Flat Rack Container

Flat Rack containers are used to transport irregular freight that doesn't fit into a standard container. Cargo such as steel, vehicles, machinery and generators.

Key Features

  • High capacity payloads up to 50,000kg for heavy cargo
  • Can be nested together in batches to stack for transport to reduce empty transit costs
  • Large range of lashing systems available to cater for different freight requirements (lashing bars, tie rails, bollards, headboards etc)
  • Optional toolbox system for added storage of restraints when not in use
  • Optional steel or timber floor
  • CSC plated for road, rail and sea

Flat Rack Features

SCF's Flat Rack Container provides a solution to complex cargo requirements that do not fit into a traditional container. Items that do not fit into a traditional container include oversized objects, motor vehicles, machinery, construction materials and equipment. They are also used to transport steel and supplies, some of which are pre- fabricated.

Their open design means they can be quickly and safely loaded by forklifts.

Certain models feature ends are also collapsible, which makes them easy to store when not in use, or transport in multiples between locations.

If you're struggling to transport unusual cargo, consider using a Flat Rack Container.

Flat Rack Options

  • Steel or wooden floors
  • Restraint systems
  • Flush folding ends or removable head boards
  • Toolbox system
  • Tare weight and payload
  • Co-branding

Flat Rack Container Dimensions and Weight

External dimensions and weight of a Flat Rack container. Specifications may vary.

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Length (mm) 12,192
Width (mm) 2,438
Height (mm) 2,591
Tare (kg) 4,040
Payload (kg) 47,460
MGW (kg) 52,500

Flat Rack External Dimensions

External dimensions of SCF's flat racks.

How is this container delivered?

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Tilt Tray

Tilt Tray

Tilt tray delivers a container off the back of the truck. Similar to a tow truck, the tray is mechanically lowered at an angle, and the container is slid off, with the truck moving forward at slow speed. This is the most common delivery method used for containers. Tilt trays are not suitable for sites with overhead power lines as the container height increases significantly when tilted.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Side Loader

Side Loader

Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for containers at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

SCF Shipping Containers - Delivery Method - Hiab Crane

Hiab Crane

Hiab cranes lift containers from a mechanism located behind the truck's cabin. This is used when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles.

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