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Tow Trailers vs. QuickLoadz

I had a customer tell me that they can buy a tow trailer for $32,000 to move containers around. They had never moved a container in their lives and were looking to get into moving them empty and loaded. I felt like I needed to explain the difference.

If you are only moving empties and only doing it once in great while, not concerned about the driver’s safety or not concerned about the customers grass/asphalt/concrete, then it might not make sense to buy a QuickLoadz. Quickloadz is designed to move loaded or empty containers all day, everyday, for years. Also, used QuickLoadz are selling for only 15% less than new ones. That’s right: 85% of new value after being used for at least a year. People hang onto them, and the only used ones we have seen are our old demos and units from customer upgrades.

Stick with me here and I’ll explain why the QuickLoadz is the only way to move sea shipping containers and why everything else is wasted dollars. It really isn’t obvious unless you have moved containers everyday and gotten to directly compare the options.

I understand the allure of $32,000 versus $45,000, but it is a false economy. Here are a few things that are commonly overlooked, especially if you haven’t moved containers before:

1) The trailer has to have side rails the width of the container. Not for legal reasons, but because if you don’t, when you try to winch a container up on it, it simply slides off one side or the other. If the person loading isn’t paying attention, you get a big 2½ ton container half on and half off of a tilted trailer bed. So if you purchase a tilt bed & winch, then you would need to weld some angle to the side of the trailer to guide the container on and keep it on while being loaded or unloaded. This is no joke, it isn’t that expensive to get done and really is dangerous to load or unload without. Any attempt at safely loading a container will require this modification.

2) How do you get the end of the container off of the ground to get your trailer under it? How do you get one side of a 2½ ton (assuming empty) container off the ground? What if it is frozen into the ground? What if it has sunk into the hot asphalt? QuickLoadz uses remote controlled lift wedges: you don’t get out of your seat to load a container. But for everyone else… how? Common attempts include: manual jacks, trying to jam the end of you trailer under it, or hooking to the container (assuming that the corner castings aren’t full of ice or mud), and using the trailer tilt to try to lift the end of the container. This last method only really works with empties, you will raise the truck off of the ground with a loaded container. This picture demonstrates the method of using the trailer tilt to block up the end of the container so you can get under it. Doesn’t that seem like a PIA? Doesn’t it seem likely to bend the back of the trailer all up?

3) If you have a winch style trailer, you have to have at least 2 or 3 feet from the winch to where the container stops because you have to have some sort of chain through the front corner castings to grab the container. These hooks can’t go all the way through the corner castings; they have to just hook through the front. Otherwise, they hit the side rails, so you hook like this:

Let’s recap: you have hooked the front of the container only through the front of the corner castings, with some sort of special chain hook you have made, and are now getting ready to drag a 2½ ton container across someone’s grass, asphalt or concrete onto your trailer. You don’t have a remote control, so your head is right about bed height. For people who move containers all the time this is called the chain triangle of death. The container snags, a winch cable breaks, the chain pops out of the corner casting—any of a dozen little things can happen, and a heavy chain or cable is whipping by your head at a high rate of speed. This happens all the time. I delivered containers. It is why I designed QuickLoadz.

4) You have your container blocked up, you have your chain triangle of death set. Now what? You drag a 2½ ton container across someone’s yard, asphalt or concrete; or you drag the back edge of the trailer across someone’s grass/asphalt/concrete. Do you think they will be pleased? Do you think you are going to get some bills for concrete repair? What do you do, just not deliver to anyone who would be mad that you tore up their grass, asphalt or concrete? Or do you just pay those people that go to the trouble of suing you?

QuickLoadz has giant rollers on the back of their trailers so that the container stays still and the trailer simply slides underneath. The driver sits in the cab of the truck, remotely operating the duel chains (that keep the container loading even) on their phone while the trailer is pulled under the container rolling along on its rollers. This is why QuickLoadz is selling to mobile storage and moving industries; the system doesn’t tear up someone’s grass, asphalt or concrete.

5) You have pulled the container on the trailer. But… not all the way on. Why not all the way on? Because then you can’t get it off. A winch pulls, it will not push your container off. Actually, you could get it off by doing something goofy like unhooking the container from the winch, tilting the trailer, backing up, and slamming on the brakes (it is an acquired skill). This shows what you do—you leave a foot or so hanging off of the back of the trailer.

Okay, no big deal… if you are moving only empties you can get away with this. If there is anything, and I do mean anything in that container, then it is illegal to move it without it entirely on the trailer. Also, if you have 1-to-2 feet hanging off the trailer, you need to make sure the center of the container is over or in front of the trailer axles. Otherwise, as you bounce down the road, you are lifting up on the back of your truck. Really, really dangerous. Essentially, you are lifting up on the back of your truck while hauling a load as heavy or heavier than your truck. This load is 8½ foot by 8 foot and flat, with the front catching wind and shoving side to side. It is a little bit crazy.

6) You have your container loaded, now how do you secure it? You do what everyone who does not have a QuickLoadz does: you pull out extra long, freight rated straps. Sling the hook end over the top of the container, miss at least once, then the hook bangs into your container or trailer. If the strap twists, then you have to do it again because otherwise, it is illegal. At least 2 are required per container. If it is windy or icy, you have to hope that your driver actually does a good job or it will come off of there.

The QuickLoadz has four hydraulic locking pins that slide into the corner castings. The driver never leaves their seat and can see in their rear view mirror that the locks are slid in.

7) Last I will hit some other features. (a) WiFi rearview camera that the driver can see on their cell phone is standard, no other manufacturer even offers. (b) 38 HP Kohler engine is standard, no other manufacturer comes close. (c) Hot dipped Galvanizing, only manufacturer to even offer as option. (d) Cell phone control is standard, that’s right, the entire system is run from the driver’s cell phone. I’ve never even heard of any manufacturer making any tow or crane that does that, let alone offers as standard.

In short, there is no other system designed for moving sea shipping containers. Tow trailers and tow trucks are just that, they are not designed for moving sea shipping containers. Tow trailers don’t do it well and will therefore cause more injuries and claims than the price difference between them and a QuickLoadz. You can buy a tow trailer for less up front dollars but it is a false economy that ignores driver retention, driver safety, customer damage, flexibility. You will rapidly end up paying much more in trailer repairs, workers comp, lost jobs, and customer damage than the cost difference between a tow trailer and a QuickLoadz.

QuickLoadz is designed, tested, and used by an engineer who is surrounded by other engineers and experts, who work with ISO 14000 manufacturers to move sea shipping containers. Sure it is also a tow trailer, a flatbed, and the truck version is also a dump truck, but primarily it is the only system designed to move containers. It is fast, safe, light, totally unique and worth every penny.

- Sean

Europe is Ours

Okay, might be a little exaggeration.
But we have just received our EU patent.
Now we just need EU manufacturers, distributors, sales…

- Sean

QuickLoadz Debuts No-Winch, Automated Container Transport Trailers at NPSA 2013

THE PLAINS, OH—October 30, 2013—QuickLoadz (“Move it. Move on.”) announced today that it will debut its new line of trailers and products featuring the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system at NPSA 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s safest trailers for container transport—no-winch and completely automated.

The NPSA (National Portable Storage Association) 2013 Conference and Tradeshow will be held November 10-12, 2013, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. QuickLoadz will be exhibiting in Booth #900.

QuickLoadz diverse line of trailers offers something for everyone, with models available to move both 20’ and 40’ containers, empty and loaded. Pickup truck, semi-truck and truck-mounted products are available.

NO WINCH • NO CABLES • NO CRANE • NO DANGER

With QuickLoadz trailers, a single operator can move a container in three easy steps—without ever leaving the truck cab.

QuickLoadz trailers feature start-to-finish remote control hydraulics. All trailers also come standard with a wireless rearview camera and a 7” Android tablet pre-loaded with QuickLoadz’ remote control app and wireless rearview camera display.

QuickLoadz’ completely automated trailer design entirely eliminates the hazardous, inefficient winch/chain/cable system integral to old-fashioned container transport trailers.

With QuickLoadz, operators are never near the trailer or container during moving, removing them completely from ‘danger zones.’ Since QuickLoadz does the work of moving—not your operator—fast, efficient container moving no longer depends on skilled operators or extensive training.

More Standards That Matter

All QuickLoadz trailers include the following standards:

  • 40 HP Engine: 2x the competition
  • No-Winch Design
  • Total Automation: Start-to-finish remote control hydraulics
  • Wireless Rearview Camera
  • 7” Android Tablet: With wireless rearview camera display and remote control app
  • Automatic Locking: Hydraulic locking means no straps, chains, binders are needed
  • Safe Operators

Loading Surface Protection

All QuickLoadz trailers feature Safe-Driveway Rear Rollers under the back of the trailer to protect the loading surface from damage. That means no more scratched driveways or dug-up ground cover.

The company’s patent-pending moving process also ensures the most gentle moving process on the market and does not slam the container during unloading. This makes QuickLoadz trailers perfect for the mobile storage industry and companies with residential or retail customers.

Built for the Mobile Storage Industry

Designed specifically for container transport by a trained engineer and the owner of a mobile storage company, QuickLoadz trailers offer the easiest, fastest and safest container transport solution ever on the market for the mobile storage industry.

To learn more about QuickLoadz trailers and patent-pending innovations, visit http://quickloadz.com/

About QuickLoadz

QuickLoadz trailers feature the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system. QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s first no-winch, completely automated trailers for container transport.

QuickLoadz was founded on a simple premise: There must be a safer, smarter, faster way to move ISO shipping containers.

Prior to founding QuickLoadz, Sean Jones—Founder and CEO of QuickLoadz—owned Rockside Storage, a mobile storage business based in Southeast Ohio that was successfully acquired by Mobile Storage Group in 2007.

Like many mobile storage business owners, Jones was frustrated with the existing market solutions for pickup and delivery of ISO shipping containers to the end user.

A trained engineer and owner of a construction company, Jones set to work to design a better way to move containers. What had begun as a necessary ‘hack’ to compensate for the inefficient moving systems that had plagued Rockside Storage gradually evolved into QuickLoadz’ revolutionary trailer design.

Sales

To learn more about QuickLoadz trailers and products, contact us at:
sales@quickloadz.com
(888) 304-3946

- Sean

QuickLoadz at IANA 2013: No-Winch, Automated Container Transport Trailers

THE PLAINS, OH—November 14, 2013—QuickLoadz (“Move it. Move on.”) announced today that the company will be attending IANA (Intermodal Association of North America) from November 17-19, 2013, in Houston, Texas, and exhibiting in Booth #1728.

QuickLoadz will be showcasing trailer models featuring the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system. QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s safest trailers for container transport—no-winch, with automated loading and unloading.

The new QuickLoadz trailers made their debut this month at the NPSA (National Portable Storage Association) 2013 Conference and Tradeshow held November 10-12, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

QuickLoadz diverse line of trailers offers something for everyone, with models available to move both 20’ and 40’ containers, empty and fully loaded. Pickup truck, semi-truck and truck-mounted products are all available.

NO WINCH • NO CABLES • NO CRANE

With QuickLoadz trailers, a single operator can move a container in three easy steps–without ever leaving the truck cab.

QuickLoadz trailers feature start-to-finish remote control hydraulics.

All trailers also come standard with a wireless rearview camera and a 7” Android tablet pre-loaded with QuickLoadz’ remote control app–compatible with any Android mobile device–and wireless rearview camera display.

QuickLoadz’ automated trailer design entirely eliminates the hazardous, inefficient winch/chain/cable system integral to old-fashioned container transport trailers.

With QuickLoadz, operators are never near the trailer or container during moving, removing them from ‘danger zones.’ Since QuickLoadz does the work of moving–not your operator–fast, efficient container moving no longer depends on skilled operators or extensive training.

More Standards That Matter

QuickLoadz trailers include the following standards:

  • 38 HP Engine: 2x the competition
  • No-Winch Design
  • Automation: Start-to-finish remote control hydraulics
  • Wireless Rearview Camera
  • 7” Android Tablet: With wireless rearview camera display and remote control app
  • Automatic Locking: Hydraulic locking means no straps, chains, binders are needed
  • Safe Operation

Loading Surface Protection

QuickLoadz trailers are well-suited to container delivery in residential or retail environments.

All QuickLoadz trailers feature Safe-Driveway Rear Rollers under the back of the trailer to protect the loading surface from damage. That means no more scratched driveways or dug-up ground cover.

The company’s patent-pending moving process also ensures the most gentle moving process on the market and does not slam the container during unloading.

Expanded Markets

QuickLoadz is poised to revolutionize the industry by enabling ISO shipping containers to finally reach market potential.

  • Only QuickLoadz protects the container, contents and loading surfaces—making it ideal for residential and retail customers.
  • Only QuickLoadz can easily move fully loaded containers.
  • Only QuickLoadz is easy to use and automated.

By transcending the limitations of other container moving systems, QuickLoadz trailers are the most versatile on the market by far, significantly expanding markets for companies in the intermodal industry with a QuickLoadz trailer.

To learn more about QuickLoadz’ patent-pending innovations and trailer models, visit http://quickloadz.com/

About QuickLoadz

QuickLoadz trailers feature the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system. QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s first no-winch, automated trailers for container transport.

QuickLoadz was founded on a simple premise: There must be a safer, smarter, faster way to move ISO shipping containers.

Prior to founding QuickLoadz, Sean Jones—Founder and CEO of QuickLoadz—owned Rockside Storage, a mobile storage business based in Southeast Ohio that was successfully acquired by Mobile Storage Group in 2007.

Like many mobile storage business owners, Jones was frustrated with the existing market solutions for pickup and delivery of ISO shipping containers to the end user.

A trained engineer and owner of a construction company, Jones set to work to design a better way to move containers. What had begun as a necessary ‘hack’ to compensate for the inefficient moving systems that had plagued Rockside Storage gradually evolved into QuickLoadz’ revolutionary trailer design.

Sales

Contact us to learn more about QuickLoadz trailers, products and pricing.

sales@quickloadz.com

(888) 304-3946

- Sean

No-Winch, Automated Container Transport Trailers: QuickLoadz Launch

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—November 10, 2013–QuickLoadz (“Move it. Move on.”) announced today the launch of trailer models featuring the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system. QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s safest trailers for container transport—no-winch and completely automated.

The new QuickLoadz trailers made their debut today at the NPSA (National Portable Storage Association) 2013 Conference and Tradeshow held November 10–12, 2013, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

QuickLoadz diverse line of trailers offers something for everyone, with models available to move both 20’ and 40’ containers, empty and loaded. Pickup truck, semi-truck and truck-mounted products are available.

NO WINCH • NO CABLES • NO CRANE • NO DANGER

With QuickLoadz trailers, a single operator can move a container in three easy steps–without ever leaving the truck cab.

QuickLoadz trailers feature start-to-finish remote control hydraulics. All trailers also come  standard with a wireless rearview camera and a 7” Android tablet pre-loaded with QuickLoadz’ remote control app–compatible with any Android mobile device–and wireless rearview camera display.

QuickLoadz’ completely automated trailer design entirely eliminates the hazardous, inefficient winch/chain/cable system integral to old-fashioned container transport trailers.

With QuickLoadz, operators are never near the trailer or container during moving, removing them completely from ‘danger zones.’ Since QuickLoadz does the work of moving–not your operator–fast, efficient container moving no longer depends on skilled operators or extensive training.

More Standards That Matter

QuickLoadz trailers include the following standards:

  • 40 HP Engine: 2x the competition
  • No-Winch Design
  • Total Automation: Start-to-finish remote control hydraulics
  • Wireless Rearview Camera
  • 7” Android Tablet: With wireless rearview camera display and remote control app
  • Automatic Locking: Hydraulic locking means no straps, chains, binders are needed
  • Safe Operation

Loading Surface Protection

All QuickLoadz trailers feature Safe-Driveway Rear Rollers under the back of the trailer to protect the loading surface from damage. That means no more scratched driveways or dug-up ground cover.

“We think container transport trailers should be both durable and gentle on the container and loading surface–Only QuickLoadz is both!” says QuickLoadz Founder and CEO Sean Jones.

“Our rear rollers are unique to QuickLoadz’ patent-pending design and cannot be offered on competitors’ trailers,” explains Jones. “Why? Those companies rely on jamming the hard, fixed wedge on the back of their trailers between the ground and the bottom of the container to get the container lifted off of the ground.”

“This process of forcing the static wedge between the ground and the front of the box to get the container lifted wreaks havoc on the container, contents and the customer’s loading surface,” continues Jones. “QuickLoadz’ design eliminates all that.”

The company’s patent-pending moving process also ensures the most gentle moving process on the market and does not slam the container during unloading. This makes QuickLoadz trailers perfect for the mobile storage industry and companies with residential or retail customers.

Expanded Markets

There are already 20 million ISO shipping containers worldwide. They are the international standard for moving freight. Yet, in two decades, very little has changed in the design of container transport trailers–until now.

QuickLoadz is poised to revolutionize the industry by enabling ISO shipping containers to finally reach market potential.

  • Only QuickLoadz protects the container, contents and loading surfaces–making it ideal for residential and retail customers.

  • Only QuickLoadz can easily move loaded containers.

  • Only QuickLoadz is foolproof, truly automated and safe for the operator.

By transcending the limitations of other container moving systems, QuickLoadz trailers are the most versatile on the market by far, significantly expanding markets for mobile storage, container storage, container supply and trucking/shipping companies with a QuickLoadz trailer.

Additionally, QuickLoadz makes the ISO shipping container viable to many industries which have previously been reliant on expensive, specialized trucks and trailers. These industries include: dumpster operator, general contractor and even towing companies.

To learn more about QuickLoadz’ patent-pending innovations and trailer models, visit http://quickloadz.com/

About QuickLoadz

QuickLoadz trailers feature the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending container moving system. QuickLoadz trailers are the world’s first no-winch, completely automated trailers for container transport.

QuickLoadz was founded on a simple premise: There must be a safer, smarter, faster way to move ISO shipping containers.

Prior to founding QuickLoadz, Sean Jones—Founder and CEO of QuickLoadz—owned Rockside Storage, a mobile storage business based in Southeast Ohio that was successfully acquired by Mobile Storage Group in 2007.

Like many mobile storage business owners, Jones was frustrated with the existing market solutions for pickup and delivery of ISO shipping containers to the end user.

A trained engineer and owner of a construction company, Jones set to work to design a better way to move containers. What had begun as a necessary ‘hack’ to compensate for the inefficient moving systems that had plagued Rockside Storage gradually evolved into QuickLoadz’ revolutionary trailer design.

 Sales

To learn more about QuickLoadz trailers and products, contact us at:

sales@quickloadz.com

(888) 304-3946

- Sean

Winch-less ISO Container Moving: Introducing QuickLoadz

THE PLAINS, OH–November 6, 2012–QuickLoadz announces the launch of its revolutionary new container moving system. The patent-pending, winch-less design transcends the limitations of other container moving systems, greatly expanding the market for ISO shipping containers with a QuickLoadz bed.

QuickLoadz’ easy to use, completely automated design entirely eliminates the hazardous, inefficient winches and cables integral to old-fashioned container moving systems. It lets a single operator safely load a container in two easy steps without damaging the loading surface.

The breakthrough design boasts engineering innovations in all steps of the container moving process: the Lift, the Load and the Lock.

  • Quick Lift: Only QuickLoadz’ patent-pending technology lifts by pulling the truck or trailer bed itself UNDERNEATH the container and features rear rollers which protect the loading surface from damage as QuickLoadz lifts the front of the container onto the bed.
  • Quickloadz raises the container off of the loading surface using two hydraulically-powered lift wedges. These Powered Lift Wedges slide effortlessly into the built-in pockets of any ISO container and lift the front of the container as the bed slides underneath.
  • Quick Load: Two hooks attached to a Dual Chain Drive engage the holes in the bottom of the container’s corner castings and continue to pull the bed underneath the container–loading the container fully and evenly onto the bed with no manual intervention.
  • Quick Lock: After the container is fully on the trailer bed, four 1 1/2” steel pins automatically slide hydraulically through the four corner castings of the ISO container, locking it securely to the bed.

Winch-less and Automated: Smarter Engineering

QuickLoadz introduces a fundamental design shift over the competition: No other moving system on the market can roll the truck or trailer bed under the container. Winch-based moving systems cannot utilize rollers under the back of their trailers to protect the loading surface because they get the container off the ground by relying on the static wedge that forms the back of the trailer.

“The process of forcing the static wedge between the ground and the front of the box to get the container lifted wreaks havoc on the container, contents and the customer’s loading surface,” explains QuickLoadz CEO Sean Jones.

“No other moving system is engineered with this level of safety and efficiency in mind,” continues Jones. “QuickLoadz won’t tip like the crane, and it doesn’t use hazardous strap and chain systems that can catastrophically fail. Put simply: It is safer, smarter and faster than current market solutions.”

Expanded Markets; New Industries

There are already 20 million ISO shipping containers worldwide. With QuickLoadz, that’s just the beginning.

QuickLoadz is poised to revolutionize the industry by enabling ISO shipping containers to finally reach market potential.

Only QuickLoadz protects the container, contents and loading surfaces.
Only QuickLoadz can easily move heavy containers.
Only QuickLoadz offers an optional 50° hoist which supports dumping of bulk materials directly from the bed.

By transcending the limitations of other container moving systems, QuickLoadz is the most versatile moving system on the market by far, significantly expanding markets for container storage, container supply and trucking/shipping companies with a QuickLoadz bed.

Additionally, QuickLoadz makes the ISO shipping container viable to many industries which have previously been reliant on expensive, specialized trucks and trailers. These industries include: dumpster operator, general contractor and even towing companies.

For more information and product videos, visit https://www.quickloadz.com/

QuickLoadz Partners

For information about QuickLoadz partnerships and to inquire about manufacturing opportunities, visit: https://www.quickloadz.com/contact-us/

About QuickLoadz

QuickLoadz was founded on a simple premise: Isn’t there a safer, smarter, faster way to move ISO containers?

ISO containers are the international standard for moving freight, yet pick up and delivery of these containers to the end user has been a challenge–until now.

Find out why QuickLoadz is SAFER, SMARTER and FASTER than its alternatives.
Visit https://www.quickloadz.com/

- Sean

QuickLoadz at NPSA 2012 Conference and Tradeshow!

QuickLoadz will be participating in the NPSA 2012 Conference and Tradeshow, held at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO from October 14-16.

Visit us at the booth!
We’ll be in Booth #316. Stop by and visit us!

NPSA Presentation: Introducing QuickLoadz
An exclusive presentation introducing QuickLoadz’ revolutionary new container moving system. The presentation will take place at the NPSA Conference:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012
  • 11:00 AM – Noon
  • Freemont Room, Sheraton Crown Center
  • with QuickLoadz CEO Sean Jones!

YOU’LL LEARN…
Why QuickLoadz patent-pending techology is safer and faster than the existing market solutions such as crane and winch-based systems.

How QuickLoadz’ automated Dual Chain Drive and Powered Lift Wedge design completely eliminates the need for straps, chains and winches.

Why QuickLoadz significantly expands the market potential of ISO containers and the QuickLoadz’ moving system to new industries.

- Sean