Flat Rack Containers are different to standard shipping containers! Flat Rack's are designed to transport large cargo, providing secure lifting points so that a crane can lift the container and its contents safely. Flat Rack containers are available in 2 standard sizes - 20ft and 40ft in length.
A flat rack shipping container is designed differently to a standard shipping container, they have three panels - the container flooring, a front panel and a back panel. However the front and back panels are designed very different to the panels you get with other shipping containers, the panels on a flat rack are hinged so that the two panels can be folded to provide a ramp onto the flooring and folded on to the flooring to become slimline for transporting. The panels are folded up and locked into place whilst transporting the cargo.
Transportation and Shipping - Flat rack shipping containers a most commonly used in the transportation industry, they are used to transport machinery, large transportation like trains, excavators and much more, lifting equipment. The flat rack container is used when the cargo will not fit into a standard shipping container. Transporters use flat rack containers so they can ship larger cargo. The containers flat pack design means when empty they can be stacked and take up less space than several standard empty containers.
We sell both 20ft Flat Rack Shipping Containersand 40ft flat rack containers in both new and used condition.
You would choose a flat rack shipping container depending on the cargo that you are going to be transporting. With the flat rack not having side panels they are used to transport wide load cargo from large cranes/farming equipment, to large machinery parts that won't fit into a standard shipping container or any of the other specialised shipping containers. Another reason people choose flat rack containers is because they are easily stored away for future use as they are able to be folded flat and take up less space.
The open sides and top of the flat rack container does mean there is no protection against the weather - which you would get from a standard enclosed container.
Unless otherwise specified during the ordering process containers will be delivered on a HIAB Delivery Truck, and your container will be lifted into position by our driver using the HIAB crane. Please ensure there is enough space for the container to be planted.
If you'd rather collect your container OR if you have lifting facilities on site to unload the container when it arrives, please let us know if you can lift the container off our transport when you make an enquiry as this will likely reduce the delivery charge.
** For more information on our shipping container delivery, please check out our shipping container delivery page.
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