Mobicon’s Container Handling Equipment – Top 4 Strengths.

Mobicon’s Container Handling Equipment – Top 4 Strengths.

The Mobicon is a patented two-tower Gantry Crane or Straddle Carrier of unique design. When no container is being carried, the two towers are connected by draw-bars.  When a container is handled, the rear tower carries the rear of the container, and the front tower carries the front of the container.  The container then becomes part of the Straddle Carrier structure!

As the Mobicon Straddle Carrier attaches itself in the side holes of the container corner castings, it can handle all types of containers, including flatbeds, bolsters and half high containers and tank containers and therefore becomes useful in so many different industries!

When asked why Mobicon Systems has so many satisfied clients owner and CEO Mr Tom Schults said there were many reasons, however four main reasons stand out;

  1. The Mobicon means less yard damage. The wheel weights are only half that of other straddle carriers, so there is less pressure as the Mobicon moves across the yard. Unlike forklifts or reach stackers, the weight of the container is evenly spread out over the 8 wheels of the Straddle Carrier, resulting in a very low wheel weight.
  2. Safety; The operator cabin is safely away from the load, the container is carried only 30cm off the ground and in addition we do not use chains so there are no back or hand injuries caused by handling chain hooks.
  3. We provide a space saving solution. The Mobicon is narrower than other straddle carriers and containers can be placed closer together. The Mobicon Straddle Carrier carries containers lengthwise, and a 5 metre laneway is sufficient for transporting them. The Mobicon can also transport containers inside a building or under an awning, as it is only 4 meters high when carrying a container so our clients can pack and unpack containers inside, both freeing up yard space and getting stock out of the weather. It can also load containers on road vehicles, as the lift-height is 1.7 meters.
  4. We save our clients money. The Mobicon provides savings on yard maintenance AND reduces truck turnaround times; clients pack containers faster while on the ground, they have less chassis tied up in their yard and work more efficiently as they decide when to pack or unpack a container, so they don’t need to wait for trucks to arrive.

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