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Special Straddle Carrier Investment Shows Growing Benefits

Over three hours, five personnel and four forklifts used to be required to load a finished grain drier onto a low loader for transportation. That’s all changed now we have invested in a Combilift Straddle Carrier (Combi-SC) – The procedure now needs only one piece of lifting equipment, one driver and is ready to go in ten minutes.  With annual sales of driers now exceeding 120 units this significant investment is already paying its way.

Originally designed for handling shipping containers, Combilift design engineers created a bespoke version of their Straddle Carrier to meet the special challenges of our application and to ensure stable lifting of various sized units, the largest of which weighs around 22t, is 20m long and over 4m wide.

Evie Rudman, Despatch Manager says: “The Combi-SC has definitely given us major benefits in terms of convenience, safety and speed. We can now move these huge pieces of equipment around the yard so easily.”

Combilift's product range offers a very diverse range of innovative solutions in material handling.  Alvan Blanch also recently bought a Combi all-wheel-drive multidirectional forklift. Products can be individually customized to offer tailor made solutions. For more information, please visit: