With the BISON C-Lift P32, you can lift containers on and off chassis in any location.
Portable, safe and efficient, the P32 is easily moved between sites, sets up in minutes and lifts ISO containers of all types and sizes up to 32 tonne (70,000 lb).
Ideal for locations where regular container handling equipment, cranes or forklifts are too big, heavy, or expensive - or simply unavailable!
The BISON C-Lift P32 is a self contained container lift system, driven by a hydraulic power unit and single phase electric power supply. The unique mix of portability and lift capacity is achieved with BISON's patent pending "lift-and-lock" mechanism. Double acting hydraulic cylinders with a 30cm (12") stroke lift the container to 165cm (65") in a series of steps, providing clearance for a trailer to move in or out from under the container.
The P32 is CE certified, designed in accordance with applicable sections of EN 1494 (mobile or moveable jacks) and manufactured in accordance AS/NZS1554.4 (structural steel welding). Each leg is proof tested to 1.5 times the rated load prior to dispatch.
BISON provides a range of resources to help you evaluate the C-Lift and train your personnel.
This is a comprehensive 26 page guide detailing:
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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.
The C-Lift 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.
Yes, the C-Lift can lift 9’6” tall, high cube containers.
The C-Lift can be operated safely and efficiently by two trained operators. Many of the tasks (for example the set up) can be done more quickly if more people are available. It is possible for one person to operate the C-Lift P10, but it would involve some 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, and (iii) site conditions. Generally speaking the full operation will take two trained operators 40 minutes. The steps being to set up the C-Lift (12 mins), lift the container (12 mins), position the vehicle (5 mins), lower the container (5 mins) and dettach the C-Lift (5 mins). Lifting and lowering the full 1.65m (65") involves a series of 5 steps, using BISON's patent pending lift-and-lock mechanism.
The C-Lift can lift the container to a maximum height of 165 cm (65 inches). Taller lifting legs can be manufactured and supplied 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.
The C-Lift is entirely safe provided the recommended operating instructions are followed. Like all material handling equipment, the C-Lift presents risk if not used properly. Safety ultimately turns 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 harmonization 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 the C-Lift. BISON provides detailed Operating Manuals and Instructional Videos for training purposes.
The C-Lift 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 with a vehicle.) This maintenance can be performed by your local hydraulics service agent.
The C-Lift Operating Manual contains 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.