Why use a Mobicon?

Mobicon Saves Costs by Improving Container Handling Workflow

Major Cost Savings

  • A Mobicon is much cheaper than other container handling options like container forklifts, reach stackers & large straddle 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 Mobicon 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 and 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 DesignMobicon TF2 Cabin built for dependability

  • Safe, no wire ropes : Wire ropes can break, need maintenance and regular inspection, and must be replaced regularly. Mobicons do not use wire ropes and sheaves, with all lifting done by hydraulic cylinders. Resulting in less maintenance and greater safety.
  • Safe, very stable : 3-Wheel straddle carriers have a very small footprint and can easily tip over when on a ramp, or when the load is uneven. The Mobicon four bogey 8-wheel design is extremely stable.
  • Very manoeuvrable : A steep steering angle ensures a small turning circle, like larger 8-wheel steered straddle carriers that are used in ports.
  • Cabin Protected : Mobicon cabins are contained within the width of the unit. This means less chance to damage the cabin, and less space required between containers.
  • Containers guided at every height : Carrying loaded containers high increase stresses in the frame. With Mobicons, the containers are guided at every height, and there is no need to drive with the container fully lifted. It will also save lifting time and fuel if containers do not need to be fully lifted.
  • Containers protected : With a Mobicon, containers do not need to be “jammed” against the ceiling of the unit to stop the containers from swinging, avoiding damage to the container (especially refrigerated containers).

Mobicon is the ONLY Mini Straddle Carrier that won’t damage your yard

  • Mobicon’s unique 8 Point Load 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.

Let Our Container Handling Experience Help Your Business

Designing and making mini-straddle carriers is what Mobicon does, we’ve put many years of experience into making our carriers the best on the market. Mobicon is the Number 1 choice of mini-straddle carrier by the US navy and Australian Customs.

To find out more about Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers, and prices please complete the enquiry form and someone from our team will be in contact shortly.



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