Hewitt Machine & Mfg. Inc. is known to marine dealers as a leading producer of boat lifts and docks. The manufacturing plant is located along Highway 14 in Nicollet, Minnesota. The company annually employs 85 full time and seasonal workers. The docks and lifts are shipped to Hewitt dealers across the U.S., up into Canada and even to Belgium and Holland. The business started in 1971 when Larry purchased Bauer Welding Shop. Larry did mostly welding, machining, automotive repair and fixed and sold lawn mowers at first. Their fortune turned in 1972 when Hewitt agreed to build a dock for a friend. He had a bad back and wanted an easier way to put in his dock. They did a little brainstorming with the idea of putting wheels on a dock. They found a do-it-yourself book and went and looked at some rafters Larry’s Uncle used in his metal business. Instead of using wood for the sides, they used light duty steel rafters. The 64 foot long dock had two sets of car tires and wheels for moving it in and out.
The original dock on wheels offers easy installation and height adjustment.
A heavy-duty modular system that combines the look of traditional “post and plank” dock with innovative ideas in engineering.
A modular “post and plank” dock system emphasizing easy installation and crisp, clean lines.
A simple, economical “post and plank” dock with all-in-one modular sections.
Floating Truss Dock
The solution for deep water and changing water levels. Commercial and residential.
Custom Floating Dock
Floating docks in a wider range of sizes. Unique solutions for commercial and residential applications.
Hewitt Lifts have earned a reputation for being the most durable in the industry.
Overall safety and enjoyment of your lift is the focus of Hewitt Manufacturing. The lifts we build are low maintenance and designed to make installation and use as easy as possible. Our designs require no top bars that can get in the way when entering or exiting a boat. Above all, Hewitt lifts are built to last. At first glance, different brands of lifts may look similar, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find that Hewitt lifts are built like no other. Heavier gauge plate metal, extensive use of structural extrusions, better reinforcing – these are important differences that add up to greater value. We also give extra attention to the way parts are assembled. All key joints are first made with a self-supporting “through-hole” connection and then secured with high-precision robotic welding. Hewitt offers one of the most extensive lines of lifts available, and we’re sure you’ll find a model and package of accessories ideally suited to your needs.
Standard Cantilever Lift
The original Hewitt Lift design – simple, economical and proven performance.
Hydraulic Cantilever Lift
The simplicity of the standard Cantilever Lift with the
convenience of hydraulic operation and remote control.
Hi-Lift Vertical Lift
A straight up/down lift suited to deeper water or frequently changing water levels.
Hydraulic Lift Series
Hydraulic Lifts for any type of watercraft. State-of-the art design with wireless remote control.
Large Capacity Hydraulic
The Hewitt 12,100 lb and 18,100 lb hydraulic models are a special class of hydraulic lift.
Low-cost Cantilever Lifts specifically designed for personal watercraft and small boats.
Narrow Pontoon Lift
Lifts designed especially for pontoon boats. Supports the entire length of the boat without stressing the pontoons.
For More Information On Availability and Pricing Call Hallberg Marine at 651-462-4516