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Military Applications

The Swing Thru system has been deployed around the world.




Swing Thru for the Military

The Swing Thru system has been deployed around the world.

The Swing Thru system was deployed by the New Zealand Army in East Timor and was used in Logistics Over The Shore (LOTS) operations at Suai. The situation in Suai was unique in that there was no port facility and equipment had to be transferred from cargo ships to landing craft which offloaded onto the beach. The Swing Thru units, with their ability to pick up a container on one side and transfer it to a truck on the other, were able to clear a landing craft in 10 minutes, compared with almost an hour needed to de-van on the ship and load individual items onto the landing craft.
 
 

Proven In NZ Army Operations in East Timor

Award Winning

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The Swing Thru system was deployed by the New Zealand Army in East Timor and was used in Logistics Over The Shore (LOTS) operations at Suai. The situation in Suai was unique in that there was no port facility and equipment had to be transferred from cargo ships to landing craft which offloaded onto the beach. The Swing Thru units, with their ability to pick up a container on one side and transfer it to a truck on the other, were able to clear a landing craft in 10 minutes, compared with almost an hour needed to de-van on the ship and load individual items onto the landing craft.
 

Strength, Versatility, Simplicity, Safety, Ease of Operation

Most cost effective, versatile container handling system on the market

The robust Swing Thru materials handling systems have the ability to cope with rough terrain operation and offer militaries world-wide the most cost effective, versatile container handling system on the market.  
The simple operation of the Swing Thru system means that specialist operators are not required and the truck driver is the operator.   
In many cases the clip-on Swing Thru can be used with exiting trucks or trailers negating the need to purchase dedidated vehicles for the task of container handling.   
The deployability of the Swing Thru system is limited only by the capabilities of the host vehicle and does not require a paved surface to operate from. Swing Thru overcomes many of the difficulties currently experienced when using other systems because of its level-loading ability and complements existing materials handling systems such as DROPS and PLS.   
The Swing Thru system is accurate and fast while remaining gentle making it ideal for assembling ISO container-based shelters and hospital systems etc.  
 
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Key Characteristics of Swing Thru
 
Self-contained and no requirement for forklifts; 
Can be fitted to trucks, trailers and rail decks; 
Operates on uneven ground or the decks of landing craft; 
Low operator training time; 
Single-soldier operation; 
Proven in operations in East Timor by the New Zealand Army; 
Used for the movement of non-containerised goods such as the recovery of damaged vehicles and the movement of palletised freight; 
A number of models will fit into the cargo hold of a C130 aircraft.
 

Key Characteristics 

  • Self-contained and no requirement for forklifts;  
  • Can be fitted to trucks, trailers and rail decks;
  • Operates on uneven ground or the decks of landing craft;
  • Low operator training time;
  • Single-soldier operation;
  • Proven in operations in East Timor by the New Zealand Army;
  • Used for the movement of non-containerised goods such as the recovery of damaged vehicles and the movement of palletised freight;
  • A number of models will fit into the cargo hold of a C130 aircraft.

Head Office

Email: sales@swingthru.co.nz
Phone: +64[0] 3 688 2900
Fax: +64[0] 3 688 2081
PO Box to 2070
Washdyke
Timaru 7941

New Zealand
Geoff Kidd
Phone: [64] 21-648-031
Fax: [64] 3-981-8797
swingthru.nz@paradise.net.nz

North America

Container Handling Solutions Inc.
Lee C. Prunty
Phone: (815) 562-3119
Mobile: (815) 751-6666
12059 E. Carriage Rd.
PO Box 603
Rochelle, IL61068
United States
Web: www.swingthruna.com
Email lee@wsint.com