So how do you get a 40ft shipping container off the back of a truck?

Hmmm, how to get the Yang Ming 40ft high cube shipping container off the back of the truck? Well it turns out you can pay thousands of dollars for the crane or do something rather more interesting with a chainsaw, some telegraph poles, a tractor, a winch and a jack. Mr Mandikonza who handled the whole procedure did a great job as you can see below.

 

Start by winching up the end

Winching up the 40ft shipping container

Winching up the 40ft shipping container using a telegraph pole

Then slip some poles underneath:

slipping poles under the shipping container

slipping poles under the shipping container

“Leo” thinks he can hide under the truck to avoid doggie dip day:

Leo hides between the wheels

Leo hides between the wheels

 

Attach to 125HP 4wd tractor :

rope tractor to the container

rope tractor to the container

and just pull:

40ft container half off the truck

40ft container half off the truck

 

Until this happens:

40ft Yang Ming touches down in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

40ft Yang Ming touches down in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

Then some brave person checks again that the brakes are on and crawls under with the jack:

Bravely jacking up the shipping container

Bravely jacking up the shipping container

Place the cut-to-fit p0les underneath:

placing poles under the 40ft shipping container

placing poles under the 40ft shipping container

Then just let down the jack and drive the truck away!

40ft container rests on two telegraph poles

40ft container rests on two telegraph poles

 

Now just pull it where you want it (using the same poles as rollers) with  the tractor:

Tractor pulling the 40ft Yang Ming

Tractor pulling the 40ft Yang Ming

 

40ft high cube Yang Ming in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

40ft high cube Yang Ming in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

 

Celebrating the arrival of all our household goods with an 8 year birthday:

8 year birthday in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

8 year birthday in Nyanga, Zimbabwe

 

 

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One thought on “So how do you get a 40ft shipping container off the back of a truck?

  1. To have the best machine to one’s disposal makes life easier [Stihl :-)].
    Incredible job – congratulations. Thought this wouldn’t be possible!

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