Double deck lifts

08 November 2014

Transdek has installed two 6.5t double deck lifts to ensure efficient loading of a new fleet of fixed double deck trailers at Booths, the family owned and operated northern grocer.

Transdek’s surface mounted lifts have been installed at ;Booths' dedicated Bluebell Distribution Centre near Ribbleton. The self-contained modular loadhouse units took just 1.5 days each to fit and commission by Transdek’s team of engineers accredited under the safecontractor scheme.

Each lift has been tailored to for a specific requirement: One is for handling ambient grocery products and has a retractable dock shelter, while the second unit is for loading chilled food and drink, and features an inflatable dock shelter and insulated cladding to minimise thermal transfer.

Both lifts incorporate a wide range of safety features, including interlocked dock management systems, and energy saving technology, such as light emitting diode (LED) traffic lights and loading lamps.

Without the need for expensive and time-consuming engineering ground-works, which can result in other types of installations taking significantly longer, Transdek was able to install its lifts without causing any disruption to distribution activities at the site to meet Booths’ operational schedule.

With a streamlined design for simple maintenance, the high efficiency lifts provide fast loading speeds that enable Booths to maximise the use of its new double deck trailers. These can carry more volume than conventional vehicles and require fewer vehicles to deliver goods, which can reduce transport-running costs by up to 40%.