BRISBANE-based Mobicon Straddle Carriers recently delivered four top frame straddle carriers to be used at the Northport container terminal at Port Klang, Malaysia.
The four machines are in operation handling 20 and 40-foot containers at the port, with their 3.6-metre height and 12.3-metre turning radius.
Mobicon managing director Tom Schults said with a tight turning circle, low wheel loads and very economical running costs the Mobicon Top Frame Machine doesn’t come with the big price tags of reach stackers, three-high straddle carriers and container forklift trucks.
“However, it still allows the operation to stack containers two high and manoeuvre easily in tight spaces,” he said.
“Mobicon’s Top Frame Machine won’t damage the concrete or bitumen of an average industrial yard, unlike other three and four wheel straddle carriers on the market today.”
Mr Schults went on, saying the Mobicon Top Frame didn’t need a special operating licence.
“The Mobicon Top Frame machine has the added safety features of engagement sensors and colour cameras for twistlock engagement, and is designed for lifting and moving containers, and unlike Forklifts and Sideloading Trailers will not tip over,” he said.
“Using a Mobicon can also eliminate the need for potentially dangerous loading docks and slippery ramps.”