Side-Lifting Container Requirements

CONTAINER CORNER CASTINGS

Ensure the container has 4 bottom corner castings approx. ⅞” thick, and check that they are open and free of debris like dirt and rocks.

Side-loading trucks utilize these castings for attachment to the container properly for transport.


MAXIMUM CONTAINER CAPACITIES

Our side-loading trucks can lift a maximum of 70,000 lbs. The US Highway maximum payload for R&A trucking is limited to 38,000 lbs.


SHIPPING CONTAINER ACCESSORIES

A/C boxes and any other accessories that protrude from your containers will need to be removed before lifting or transport.



CONTAINER POSITIONING

R&A’s side-loading trucks are 60’ long and 14’ tall with a minimum turning radius of 40’. A minimum of 10 feet of space beside the container is required for safe loading/unloading. Below images are provided to help you understand our space requirements for loading or unloading containers with our equipment.

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The sidelifter loads and unloads containers from the ground, from other vehicles, including railway rolling stock, and directly from stacks on docks or aboard container ships.

Minimal shifting, prevents containers from tilting or dropping. Reduces the potential for damage to ground surfaces. Eliminates the need for cranes or forklifts.

All containers must meet standard requirements to be safely moved and transported.