Offloading shipping containers from a truck - cheaply
Getting shipping containers off the truck and onto the ground can be a challenge. Containers are bulky and awkward to handle without the right equipment, and truck-mounted cranes, forklifts, tilt-bed trailers and the like don’t come cheap. However, the C-Lift M10 from BISON takes a surprisingly straightforward approach that is very cost effective in comparison.
The M10 consists of four sturdy, lightweight frames, with chain hoists that hook on to the corners of the container. The container is hoisted up to allow the truck to drive out, and the container is lowered to the ground. Manual chain hoists might seem like hard work to some, but their low gearing makes it easy. A team of four can ground a container from trailer-height in under 10 minutes. Lifting a container back onto a truck is equally straightforward. Once the container is hoisted above deck height, there is ample clearance between the frames for the truck to reverse through. No power source is required and there’s not much that can break down or go wrong.
Lifting and lowering the container is just one part of the job. The M10 disassembles into a compact unit for transport on a pickup or small trailer, and is quickly reassembled with just a few bolts. Once assembled the M10 can be moved around the site on wheels.
The M10 can be used safely on a wide variety of ground surfaces. The tripod base forms a stable foundation when the ground is uneven, and plates are large enough for the M10 to work on soft ground.
The equipment is not just restricted to lifting containers. The M10’s chain hoists can be hooked onto a pair of lifting beams, and the beams can be used to lift accommodation modules or other large, bulky items in the same way.
Whether it's an import or export container, or your dream container home being delivered to site, the M10 is simple and low tech, but effective. If the goal is to just get the job done, the C-Lift M10 is the tool for the job.