Hydraulic elevators are used extensively in buildings up to five or six stories high. Sometimes, but rarely, up to 8 stories high. These elevators, which can operate at speeds up to 61 meters (200 ft) per minute, do not use the large overhead hoisting machinery the way geared and gearless traction systems do.
Hydraulic Elevators are engineered for low- to mid-rise buildings having up to 60 feet of travel. Schumacher Hydraulic Elevators meet and exceed all requirements set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers