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Why do we use a Sideloader in our Logistics and Transport Operations?

In the rapidly evolving logistics and transport industry, efficiency and versatility are paramount. A Sideloader, also known as a Sidelifter or self-loading trailer, represents a revolutionary solution for loading, transporting, and unloading containers and other forms of cargo. This powerful tool is indispensable in a market where the demand for container handling is surging, providing businesses with new opportunities to expand their customer base and revenue.

Enhanced Handling and Safety

Sideloader technology enables the safe and efficient handling of shipping containers and other cargo, both from and to other trailers, trucks, or trains, as well as directly from ground level. This direct ground handling facilitates a secure environment for packing or unpacking cargo without requiring intermediate steps. Mounted on a truck or trailer, Sideloaders require minimal manpower and no additional equipment, thereby reducing operational delays and streamlining the delivery process.

Core Functions and Operations

The basic structure of a Sideloader includes two side lifting cranes integrated with a trailer or truck, providing a robust mechanism for various operational needs:

  • Ground Level Operations: Sideloaders can efficiently load and unload cargo directly from the ground, allowing for immediate transition to the next delivery or pickup, optimizing the workflow.
  • Intermodal Transfer: These machines can seamlessly transfer containers to and from other chassis or rail wagons, serving as mobile lifting devices or integral parts of larger transport convoys.
  • Stacking Capabilities: With the ability to stack containers, Sideloaders can significantly save space and enhance cargo security by stacking containers directly on the ground.

Strategic Advantages and Operational Benefits

  • Competitive Edge: Sideloaders provide a unique service that traditional trucks and trailers cannot match, allowing for on-the-spot loading and unloading without disrupting client operations or relying on external equipment.
  • Efficiency and Speed: With handling times between 2 to 4 minutes, Sideloaders offer a quick turnaround, crucial for maintaining high operational tempo and meeting tight schedules.
  • Flexibility in Placement: Sideloaders enable the placement of containers directly on the ground, giving end-users the flexibility to manage packing and unpacking at their convenience, even in locations without loading docks.
  • Safety and Reliability: The design ensures a safe, leveled lifting process that protects both the cargo and the operators. This single-operator mechanism reduces the risk of accidents and ensures the safe transport of even hazardous or fragile goods.
  • Versatility in Cargo Handling: Beyond containers, Sideloaders are capable of lifting a variety of heavy loads, offering a cost-effective alternative to specialized lifting cranes. Their high lifting capacity is comparable to cranes lifting up to 120 tonnes, and their design is suited for operation in diverse terrains and weather conditions.
  • Market Demand: In uncertain economic times, Sideloaders prove to be resilient assets. Their utility and efficiency make them highly valued by businesses, often being the last equipment to be idled during downturns.

Why use Hammar?

World-Renowned Innovator in Sideloader Technology

With over 45 years of experience in the industry, Hammar has established itself as a world-leading innovator, deeply understanding how Sideloaders can enhance business operations across a myriad of applications. Our commitment to delivering proven and reliable technology has enabled us to increase efficiency and streamline the processes of container handling, transfer, and movement.

As the world’s largest producer of Sideloaders, Hammar boasts a comprehensive range of products that meet all conceivable needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide made-to-order solutions, offering customizable options tailored to each customer’s specific requirements.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facilities

Hammar’s commitment to excellence is evident in our advanced manufacturing capabilities, which include:

  • Final Assembly Hall: Where the culmination of our innovative design comes together.
  • Crane Assembly and Production: Precision and expertise come to life in the assembly of our robust cranes.
  • Trailer Welding: Expert craftsmanship ensures durability and quality in every component.

Thier main factory, located in Olsfors, Sweden, is the heart of our operations, equipped with cutting-edge robotic welding systems that ensure precision and consistency in every weld. The facility also houses advanced laser-cutting machinery, enhancing our capability to deliver high-quality products efficiently.

Moreover, the plants are staffed by hundreds of skilled professionals who bring invaluable expertise and dedication to every phase of production. This integrated approach ensures that all necessary resources are available under one roof, enabling us to maintain the highest standards of quality and innovation.

Hammar’s dedicated focus on Sideloader technology since 1974 underlines thier position as a pioneer in the field, with state-of-the-art production facilities located not just in Sweden but globally, reinforcing our commitment to leading the industry forward.

Implementing Sideloaders into our fleet not only enhanced our operational efficiency but also positioned our business as a flexible, innovative leader in logistics. With their unmatched versatility, speed, and safety features, Sideloaders are a wise investment for businesses looking to thrive in the competitive landscape of transport and logistics.

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