A Side Loader is the best solution for delivery when there is limited space in front or behind where the container is to be located. Side loader delivery is ideal when the shipping container is loaded to or from the delivery address. The truck drives or reverses beside the space the container will sit. The container is then offloaded onto the ground (on the drivers’ side of the vehicle only), and lands between the two out rigger feet of the side loader, parallel to, and approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

20’ (6m) container delivery


  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft)
  • Width – 6m (19.6ft) to off-load, 3.5m Minimum for access points (Gates etc)
  • Length – 12m (40ft)
  • Max Weight – 20t

NOTE: Rigid Truck. MOST side loader delivery’s are with a Semi trailer.

20’ (6m) or 40’ (12m) container delivery


  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft)
  • Width 6m (19.6ft)
  • Length 16m (53ft)
  • Max Weight – 20t

NOTE: Semi-trailer. MOST side loader delivery’s are with a Semi trailer.

This is provided as a guide only. Delivery trucks vary between different makes and models. If you have specific delivery requirements please discuss in detail with your Containers First Customer Service Specialist before finalising your order. 

WARNING – It is difficult to select the correct delivery type and the team at Containers First are here to help and advise you through the process. It is however critical that the correct delivery type is selected. The wrong delivery type, or site conditions not conducive to delivery, will result in a “Failed Delivery” this can become very expensive to the CUSTOMER, and to be avoided at all costs. The responsibility is solely on the customer (who knows the site location) to ensure site conditions, and container delivery type are correct. Site conditions may include (but not limited to) things like boggy, sloped, or uneven ground; overhead wires/tree branches/house eves/other structures; raised site for the container, and container stacking.

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