Delivery of containers can sometimes be challenging. There is usually a requirement to have ~100ft of straight line to deliver a container, which can be a challenge especially in urban- or rural areas where roads are small and narrow.
In our guide, we normally recommend 40ft or 60ft of extra space for roll-off and tilt-bed deliveries respectively. The delivery constraints have been a challenge in the industry for years, but there are now some new and innovative solutions on the market for clients where delivery space and manoeuvrability is a challenge.
Arizona-based Cheetah Lift have now launched a tow-behind solution that allows the container to be put straight on the ground, rather than the traditional methods of “roll-off” or “tilt-bed” deliveries. The Cheetah Lift container moving is compatible with all ISO shipping containers, and allows you to use your own truck for the delivery.
To see the system in action, check out this great Youtube video
Essentially, the Cheetah Lift system attaches to the wheel lift of a medium duty tow truck. The tow truck backs up to either end of the container. The operator lowers the wheel lift, extends it out to the container and the attached device locks into the corner casting of the container.
Once the tow truck is attached, one end of the container is lifted hydraulically about 30″ to 36″ in the air and then a “center stand” is placed roughly in the middle of the container on both sides. The wheel lift is then lowered which raises the other end of the container.
Now that the other end of the container is in the air, the wheels of the Cheetah Lift, also called “container dollies”, are rolled under the end of the container. The operator lifts the wheel lift again thus lowering the container down on the dollies. The corner casting at the back is lowered onto a pylon that allows the container dollies to be bolted from the back.
The wheel lift is now lifted a little more, allowing the removal of the center stands, then lowered again so the container/trailer is level. The operator moves the wheel lift in or out to the desired towing position, he puts the straps on to secure the front of the dollies to the container, he attaches the lights and “Over Size Load” banner and hooks up the brakes. It is now ready to tow!
Check out www.cheetahlift.com for more information on how to buy and use the system.
At Boxhub, you can find the right container for whatever need you have and we can even take care of delivery to your site. We have agreements with the leading container owners, so check out www.boxhub.com and get in touch with us to discuss all possibilities.