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Old 01-03-2018, 11:55 PM
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Moncky

Yes it's the Farm Show one.

If I need to move 20'ers I'd torch up frontend pieces from scrap vehicles I have and attach to FL pockets.

I would just weld angle to 40' and blow off when done.

Wheels at the back shift a lot of weight onto tow hitch, OK on a robust truck. Not something I have. Wheels in FL pocket on 20'ers will load hitch much like a bumper pull. Wheels on a 40' at or near center should tow OK although I would likely pull with tractor (Ford 800).

My LIMITED experience with containers is 20' has pockets and 40' doesn't. As in most things there are always exceptions. So I'll have to look closer and ask more questions.

Thanks for you comments, appreciate your insight.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:44 AM
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My LIMITED experience with containers is 20' has pockets and 40' doesn't. As in most things there are always exceptions. So I'll have to look closer and ask more questions.

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JLG
My experience with containers is some 40' units have FL pockets, and some do not. The 40er that had the pockets was clearly marked to indicate that the pockets were to be used only when empty.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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Better late than never?

Saw this at a huge flea market in the area. The owners rent containers to the long term vendors to lock their stuff up. What they did to move the containers was weld a pipe to the front and back of the containers. Using just a car jack the containers, on blocks, are lifted and wheels with the axles attached from a car are slid in to the pipes. The pipes have cutouts in them and the axles have a groove ground into them. The set up accepts a couple of R clips on each axle. A long, hinged tongue was attached to the container for pulling. The containers were moved with a big, commercial lawn mower\tractor. In place they get dropped back on the blocks. Safe enough considering top speed is only 5 to 10 mph. It's all done on tightly packed gravel which may make a difference.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:37 PM
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So, you have stub axels inserted into recivers at the corners?
Do they swivel?
Or do they just let them skuff?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:12 PM
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So, you have stub axels inserted into recivers at the corners?
Do they swivel?
Or do they just let them skuff?
I guess scuff would be the word to describe how they work. Tight or sharp turns kills this suggestion but the speed they would be moved is minimal along with the distance they're moved. Function over form?

This probably isn't the best idea for a groomed lawn either. What will a Semi or other vehicle capable of carrying a 40' container that has to be backed in because it can't be turned around do to the lawn? Are there any other considerations like weight? Will these containers have to go over a septic system that a large vehicle will possibly fall in to? I saw a truck delivering dry wall do this. What a mess.

"Stub axles" as a description may be misleading. I think they were full size axle shafts plus the tires. I could be wrong in assuming a tight but slip fit in to the pipe. I also assumed the pipe used was more substantial than something like a galvanized water pipe.

The set-up obviously wasn't put together with efficiency to rolling considered, This is about fast, easy, simple and temporary. Old as Dirt describes a job where he just wants to get the containers moved from the front of the house to positioned in a prepared site in the back yard. As inexpensive as possible may be a consideration also. This solution is that if nothing else. Probably less than $100. If the future of the containers involves even occasional moves, this would not be a good idea. If the suggestion isn't a good one for him maybe it will spark an idea along with the other suggestions that is?

Your question is more than reasonable considering the shortcomings of my suggestion.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:39 PM
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The Farm Show wheels mount in the forklift pockets and the hitch attachs to the corner tie down holes. Contr (20') is then moved much like a regular trailer.

Don't believe having fixed wheels would work as there would be several tight turns.

No septic or grass worries. Google Earth picture looks like the asparagus bin at Krogers. Too many trees to use pic as a map of lot.

Looked at the area I want to use and I think best way would be to cut down trees. Planned to cut a bunch myself, need to hire a expert to cut down the really big ones. Then container guys could drive in and place contrs. Think I'll use 40 or 45 std 8'ers as this is for dry storage and with a roof a place to park equipment.

Already have a pad for pole bldg. to use as a shop. Need to get my ass in gear and pour columns for wood frame.

Thanks for all who took the time to offer suggestion and opinions.

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Old 01-11-2018, 09:59 PM
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Left out two comments.

With me, cost vs value is always a consideration.

The 20' is about 5K lbs, the 40' is about 8k lbs. Two axles mounted with the ctr line forward of the contr C/L would mean you should be able to move either one with a P/U on reasonably level ground, better if you have a tractor on 40'.

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Old 01-11-2018, 11:51 PM
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A good sized front wheel assist tractor or my ancient front end wheel loader has proven to easily move these boxes. Unless you plan to move them regularly I would not go to the effort of building a set of wheels.
Moving with a bucket should have no teeth on it or you could get dents. I move these by looping a chain over the bucket lip and hook to each side pocket.
Once close to the resting place set the lifted end on 2 planks and come round and lift or push the other end, they will slide on the planks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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I like the idea of putting the tubes for the stub axles at the center.
That would let them pivot.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:03 PM
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There was a thread on here where somebody had a couple conex boxes moved by an outfit with a hooklift truck with adapter to handle them. One of those rigs could back right in drop it and go.
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