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Old 21 December 2014, 13:37   #11
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Lifting a fully loaded container will be no problem, container sideloader trucks are not hard to find, maybe little more expensive than a ordinary truck to hire but not that much.



If the container will be moved at sea or port ares, it need to have a valid CSC plate and to be in a reasonable good condition. On a domestic road transport its only a "steel box" no CSC validity requirements there.

20 ft containers are typically structurally less prone for damages than 40 ft units, they also very often have a higher payload. For heavy "cargo " would go for a heavy payload 20ft unit, their often rated for up to 30MT.

If going to keep it as a storage, would specify the number of vents it has, some has only 2 whereas other might have 8. If you are going to purchase a used one, i would hand pick in the container depot(or at least request good photos) to avoid any surprises.
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Old 21 December 2014, 13:58   #12
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yup, i loaded 9 x 20 fts last week with around 10,000 kgs each using a hiab lifting to trailers.

look at Containerlift if you want to fill it right up. their side lifters can lift unto around 35,000 kgs i think.. you need to have plenty of space around the container tho to allow vehicle access to lift such weights.
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Old 21 December 2014, 14:30   #13
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Ok back to a container now. It's only got to go from southampton to the West Country. 20 ft would be good and I can load and unload at my leisure
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Ok back to a container now. It's only got to go from southampton to the West Country. 20 ft would be good and I can load and unload at my leisure
Where in the West Country - if in this neck of the woods we have a couple of people that move containers.
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Don't waste your time looking at container movement of your goods over a short distance. It will cost you multiple times more to move it in a container using specialised container moving equipment rather than using a trailer/ lo loader and tail lift van. If loading 9 containers in a day (probably for overseas shipment) it may be viable but not for what your doing. Speak to a removal company or local haulier for good advice.
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Where in the West Country - if in this neck of the woods we have a couple of people that move containers.

Haven't found a home yet, we are looking in the somerset, devon area, don't want to go right done to Cornwall, likewise Dorset, so the corridor across that middle section, looking at one or two, time permitting over the Christmas break


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Old 22 December 2014, 03:53   #17
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when I moved out of Dartmouth a couple of years ago I brought a 7.5 ton removal lorry loaded it over a 2wk period ,used it as storage for 3months whilst we lived in a caravan at the factory then moved it to new house and sold it . free removals and storage plus 90 profit
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When I moved 4 years ago I Hired a 20 ft container from Avon Site trans in Avonmouth Bristol.
It was not at all expensive and I had it as long as I needed it.
Weight was not a problem as long as they did not have to place it too far from the truck.
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We have good connections at Bude Self Storage, Launceston Self Storage (same owners) and Okehampton.

They all have movement / on site storage options. Greenaway and Greenaway as well as Prouse Contractors have large flatbeds / low loaders / curtain siders that may also be an option?
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Thinking "outside the box" (that was a funny)

How about welding a roof on one of these? A skip lorry will lift it loaded and be much cheaper than a big HIAB wagon.

shiny skip


not so shiny skip


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