FAQ – Risers Load Rating


Our worktop Risers for the Centipede® Portable Work System underwent the same compression table testing we used as a part of determining the overall load ratings for the Centipede Sawhorse and Support XL. Among other tests, the hydraulic press loaded the unit with risers installed at a constant speed of 0.5 in/min until failure occurred. As a result of these tests, we are excited to announce:

When installed properly, the Risers will not reduce the unit load rating. The maximum recommended amount of weight that can be put on top of a:

  • 2′ x 4′ Centipede® Sawhorse is 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms)
  • 4′ x 8′ Centipede® Support XL is 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms)

Here are some limitations: The load must be distributed evenly across a platform with sufficient strength and the Centipede Sawhorse or Support XL must be on a level surface to support the maximum weight. Do not sit or stand on top of a Centipede Sawhorse or Support XL. Do not apply sideways pressure to a Centipede Sawhorse or Support XL that has a load on top. Do not load on an incline. Do not apply maximum load weight on uneven ground.

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