SELF-LIFTING PALLETS: INTER-MODAL BREAKTHROUGH

In conjunction with the Transport & Road Research Laboratory (TRRL), at Crowthorne, Berks, and the South Western Industrial Research laboratory (SWIRL), at Bath University, SCIDS Ltd (Small Container Intermodal Distribution Systems), in which Freightliners has an interest, has developed a special steel pallet capable of lifting standard ISO containers carrying loads of up to 20 tons on its own telescopic legs. The pallet is a simple rectangular box measuring 20ft by 8ft and 6in deep, and it uses the power of an ordinary 24V vehicle battery to transfer containers from road to rail and vice versa without the need for cranes or other heavy lifting equipment.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 467-468
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 361
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM