Combilift Straddle Carrier

Combilift Telescopic Straddle Carrier lifting concrete casting

Container & Oversized Load Handler

The Combilift Straddle Carrier, designed to offer a very cost effective solution for haulage, distribution and shipping operations even with relatively low throughput levels. This 35 tonne capacity vehicle offers complete independence for the transportation of containers and similarly oversized loads around a site. It can lift fully loaded containers from the ground onto the trailer, from trailer to trailer and from trailer to ground.

The Straddle Carrier provides operation processes involving oversized loads with a tailor-made solution with a lighter footprint and more fuel efficient that other alternatives. It’s low service weight and puncture proof flotation tyres greatly reduce ground pressure, enabling operation on poor and semi-rough terrain making this vehicle the ideal workhorse for any tough environment.


Tailored by the industry

The Straddle Carrier is highly modular and customisable. They can be built to your exact requirements to be the ideal solution to certain material handling challenges. Whether your business involves the transportation of containers, precast concreate, wind turbines, structural steel or steel sheets, the Straddle Carrier can be tailored to your exact requirements with additional modular features and layout.

  • 35Tonnes/77,000lbs Lift Capacity.
  • 20′,30′,40′,45′ Container Sizes Handled.
  • 2 Wheel Hydrostatic Drive.
  • 2 Wheel Steer.
  • Front & Rear Independent Sideshift For Easy Twistlock Alignment.
  • Can Travel Fully Loaded.
  • Cost Effective.
  • High Performance.
  • Flexible Container Handling with Top Lift.
  • Low Service Costs.
Combilift Telescopic Straddle Carrier lifting concrete casting

Fork Truck Direct: Experts in Combilift Straddle Carriers

We have been supplying, building and maintaining Straddle Carrier’s for 10+ years. Customers such as Schallenberg International LtdCargo Secure LtdJohn Good LogisticsUnisystemsYoungs TransportBritish OffsiteHemisphere Freight LtdCoastal Global and many more have all operated Fork Truck Directs Straddle Carriers and have benefitted from improved efficiency for the on-loading and off-loading of full containers, the transportation of over-sized loads around their site and much more by drastically decreasing the time taken to complete such processes. Across Essex, Suffolk, London, and Hertfordshire, we are the regional leaders in straddle carriers.

Fork Truck Direct supplied, built and maintained the first Combilift-SC4TA in the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on having the most experience and up-to-date knowledge on the SC4TA’s uses and maintenance.

SC3 Telescopic Toplift

The Combilift-SC3 Telescopic Toplift Straddle Carrier is a cost-effective and flexible solution for container handling. This machine guarantees quick ROI even for companies with relatively low throughput levels. This Straddle Carrier has the ability to double stack containers in aisles as narrow as 1.6 Meters making the most out of the space you have. It’s Toplift attachment enables this Straddle Carrier to handle over 12 containers per hour.

  • Highly Customisable
  • Easy to Service
  • Reduced Fuel Consumption
  • Exceptional 3-wheel manoeuvrability
  • No Brake Maintenance
  • Can Travel In/Out of Warehouses
  • Sideshift Front & Rear
  • Puncture Proof Tyres
Combilift Telescopic Straddle Carrier lifting containers into a building
Combilift Stradde Carrier in use lifting containers


The Combilift-SC4TA is four-wheel variant of the SC3 allowing this Straddle Carrier to spread the weight of the vehicle and its load greatly reducing ground pressure. Along with it’s state-of-the-art suspension the design of the SC4TA enables this Straddle Carrier to tackle tough terrain environments. The SC4TA also makes use of a fully automated toplift attachment that can handle 20, 30, 40 and 45-foot ISO containers and tanks. This piece of kit can therefore dramatically increase the hourly rate of container handling to roughly 25 containers hour.

  • Rough Terrain Compatible
  • Automated Toplift Attachment
  • Increased Manoeuvrability with 4-Wheels
  • State-of-the-art Suspension System
  • Reinforced Chassis Designed for Extended/High-Intensity Use
  • Increase Fuel Efficiency
  • Telescopic Chassis