Moving of a container at work.
by, 09-02-2017 at 08:33 (524 Views)
Well we have moved offices at work, and needing to removed this old 20ft container. It was used for environmental testing of electronics displayed we produced. It was like a faraday cage keeping all radio/mobile signals out, so we could test emissions of the displays. Also had an area at the back that was a heat chamber to cook the displays to see what temperature they fail at.This box has been there well over 20 years as its been there all the time I have.
As part of the moved this had to go too. So a scrap metal company came to take it away. He has a lifting capacity of 10 tonne, but not at full reach.
We could guess that the mud over the years have created a good suction area under the box. So lifting it up on all 4 corners would require an immense force to break it free. The truck driver didn't want to try a couple of chains just at the front to break it free from the ground.
Larry had an idea, he loves the forklift and can be the ideal tool for many things. He wanted to lift up a part of the box to break it free from the ground. I said the ground would be too soft, but he wanted to try it.
The ground was too soft.
Forklift needed recovering.
Up it goes.
There was quite a bit of stuff in the box, probably only weighing 1 ton, so we lifted it out manually and waiting for the truck guy to give it another go.