“Swinglift® side loader,
“Swinglift® has a long history of continuous improvement dating back to the 1960s, resulting in the market leading and innovative side loader range available from Swinglift® today”
A decade has passed since the Swinglift product joined the Patchell catalogue of specialised equipment including log transport trailers, food grade stainless steel tankers, drop decks and skeletal trailers but the long and successful Swinglift story goes back a lot further than that.
In 2005 Patchell Industries Ltd obtained the Intellectual Property for the manufacture of Swinglift® container side loaders from the original designer, and manufacture of the Swinglift® products moved to Rotorua, New Zealand.
Patchell Industries were able to apply production methods well proven on their log transport and container transport trailer products and today they build a wide range of Swinglift® products in their Rotorua, New Zealand factories.
Swinglift Australia Pty Ltd was formed in 2007, and since its establishment Australia wide Swinglift® has become the preferred container side loader choice for several large transport companies.
Since 2005 Swinglift® have continued to grow and the benefits of an in house design team are apparent with Swinglift® adding container lifting solutions to its stable.
Adding to the original HC4020 Swinglift model the company now offers container handling solutions that include a truck or trailer mounted fixed 20’ model with the stability of the Leg-Over® design; a 3-arm Trilifter for light or empty containers; demountable options; double stacking and the Dual Carriage models with either the original Leg-Over® or Dagger leg option to provide customers with an alternative to competitor offerings.
The Patchell Group continues to make safety in operation the guiding factor of all its designs and the research and development work completed in-house applies across the range of equipment it manufactures.
An example of this is how Patchell’s in-house finite element analysis can result in greater inherent strength, without additional weight, through the use of high-tensile steels during the fabrication process.
Swinglift has formed partnerships around the world to provide ongoing service and support.