It is most important that accurate information is given regarding the delivery of your portable cabin or container.We require a full delivery address, contact name and number for the site or premises. We use a network of hauliers throughout the UK and we aim to give a cost-effective service by selecting the appropriate haulier and his location, also their expertise to make your delivery hassle free. Below are the various vehicles we use for delivering Container Cabins.
Rigid Hiab Wagon
Rigid Hiab wagons are the most commonly used wagons for delivery of portable cabins and shipping containers. The vehicle is approximately 10mtr – 32ft long subject to the deck size and can load in most cases units up to 32ft long x 12ft wide and have an average reach of 9mtr – 29.5ft or more subject to the mounted crane size. Please note loads over 9ft wide require a movement order so we would require at least one days’ notice prior to delivery.
Rigid Hiab wagon with a draw bar trailer commonly known as a wagon and drag. This method of delivery allows you to deliver more than one piece of equipment without having to worry about the size of the vehicle for access i.e. you can deliver for instance two 20ft Container Cabins portable site offices without needing an artic wagon, and if you have access restrictions the trailer can be removed and one unit off loaded then the second unit can be transferred from the draw bar trailer to the wagon and moved into position on the site. The driver will then exit the site and hook up to his draw bar trailer and leave.
The Articulated wagon and trailer consists of a wagon with a fixed crane to the rear of the drivers cab like a Rigid Hiab wagon, please note the word Hiab is a manufacture brand name. The trailer can carry various units from several mixed small units, a 40ft shipping container and up to 45ft x 14ft office units. The Hiab articulated wagon and trailer combined is approximately 16.5mtr in length or near to 55ft. Although they can carry a bigger load you must be mindful of the crane size for lifting of the unit in to a position away from the trailer so it is wise to give as much information of the access and the landing area. More important if you have a delivery being made by an articulated wagon and trailer there must be plenty of room to manoeuvre, so if you are the slightest bit unsure please contact a member of our team for advice. A flat bed articulated wagon is just a wagon with a flat bed trailer and no Hiab crane.
Some deliveries require specialist haulage for example loaded shipping containers with 30-ton weight, we would use a load lifter type wagon and trailer that have a dual Hiab crane fixed to the trailer that is capable of lifting the loaded container from both ends and placing the loaded container on to the ground or even double stacked alongside the trailer. Low loader trailers are used for oversized loads in areas where there are height restrictions. Rigid or articulated wagons with crane that have a 360-degree lift capacity crane. Certain extra wide loads require an escort for traffic control. These are just some of the specialist vehicles that can be made available upon request so please ask for further details. You may also require a site-specific report put in place prior to delivery on some specialist deliveries.
Things to Look out for
Deliveries of containers and portable cabins could end up with an aborted journey due to possible obstructions that have not been reported and discussed prior to a delivery. The most common obstructions are overhead cables i.e. power or telephone cables that may prevent the Hiab extending its crane to off load your cabin or container, it is also a serious safety risk if any cables are live. Access to the drop off position should be plentiful to allow the wagon to manouvre both in and out of the drop off point. The Hiab wagon should have if entering through a gated area a minimum width of 11ft – 3.3528m (variable) and a wide enough road to make the turn towards the gated area, also make sure there are no restrictions like parked vehicles. Low bridges on the immediate route if known should be reported and if required alternative routes discussed. Unstable or uneven ground should be reported where the unit is to be sited so please contact our sales team to discuss your options available for the levelling the ground or unit supplied.