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Container Transport

CONTAINER TRANSPORT – WHAT TRUCK TO USE?

When organising the delivery of a shipping container, deciding on which type of truck will best suit your site is critical. Below is an overview of the typical truck types we use, and how they differ from each other.

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • Are there overhead obstacles ie. Power lines, trees, overhang from buildings etc
  • No soft sand (boggy sand)
  • Fixed objects ie. Tree’s, fences, signage …
  • Preferably a flat surface with not too much slope, this makes delivery / collection easier and also helps to keep the container level so that the container doors are easier to open/close

Swinglift:

Container Transport

A Swinglift is essentially a truck fitted with a loading system operating to one side for handling containers. It is important to consider which way the container should be loaded onto the truck at our depot (please inform our team at time of booking), as it can only be unloaded from the right hand drivers’ side. Would the driver need to reverse into the property or can he/she drive straight in?

Here is a great example of how a swinglift truck offloads a container from the drivers side, which hopefully gives you a good indication of the required space needed, including height clearance.

12m Swinglift Clearance requirements:
Height: 4.5m Width: 6m Length: 19m

HIAB

A HIAB is a truck that has a crane attached to it. They are adaptable vehicles, capable of pin-point accuracy to deliver your unit in difficult access areas. HIAB delivery allows for containers to be delivered over obstructions such as up to 3m high fences, and can be dropped at a 90 degree angle to the truck. They do have weight restrictions, so please speak to the team to discuss this prior to booking a HIAB truck.

Have a look at the below video to see how the HIAB trucks can easily deliver containers over obstacles and away from the delivering truck.

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