Toyota Forklift delivered its first Combilift Straddle Carrier – a two container higher carrier into a Durban operation recently.

Manufactured in Europe, the Combilift Straddle Carrier is an ideal product for use in operations with low container handling volumes.  It is also ideal for customers who are looking for an alternative to Reach Stackers or Top Lifting forklifts.  The Combilift Straddle Carrier is used in various applications such as transport, manufacturing and distribution.

The Combilift Straddle Carrier comes in two standard models. The first model lifts containers on and off trailers and transports them around the yard with the second model having the ability of the first model but also able to stack two containers high. Other applications of this unit include handling odd shaped and large loads such as pipe and steel beams which is made easy when the machine is fitted with a top lifting attachment.

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With a lifting capacity of 35 tonnes, the Combilift Straddle Carrier can handle container sizes from 20’ to 45’through its simple lifting mechanism.  It also features low ground pressure when fully loaded and is able to travel in and out of warehouses.

This equipment is sure to save the consumer’s operating costs as it eliminates the use of waiting trailers and is a worthwhile investment to have in the yard.