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Precision Delivery in Tight Spaces

Sideloaders for Shipping Container Delivery

Sideloader delivery is optimal for locations with space constraints at the intended container site. This delivery method allows the container to be offloaded directly onto the ground alongside the driver’s side of the vehicle, fitting neatly between the outrigger feet and just half a meter from the truck. Designed for versatility, this method accommodates 20’ containers on rigid trucks and 40’ containers on semi-trailers or articulated trucks. The delivery approach requires careful consideration of space, including clearance heights and widths, to ensure safe and effective unloading and positioning, making it ideal for tight spaces and various logistical challenges.

Delivery Specifications for Containers

The unloading ground should be relatively level. Sloping sites can pose challenges, particularly if the truck is perpendicular to the slope, risking the container swinging and impacting the truck.

A minimum of 4.2m clearance is required to navigate under power lines, trees, and building eaves safely.

The truck needs at least 2.9m clearance, accommodating the container’s 2.44m width plus mirrors and other equipment.

Ensure there is at least 6.5m of vertical space available during unloading to avoid complications with overhead obstacles.

When the container is unloaded, it lands about 1m from the truck’s end, which may affect placement into tight corners.

After unloading, the truck requires 3 to 4m of clear space to drive away.

Sideloaders Delivery Considerations

Container Placement During Delivery

When using sideloaders for container deliveries, it’s crucial to account for certain factors to ensure a smooth process. Here’s what you need to know:


The vehicle shown is for 20’ containers. For 40’ containers, a semi-trailer or articulated truck is used instead of a rigid body truck.


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Most certainly! Container Options is a leading, trustworthy company that provides shipping containers which are cargo worthy, safe and of international standards. We also offer export certification for your container.

Part of the hire process, transport is arranged for the delivery and the return of the container once you have finished with it, unless you are arranging your own transport. Naturally when you have finished with the container at the end of hire, the container must be in a suitable location for the truck to collect it safely.

Container Options prides itself on supplying good quality containers at a fair price. One of the first criteria that our containers meet is that they are supplied in a weatherproof and lockable condition. For added security you have the option have a Lock Box added to the doors. To reduce condensation from damaging you contents you have the option to have a whirly bird and wall vent added for better air circulation. Our goal is supply you a container to protect your goods.

With the ever-increasing cost of living all our budgets are becoming tight. Container Options does not sacrifice quality over price. When purchasing a container, Container Options has a range of containers from weather proof right up to single use newbuild containers. If your budget cannot stretch to purchasing a container , take the burden of a major cash outlay away and consider hiring a container with monthly payments.

When you purchase or hire a container from Container Options you have the option to arrange your own transport or you can contract Container Options to arrange it. As long as the delivery location is suitable, transport can be arranged using a flat top truck, tilt tray truck, side loader truck or the versatile hiab crane truck.

Container Options has a variety of containers sizes suitable for private use, either for hire or purchase. We offer a range of modifications on our sale units from windows , doors etc.

As long as our transport contractors can access your property safely then we can deliver a container. If in doubt contact our office and we can check you location online and advise what might be feasible. We will endeavour to meet your container storage  requirements.