Point Loads Matter

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Avoid Expensive Repair Bills – Why Point Loads Matter

Mobicons 8 Point Loads are by far the lowest in the world, so users can handle fully loaded containers on the average yard surface that other machines, including 3, 4 & 8 wheel – (4 Point Load) Straddle Carriers, Forklifts & Reach Stackers will damage (resulting in very expensive repair bills).

Mobicon’s 8 Point Load System

The Mobicon is designed to evenly spread out the containers weight over 8 load centres, resulting in a very low wheel weight on the yard. Other solutions don’t allow for enough load center’s on the average yard resulting in significant damage over time (including foundation cracking).

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Mobicon is the number 1 choice of mini-straddle carrier by many logistic companies, manufacturers, importers and exporters as well as the US Navy and Australian Customs.

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Example of yard damage caused by a machine with high Point Loads.

Point Loads and Wheel Pressure are often confused.

Point Load = the total number of kilograms

Wheel Pressure = total number of kilograms per square centimetre.

A machine with less Point Loads (such as the 3, 4 & 8 wheel – 2 axle mini straddle carrier) may have larger tyres to reduce the pressure the wheels put on the ground surface, but the Point Load is still very high causing damage.

That’s why Road Authorities are concerned about Point Loads, and not wheel pressures, as it is the high point loads that will damage a bridge, yard or depot and not the pressure.

Another simple way of explaining the difference is:

A person weighing 80kg stands on a plank over water.

The plank can only take a load of 50kg or it breaks.

It doesn’t matter if the person stands with 1 foot (high pressure) or 2 feet (low pressure) on the plank, as they are still putting all 80kg of their weight onto a plank that can only take 50kg.

Exactly the same principle applies with tyres on a yard surface. High Point Loads means that the yard or depot will get damaged, regardless of whether the pressure is low. It is the Point Load that matters.

Mobicon’s unique 8 Point Load design eliminates damage caused to the yard by Point Load weight, saving our customers hundreds and thousands of dollars in yard repair bills.enough load center’s on the average yard resulting in significant damage over time (including foundation cracking).

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MOBICON BENEFITS

Mobicon Saves Cost by Improving Container Handling Workflow

Major Cost Savings+
FASTER CONTAINER & PRODUCT HANDLING+
IMPROVED SAFETY+
SUPERIOR DESIGN+
MOBICON IS THE ONLY MINI STRADDLE CARRIER THAT WON’T DAMAGE YOUR YARD+

Major Cost Savings

  • A Mobicon is much cheaper than other container handling options like container forklifts, reach stackers & large stradle carriers.
  • A Mobicon reduces the waiting time for the transporter, as it takes the container off the truck in minutes.
  • Using a Mobicon eliminates hiring costs for sideloaders/self loading trailers.

FASTER CONTAINER & PRODUCT HANDLING

  • Using a Mobicon means greater flexibility in where you can pack & unpack containers, saving time and resources.
  • The Mobicons allows you to separate transport from operations, as there is no need to divert staff to unpack/pack a container when a truck arrives.
  • Using a Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers allows you to handle the goods when you want, and not when the transport company wants.

IMPROVED SAFETY

  • Mobicon mini-straddle carriers are built for lifting and moving containers, and unlike forklifts have a very low centre of gravity so will not tip over like a forklift.
  • Using a Mobicon reduces traffic in your yard or warehouse when a container arrives, as there is no need to have forklifts scurrying around to unload and the risk of accidents is reduced.
  • Emptying or filling a container is also much safer while the container is on the ground. No need for loading docks or slippery loading ramps.

SUPERIOR DESIGN

  • The Mobicon’s cabin is designed so it doesn’t stick out to one side – decreasing the width of the overall machine, and increasing the space to move around, ultimately reducing cabin damage.
  • Depending on the Mobicon model, you can also unhitch the container from within the cabin making the moving process even faster.
  • Mobicon mini-straddle carriers have cameras for increased visibility.
  • Mobicons make moving containers around safe and easy.
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MOBICON IS THE ONLY MINI STRADDLE CARRIER THAT WON’T DAMAGE YOUR YARD

  • Mobicons unique 8 Point Loads design is the only mini straddle carrier that won’t damage the average yard surface – meaning no unexpected large repair costs.
  • 3 & 4 Point Load mini-straddle carriers can’t be used in regular yards as their wheel weight is too high, requiring increased yard reinforcement to withstand their weight or long term structural damage.
  • Don’t be fooled by the concrete ‘looking OK’ – make the wrong choice of mini-straddle carrier and the damage could go undetected until it works its way to the surface and major repairs (and downtime) are needed.
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