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Container Handling Freedom

C-Lift A Series

With an impressive lift capacity of 32 tonne | 70,000 lbs, the C-Lift A Series gives you the freedom to transfer containers between the ground and chassis - anywhere, anytime, for less.

Fast & Automated Container Lifting

Compact and portable, the C-Lift A Series is a tried and tested performer, that is easy to relocate, set up and operate. The A Series will equip you to offload containers anywhere on site - including indoors and in tight spaces.

Ideal for factories, warehouses, and facilities with low to medium container throughput, the C-Lift A Series is a convenient and cost effective alternative to third party cranes, and requires a fraction of the capital investment and running costs of traditional container handling equipment.

Putting You In Control

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Eliminate Crane Hire Charges

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Avoid Delays And Downtime

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Work At Sites Without Docks

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Process Cargo At Ground Level

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Improve Safety and Security

C-Lift A Series

  • Quick and easy to relocate and set up
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    The A Series is compact and portable, with a small storage and operating footprint. The legs roll easily on castors across smooth surfaces. Built-in forklift pockets allow for movement across rough surfaces or longer distances.

  • Runs off single-phase power supply
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    The A Series runs off 207 - 240 VAC, single-phase, 50 - 60 Hz power supply, with 4 x 0.75kW motors, drawing 10 - 15 Amps. Typical power sources are your regular mains supply, or a portable generator.

  • Self levelling control system
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    Onboard sensors control the pumps and motors, keeping the container level and each leg synchronized. The default mode is self levelling, however the operator can select and control individual legs, or groups of legs, if required.

  • 32,000 kg | 77,000 lb lift capacity
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    Each hydraulic leg has a working load limit of 8,000 kg or 17,600 lbs, giving you a total working load limit of 32 tonne. Constructed from high-strength structural steel, each leg is physically proof tested to 150% times its working load limit before shipping.

  • Compatible with all ISO container types and sizes
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    The A Series handles all ISO container types and sizes, including high cubes, 40' and 45' containers.

C-Lift A Series

  • Wireless remote
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    A wireless handheld remote control allows the operator to move freely, monitor each lift, and remain a safe distance from the elevated container.

  • Hydraulic counterbalance valves
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    Hydraulic counterbalance valves ensure the container will stay elevated in the event of an unexpected power outage or hydraulic failure.

  • Emergency stops
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    An emergency stop button on the remote will stop the A Series on demand. A second hardwired emergency stop button sits on the ground, a safe distance from the elevated container.

  • Safety rated control system
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    A safety-rated control system, with dual-channel redundancy, controls the pumps and motors, keeping the container level and each leg synchronized.

  • Dual Lifting Cables
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    Dual lifting cables, rated to 5 times the working load limit, share the load on each leg. If one cable failed unexpectedly, the other cable can carry the full load by itself.

Model C-Lift A32
Lift Capacity 32,000 kg
Lift Height 175 cm
Reversing Clearance 50 cm
Leg Weight 330 kg
Operating Temperature -10°C to +40°C. Upgrade available to extend high/low temp limits
IP Rating IP54
Power Supply 207 - 240 VAC, single phase, 50 - 60 Hz. 4 x 0.75kW motors, requires 10 - 15 Amps
Construction High strength structural steel. Each leg is factory proof tested to 150% x rated load. Off the shelf hydraulics, for easy servicing. Zinc-plated and painted exterior, for long life cycle.
Design Standard CE compliant and designed in accordance with BS EN 1494:2000+A1:2008, the British Standard for mobile or moveable jacks.
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Weigh Containers As You Lift

If you want to know the gross weight of your containers, we can upgrade the A Series to weigh the container as you lift, and transmit the weight directly to the Bison VGM App.

With the VGM App, you can produce a digital container weight record, capturing other information such as the date, time, location and photos. The record includes a digital VGM certificate for SOLAS VGM compliance.

The A Series gives a weighing accuracy of +/-3%. If you need a more precise measurement, check out Bison C-Jacks, portable container scales for weighing ISO shipping containers to +/- 0.2% accuracy.

HPA USA Streamlines Equipment Staging

"The biggest benefit for us having the Bison container jacks is the ability to be self supportive in the refineries in which we work. There are times it takes 2 - 3 days to stage equipment and assets and a lot of manpower, whereas we can go in there with just a few guys and the Bison jacks, unload our equipment and get out of the way of the other contractors."

- Marcus Oliver, Global Asset Manager

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Dedicated Support

Bison engineers stand ready to support your team and technicians. This support is enhanced by remote diagnostic capabilities built into all automated C-Lift A Series. Using a smartphone app, your team can connect Bison engineers to your C-Lift A Series, allowing us to investigate issues if they arise, reset the firmware, and provide expert advice at low or no cost, no matter where you are in the world.

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Comprehensive Training

With every C-lift A Series you'll receive a series of detailed Training Videos - covering safety, key components, how to set the C-Lift A Series up, safe operation, and reversing safety. Each video is accompanied by a short online test, so that you can train, test, and certify your C-Lift A Series operators, and take confidence knowing they are familiar with the equipment and how to use it safely.

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5 Year Limited Warranty

All Bison C-Lift A Series are covered by a 5-year limited warranty on structural components, and a 1-year limited warranty on other components. Our product development and production processes combine first-class engineering, industrial-strength components, and rigorous manufacturing, to deliver quality equipment you can trust to perform in the toughest conditions.

The Challenges Of Exporting Agricultural Machinery At 40° Below

For Morris Equipment, exporting their agricultural machinery was hugely costly and inefficient, as their team was at the mercy of the service providers. With delays and ongoing costs causing frustration, it was time for a change, and Bison offered a solution in the form of two C-Lift A Series.

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