The BISON C-Lift P10 is a portable system for lifting ISO containers of all types and sizes up to 10,000 kg (22,000 lb).
Ideal for empty and light weight containers, the P10 is easily moved between sites, sets up in minutes and is safe and easy to operate.
The C-Lift P10 is safe, portable and easy to set up. With the P10 you can transfer containers on and off trailers in any location.
The ground surface must be solid, stable and compacted. If you have any doubts, test the ground while lifting the container a small, safe height.
The site should ideally be level (within about 2°), however the C-Lift can accommodate ground with a small degree of unevenness. BISON supplies packing that may be placed under the foot-plates to accommodate height differences at each end of the container.
Our C-Lifts can be used to lift any length of container; 10’, 20’, 40’, 48’, 53’ and even 60’. BISON supplies rigging and hydraulic hoses for lifting 20' containers as standard. Extension rigging and hoses are available for longer containers, let our team know what your requirements are.
Yes, our C-Lifts can lift 9'6" high-cube containers.
Our C-Lift A32 can be safely operated by one trained operator.
Our C-Lift P32 and P10 can be safely operated by two trained operators.
Our C-Lift M10 can be safely operated by 2-4 trained operators.
Many of the tasks (for example the set up) can be completed more efficiently if more people are available. It is possible for one person to operate the C-Lift P10, but it involves heavy-lifting and increases the time to complete a lift. A chain block is a useful accessory for quickly and safely lifting heavier components.
Operating time depends on many factors, including: (i) experience and number of operators, (ii) size of the container, (iii) site conditions and (iv) type of C-Lift you're using.
Our automated C-Lift A32 takes five minutes to set up and four minutes to complete a full lift.
Our portable C-Lift P Series, the full operation takes two trained operators 40 minutes. Lifting and lowering the full 1.65m (65") involves a series of 5 steps, using BISON's patent pending lift-and-lock mechanism. The steps being: set up the C-Lift (12 mins), lift the container (12 mins), position the vehicle (5 mins), lower the container (5 mins) and detach the C-Lift (5 mins).
Our manual C-Lift M10 takes about 20 minutes to set up and up to 40 minutes to complete a full lift.
Our C-Lifts lift the container to a maximum height of 165 cm (65 inches). We can manufacture and supply taller lifting legs on special request.
There is a 25 cm (10 inch) gap between each side of the container and the adjacent leg. That is 50 cm (or 20 inches) overall.
Our C-Lifts are safe, provided the recommended operating instructions are followed. We recommend all operators are trained in how to use BISON C-Lift equipment prior to using it. Like all material handling equipment, our C-Lifts present risk if not used properly. Safety ultimately relies on the care and competence of the operators.
BISON supplies a comprehensive Operating Manual and Instructional Videos (with subtitles that auto-translate in all languages) detailing essential safety information. All legs are made from high strength steel and proof tested to 1.5 times their rated load before leaving the factory. Safety Notices and a Safety Checklist are clearly marked on all legs and the HPU. A sturdy rigging system is integrated into the design, increasing stability. The hydraulics feature abrasion resistant hydraulic hoses and integrated counter balance valves (in the hydraulic cylinders), for protection against a hose burst.
The C-Lift is CE certified and the design conforms with the following European Union directives and relevant harmonisation legislation.
|Applicable Directive||Harmonized standards|
|Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC||EN ISO 12100:2010 (AS/NZS 4024.1201:2004)
EN ISO 14121-1:2007
|RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU||EN 50581:2012|
Provided the driver is competent and takes reasonable care, the risk of the trailer hitting the legs can be safely managed. The following basic steps are recommended in the operating and training material:
For safety reasons, we recommend that only trained personnel use your C-Lifts. BISON provides detailed Operating Manuals and Instructional Videos for training purposes.
The A Series is driven by electric powered hydraulics and controlled with integrated electronics. A hydraulic power unit is housed on each leg and run off single phase electric power, supplied externally by mains supply or a generator and electric cables connecting the four legs.
The P Series is driven by a hydraulic power unit (HPU) and single phase electric power supply. The electrical power source can be a nearby mains supply, or a portable generator. Electrical power can also be taken from the truck batteries, using an inverter to convert the DC power to AC. Alternative power options are possible.
Contact BISON to discuss the power options that best suit your application.
If your truck has a hydraulic pump mounted to the PTO, it may be possible to drive the C-Lift's hydraulic system with this. Contact BISON or your local hydraulics service agent for more information.
Yes, the hydraulic power unit can be run from the mains electrical supply. Hydraulic pump options are available for 230 VAC and 115 VAC.
The mechanical hardware is designed to be tough and durable, and requires very little maintenance. All metallic parts are zinc-plated (silver) for corrosion protection.
The hydraulic system should be maintained as per standard practice. Hydraulic seals should be replaced when there are signs of leakage, and hydraulic fluid should be replaced or filtered periodically. The hydraulic hoses may need to be replaced if they are damaged (for example, if they are driven over by a vehicle). This maintenance can be performed by your local hydraulics service agent.
The C-Lift Operating Manuals contain a comprehensive list of maintenance items to monitor: (i) before use, (ii) during operation, (iii) every quarter (or 250 lifts), and (iv) every year (or 1,000 lifts).
The design life is 10 years. Provided the equipment is well looked after and properly maintained, it will deliver many years of service.
The A Series is automated, with a lift capacity of 32 tonne (77,000 lb) and lift time of 3 - 5 minutes. Set up can take less than five minutes. One operator is required. The A Series is best suited to single-site use.
The P Series is semi-automated, with a lift capacity of up to 32 tonne (77,000 lb) and a lift time of 12 - 15 minutes. Set up can take 10 - 15 minutes. Two operators are required. The P Series is portable and easily transported between sites.
The M Series is manually operated, with a lift capacity of up to 10 tonne (22,000 lb) and a lift time of 40 minutes. Set up can take 10 - 20 minutes. Four operators are recommended. The M Series is also portable and easily transported between sites.
Contact BISON for comparative specs and prices for each model.