Irish manufacturer Combilift Ltd, the global leader in the long load handling sector, branched out in a new direction at this year’s CeMat with the launch of its latest product, the Combilift Container Lifter. The Container Lifter was developed for the needs of the container haulage industry in mind – a growing sector according to Combilift MD Martin McVicar: “Using containers is the cheapest way to transport goods around the world, but the loading and offloading process can be awkward, involving extra costs for the hire of cranes and ramps, and time wasted waiting for offloading equipment to arrive. The integrated Combilift Container Lifter offers significant benefits as it eliminates the need for ramps, cranes, waiting time, and additionally allows much safer ground level loading and unloading.”
The crane arms of the Container Lifter hydraulically move along the chassis enabling it to cope with varying container lengths, and it will lift 20, 30 and 40 Foot containers up to a weight of 34 tonnes. It can lift two smaller 20′ containers simultaneously, and offloading takes a mere two minutes. Containers can also be transferred directly from one trailer to another. The Container Lifter is a high tensile steel construction, with rear axle steering for better manoeuvrability in enclosed areas and a 2.70m jack leg for excellent stability.
“We believe hauliers will be quick to recognise the multiple benefits of the Container Lifter both to them and their customers,” says martin McVicar, “and visitor feedback at the show was very positive towards this new product.”