Take Control & Lift Containers Yourself
Free Yourself From Swinglift & Sideloader Frustrations
For manufacturers, importers and exporters who are put off by high sideloader and swinglift service costs and long delays. Bring your container-lifting in house with BISON C-Lifts.
Is A Sideloader Right For You?
|Max Lift Capacity||32,000+ kg (70,000 lb)+*||32,000 kg (70,000 lb)|
|Lift Time||25 minutes||5 - 15 minutes*|
|Cost||USD 300,000+||USD 30,000 ~ 75,000|
|Footprint||40m2 (430 sq ft)||< 6m2 (64 sq ft)|
|Operators||1||1 - 4|
|Stack Containers||2 high*||No|
|Handles 20' and 40'||Yes||Yes|
|Usable in Narrow Spaces||No||Yes - very tight|
|Usable under Low Ceilings||No||Yes|
|Keeps Container Level||Yes||Yes|
|Container Volume||Medium - High||Low - Medium|
|Equipment Weight||A Truck +||450 kg (990 lb) - 1320 kg (2800 lb)|
|Can Damage Site Surface||No||No|
* Depends on the model.
While Sideloaders (also known as swinglifts) are flexible and mobile container handlers, they typically take much longer than advertised to actually deploy and lift a shipping container. Jockeying the truck into position, and setting up the stabilising legs chews up time. So, if you just need to get heavy containers on and off a truck chassis - fast - then the BISON C-Lift is the clear winner. At a fraction of the cost of a Sideloader, and with much less fuel consumption, it is the affordable container lifting choice. Its ability to get containers on and off a truck in tight spaces in low spaces is an asset for warehouses and cramped work sites. Also, the C-Lift's small size means it can be more easily stored when not in use. However, if you need to stack containers, or move them around a site regularly, a Swinglift such as a Hammar or Steelbro might be just what you need.
Disclaimer: This comparison is intended as a rough guide only. For exact product specifications contact producers directly.
Our C-Lift Range
Lift more with less. If speed and efficiency are top priority, the A Series is your ideal option.
Deploy modified containers and other containerised assets on site, anywhere - fast.
Lift heavy containers anywhere. For high lift capacity in any location, the P Series gets the job done.
BISON products are now in use in over 50 countries around the world. Read what some of customers have to say.
Real Customers Real Results
International Fruit Exporter Cuts Haulage Costs
T&G Pipfruit faced container loading delays and high sideloader costs, as they were reliant on one local sideloader provider. But after installing two sets of the BISON C-Lift A32F, they have eliminated downtime and sideloader costs, and now only need to rely on inexpensive skeletal trailers for haulage to the port. As a bonus, they have also made their workplace safer and more efficient.
Global Company Eliminates Crane Delays
Tower Inspection inspects and services towers at remote sites around the world. They suffered from delays while waiting for cranes to arrive and offload their containers. Now, with a BISON C-Lift P32, they have independence and control over their container logistics. They can load and offload containers at the work site and position them without costly crane hire delays.
Reactor Contractor Gains Independence
Hydro Processing Associates (HPA) was struggling to get their containerized equipment on site, relying on 3rd party services such as cranes or forktrucks. But this often lead to delays and scheduling complications. Now, with the BISON C-Lift A32 they can bring their container lifter with them, and get their containers where they want, when they want.