch to raise and lower the bin through the tipping process. Depending on the brand, the winch is loaded with either a wire rope or webbed strap like a seatbelt. Each has their advantages and disadvantages. The wire rope lays on top of itself during operation and causes abrasion to itself as it rolls off. This can cause sharp metal spikes from the wire rope. The webbed strapping eliminates this as the web lays flat onto itself during loading and unloading of the winch spool. Disadvantage is the web strap can wear during use and weather elements. The operator turns the handle on the winch to spool the web or wire onto the winch drum and in doing so, raises the load and tips it. The winch is a special ‘braked’ type so the bin cannot free fall back down but has to be winched back to the ground. This presents a new consideration as to the quantity of bins or the number of operators. To make the lifting of the load very light, the winch has a low ratio which requires more turning of the handle. It requires 24 turns to raise and 24 turns to lower, thus giving us 48 turns to lift and tip one bin. This type of lifter is used for one or two bins a day per operator. Multiple operators, each doing one or two bins per day, will rapidly get a school emptying 20 or more bins. We must always be careful not to prevent one injury while creating a new injury such as repetitive strain.


There are a multitude of power sources available for powered bin lifters. These can be 12V or 24V Battery powered, which can also have a solar panel added to give you a stand-alone unit powered by the sun.

240V is also available as well as the more robust 415V for heavy lifting or as part of a production line.

For special situations, we have the pneumatic air powered option. This is normally for industries with a high risk of explosion where electrical operation is not an option.

Powered lifters use the same method as a forklift. The power source (Air, 12V, 24V, 240V or 415V) drives a hydraulic gear pump which forces hydraulic oil into the telescopic ram. The extending ram, is fitted with chains which raises the cradle. By using this method, we only use power to raise the bin and gravity to lowers it back down offering greater safety and longer power source life.

Battery-operated lifters use a Gel Cell Battery which holds an enormous amount of power which can be released over a longer period. Tests have shown that one fully charged battery will lift 10 Tonne of product in a one-hour period.

CUSTOM Options

We can customise bin lifters to suit the needs of any industry, such as; special tipping, height or material specifications. For instance, Stainless Steel is required in the food industry. Call Ask to discuss your specific needs.

There are a range of option where the operator must have two hands on the lifter during operation to ensure safety, up to top of the line, solenoid, locked door with full safety cage protection. We have CAT1, CAT3 and even as high as CAT4 certification for our Dumpmaster”.

We have custom lifters which lift and tip from 30KG right the way up to 1,200KG for; bins, drums and crates from 80Lt size up to 1100Lt, four wheeled bins and even ‘Mega Bin Crates’.


With the ability to freight and service Australia wide, there is nowhere that we haven’t been able to deliver to.

For your initial enquiry to discuss requirements and expert free of charge advice, please phone ASK Equipment Sales on (07) 3807 6113.

What We Do

ASK Equipment Sales (QLD) is a specialist in the supply of Wheelie Bins, 4 wheeled bins, Wheelie Bin Lifters, Fans and Mancoolers and associated accessories. For all your Wheelie Bin sales in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Redlands, Moreton Region, Logan and Sunshine Coast, Just "ASK"

Contact Details

PO Box 45

Tamborine QLD 4270 Australia

Ph: +61 (07) 3807 6113

Fx: +61 (07) 3807 8113