Knuckle Boom Crane vs. BISON C-Lifts
Container Lifters Compared
The Knuckle Boom is a versatile piece of kit and is often used to load and lower containers. But how does it stack up against the challenger - the BISON C-Lift?
knuckle boom crane
Comprised of a separate lifting mechanism which needs to be installed on a chassis, Knuckle Boom Cranes come in a range of lifting capacities. They are often used to lift containers on and off a truck chassis.
BISON C-Lifts are relatively new to the market, and are in service in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. They consist of 4 legs, which lift containers vertically.
Knuckle Boom Cranes vs BISON C-Lifts
|Knuckle Boom||BISON C-Lifts|
|Max Lift Capacity||20,000 kg (44,000 lb)||32,000 kg (70,000 lb)|
|Lift Speed*||4 minutes|
|Lift in Small Spaces||No||Yes|
|Cost||USD 150,000 ~ 350,000||USD 30,000 ~ 75,000|
|Footprint||Size of Truck Trailer||< 6m2|
|Operators||1||2 - 4|
|Handles 20' and 40'||Usually 20'||Yes|
|Usable in Narrow Spaces||Yes||Yes - very tight|
|Usable under Low Ceilings||No||Yes|
|Keeps Container Level||Yes||Yes|
* Time taken to lift a fully-loaded container from the ground and onto a skeletal trailer.
If you are are worried about cost, and you need to get heavy containers on and off a truck chassis, then the BISON C-Lift is the clear winner. At a fraction of the cost of a knuckle boom crane, and with much higher rated lifting capacity, it is now affordable to own your container lifter. However, if you need to stack containers, a knuckle boom crane is what you are looking for.
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.